Things to do With Kids in Charlotte This Week
This week's must-do fun for the family (March 18-21).
Celebrate spring at Wing Haven Gardens with story time!
Photo: Courtesy of Wing Haven
Spring is in the air, and Charlotte Parent has all the events to help your family enjoy it! Celebrate the spring equinox with this week’s activities, but also check out our list of spring fairs and festivals for families and spring consignment sales.
Note: Time, dates and details of events are subject to change. Call venues to confirm.
Easter festivities will start early this year. The Easter Bunny will visit businesses around town before landing at Northlake Mall for meet and greets with kids and families. Come see the bunny on part of his tour at Mountain Island Library where he will pose for pictures with the public. Free. All ages. 11am. Mountain Island Library, 4420 Hoyt Galvin Way.
Enjoy a variety of stories based on the seasons. Learn about bugs, frogs, plants and other garden friends. Follow story time with a self-guided scavenger hunt. $7-$13, children younger than 2 free, included with admission. All ages. 11:15am-noon. Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, 6500 S. New Hope Road, Belmont.
Enjoy a story and craft activity in the Children’s Garden. Children can water vegetable plants, dig for worms and explore the gardens. $10 per family, free for members. Recommended for children younger than 10. 10-11am. Children's Garden at Wing Haven, 260 Ridgewood Ave.
Get one free child ticket with the purchase of an adult ticket on Tuesdays. Each additional child (ages 3-12) receives a discount as well, costing only $5 each. $15 per adult. All ages. 10am-6pm. Sea Life Charlotte-Concord Aquarium, 8111 Concord Mills Blvd., Concord.
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Discuss “textile art” before creating textile art of your own with string and wood. This class is geared toward homeschool students. $15. All ages. Recreational Art Studio, 4959 Hwy. 49 S., Harrisburg.
Discover the world of science through books, hands-on educational activities and experiments. Although this program is for children ages 4 to 6, children ages 7 to 11 can enjoy Thursday’s Rookie Science program on the same topic. This month, come talk about the Community Read book, “Wishtree,” and learn about the forest from the NC Forest Service. Free. Ages 4-6. 4-5pm. Morrison Regional Library, 7015 Morrison Blvd.
Celebrate this special time with a walk on the trails, campfire and nature connecting activities. Free. Ages 1 and older. 6-8:30pm. Reedy Creek Nature Preserve, 2900 Rocky River Road.
“Crazy Sock Hop” World Down Syndrome Day Celebration is a family-friendly festival provided by a partnership between Davidson Day School, KennedyStrong Foundation, GiGi's Playhouse Charlotte and the Down Syndrome Association of Greater Charlotte. Free. All ages. 5:30-7:30pm. Davidson Day School, 750 Jetton St.
Enjoy a comfortable environment for engaging socially within a science-themed event. At this month’s Teen Science Café, Science of the Tooth, experience we will meet Dr. Stacey Blackmon, a local dentist who also runs a free community clinic. $5-$8, free for children 3 and younger, included with admission. Grades 9-12. 6-7:30pm. Museum of York County, 4621 Mt. Gallant Road, Rock Hill.
Tiffany Wolff is the calendar editor of Charlotte Parent magazine and mom to two active boys.