The Catawba Village

The Schiele Museum of Natural History

September 21, 2017 - December 31, 2017

This event occurs daily, every 6 day(s).

Discover 400 years of Catawba Indian history as you explore replicated structures that reflect the life and culture of the Carolina Woodlands. Weather permitting; closing dates are subject to change. Tues.-Fri., 9am-noon; Sat., 10am-4pm; Sun., 1-4pm. Closed Monday.

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Pirates Lair

The Schiele Museum of Natural History

September 21, 2017 - December 31, 2017

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

Young mates set sail on a self-guided pirate voyage aboard our miniature pirate ship, the Adventure, at anchor in the Explorer's Outpost.  Children can dress-up, learn and play at their own pace with engaging activities and colorful characters that bring the Caribbean pirate experience to life. Open daily and weekends. 

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Daily Planetarium Shows at Discovery Place Nature

Discovery Place Nature

September 21, 2017 - December 31, 2017

This event occurs daily, every weekday.

Explore the moon, stars and beyond in the new planetarium. Housed in the museum's original Charlotte A. Kelly Planetarium, the dome has been retrofitted with a new Digitarium Zeta planetarium system, with bench and floor seating around the dome.  The daily schedule will include a mix of multimedia shows and seasonal star shows. Multimedia shows are full-dome video adventures...

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Cabinet of Curiosities

Gaston County Museum

September 21, 2017 - 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

September 21, 2017 - 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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Tinkergarten- Free Trial

Colonel Francis Beatty Park

September 22, 2017 @ 10:00 AM

In this free trial, Tinkergarten Leader, Kristin Rastogi, will facilitate an expert-designed play scenario, allowing children of various ages and needs to explore, problem solve, communicate, collaborate, and create together. Parents and caregivers learn, too, as we’ll share insight into your child’s development. Registration is required. Sign up at ...

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