Smarty Scoop is proudly sponsored by Discovery Place, Discovery Place KIDS – Huntersville and The Charlotte Nature Museum.
Mark your calendars, Smarties! This Sunday, January 10th, our friends at Camp Thunderbird are hosting a Camp Show at our favorite spot, Discovery Place! We love it when two of our favorite worlds collide! So grab your little ones who are interested in sleep-away and day camp, and learn all about Camp Thunderbird! Plus, you could win a FREE week at camp and entrance to Discovery Place just by attending.
Time Warner Cable Arena
333 E. Trade Street, Charlotte, NC
January 8-9, See website for schedule, All ages, $10 and up
Summary: Captain’s Curse driven by Alex Blackwell, Doomsday, El Toro Loco driven by Marc McDonald, Grave Digger driven by Charlie Pauken, Monster Mutt Dalmatian driven by Candice Jolly, Mad Scientist, Team Hot Wheels driven by Scott Buetow, Zombie Hunter driven by Lee O’Donnell
Junior Chef Class
6401 Morrison Blvd, Charlotte, NC
January 9, 10:00am, Ages 8-13, Free
Summary: A Spiralizer turns fruits and vegetables into all kinds of shapes, from noodles to spiral cuts. We’ll teach you how to make fun foods with this cool tool. Suitable for ages 8–13.
Discovery Place KIDS – Huntersville
105 Gilead Road, Huntersville, NC 28078
January 9 & 10, See website for schedule, All ages, $10 and up
Summary: On January 11, 1935, Amelia Earhart became the first person, man or woman, to fly solo across the Pacific. Let’s board our plane and fly into our imaginations to celebrate this amazing heroine.
Charlotte Nature Museum
1658 Sterling Road. Charlotte, NC
January 9 & 10, 12:30pm, All ages, $8, includes museum admission
Summary: Scurry and hop right in as we explore these often misunderstood creatures and learn why rodents can make great pets and are just great to have around. The fun starts at 12:30 p.m. in Dragonfly Theatre.
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.
Featured Exhibitions: For complete details on exhibitions and exhibits click here.
Featured Shows: For a complete schedule of show times click here.
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.
Featured Exhibits: For a complete listing click here
Planetarium: For a complete schedule click here
Events Calendar: For all events click here