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.
Children’s Theatre of Charlotte
300 E. 7th Street, Charlotte, NC
Summary: Children’s Theatre of Charlotte has grown to become one of the top theatre and education organizations for young people in the United States. Nationally recognized for the breadth and strength of its programs, the Theatre provides over 250,000 experiences for children and families a year with technically imaginative productions and wide-ranging education programs for young people.
The Journey of Oz
February 19 – March 6, See website for schedule, Ages 6-8, $12 and up
Summary: Experience the wonder of The Wizard of Oz with your family in this immersive experience in which you or your child may be pick to help tell the story. The audience will join the cast on stage as Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Tin Woodsman, the Cowardly Lion and others to help our intrepid actors complete the story!
Celebrate – Annual Fundraising Party
February 27, 7:00pm – 11:00pm, Adults, $125 ($80 tax deductible)
Summary: Celebrate! is Children’s Theatre of Charlotte’s annual fundraising event, planned and executed by ENCORE!, the Theatre’s volunteer organization.The event is held at ImaginOn and includes an open bar, heavy hors d’oeuvres, live music, and an exciting live auction and raffle. Funds raised support the Theatre’s general operating budget, funding professional productions, theatre education and community outreach programs.
Hare and Tortoise
February 27-28, See website for schedule, Ages 4-6, $12 and up
Summary: A fun, fast (and slow) show for the youngest in the family! The classic story of racing, opposites and taking your time to complete a task is retold in this fresh update.
CINDABELLA: A Southern Fried Fairytale
Sharon Presbyterian Church
5201 Sharon Road, Charlotte, NC
February 27, 2:00pm – 3:30pm, Ages 5 and up, $5, 18 and under free
Summary: A southern take on the beloved Cinderella story for everyone, ages 5 and up. Prince Beauregard rules over a peanut plantation; Cindabella works on a berry farm and loves to make jam. Can you imagine what popular sandwich might result if these to find each other?!
Musical Petting Zoo
ImaginOn: The Joe and Joan Martin Center
300 E. 7th Street, Charlotte, NC
February 27, 11:00am – 12:30pm, Ages 5-11, Free
Summary: Explore rhythms and rhymes, and make your own music at the Musical Petting Zoo, presented by the Symphony Guild of Charlotte.
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.