Things to do With Kids in Charlotte This Week
This week's must-do fun for the family (June 24-27).
Add the Towers of Tomorrow exhibit at Discovery Place Science to your summer bucket list!
Photo: Tiffany Wolff
Summer is in full swing, or perhaps full swim! Check out these 17 places to make a splash this summer. While filling out the family's summer calendar, be sure to add these 25 ideas under $5 for summer fun.
Note: Time, dates and details of events are subject to change. Call venues to confirm.
Escape the sun for a few hours with some indoor fun. Reserve your spot at Open Bounce, a play session for children of all ages. $11. 10 a.m.-noon. All ages. BounceU, 9129 Monroe Road, Ste. 145-150.
It is never to early to start thinking about future careers! Come listen to a special presentation by guest, Carrina Livingston to learn about what it takes to be a teacher. Free. Ages 10-18. Noon-1 p.m. Hickory Grove Library, 5935 Hickory Grove Road.
Have a silly play date at the latest exhibit at ImaginOn. Designed to develop school readiness and academic skills for young children, Mr. Potato Head leads visitors on adventures ranging from jungle safaris to archeological digs. The exhibit is recommended for children ages 3-8. Mon.-Thurs., 9 a.m.-8 p.m.; Fri.-Sat., 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. All ages welcome. ImaginOn: The Joe & Joan Martin Center, 300 E. 7th St.
See a special performance of Hugo's All Star Reader show. Board the bus, and take home a free book. Sign up at Community Room door. Free. Grades K-5. 1-2 p.m. Steele Creek Library, 13620 Steele Creek Road.
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The traveling exhibition, constructed with breathtaking architectural detail and accuracy features towers built out of LEGO bricks. Admire the skyscrapers and learn about their cultural significance. Take time to build a tower from the 200,000 loose LEGO bricks located in hands-on construction areas of the exhibition. Find a golden brick to win free admission to the museum! $18-$22. All ages. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Discovery Place Science, 301 N. Tryon St.
The ballpark is turned into a water park for the day. Festivities start at 10 a.m. with water slide, water balloons, water guns, water games, inflatables and more. Game begins at noon. $8-$10, children 3 and younger free. All ages. 10 a.m. Sims Park, 1001 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Gastonia.
Come for a kids’ zone, food trucks and live music from Coming up Brass and DJ, Brian Wilson. A full list of food trucks and vendors will be posted on the website and City of Mount Holly Facebook page the week of this event. Free. All ages. 6-10 p.m. Downtown Mount Holly, 400 E. Central Ave., Mount Holly.
Bring the kids to watch the family musical! Based on the best-selling book series, Stanley folds his way around the world with his flat-tastic hijinks. $10-$15, lap children free. All ages. 7 p.m. The Charles Mack Citizen Center, 215 North Main, Mooresville.
Tiffany Wolff is the calendar editor of Charlotte Parent magazine and mom to two active boys.