It’s hump day, Wednesday, and it’s time to start thinking about the weekend. I don’t know about you all, but my weekends are usually jam-packed with birthday parties and soccer games. So sometimes that pretty much sums up our activities through Sunday! But if you have time to spare, there are some really cool things going on in our very own Queen City!
The Circus is in town at the Bobcats Arena! The Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus arrived via a 53-car-long-steel coach last night and did a parade downtown with the animals, trainers and performers. They are here through 2/3. The cost is $15-$100. Check out Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus for details on tickets.
You may be interested in hearing that February 2nd is Groundhog Day – woohoo! Enjoy super fun activities at the Charlotte Nature Museum. Will it be an early spring or six more weeks of winter weather? Make cool crafts, enjoy a special Groundhog Day–only puppet show and join Queen Charlotte at noon for a shadow check.
Members-only Partly Cloudy Breakfast, Sponsored by Earth Fare
9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
Enjoy the Museum before it opens to the public with a light breakfast and special activities for Members only. Reservations required.
The BFG (Big Friendly Giant) is showing at The Children’s Theatre of Charlotte. Full of Roald Dahl’s delicious humor, unexpected twists, and the most loveable Giant ever, this is whizpopping fun for families of all sizes! For ages 6 and up. Check this out – on Friday, 2/1, at the 7:30pm performance, this is a buy one/get one free special sponsored by the Target Series.
IMAX Dome Theatre at Discovery Place:
We love the Imax at Discovery Place! The movies are just the right length and educational for all.
Sea Monsters: A Prehistoric Adventure
Travel back in time to the Late Cretaceous era, when a great inland sea divided what is now known as North America. Dive deep into the prehistoric ocean, and follow curious dolichorhynchops, Dolly,” on her adventure. Dolly comes face to face with long-necked plesiosaurs, giant turtles, enormous fish, fierce sharks, and the ancient sea’s top predator, mosasaurs. Sea Monsters weaves together paleontological digs from around the world as prehistoric detectives search for answers about the ancient ocean world.
1pm, 2pm, 5pm Saturday
2pm – Sunday
Mummies: Secrets of the Pharaohs
Mummies: Secrets of the Pharaohs brings to life ancient wonders, historic intrigue and a modern-day forensic adventure, all in one. The worldwide curiosity about mummification is an age-old phenomenon as enduring as mummies themselves. During Egypt’s history, literally millions of mummies were made. In Mummies: Secrets of the Pharaohs, filmgoers will marvel at the sight of these human time capsules, shown in larger-than-life detail on the giant screen. The film unravels some of the mysteries enshrouding the ancient royal mummies, how they were embalmed and where they were hidden, and also recreates the dramatic story of their recovery. An Indiana Jones-type tale of tomb raiders and hidden treasure that led to one of the most significant archaeological finds in modern history. The film also embarks on a genetic analysis of mummies that could have huge implications for the study of modern human diseases.
Saturday: 10am, 11am, 12noon, 3pm, 4pm
Sunday: 1pm, 3pm, 4pm
What other fun things are happening in your areas? Please share!
This comment just came in and it was so good that I had to add it to my main page! Thanks, Lee Anne for the scoop:-)