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February 2016

Show your love for the art of diverse artists in the collection, and celebrate culture and community through colorful art projects, a visit to the gallery and yoga sessions.

Cost: $6 for adults, free for kids

Where:
Mint Museum Uptown
500 S. Tryon St.
Charlotte, NC
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Telephone: 704-337-2000
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Discover what nature has to offer during the winter by making snowflakes, investigating animal tracks, and working with artifacts.

Cost: Free

Where:
McDowell Nature Center
15222 York Road
Charlotte, NC
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Telephone: 704-588-5224
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Farmers from all over the country are bringing their best alpacas to show.Great opportunity to learn about these adorable critters uses for their fleece. Fiber arts, spinning, weaving and knitting...

Cost: FREE.

Where:
Cabarrus Arena & Events Center
4751 Hwy 49 S
Concord, 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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Enjoy making special Valentine crafts to share with family and friends.

Cost: $5

Where:
Main Street Children's Museum
133 E. Main St.
Rock Hill, SC
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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
Website »

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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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Based on the novel by Roald Dahl, watch the story of an extraordinary girl who dreams of a better life. Showtimes: Wed.-Thurs., 7:30pm; Fri., 8pm; Sat., 2 and 8pm; Sun., 1:30 and 7pm.

Cost: $29.50+

Where:
Belk Theater, Blumenthal Performing Arts
130 N. Tryon St.
Charlotte, NC
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Telephone: 704-372-1000
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This exhibition of dazzling costumes, set pieces, and video excerpts celebrates an iconic company and its corps who defied prejudice, and gravity itself, in pursuit of their talent. In the process,...

Cost: $7-$9; children under 5 admitted free.

Where:
Harvey B. Gantt Center
551 South Tryon St.
Charlotte , NC
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Telephone: 704-547-3700
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Stories may be accompanied by puppets and audience participation as you learn about the wonders of nature.

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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Tweens and teens are invited to help celebrate Black History Month.

Cost: FREE.

Where:
West Boulevard Library
2157 West Boulevard
Charlotte , NC
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Telephone: 704-416-7400
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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
Website »

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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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Website »

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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

This exhibition of dazzling costumes, set pieces, and video excerpts celebrates an iconic company and its corps who defied prejudice, and gravity itself, in pursuit of their talent. In the process,...

Cost: $7-$9; children under 5 admitted free.

Where:
Harvey B. Gantt Center
551 South Tryon St.
Charlotte , NC
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Telephone: 704-547-3700
Website »

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Is your child ready for school, both academically and socially? Join experts to review what skills are necessary for a child to succeed in school and what you can do now to prepare. For...

Cost: FREE.

Where:
Child & Family Development-Pineville office
10516 Park Road
Charlotte, NC  28210
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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
Website »

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Engage your preschoolers with books, activities, stories and songs that encourage language and pre-reading skill development in order to help them grow into successful readers.

Cost: FREE.

Where:
Myers Park Library
1361 Queens Road
Charlotte , NC
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Telephone: 704-416-5800
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Understand the Carolina Piedmont’s wildlife ecosystems and the role animals and plants play in keeping an ecosystem balanced.

Cost: $6

Where:
Museum of York County
4621 Mt. Gallant Road
Rock Hill, SC
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Telephone: 803-909-7244
Website »

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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

This exhibition of dazzling costumes, set pieces, and video excerpts celebrates an iconic company and its corps who defied prejudice, and gravity itself, in pursuit of their talent. In the process,...

Cost: $7-$9; children under 5 admitted free.

Where:
Harvey B. Gantt Center
551 South Tryon St.
Charlotte , NC
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Telephone: 704-547-3700
Website »

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Understand the Carolina Piedmont’s wildlife ecosystems and the role animals and plants playin keeping an ecosystem balanced.

Cost: $3-$6

Where:
Museum of York County
4621 Mt. Gallant Road
Rock Hill, SC
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Telephone: 803-329-2121
Website »

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The library honors African Americans for the historic and current contributions to the community with a film screening of "Selma, Lord Selma." This movie is rated PG.

Cost: FREE.

Where:
Sugar Creek Library
4045 N. Tryon St.
Charlotte, NC
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Telephone: 704- 416-7000
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

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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Website »

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Understand the Carolina Piedmont’s wildlife ecosystems and the role animals and plants play in keeping an ecosystem balanced.

Cost: $6

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


Telephone: 803-909-7244
Website »

More information

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
Website »

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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

Find out what life was like for enslaved people that lived and worked at Brattonsville. Tour hours: 11am and 2pm.

Cost: $3-$6, includes museum admission

Where:
Historic Brattonsville
1444 Brattonsville Road
McConnells, SC
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Telephone: 803-684-2327
Website »

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This exhibition of dazzling costumes, set pieces, and video excerpts celebrates an iconic company and its corps who defied prejudice, and gravity itself, in pursuit of their talent. In the process,...

Cost: $7-$9; children under 5 admitted free.

Where:
Harvey B. Gantt Center
551 South Tryon St.
Charlotte , NC
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Telephone: 704-547-3700
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
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Ongoing activities, historical demonstrations, farm animal viewing, self-guided plantation tours and be sure to bring lunch for a picnic.

Cost: $6, free for children 4 and under

Where:
Latta Plantation
5225 Sample Road
Huntersville, NC
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Filled with literacy-related activities specifically designed for children with autism spectrum disorders, sensory integration issues, or other developmental disabilities.  Registration...

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
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

Features local speakers sharing their knowledge on our region's environment from butterflies to bears and everything in between.

Cost: Free

Where:
McClintock Middle School
1925 Rama Road
Charlotte`, NC  28212
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Telephone: 704-517-2535
Contact Name: Ernie McLaney
Website »

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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

This exhibition of dazzling costumes, set pieces, and video excerpts celebrates an iconic company and its corps who defied prejudice, and gravity itself, in pursuit of their talent. In the process,...

Cost: $7-$9; children under 5 admitted free.

Where:
Harvey B. Gantt Center
551 South Tryon St.
Charlotte , NC
View map »


Telephone: 704-547-3700
Website »

More information

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Show Less...

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

Dorothy and her friends battle the Wicked Witch to find the brains, the heart, and the courage they never knew they had. Visit website for showtimes.

Cost: $12+

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

More information

Get creative in the Lego and Duplo construction zones, meet and learn from Lego Master Builders, participate in group builds, see dozens of large-scale and miniature models and displays...

Cost: $19-$22

Where:
Charlotte Convention Center
501 S. College St.
Charlotte, NC
View map »


Website »

More information

This exhibition of dazzling costumes, set pieces, and video excerpts celebrates an iconic company and its corps who defied prejudice, and gravity itself, in pursuit of their talent. In the process,...

Cost: $7-$9; children under 5 admitted free.

Where:
Harvey B. Gantt Center
551 South Tryon St.
Charlotte , NC
View map »


Telephone: 704-547-3700
Website »

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See museum and fossil club displays, mine for gemstones, and meet animated prehistoric characters.

Cost: $7-$13, includes admission

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

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Join in a traditional West African dance class with live drumming. Registration required.

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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From bags to bracelets, enjoy a winter’s day indoors making fun things with duct tape.

Cost: $5 for members; $10 for public

Where:
The Charlotte Museum of History
3500 Shamrock Drive
Charlotte, NC  28215
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Telephone: 704-568-1774
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Join the Rotary Club of Lake Norman and be a part of the world's largest one-day swim to end polio. Swim 125 yards and donate $5. Swimmers of all abilities are welcome. 

Cost: $5.

Where:
Huntersville Family Fitness and Aquatics
11726 Verhoeff Drive
Huntersville, NC  28078
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Telephone: 704-766-2222
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Learn the basics of liturgical dance with Greensboro’s Verna Leslie. Liturgical dance combines movement – developed through discipline and performing arts skills –...

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
Website »

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An all-ages celebration of Concord and vicinity, unscripted improvisational comedy games, musical games and activities, game show elements, and heavy-duty audience...

Cost: $10/$15

Where:
The Sweet Spot
10050 Edison Square Dr NW
Concord, NC  28027
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Sponsor: Planet Improv
Telephone: 704-301-1564
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The American Boychoir, a world-renowned vocal ensemble from Princeton, N.J., brings its distinctly American voice on tour. The program, "How Can I Keep From Singing?," showcases the...

Cost: See website for prices.

Where:
Myers Park Presbyterian Church
2501 Oxford Place
Charlotte, NC  28207
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Telephone: 704-526-7667
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

     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
View map »


Sponsor: Reed Gold Mine
Telephone: 704-721-4653 x211
Website »

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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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Website »

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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

Dorothy and her friends battle the Wicked Witch to find the brains, the heart, and the courage they never knew they had. Visit website for showtimes.

Cost: $12+

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


Telephone: 704-973-2828
Website »

More information

Get creative in the Lego and Duplo construction zones, meet and learn from Lego Master Builders, participate in group builds, see dozens of large-scale and miniature models and displays...

Cost: $19-$22

Where:
Charlotte Convention Center
501 S. College St.
Charlotte, NC
View map »


Website »

More information

This exhibition of dazzling costumes, set pieces, and video excerpts celebrates an iconic company and its corps who defied prejudice, and gravity itself, in pursuit of their talent. In the process,...

Cost: $7-$9; children under 5 admitted free.

Where:
Harvey B. Gantt Center
551 South Tryon St.
Charlotte , NC
View map »


Telephone: 704-547-3700
Website »

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