The Posh Closet Fine Children’s Consignment Sale
South Charlotte Banquet Center
9009 Bryant Farms Road, Charlotte, NC
February 20-22, See website for calendar, Free
Summary: We pride ourselves in being “not your typical kids consignment sale”. We are not as big as many of the “mega sales” in the area and that is by design. Instead of having our shoppers search through racks & racks of clothing looking for that perfect boutique piece, we provide the perfect short-cut by only taking smocked, trunk-show & boutique brands (with a few mall brands) in the first place! Find brands like Matilda Jane, Under Armour, Mini Boden, Persnickety and more!
Spirit Solutions: Cupid Classic 2019
4751 US Highway 49 N., Concord, NC
February 23, See website for schedule, all ages, free for children 5 and under
Summary: Come watch top cheer talent from NC, SC, GA and TN compete.
Classical Kids Live: Beethoven Lives Upstairs
430 S. Tryon Street, Charlotte, NC
February 23, 11:00am, Ages 4-10, $14+
Summary: A grouchy old man moves in to the apartment above Christoph in Vienna. Christoph is not pleased by Beethoven’s arrival, but he begins to understand his genius and the beauty of his music.
Wild Kratts Live 2.0
2700 E. Independence Blvd., Charlotte, NC
February 23, 1:00pm, All ages, $30-$100
Summary: Brothers, Chris Kratt and Martin Kratt, zoologists by training, have built a family entertainment brand based on their enthusiasm for animals and their wild popularity with a family audience. Since founding their production company Kratt Bros. Co. in 1993, they have created and executive produced over 200 episodes of four successful television series: Kratts’ Creatures, Zoboomafoo with the Kratt Brothers, Kratt Bros. Be The Creature, and Wild Kratts. They star in these programs playing themselves and also perform as directors, scriptwriters, authors, and wildlife cinematographers—ever in the pursuit of “creature adventure.”
Doll Hair Spectacular
American Girl Southpark Mall
4400 Sharon Road, Charlotte, NC
February 23, 9:00am-10:30am, Ages 8 and up, $25, Reservations required
Summary: Your girl can learn new tricks to style her doll’s tresses at our Doll Hair Salon Spectacular! Girls will learn how to create several cute new ’dos, plus take home bright highlights for their dolls and learn how to put them in. Afterward, each girl and her spruced-up companion can enjoy muffins, fruit and lemonade in our Bistro.
Bob Marley’s Three Little Birds
McColl Family Theater
300 E. 7th Street, Charlotte, NC
February 8-24, See website for schedule, Ages 6 and up, $15+
Summary: Inspired by the music of the legendary reggae artist Bob Marley, this jammin’ show takes audiences to the beautiful island of Jamaica. Three little birds share their sweet songs with Ziggy, a shy child who’s content on seeing the world from his television inside the safety of his own room. Ziggy’s friend Nansi, though, encourages him to venture outside his room and experience Jamaica. But Ziggy’s afraid of hurricanes, mongooses and, most of all, the voodoo villain Duppy, who steals the hair of children. The music of the one and only Bob Marley weaves through the friends’ adventures in this reggae-infused musical.
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.
300 Carowinds Blvd., Charlotte, NC
See website for schedule and events
Explore: what’s new, calendar and hours, park map and directions
Play: rides and attractions, shows and entertainment, special events
Stay: camp wilderness, preferred hotels, special discounts, easy pay
2700 E. Independence Blvd., Charlotte, NC
333 E Trade St, Charlotte, NC
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.