Charlotte Easter Egg Hunts and Events

The Easter Bunny is hopping around to the local Easter egg hunts around town.


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2015 Easter Happenings
Check out these Easter egg hunts in the Charlotte region. Don’t forget to wear appropriate clothing and bring an Easter basket!

*Note: Please visit website or call location to verify details as event information may change.

Sunday, March 22

Ode to Spring. Learn how to dye eggs with natural materials, try egg picking, and decorate eggs. $6-$7. 1-5pm. The Schiele Museum, 1500 E. Garrison Blvd., Gastonia. 704-866-6900. schielemuseum.org.

Thursday, March 26

Little Gardeners. Create Easter crafts, have a snack and visit with the Easter Bunny. Parent participation required. Ages 2-5. Registration required. $3. 10-11:15am. Mallard Creek Recreation Center, 2530 Johnston-Oehler Road. 704-548-8234. parkandrec.com.

Friday, March 27

Lunch with the Easter Bunny. Eat lunch and take a picture with the Easter Bunny, and make a craft. Ages 2-5. $5. 11am-noon. Matthews Community Center, 100 McDowell St., Matthews. 704-321-7275. matthewsfun.com.

RSP Underwater Easter Egg Hunt. Jump in for an underwater egg hunt and a chance to meet the Easter Bunny. Ages 12 and under. $5-$11. 5:30-8pm. Ray's Splash Planet, 215 N. Sycamore St. 704-432-1141. parkandrec.com.

Saturday, March 28

Belmont Easter Egg Hunt. Bring a basket for the egg hunt and a camera to take a picture with the Easter Bunny. Ages 10 and under. Free. Noon. Davis Park, 204 Park Drive, Belmont. 704-825-8191. cityofbelmont.org.

Children's Easter at Wing Haven. Make binoculars to spot treasures during an egg hunt with a naturalist. Ages 10 and under. Registration required. $5-$8. 10am-noon. Wing Haven Gardens and Bird Sanctuary, 248 Ridgewood Ave. 704-331-0664. winghavengardens.org.

Community Easter Egg Hunt. Enjoy bounce houses, games, egg hunts, face panting, the Easter bunny, crafts and Mary Magdalene. Free. 11am. Pritchard Memorial Baptist Church, 1117 South Blvd. 704-376-1571. pritchardmemorial.com.

Easter Egg Hunt at Historic Rosedale. Wander through the boxwood maze to find hand-painted Easter eggs. Registration required. $10, free for two adults. 11am, noon and 1pm. Historic Rosedale Plantation, 3427 N. Tryon St. 704-335-0325. historicrosedale.org.

Easter Egg 400. Begins with breakfast with the Easter Bunny for Rookie Racers members only from 8:30-9:30am (visit website to learn how to be a member), followed by face painting and spring craft activities in the Great Hall for all attendees and an Easter egg hunt (from 9:30-9:45am) and a showing of the movie "Hop" in the High Octane Theater. $7. 8:30-11:30am. NASCAR Hall of Fame, 400 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. 704-654-4400. nascarhall.com/events.

Hop Into Spring.
Join for a visit from Peter Cottontail and activity stations. Bring a basket to collect toy-filled eggs. Free. 2-4pm. Robbins Park, 17738 W. Catawba Ave., Cornelius. 704-892-6031. cornelius.org.

Hop to It.
Egg hunt, games and photos with the Easter Bunny. Ages 12 and under. Free. 10am-noon. Indian Trail Cultural Arts Center, 100 Navajo Trail, Indian Trail. indiantrail.org.

Kidgits Great Easter Eggstravaganza.
Celebrate the official grand opening of the new outdoor play area with crafts and activities, and an Easter egg hunt. Free. 2-4pm. Southpark Mall, 4400 Sharon Road. 704-295-0975. simon.com.

Lazy 5 Ranch Easter Extravaganza.
Includes Helicopter Egg Drops, visits with the Easter bunny and a scavenger hunt. $8-$11. Cash only. 9am-6pm. Lazy 5 Ranch, 15100 Mooresville Road, Mooresville. 704-663-5100. lazy5ranch.com.

Peter Rabbit Garden Adventure. Celebrate spring along with Peter and his family, including Mrs. Rabbit, Flopsy, Mopsy and Cottontail. Fun family activities, including craft-making and face painting will take place throughout the Garden including Lost Hollow. Recommended for ages 5 and younger. $6-$12, includes garden admission. 11am-3pm. Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens, 6500 S. New Hope Road, Belmont. 704-825-4490. dsbg.org.

Town of Matthews Easter Eggstravaganza.
Carnival games and prizes, bounce house, Easter egg hunts, and photos with the Easter Bunny. Ages 12 and under. Free. 11am-2pm. Stumptown Park, 120 S. Trade St., Matthews. 704-321-7275. matthewsfun.com.

Sunday, March 29

Gaston County Museum Easter Egg Hunt
Bring an Easter basket to hunt for eggs, plus games and crafts. Ages 10 and under. Free. 1:30-3pm. Gaston County Museum of Art and History, 131 W. Main St., Dallas. 704-922-3176. gastoncountymuseum.org.

Peter Rabbit Garden Adventure. Celebrate spring along with Peter and his family, including Mrs. Rabbit, Flopsy, Mopsy and Cottontail. Fun family activities, including craft-making and face painting will take place throughout the Garden including Lost Hollow. Recommended for ages 5 and younger. $6-$12, includes garden admission. 11am-3pm. Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens, 6500 S. New Hope Road, Belmont. 704-825-4490. dsbg.org.

Wednesday, April 1

Toddler Easter Egg Hunt
Join in the hunt. Held rain or shine. Ages 5 and under. Free. 10am. Tuckaseegee Park, 165 Broome St., Mount Holly. 704-951-3006. mtholly.us.

Thursday, April 2

Eggnormous Twilight Easter Scramble
Bring your Easter basket for an evening egg hunt. Free. 6pm. Harrisburg Park, 191 Sims Pkwy., Harrisburg. 704-455-5614. harrisburgnc.org.

Friday, April 3

Children's Egg Hunt and Family Scavenger Hunt
Hunt for eggs filled with treats followed by a family scavenger hunt. Free. Time TBD. Downtown Waxhaw. 704-843-2195. waxhaw.com.

Breakfast with the Bunny.
Enjoy breakfast and go on a egg hunt looking for the special golden eggs. Register by April 1. Ages 12 and under. Registration required. Free. 9-10:30am. Monroe Crossing, 2115 W. Roosevelt Blvd., Monroe. 704-289-6547 ext. 26. shopmonroecrossing.com.

Easter Eggstravaganza at Romare Bearden Park.
Live music, face painting, balloon twisters, arts and crafts, and a dash to gather colorful Easter eggs on the Big Moon Lawn. Free. Noon-3pm. Romare Bearden Park, 300 S. Church St. romarebeardenpark.charmeck.org.

Saturday, April 4

Lazy 5 Ranch Easter Extravaganza.
Includes Helicopter Egg Drops, visits with the Easter bunny and a scavenger hunt. $8-$11. Cash only. 9am-6pm. Lazy 5 Ranch, 15100 Mooresville Road, Mooresville. 704-663-5100. lazy5ranch.com.

Easter Egg Hunt with Uptown Church.
Featuring face painting, balloon animals, doughnuts and refreshments. Families are encouraged to bring a picnic lunch. Free. 10am-noon. Latta Park, 601 E. Park Ave. 704-375-7355. uptownchurch.org.

Easter in the Woods.
Hunt for colorful Easter eggs filled with goodies. Event starts on time and will go until eggs are gone. Ages 2-5. $2. 2-3pm. Hickory Grove Recreation Center, 6709 Pence Road, Charlotte. 704-432-4811. parkandrec.com.

Latta Plantation Easter Egg Hunt.
Hunt for toy-filled eggs, visit the farm animals, enjoy live children's music, and meet the Easter Bunny. Email egghunt@lattaplantation.org to register. Ages 10 and under. Registration required. $5. 10am-2pm. Latta Plantation, 5225 Sample Road, Huntersville. 704-875-2312. lattaplantation.org.

Rural Hill Easter Egg Hunt.
A day of egg hunts, spoon races and more. Registration required. Free. 2-5pm. Historic Rural Hill, 4431 Neck Road, Huntersville. 704-875-3113. ruralhill.net.

Stallings Easter Egg Hunt.
Join in a community egg hunt. Participants need an egg-hunt pass. Call for information on how to obtain a pass. Ages 12 and under. $1 for non-residents, free for residents. 10am-noon. Stallings Elementary School Ball Fields, 3501 Stallings Road, Stallings. 704-821-8557. stallingsnc.org.

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January 2016

Edward, the china doll rabbit, is swept up in his journey with no say in where he travels. What happens when we become the character in a story that someone else is creating?

Cost: Free

Where:
ImaginOn: The Joe and Joan Martin Center
300 E. 7th St.
Charlotte, NC
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Wear your favorite team's colors and drop by the museum for game day. Preschool games and activities will be located throughout the museum. 

Cost: $5

Where:
Main Street Children's Museum
133 E. Main St.
Rock Hill, SC
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Through family oriented hands-on projects discover the many ways nature can provide the inspiration for art.

Cost: $3

Where:
Latta Plantation Nature Center
6211 Sample Road
Huntersville, NC
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Telephone: 704-875-1391
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Find things that you may have not noticed before around the trails.

Cost: Free

Where:
Reedy Creek Nature Center
2900 Rocky River Road
Charlotte, NC
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Telephone: 704-432-6460
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Get fit while enjoying the cooler temperatures.

Cost: Free

Where:
McDowell Nature Center
15222 York Road
Charlotte, NC
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Telephone: 704-588-5224
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Swim evaluation and safety assessment for parents. Registration required.

Cost: Free

Where:
Charlotte Aquatics
7835 Little Ave.
Charlotte, NC  28226
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Sponsor: Charlotte Aquatics
Telephone: 704 341-9673
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Cost: $12-$60

Where:
St. Ann Catholic Church
3635 Park Road
Charlotte, NC  28209
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Sponsor: St. Ann Catholic Church
Telephone: 704-523-4641
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Features artwork of over 30 artists, created in a range of artistic styles and media including pencil, ink, watercolor, and woodcut. Families can also expect interactive components.

Cost: $3-$5, includes museum admission

Where:
Museum of York County
4621 Mt. Gallant Road
Rock Hill, SC  29732
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Sponsor: Cultural and Heritage Museums
Telephone: 803-909-7244
Contact Name: Marie Cheek
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Cost: $20-$24, does not include museum admission

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Discovery Place
301 N. Tryon St.
Charlotte, NC
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Telephone: 704-372-6261
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Cost: $8, includes museum admission

Where:
Charlotte Nature Museum
1658 Sterling Road
Charlotte, NC  28209
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Explore the surprising ways that Latinos are shaping the South and how the South is shaping Latinos. Museum hours: Mon.-Sat., 10am-5pm; Sun., Noon-5pm.

Cost: $5-$8

Where:
Levine Museum of the New South
200 E. 7th St.
Charlotte, NC
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Telephone: 704-333-1887
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Cost: Ticket sales will open January 15

Where:
Davidson Day School Gordon Theatre
750 Jetton St.
Davidson, NC
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Telephone: 704-892-7953
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Cost: $20+

Where:
Time Warner Cable Arena
333 E. Trade St.
Charlotte, NC
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Cost: $54.50+

Where:
Ovens Auditorium
2700 E. Independence Blvd.
Charlotte, NC
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Featuring a full-scale model of Titanoboa and clips from a Smithsonian Channel documentary, the exhibition delves into the discovery, reconstruction, and implications of this enormous...

Cost: $4-$10, includes museum admission

Where:
The Schiele Museum
1500 E. Garrison Blvd.
Gastonia, NC
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Telephone: 704-866-6900
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Edward Tulane, a toy china rabbit, is very much in love with himself. Self-absorbed and selfish, he comes to believe he is cursed when he is accidentally tossed overboard and away from the...

Cost: $12+

Where:
Children's Theatre of Charlotte
300 E. 7th St.
Charlotte, NC
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Telephone: 704-973-2828
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Find things that you may have not noticed before around the trails.

Cost: Free

Where:
Reedy Creek Nature Center
2900 Rocky River Road
Charlotte, NC
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Telephone: 704-432-6460
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Features artwork of over 30 artists, created in a range of artistic styles and media including pencil, ink, watercolor, and woodcut. Families can also expect interactive components.

Cost: $3-$5, includes museum admission

Where:
Museum of York County
4621 Mt. Gallant Road
Rock Hill, SC  29732
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Sponsor: Cultural and Heritage Museums
Telephone: 803-909-7244
Contact Name: Marie Cheek
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An interactive early literacy program featuring board books, simple songs, movement activities, nursery rhymes and fingerplays.

Cost: Free

Where:
Mooresville Public Library
304 South Main St.
Mooresville, NC
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Telephone: 704-664-2927
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Filled with stories, songs, and activities specifically designed for children with autism spectrum disorders, sensory integration issues, or other developmental disabilities

Cost: Free

Where:
Beatties Ford Road Regional Library
2412 Beatties Ford Road
Charlotte, NC
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Explore the surprising ways that Latinos are shaping the South and how the South is shaping Latinos. Museum hours: Mon.-Sat., 10am-5pm; Sun., Noon-5pm.

Cost: $5-$8

Where:
Levine Museum of the New South
200 E. 7th St.
Charlotte, NC
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Telephone: 704-333-1887
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Featuring a full-scale model of Titanoboa and clips from a Smithsonian Channel documentary, the exhibition delves into the discovery, reconstruction, and implications of this enormous...

Cost: $4-$10, includes museum admission

Where:
The Schiele Museum
1500 E. Garrison Blvd.
Gastonia, NC
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Telephone: 704-866-6900
Website »

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Edward Tulane, a toy china rabbit, is very much in love with himself. Self-absorbed and selfish, he comes to believe he is cursed when he is accidentally tossed overboard and away from the...

Cost: $12+

Where:
Children's Theatre of Charlotte
300 E. 7th St.
Charlotte, NC
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Telephone: 704-973-2828
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Cost: Free

Where:
Reedy Creek Nature Center
2900 Rocky River Road
Charlotte, NC
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Telephone: 704-432-6460
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Cost: $8, includes museum admission

Where:
Charlotte Nature Museum
1658 Sterling Ave.
Charlotte, NC
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Features artwork of over 30 artists, created in a range of artistic styles and media including pencil, ink, watercolor, and woodcut. Families can also expect interactive components.

Cost: $3-$5, includes museum admission

Where:
Museum of York County
4621 Mt. Gallant Road
Rock Hill, SC  29732
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Sponsor: Cultural and Heritage Museums
Telephone: 803-909-7244
Contact Name: Marie Cheek
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An interactive early literacy program featuring board books, simple songs, movement activities, nursery rhymes and fingerplays.

Cost: Free

Where:
Mooresville Public Library
304 South Main St.
Mooresville, NC
View map »


Telephone: 704-664-2927
Website »

More information

Explore the surprising ways that Latinos are shaping the South and how the South is shaping Latinos. Museum hours: Mon.-Sat., 10am-5pm; Sun., Noon-5pm.

Cost: $5-$8

Where:
Levine Museum of the New South
200 E. 7th St.
Charlotte, NC
View map »


Telephone: 704-333-1887
Website »

More information

Featuring a full-scale model of Titanoboa and clips from a Smithsonian Channel documentary, the exhibition delves into the discovery, reconstruction, and implications of this enormous...

Cost: $4-$10, includes museum admission

Where:
The Schiele Museum
1500 E. Garrison Blvd.
Gastonia, NC
View map »


Telephone: 704-866-6900
Website »

More information

Edward Tulane, a toy china rabbit, is very much in love with himself. Self-absorbed and selfish, he comes to believe he is cursed when he is accidentally tossed overboard and away from the...

Cost: $12+

Where:
Children's Theatre of Charlotte
300 E. 7th St.
Charlotte, NC
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Telephone: 704-973-2828
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Filled with stories, songs, and activities specifically designed for children with autism spectrum disorders, sensory integration issues, or other developmental disabilities.

Cost: Free

Where:
Matthews Library
230 Matthews Station St.
Matthews, NC
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Sponsor: Charlotte Mecklenburg Library
Telephone: 704-416-5000
Contact Name: Amanda Sprott-Goldson
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Features artwork of over 30 artists, created in a range of artistic styles and media including pencil, ink, watercolor, and woodcut. Families can also expect interactive components.

Cost: $3-$5, includes museum admission

Where:
Museum of York County
4621 Mt. Gallant Road
Rock Hill, SC  29732
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Sponsor: Cultural and Heritage Museums
Telephone: 803-909-7244
Contact Name: Marie Cheek
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Enjoy stories, movement with music, and a seasonal craft.

Cost: $5

Where:
Main Street Children's Museum
133 E. Main St.
Rock Hill, SC
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Explore the mint museum's exhibitions.

Cost: Free

Where:
Mint Museum Randolph | 2730 Randolph Road
Mint Museum Uptown | 500 South Tryon Street
Charlotte, NC
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Telephone: 704-337-2018
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Explore the surprising ways that Latinos are shaping the South and how the South is shaping Latinos. Museum hours: Mon.-Sat., 10am-5pm; Sun., Noon-5pm.

Cost: $5-$8

Where:
Levine Museum of the New South
200 E. 7th St.
Charlotte, NC
View map »


Telephone: 704-333-1887
Website »

More information

Featuring a full-scale model of Titanoboa and clips from a Smithsonian Channel documentary, the exhibition delves into the discovery, reconstruction, and implications of this enormous...

Cost: $4-$10, includes museum admission

Where:
The Schiele Museum
1500 E. Garrison Blvd.
Gastonia, NC
View map »


Telephone: 704-866-6900
Website »

More information

Edward Tulane, a toy china rabbit, is very much in love with himself. Self-absorbed and selfish, he comes to believe he is cursed when he is accidentally tossed overboard and away from the...

Cost: $12+

Where:
Children's Theatre of Charlotte
300 E. 7th St.
Charlotte, NC
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Telephone: 704-973-2828
Website »

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Learn to survive in the wild in this adventure series. Be sure to dress for the weather and bring a water bottle.

Cost: $3

Where:
Latta Plantation Nature Center
6211 Sample Road
Huntersville, NC
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Telephone: 704-875-1391
Website »

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Discover Colonial life at the Hezekiah Alexander Home Site and create hands-on projects.

Cost: $10

Where:
Charlotte Museum of History
3500 Shamrock Drive
Charlotte, NC
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Sponsor: Charlotte Museum of History
Telephone: 704-568-1774
Website »

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Features artwork of over 30 artists, created in a range of artistic styles and media including pencil, ink, watercolor, and woodcut. Families can also expect interactive components.

Cost: $3-$5, includes museum admission

Where:
Museum of York County
4621 Mt. Gallant Road
Rock Hill, SC  29732
View map »


Sponsor: Cultural and Heritage Museums
Telephone: 803-909-7244
Contact Name: Marie Cheek
Website »

More information

Explore the surprising ways that Latinos are shaping the South and how the South is shaping Latinos. Museum hours: Mon.-Sat., 10am-5pm; Sun., Noon-5pm.

Cost: $5-$8

Where:
Levine Museum of the New South
200 E. 7th St.
Charlotte, NC
View map »


Telephone: 704-333-1887
Website »

More information

Featuring a full-scale model of Titanoboa and clips from a Smithsonian Channel documentary, the exhibition delves into the discovery, reconstruction, and implications of this enormous...

Cost: $4-$10, includes museum admission

Where:
The Schiele Museum
1500 E. Garrison Blvd.
Gastonia, NC
View map »


Telephone: 704-866-6900
Website »

More information

Edward Tulane, a toy china rabbit, is very much in love with himself. Self-absorbed and selfish, he comes to believe he is cursed when he is accidentally tossed overboard and away from the...

Cost: $12+

Where:
Children's Theatre of Charlotte
300 E. 7th St.
Charlotte, NC
View map »


Telephone: 704-973-2828
Website »

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 Winter-themed coloring sheets with crayons, colored pencils and pens will be provided. Plus, hot cocoa will be served and an educational display featuring local natural happenings...

Cost: Free

Where:
McDowell Nature Center
15222 York Road
Charlotte, NC
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Telephone: 704-588-5224
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Enjoy gym games, contests, food from a variety of food trucks and watch the classic film "Groundhog Day" beginning at 8pm.

Cost: Free

Where:
Crews Rec Center
1201 Crews Road
Matthews, NC  28105
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Website »

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Features artwork of over 30 artists, created in a range of artistic styles and media including pencil, ink, watercolor, and woodcut. Families can also expect interactive components.

Cost: $3-$5, includes museum admission

Where:
Museum of York County
4621 Mt. Gallant Road
Rock Hill, SC  29732
View map »


Sponsor: Cultural and Heritage Museums
Telephone: 803-909-7244
Contact Name: Marie Cheek
Website »

More information

In this free, 90-minute workshop, kids can go behind the scenes to learn how to code, program, and play in their own gaming world. Register today at www.microsoftstore.com/southpark as...

Cost: FREE.

Where:
SouthPark Microsoft Store
4400 Sharon Rd
Charlotte , NC  28211
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Telephone: 704-916-6610

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Explore the surprising ways that Latinos are shaping the South and how the South is shaping Latinos. Museum hours: Mon.-Sat., 10am-5pm; Sun., Noon-5pm.

Cost: $5-$8

Where:
Levine Museum of the New South
200 E. 7th St.
Charlotte, NC
View map »


Telephone: 704-333-1887
Website »

More information

Featuring a full-scale model of Titanoboa and clips from a Smithsonian Channel documentary, the exhibition delves into the discovery, reconstruction, and implications of this enormous...

Cost: $4-$10, includes museum admission

Where:
The Schiele Museum
1500 E. Garrison Blvd.
Gastonia, NC
View map »


Telephone: 704-866-6900
Website »

More information

Edward Tulane, a toy china rabbit, is very much in love with himself. Self-absorbed and selfish, he comes to believe he is cursed when he is accidentally tossed overboard and away from the...

Cost: $12+

Where:
Children's Theatre of Charlotte
300 E. 7th St.
Charlotte, NC
View map »


Telephone: 704-973-2828
Website »

More information

Amid the chaos of citizens being charged to use public restrooms from a terrible water shortage, a Gotham hero plans a revolution to help lead his community to freedom.

Cost: $12-$18

Where:
Fullwood Theater
100 Mcdowell St. East
Matthews, NC
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Thousands of gently used items, including children's and baby clothing, equipment, furniture, toys, games, and maternity wear.

Cost: Free to attend

Where:
The Park Expo and Conference Centrer
800 Briar Creek Road
Charlotte, NC
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Celebrate the animal mascots that represent many of our favorite teams, wear your favorite mascot and join in a scavenger hunt around the museum that will lead to the natural history facts behind...

Cost: $5, includes museum admission

Where:
Museum of York County
4621 Mt. Gallant Road
Rock Hill, SC
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Sponsor: Cultural and Heritage Museums
Telephone: 803-909-7244
Contact Name: Marie Cheek
Website »

More information

Learn about the snowy battle. See demonstrations, re-enactors from both allied and axis forces, and more.

Cost: $8, free for children 5 and under

Where:
Latta Plantation
5225 Sample Road
Huntersville, NC
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Website »

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Learn about white-tail deer, touch a fur or antler and make a real cast of a deer track while searching the preserve for their presence.

Cost: Free

Where:
Reedy Creek Nature Center
2900 Rocky River Road
Charlotte, NC
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Telephone: 704-432-6460
Website »

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Join in a community dance class, meet the Dance Theatre of Harlem and members of the local dance community and admire the beautiful costumes and memorabilia in the exhibit.

Cost: $7-$9, includes museum admission

Where:
Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture
551 S. Tryon St.
Charlotte, NC  28202
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Telephone: 704-547-3700
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A parent workshop for families of young children with an Autism Spectrum diagnosis.

Cost: Free

Where:
ImaginOn: The Joe and Joan Martin Center
300 E. 7th St.
Charlotte, NC
View map »


Sponsor: Charlotte Mecklenburg Library
Telephone: 704-416-4630
Contact Name: Cynthia McDonald
Website »

More information

Discover Colonial life at the Hezekiah Alexander Home Site and create hands-on projects.

Cost: $10

Where:
Charlotte Museum of History
3500 Shamrock Drive
Charlotte, NC
View map »


Sponsor: Charlotte Museum of History
Telephone: 704-568-1774
Website »

More information

Incorporates music, plays, and stories for families interested in raising bilingual children.

Cost: $5 for 6-family members

Where:
Mint Museum Randolph
2730 Randolph Road
Charlotte, NC
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Telephone: 704-337-2000
Website »

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Have a meet-and-greet with the fun and loveable bear following interactive stage shows. Shows at 11 a.m., 1 and 3 p.m. in Center Court.

Cost: FREE.

Where:
Rock Hill Galleria
2301 Dave Lyle Blvd.
Rock Hill, SC
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The Chinese New Year has been celebrated for more than four thousand years. This festival marks the end of a long winter season and the beginning of spring. Come to I CAN Create after a...

Cost: Free with admission.

Where:
Discovery Place KIDS
105 Gilead Road
Huntersville, NC
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Telephone: 704-372-6261
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Join Martha Rucker, Author of Daddy's Girl,as she shares her story full of positive learning experiences and uplifting perspectives on topics like fear, honesty, unconditional...

Cost: Free

Where:
Mint Museum Randolph
2730 Randolph Road
Charlotte, NC
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Telephone: 704-337-2000
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Play unique eco-themed spin-off from classic board games like Monopoly, Husker-Du and more.

Cost: $4-$10, includes admission

Where:
The Schiele Museum
1500 E. Garrison Blvd.
Gastonia, NC
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Telephone: 704-866-6900
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Celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday at Seuss-a-thon! Make silly hats, play Dr. Seuss BINGO, go fishing for red fish and blue fish, march in a parade, and make a wish with special birthday...

Cost: $5.

Where:
Main Street Children's Museum
133 E. Main St.
Rock Hill, SC
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Come in comfortable clothes and learn basic ballet terminology and partnering movement. 

Cost: $7-$9, includes museum admission

Where:
Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture
551 S. Tryon St.
Charlotte, NC  28202
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Telephone: 704-547-3700
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Features artwork of over 30 artists, created in a range of artistic styles and media including pencil, ink, watercolor, and woodcut. Families can also expect interactive components.

Cost: $3-$5, includes museum admission

Where:
Museum of York County
4621 Mt. Gallant Road
Rock Hill, SC  29732
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Sponsor: Cultural and Heritage Museums
Telephone: 803-909-7244
Contact Name: Marie Cheek
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     Reed Gold Mine State Historic Site will offer “Black Gold: North Carolina Slavery and Reed Gold Mine” tours every Saturday in February at 1 p.m. and...

Cost: $2 for 8 and older, ages 7 and under free

Where:
Reed Gold Mine
9621 Reed Mine Road
Midland, NC  28107
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Sponsor: Reed Gold Mine
Telephone: 704-721-4653 x211
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Explore books in creative ways through interactive activities including math and science.

Cost: Free

Where:
ImaginOn: The Joe and Joan Martin Center
300 E. 7th St.
Charlotte, NC  28202
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Explore the surprising ways that Latinos are shaping the South and how the South is shaping Latinos. Museum hours: Mon.-Sat., 10am-5pm; Sun., Noon-5pm.

Cost: $5-$8

Where:
Levine Museum of the New South
200 E. 7th St.
Charlotte, NC
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Telephone: 704-333-1887
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Featuring a full-scale model of Titanoboa and clips from a Smithsonian Channel documentary, the exhibition delves into the discovery, reconstruction, and implications of this enormous...

Cost: $4-$10, includes museum admission

Where:
The Schiele Museum
1500 E. Garrison Blvd.
Gastonia, NC
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Telephone: 704-866-6900
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Edward Tulane, a toy china rabbit, is very much in love with himself. Self-absorbed and selfish, he comes to believe he is cursed when he is accidentally tossed overboard and away from the...

Cost: $12+

Where:
Children's Theatre of Charlotte
300 E. 7th St.
Charlotte, NC
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Telephone: 704-973-2828
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Amid the chaos of citizens being charged to use public restrooms from a terrible water shortage, a Gotham hero plans a revolution to help lead his community to freedom.

Cost: $12-$18

Where:
Fullwood Theater
100 Mcdowell St. East
Matthews, NC
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