2017 Cheerleading National Championship
Charlotte Convention Center
501 S. College Street, Charlotte, NC
January 14-15, See website for schedule, $20 cash only, kids 10 and under are free
Summary: This is a two day National Competition offering your teams, and individuals, an affordable opportunity to compete and win. Come see first hand, the Universal Spirit philosophy of providing innovative and creative competitions that promote a positive experience for everyone involved.
Time Warner Cable Arena
333 East Trade Street, Charlotte, NC
2700 East Independence Blvd., Charlotte, NC
Carolinas HealthCare System 2017 MLK Holiday Parade
100 N. Tryon Street, Charlotte, NC
January 14, 10:00am – 12:00pm, All ages, Free
Summary: The parade will march down Tryon Street, beginning at 9th Street and ending at Stonewall Street. More than 100 community organizations, marching bands and step and drill teams will participate. Highlights will include floats with the student winners of the CMS MLK Art and Writing Contests and local performance groups.
Preteen Scene in the Block
ImaginOn: The Joe & Joan Martin Center
300 E. 7th Street, Charlotte, NC
January 13, 3:00pm – 4:30pm, Ages 7-11, Free
Summary: Join us in The Block for books and literacy activities that help improve your critical thinking skills. Activities may include gaming tournaments, minute-to-win-it challenges, maker kit activities and more!
Young Actors Symposium
Northwest School of the Arts
1415 Beats Ford Road, Charlotte, NC
January 14, 9:00am – 6:45pm, Ages 11-21, $15-$35
Summary: The Fourth Annual Young Actors Symposium is a rare and unique opportunity open to young actors, techies and film makers (ages 11–21) to learn from and get exposure to theatre and film professionals in the Southeast.
Goldilocks and the Three Bears
Children’s Theatre of Charlotte
300 E. 7th Street, Charlotte, NC
January 14-29, See website for schedule, Ages 3-6, $12+
Summary: In this version, Goldilocks isn’t quite the devilish little girl we may have known before. She is alone in the world and a little wild – deeply curious and terribly uninhibited. Baby Bear is her opposite — sheltered by well-meaning parents who would prefer their cub never even get his paws dirty. This Goldilocks and the Three Bears aims to show children that just because you’re different, doesn’t mean you can’t be friends… or, better yet, become family. Shh… no spoilers!
H2K Happy Healthy Kids Fitness
801 N. Tryon Street, Charlotte, NC
January 14, 10:45am – 11:30am, All ages, $5 per person (Cash Only)
Summary: What better way to start off your morning than with an amazing workout with your family? Each of our Family and Me Fitness Classes are uniquely designed to create bonding experiences, encourage healthy habits and to teach new fitness activities. We offer Family and Me Yoga, Family and Me Cardio Dance, Family and Me Kickboxing, Mom and Daughter Kickboxing and Mom and Baby Yoga.
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.