Our Picks: Top Things to Do With Kids This Month in Charlotte
Our picks for the best things to go do with kids this month in the greater Charlotte area.
Stand next to a full-sized T-rex and meet animated prehistoric characters at the Schiele Museum.
Photo courtesy of the Schiele Museum
Gantt Center Exhibitions Community Opening | Feb. 3
Celebrate Black History month with gallery talks, docent-led tours, art-making workshops, scavenger hunts and other activities that kick off the opening of the series “Memories. Moments. Masterpieces.” Visit the website to learn more about the new exhibits. 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. Free. Harvey B. Gantt Center, 551 S. Tryon St. ganttcenter.org.
Fairy House Festival | Feb. 10
Dress your family up as whimsical characters – fairies, gnomes, and elves – and come to the Latta Plantation Nature Preserve for a day of fairy fun. Build their own fairy houses, listen to stories, and enjoy crafts, activities and games. Food also is available for purchase. Different from previous years, tickets must be purchased in advance. Tickets are $5 and children under the age of 4 are admitted free. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Latta Plantation Nature Preserve, 6211 Sample Road, Huntersville. parkandrec.com.
Fossil Fair | Feb. 24
Dinosaur-loving children can wander through the Dino Safari exhibit to see large-scale dinosaur models, fossils and fossil casts, including a triceratops, stegosaurus, pterodactyl and deinonychus. See animated videos, make a fossil fish print, stand next to a full-sized T-rex and meet animated prehistoric characters. Children can dig through sand to find a “fossil” or go gemstone mining for prizes. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. $3-$10. The Schiele Museum, 1500 E. Garrison Blvd., Gastonia. schielemuseum.org.
And in This Corner: Cassius Clay | Weekends Feb. 3-18
See the story of boxing legend Muhammad Ali, previously known as Cassius Clay and his upbringing in Jim Crow-era Louisville, Kentucky brought to life on stage. Recommended for ages 8 and older. See sensory-friendly performance Feb. 17 at 11 a.m., and an ASL-Interpreted performance Feb. 17 at 3 p.m. Tickets range from $12-$28. See website for showtimes. ImaginOn: The Joe and Joan Martin Center, McColl Family Theatre, 300 E. Seventh St. ctcharlotte.org.