Hornets Family Night
Time Warner Cable Arena
333 E. Trade Street, Charlotte, NC
January 16, 7:00pm, All ages, $20 and up
3-Ticket Packs From $60, Includes 3 Hot Dogs and 3 Sodas
Summary: More than three in your family? This pack is flexible! Buy the number of tickets you need and with each ticket you purchase, you will receive a concessions credit for a hot dog and a small drink. Credit may be redeemed at Time Warner Cable® Arena permanent concession stands on the night of the game you attend.
Charlotte Nature Museum
January 16, 10:00am, All ages, $8, includes museum admission
Summary: Visit with rescued and exotic pets and learn about responsible pet ownership from our friends at Halfway There Rescue, Companion Parrots Rehomed and Lake Norman Herpetological Society. Then join us for a special Story Time about the pets we love, as well as crafts, face painting, and fun activities.
2016 City of Charlotte MLK Holiday Parade
Tryon Street from 10th to Stonewall
January 16, 11:00am – 2:00pm, All ages, Free
Summary: Welcome to the 2016 City of Charlotte MLK Holiday Parade Celebration web site. We are excited about this year’s celebration and hope that you are too. We encourage you to use the menu on the top of the page to find out about all of the exciting things we have planned this year.
Dinosaurs a Family Adventure
The Park Expo and Conference Center
800 Briar Creek Road, Charlotte, NC
January 16-18, See website for schedule, All ages, $21 and up
Venture back to a time when the dinosaurs roamed the earth at DINOSAURS! A Family Adventure. Experience up-close encounters with a lifelike Stegosaurus, Velociraptor and the king T-Rex in this walk-thru exhibit. Kids become junior paleontologists as they dig for fossils in the Valley of the Bones. Visit the Kids Adventure Zone filled with themed bouncy houses, crafts and more. It’s family fun of prehistoric proportions!
Universal Spirit Presents the Spirit of Hope 2016
Charlotte Convention Center
501 S. College Street, Charlotte, NC
January 16-17, See website for details, All ages, $20
Come see first hand, the Universal Spirit philosophy of providing innovative and creative competitions that promote a positive experience for everyone involved.The 2016 “Spirit of Hope” National Championship will take place at the 850,000 square foot Charlotte Convention Center. The Charlotte Convention Center
Charlotte Checkers vs. Manitoba Moose
2700 East Independence Blvd., Charlotte, NC
January 16, 6:00pm, All ages, $13 and up
January 17, 5:30pm, All ages, $13 and up
2700 E. Independence Blvd., Charlotte, NC
January 6-31, See website for schedule, All ages, $54.50 and up
Summary: Back by “Popular” demand. Variety calls WICKED “a cultural phenomenon!” Winner of over 100 international awards, including a Grammy and three Tony Awards, WICKED is “Broadway’s biggest blockbuster” (The New York Times).
301 N. Tryon Street, Charlotte, NC (704) 372-6261
Summary: Step into a world where science is brought to life through interactive exhibits and explosive experiments during daily programs. Connect with the past and visit the future with groundbreaking exhibitions, larger-than-life IMAX Dome films and hands on activities that let you explore more. Plan your visit today. Click on the links below for detailed information on special events, featured exhibitions, featured shows and IMAX.
Featured Exhibitions: For information on all exhibitions click here.
Featured Shows: For information on all featured shows click here.
IMAX: For information on all featured movies and showtimes click here.
Discovery Place Kids – Huntersville
105 Gilead Road, Huntersville, NC (704) 372-6261
Summary: Explore the theme of I CAN at Discovery Place KIDS-Huntersville. The children’s museum features developmentally-appropriate experiences that encourage imagination and offer the opportunity to build confidence while testing skills by trying new things. The exhibits, themed around a small town, allow children to learn through play.
Theme Areas: For a complete description of all nine theme areas click here.
Featured Shows: For a complete listing of all featured shows click here.
Current and Upcoming Events: For all current and upcoming events click here.
Charlotte Nature Museum
1658 Sterling Road, Charlotte, NC (704) 372-6261
Summary: Bring little ones for just an hour or the whole day and experience wildlife through live animal exhibits and interactive education programs. The Museum is easy to navigate with fun surprises around every corner. Kids can roam The Great Hall and visit Beginnings, an area filled with young animals and information on their lifecycles.
Carolina Raptor Center
6000 Sample Road, Huntersville, NC (704) 875-6521
Summary: Carolina Raptor Center is dedicated to environmental stewardship and the conservation of birds of prey through education, research, and the rehabilitation of injured and orphaned raptors. As a charitable 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, CRC relies on public financial support to fulfill our mission. Supporters can release a raptor, adopt a bird, make a charitable donation, purchase a membership or sponsor a capital improvement project. CRC’s environmental education programs reach approximately 40,000 students each year. Our Raptor Trail hosts more than 35,000 visitors a year. Visit our calendar page for event times or just come and enjoy our nicely maintained trails and see all the amazing birds of prey.
The Schiele Museum of Natural History
1500 East Garrison Blvd, Gastonia, NC (704) 866-6900
Summary: The natural wonders of North America and North Carolina coupled with the rich history of our region are all reflected in The Schiele’s exceptional exhibitions and diverse programming. Whether you’re indoors or out, with the kids or your colleagues, by bringing you a lot closer to nature, The Schiele will bring you a little closer to yourself.