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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August 2015

All scouts must bring their merit badge books and come prepared with requirements one and two complete. Scouts be sure to bring a snack, water bottle and a lunch. Registration is required.

Cost: $15

Where:
Latta Plantation Nature Center
5225 Sample Road
Huntersville, NC
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Telephone: 704-875-2312
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The 12th annual health fair for families that covers how to make the best of your life using healthy principles as your foundation.

Cost: Free.

Where:
Levine JCC
5007 Providence Road
, NC
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Telephone: 704-366-5007
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Learn about insects using the Track Trails: Bug Out guide, followed by a hike in search for bugs. Please dress appropriately for hiking outdoors and bring water. Registration is required.

Cost: Free.

Where:
McDowell Nature Center
15222 York Road
Charlotte, NC
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Telephone: 704-588-5224
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Join in fun activities inspired by Q4KIDZ, a chance to connect to local family-friendly startups, and meet other Charlotte parents while enjoying a craft beer and food from OMB. 

Cost: Free

Where:
Olde Mecklenburg Brewery
4150 Yancey Road
Charlotte, NC  28217
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Sponsor: Q4KIDZ and Detailed Block

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Follow the story of Gastonia-based Tony's Ice Cream, enjoy displays of Ice cream production equipment and memorabilia. Museum hours: Mon.-Sat., 9am-5pm; Sun., 1-5pm.

Cost: $6-$9, includes museum admission

Where:
The Schiele Museum
1500 E. Garrison Blvd.
Gastonia, NC  28054
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Telephone: 704-806-6900
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A continental perspective on wolves today and those that once roamed the Carolina Piedmont. Includes audio and interactive components. Museum hours: Tues., Sat., 10am-5pm; Sun., 1-5pm.

Cost: $3-$6

Where:
Museum of York county
4621 Mt. Gallant Road
Rock Hill, SC  29732
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Telephone: 803-329-2121
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Can you name all five senses? Participate in experiments that will make for a fun school year. Hours: Sat., 11am, 2pm; Sun., 2pm.  

Cost: $10, includes museum admission

Where:
Discovery Place KIDS
105 Gilead Road
Huntersville, NC
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Telephone: 704-372-6261
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Using animatronics and interactive technology, this traveling exhibit enlarges and brings to life the hidden world of insects through a variety of robotic creatures 40 to 120 times their size....

Cost: $10-$20, includes museum admission

Where:
South Carolina State Museum
301 Gervais Street, Loading Zone D
Columbia, SC  29214
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Telephone: 803-348-6010
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Songs, stories, and finger plays, followed by play time for babies and networking for parents.

Cost: Free.

Where:
Kannapolis Branch Library
850 Mountain Street
Kannapolis, NC
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Telephone: 704-920-4343
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Get comfortable as a variety of nature-based stories are read. Stories may be accompanied by puppets. After the story hike in the forest and participate in a themed activity based on the book....

Cost: Free.

Where:
Reedy Creek Nature Center
2900 Rocky River Road
Charlotte, NC
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Telephone: 704-432-6459
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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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Telephone: 704-416-3000
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Features dynamic interpretive kiosks, hands-on components, and objects on loan from NASA and the Smithsonian Institution. Museum hours:  Mon.-Sat., 9am-5pm; Sun., 1-5pm.

Cost: $6-$10, includes museum admission

Where:
The Schiele Museum
1500 E. Garrison Blvd.
Gastonia, NC  28054
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Telephone: 704-866-6900
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Explore a gallery of rare instruments, experiment with the science of sound, and rock out with real keyboards, drums and guitars. Museum hours: Mon.-Fri., 9am-4pm; Sat., 10am-6pm; Sun., noon-5pm.

Cost: $12-$15, includes museum admission

Where:
Discovery Place
301 N. Tryon St.
Charlotte, NC  28202
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Telephone: 704-372-6261
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Follow the story of Gastonia-based Tony's Ice Cream, enjoy displays of Ice cream production equipment and memorabilia. Museum hours: Mon.-Sat., 9am-5pm; Sun., 1-5pm.

Cost: $6-$9, includes museum admission

Where:
The Schiele Museum
1500 E. Garrison Blvd.
Gastonia, NC  28054
View map »


Telephone: 704-806-6900
Website »

More information

Using animatronics and interactive technology, this traveling exhibit enlarges and brings to life the hidden world of insects through a variety of robotic creatures 40 to 120 times their size....

Cost: $10-$20, includes museum admission

Where:
South Carolina State Museum
301 Gervais Street, Loading Zone D
Columbia, SC  29214
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Telephone: 803-348-6010
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Examines the long-standing impact of colonialism on prevailing societal attitudes that define black culture in America. Museum Hours: Tues.-Sat., 10am-5pm; Sun., 1-5pm.

Cost: $7-$9, children under 5 free

Where:
Harvey B. Gantt Center
551 S. Tryon St.
Charlotte, NC  28202
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Telephone: 704-547-3700
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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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Follow the story of Gastonia-based Tony's Ice Cream, enjoy displays of Ice cream production equipment and memorabilia. Museum hours: Mon.-Sat., 9am-5pm; Sun., 1-5pm.

Cost: $6-$9, includes museum admission

Where:
The Schiele Museum
1500 E. Garrison Blvd.
Gastonia, NC  28054
View map »


Telephone: 704-806-6900
Website »

More information

Features dynamic interpretive kiosks, hands-on components, and objects on loan from NASA and the Smithsonian Institution. Museum hours:  Mon.-Sat., 9am-5pm; Sun., 1-5pm.

Cost: $6-$10, includes museum admission

Where:
The Schiele Museum
1500 E. Garrison Blvd.
Gastonia, NC  28054
View map »


Telephone: 704-866-6900
Website »

More information

A continental perspective on wolves today and those that once roamed the Carolina Piedmont. Includes audio and interactive components. Museum hours: Tues., Sat., 10am-5pm; Sun., 1-5pm.

Cost: $3-$6

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


Telephone: 803-329-2121
Website »

More information

Explore a gallery of rare instruments, experiment with the science of sound, and rock out with real keyboards, drums and guitars. Museum hours: Mon.-Fri., 9am-4pm; Sat., 10am-6pm; Sun., noon-5pm.

Cost: $12-$15, includes museum admission

Where:
Discovery Place
301 N. Tryon St.
Charlotte, NC  28202
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Telephone: 704-372-6261
Website »

More information

Using animatronics and interactive technology, this traveling exhibit enlarges and brings to life the hidden world of insects through a variety of robotic creatures 40 to 120 times their size....

Cost: $10-$20, includes museum admission

Where:
South Carolina State Museum
301 Gervais Street, Loading Zone D
Columbia, SC  29214
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Telephone: 803-348-6010
Website »

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Enjoy storytime that will stimulate your child's senses.

Cost: Free

Where:
Mooresville Public Library
304 South Main St.
Mooresville, NC
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Telephone: 704-664-2927
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Take a stroll through the nature  center and collect materials to create tree-based artwork. Registration is required.  

Cost: Free

Where:
McDowell Nature Center
15222 South York Road
Charlotte, NC
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Telephone: 704-583-1284
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Using animatronics and interactive technology, this traveling exhibit enlarges and brings to life the hidden world of insects through a variety of robotic creatures 40 to 120 times their size....

Cost: $10-$20, includes museum admission

Where:
South Carolina State Museum
301 Gervais Street, Loading Zone D
Columbia, SC  29214
View map »


Telephone: 803-348-6010
Website »

More information

A continental perspective on wolves today and those that once roamed the Carolina Piedmont. Includes audio and interactive components. Museum hours: Tues., Sat., 10am-5pm; Sun., 1-5pm.

Cost: $3-$6

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


Telephone: 803-329-2121
Website »

More information

Features dynamic interpretive kiosks, hands-on components, and objects on loan from NASA and the Smithsonian Institution. Museum hours:  Mon.-Sat., 9am-5pm; Sun., 1-5pm.

Cost: $6-$10, includes museum admission

Where:
The Schiele Museum
1500 E. Garrison Blvd.
Gastonia, NC  28054
View map »


Telephone: 704-866-6900
Website »

More information

Follow the story of Gastonia-based Tony's Ice Cream, enjoy displays of Ice cream production equipment and memorabilia. Museum hours: Mon.-Sat., 9am-5pm; Sun., 1-5pm.

Cost: $6-$9, includes museum admission

Where:
The Schiele Museum
1500 E. Garrison Blvd.
Gastonia, NC  28054
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Telephone: 704-806-6900
Website »

More information

Storytelling, book sharing, songs and participatory activities. Hours: 10:30am and 1:30pm.

Cost: Free

Where:
Main Branch Gastonia Library
1555 E. Garrison Blvd.
Gastonia, NC
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Telephone: 704-868-2164
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Explore a gallery of rare instruments, experiment with the science of sound, and rock out with real keyboards, drums and guitars. Museum hours: Mon.-Fri., 9am-4pm; Sat., 10am-6pm; Sun., noon-5pm.

Cost: $12-$15, includes museum admission

Where:
Discovery Place
301 N. Tryon St.
Charlotte, NC  28202
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Telephone: 704-372-6261
Website »

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Enjoy storytime that will stimulate your child's senses.

Cost: Free

Where:
Mooresville Public Library
304 South Main St.
Mooresville, NC
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Telephone: 704-664-2927
Website »

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Live musical entertainment, activities and attractions. Held rain or shine.

Cost: Free

Where:
Mint St. and Romare Bearden Park
800 S. Mint St.
Charlotte, NC
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Explore math through books, hands-on educational activities and manipulatives.

Cost: Free

Where:
West Boulevard Library
2157 West Blvd.
Charlotte, NC  28208
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Telephone: 704-416-7400
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Create upcycled art such as decoupage bookends, tin can lanterns, paper jewelry, book folding and other activities that involve the reuse of materials that might otherwise go into the landfill.

Cost: Free

Where:
Charlotte Main Library
310 North Tryon St.
Charlotte, NC  28202
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Telephone: 704-416-0100
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Have fun with the family while DJ Little K entertains. This program is weather dependent.

Cost: Free for memebers, $5 for non-members

Where:
Anne Springs Close Greenway, Comporium Ampitheater
250 Dairy Barn Lane
Fort Mill, SC
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Listen to a talented line-up of national musical acts with family and friends. Enjoy the food and craft beer selection.

Cost: $5 parking fee

Where:
U.S. National Whitewater Center
5000 Whitewater Center Pkwy.
Charlotte, NC
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Website »

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A continental perspective on wolves today and those that once roamed the Carolina Piedmont. Includes audio and interactive components. Museum hours: Tues., Sat., 10am-5pm; Sun., 1-5pm.

Cost: $3-$6

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


Telephone: 803-329-2121
Website »

More information

Picture book sharing, finger plays and songs, nursery rhymes, and other activities. Hours: 10:30am and 1:30pm.

Cost: Free

Where:
Main Branch Gastonia Library
1555 E. Garrison Blvd.
Gastonia, NC
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Telephone: 704-868-2164
Website »

More information

Features dynamic interpretive kiosks, hands-on components, and objects on loan from NASA and the Smithsonian Institution. Museum hours:  Mon.-Sat., 9am-5pm; Sun., 1-5pm.

Cost: $6-$10, includes museum admission

Where:
The Schiele Museum
1500 E. Garrison Blvd.
Gastonia, NC  28054
View map »


Telephone: 704-866-6900
Website »

More information

Using animatronics and interactive technology, this traveling exhibit enlarges and brings to life the hidden world of insects through a variety of robotic creatures 40 to 120 times their size....

Cost: $10-$20, includes museum admission

Where:
South Carolina State Museum
301 Gervais Street, Loading Zone D
Columbia, SC  29214
View map »


Telephone: 803-348-6010
Website »

More information

Explore a gallery of rare instruments, experiment with the science of sound, and rock out with real keyboards, drums and guitars. Museum hours: Mon.-Fri., 9am-4pm; Sat., 10am-6pm; Sun., noon-5pm.

Cost: $12-$15, includes museum admission

Where:
Discovery Place
301 N. Tryon St.
Charlotte, NC  28202
View map »


Telephone: 704-372-6261
Website »

More information

Follow the story of Gastonia-based Tony's Ice Cream, enjoy displays of Ice cream production equipment and memorabilia. Museum hours: Mon.-Sat., 9am-5pm; Sun., 1-5pm.

Cost: $6-$9, includes museum admission

Where:
The Schiele Museum
1500 E. Garrison Blvd.
Gastonia, NC  28054
View map »


Telephone: 704-806-6900
Website »

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Wear brightly colored clothing and closed toe shoes. Other materials will be provided.

Cost: Free

Where:
Anne Springs Close Greenway
250 Dairy Barn Lane
Fort Mill, SC
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Telephone: 803-547-4575
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Developmentally appropriate toys for children. Special community guests will be available to discuss child development and behaviors.

Cost: Free

Where:
Mooresville Public Library
304 South Main St.
Mooresville, NC
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Telephone: 704-664-2927
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Learn more about hawk migration, the best places to watch and count migrating raptors and then learn how to conduct your own hawk watch.

Cost: $8, includes museum admission

Where:
Charlotte Nature Museum
1658 Sterling Road
Charlotte, NC
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Telephone: 704-372-6261
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Bring your lawn chairs or blankets and enjoy an evening of Big Band/Swing by the Moondance Orchestra.

Cost: Free

Where:
Mooresville Town Lawn
413 North Main Street
Mooresville, NC
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Telephone: 704-663-7026
Website »

More information

Using animatronics and interactive technology, this traveling exhibit enlarges and brings to life the hidden world of insects through a variety of robotic creatures 40 to 120 times their size....

Cost: $10-$20, includes museum admission

Where:
South Carolina State Museum
301 Gervais Street, Loading Zone D
Columbia, SC  29214
View map »


Telephone: 803-348-6010
Website »

More information

Explore a gallery of rare instruments, experiment with the science of sound, and rock out with real keyboards, drums and guitars. Museum hours: Mon.-Fri., 9am-4pm; Sat., 10am-6pm; Sun., noon-5pm.

Cost: $12-$15, includes museum admission

Where:
Discovery Place
301 N. Tryon St.
Charlotte, NC  28202
View map »


Telephone: 704-372-6261
Website »

More information

Features dynamic interpretive kiosks, hands-on components, and objects on loan from NASA and the Smithsonian Institution. Museum hours:  Mon.-Sat., 9am-5pm; Sun., 1-5pm.

Cost: $6-$10, includes museum admission

Where:
The Schiele Museum
1500 E. Garrison Blvd.
Gastonia, NC  28054
View map »


Telephone: 704-866-6900
Website »

More information

A street festival featuring a Labor Day parade, a full carnival, kids crafts, inflatables, live entertainment, pony and train rides and more family activities. Hours: Fri., 6-10pm; Sat., 9am-9pm;...

Cost: Free

Where:
Stumptown Park
120 S. Trade St.
Charlotte, NC
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Telephone: 704-708-1261
Website »

More information

Follow the story of Gastonia-based Tony's Ice Cream, enjoy displays of Ice cream production equipment and memorabilia. Museum hours: Mon.-Sat., 9am-5pm; Sun., 1-5pm.

Cost: $6-$9, includes museum admission

Where:
The Schiele Museum
1500 E. Garrison Blvd.
Gastonia, NC  28054
View map »


Telephone: 704-806-6900
Website »

More information

A continental perspective on wolves today and those that once roamed the Carolina Piedmont. Includes audio and interactive components. Museum hours: Tues., Sat., 10am-5pm; Sun., 1-5pm.

Cost: $3-$6

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


Telephone: 803-329-2121
Website »

More information

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Boost reading skills and confidence by reading aloud to a volunteer therapy dog.

Cost: Free

Where:
Mint Hill Library
66840 Matthews-Mint Hill Road
Charlotte, NC  28227
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Telephone: 704-416-5200
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Join theatre artist Andrea Michele as you focus on the stage by producing a scene from a selected narrative and perform it for Gantt Center supporters.

Cost: $7-$9, includes museum admission

Where:
Harvey B. Gantt Center
551 S. Tryon St.
Charlotte, NC
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Telephone: 704-547-3700
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Face Painters. Balloon Artists. Caricature Artists Strolling magician. Fifth Street Beats and Steve Langley for some live entertainment.

Cost: Free

Where:
Romare Bearden Park
300 S. Church St.
Charlotte, NC  28202
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Students are introduced to websites and online resources with accurate information to research topics for school projects. Kids can also explore databases and how to cite from them for homework....

Cost: Free

Where:
Mountain Island Library
4420 Hoyt Galvin Way
Charlotte, NC  28214
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Telephone: 704-416-5600
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Part of Discovery Places newest exhibition, Guitar: The Instrument That Rocked The World, guests can enjoy a free concert series featuring local artists. From international inspirations of sitar to...

Cost: Free.

Where:
Tryon Street Patio in front of Discovery Place
301 N. Tryon St.
Charlotte, NC
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Telephone: 704-372-6261
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Listen to a talented line-up of national musical acts with family and friends. Enjoy the food and craft beer selection.

Cost: $5 parking fee

Where:
U.S. National Whitewater Center
5000 Whitewater Center Pkwy.
Charlotte, NC
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Participate in vulture activities.

Cost: Free with paid admission to Raptor Trail

Where:
Carolina Raptor Center
6000 Sample Road
Huntersville, NC  28078
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Follow the story of Gastonia-based Tony's Ice Cream, enjoy displays of Ice cream production equipment and memorabilia. Museum hours: Mon.-Sat., 9am-5pm; Sun., 1-5pm.

Cost: $6-$9, includes museum admission

Where:
The Schiele Museum
1500 E. Garrison Blvd.
Gastonia, NC  28054
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Telephone: 704-806-6900
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A street festival featuring a Labor Day parade, a full carnival, kids crafts, inflatables, live entertainment, pony and train rides and more family activities. Hours: Fri., 6-10pm; Sat., 9am-9pm;...

Cost: Free

Where:
Stumptown Park
120 S. Trade St.
Charlotte, NC
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Telephone: 704-708-1261
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A continental perspective on wolves today and those that once roamed the Carolina Piedmont. Includes audio and interactive components. Museum hours: Tues., Sat., 10am-5pm; Sun., 1-5pm.

Cost: $3-$6

Where:
Museum of York county
4621 Mt. Gallant Road
Rock Hill, SC  29732
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Telephone: 803-329-2121
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Using animatronics and interactive technology, this traveling exhibit enlarges and brings to life the hidden world of insects through a variety of robotic creatures 40 to 120 times their size....

Cost: $10-$20, includes museum admission

Where:
South Carolina State Museum
301 Gervais Street, Loading Zone D
Columbia, SC  29214
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Telephone: 803-348-6010
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