Tiny Titans: Dinosaur Eggs And Babies
1500 E. Garrison Blvd., Gastonia, NC
January 12-31, See website for schedule, All ages, $6-$7, children 3 and under free
Summary: Take a rare and exciting look at the life of dinosaurs by exploring their eggs, nests, and young. This colorful and interactive exhibit features an amazing collection of real dinosaur eggs and explores the stories they tell. Fossil egg specimens found all over the globe from each of the major herbivorous and carnivorous dinosaur groups are featured in this exhibit.
Beech Mountain Shuttle Service
Shuttle Pick-Up: Latta Nature Center
6211 Sample Road, Huntersville, NC
January 18, 7:00am-4:00pm, Ages 7 and older, $20
Summary: Sit back, catch a nap and enjoy a little breakfast while riding to the slopes of Beech Mountain Resort for an exciting day of skiing or snowboarding. Warm up on the ride home with hot chocolate and snacks.
National Winnie The Pooh Day
Discovery Place Kids-Huntersville
105 Gilead Road, Huntersville, NC
January 18, 11:15am-1:30pm, All ages, $11
Summary: Today we celebrate everyone’s favorite “silly old bear.” Bring your favorite “stuffed with fluff” bear or other animal and journey with us through the Hundred Acre Woods as our friends from the Library share with us some amazing activities for Winnie the Pooh Day.
The True Story Of The 3 Little Pigs
Wells Fargo Playhouse
300 E. 7th Street, Charlotte, NC
January 18, 11:00am and 3:00pm, Ages, 4 and older, $20+
Summary: You know the story. Three pigs build houses, the one who builds with bricks avoids the Big Bad Wolf and lives to tell the tale. But is that what really happened, or just porcine propaganda? In this brilliant parody of the famous fairy tale, we follow the Big Bad Wolf as he stands trial for his purported deeds. He has his own version of the story – and the audience becomes the jury, helping decide his fate: guilty or not guilty!
Charlotte Checkers vs. Toronto
2700 E. Independence Blvd., Charlotte, NC
January 19, 1:00pm, All ages, $18.50+
Summary: Families save 40% when purchasing at least four tickets for Family Day. Help us celebrate our city during the night and pick up a special Charlotte-themed t-shirt at the merchandise stand while supplies last. Stick around after the game for a live auction of the game-worn jerseys which will benefit the Checkers Charitable Foundation. Also on Jan. 18, fans who donate a new checkers board game to Novant Health Hemby Children’s Hospital will receive a free ticket to a future game courtesy of Novant Health.
Wellie Wishers Friendship Tea Party
American Girl Southpark Mall
4400 Sharon Road, Charlotte, NC
January 19, 3:30pm-5:00pm, Ages 5 and up, $13.50
Summary: Put on your wellies and hop into American Girl for a special WellieWishers Friendship Tea Party! Parties will take place in our bistro and include a special menu, crafts, fun WellieWishers-inspired conversation cards, and a cupcake-decorating activity. Reservations required, click here to register
Winter Wonderland Skating Rink
Symphony Park At SouthPark Mall
4400 Sharon Road, Charlotte, NC
November 15-January 20, See website for schedule, All ages, $12-$17
Summary: We’re excited to announce that Winter Wonderland will be return to our seasonal home at SouthPark Mall starting November 2019! This year will be packed with tons of fun including Santa’s Pub, a Christmas Tree Farm, Live Music and Concerts, appearances from Santa and other familiar characters, and (of course) the best open air ice skating in Charlotte!
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.
YMCA of Greater Charlotte Event Calendar
19 Locations throughout the Greater Charlotte Area
Summary: Most people know their neighborhood “Y” because of its incredible sports, camps and fitness programs but the “Y” has so much more to offer. Spend some time (it will take a while) on the website and learn about all the opportunities the “Y” provides. I promise, you will be amazed.
Free Wednesday Evenings At The Mint Museum
The Mint Museum – Randolph
2730 Randolph Road, Charlotte, NC
The Mint Museum – Uptown
500 S. Tryon Street, Charlotte, NC
Every Wednesday from 5:00pm – 9:00pm, All ages
Summary:Enjoy free access to both Mint Museum locations every Wednesday night.
Bank of America’s Museums On Us Day
Various locations around Charlotte
The first Sunday and Saturday of every month, All ages, Free
Summary: Now in its 20th year, this distinctive program offers Bank of America and Merrill Lynch credit and debit card holders the opportunity to visit more than 150 of the most popular cultural institutions in the United States free of charge on the first full weekend of every month.
ImaginON: The Joe & Joan Martin Center
300 E. 7th Street, Charlotte, NC (704) 416-4630
See website for hours of operation
Summary: This collaborative effort between the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library and Children’s Theatre of Charlotte is a 102,000-square-foot facility recently ranked by Livability.com as the No. 1 children’s library in the United States. ImaginOn features two state-of-the-art theaters, a dedicated library space for kids 11 and under, four multi-use classrooms, a teen-only library, a multimedia production studio, and interactive exhibit space.
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.