Ink & Flow

Gaston County Museum

January 24, 2018 - February 10, 2018

Melissa Lynch is a Gaston County resident who loves experimenting with acrylic pours and alcohol inks. This exhibit features abstract lines and pops of color that represent a transitional time in her life.  Tues.-Fri., 10am-5pm Sat., 10am-3pm.

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Child Safety Seat Inspection Station

Matthews Police Department

January 24, 2018 - July 4, 2018 @ 8:00 AM

This event occurs weekly, on Wednesday.

Certified technicians will check and help families install carseats. No appointment necessary. Bring your vehicle, seat and if possible the child for the most assistance. 

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Tot Time

Perfect Balance

January 24, 2018 - May 31, 2018 @ 11:30 AM

This event occurs weekly, on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

Bring your little one to Perfect Balance Training Center for "Tot Time" - an hour of free play in the gym. There is no instructor so parents are in charge of their children. No need to pre-register. 

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Fishy Friends

Discovery Place Nature

January 24, 2018 - January 27, 2018 @ 12:30 PM

This event occurs weekly, on Wednesday and Saturday.

Fish are one of America’s most popular pets, and one of the most diverse and interesting. Join us for a story and some fun facts about our friends with fins and make a goldfish craft to take home.

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Mini Masters Adult/Child Workshop - All Dressed Up

Mint Museum Randolph

January 24, 2018 - January 27, 2018 @ 1:30 PM

This event occurs weekly, on Wednesday and Saturday.

Check out the fashion gallery and 18th century portraits and draw and collage a fabulous fabric portrait. Children and their adult companions can create, explore and visit the museum's galleries. Pre-registration required. 

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Red Planet Rising at the Museum of York County

The Planetarium at the Museum of York County

January 24, 2018 - April 30, 2018 @ 3:30 PM

This event occurs weekly, on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

This exhibition explores Mars and mankind's fascination with this world through mythology, history, literature, movies, TV and science. We also look ahead to see what Mars may hold for mankind in the future! Showings Tues.-Sat. at 3:30pm.

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Cabinet of Curiosities

Gaston County Museum

January 24, 2018 - March 3, 2018

This event occurs daily, every 1 day(s).

Explore the term "cabinet of curiosities" with this exhibit that describes a room rather than a piece of furniture. "Cabinets" originated in the 16th century and held large collections of unique objects, designed to demonstrate a family's wealth. Highlighted in this collection is some of the museum's objects that have never been seen before--some unusual and odd, and...

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Year of the Engineer

Discovery Place Science

January 24, 2018 - September 3, 2018

This event occurs daily, every 1 day(s).

The Year of the Engineer is an initiative celebrating the creativity and imagination of engineers. It includes the opening of an all-new Thinker Space lab and exhibition Think it Up, along with the premiere of Dream Big: Engineering Our World in the IMAX Dome Theatre. 

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