Where's Santa? Charlotte Santa Sightings

Have a visit with Santa Claus at one of these locations this season.


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Santa starts making his rounds Nov. 2. Find out when he will be in your area.

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Santa Claus is coming to town, he's making his list and checking it twice. Find out where you can snap a photo or even have breakfast with the jolly one.*

 

Nov. 2

Santa Arrives at Southpark Mall

Children can whisper their wishes to Santa at the Simon Santa Photo Experience at Southpark, and parents can get a photo memory to keep (for a fee of course). The sensory-friendly Caring Santa event in association with Autism Speaks. Caring Santa occurs Sunday, Dec. 2 from 9:30-11 a.m. and Dec. 9 from 8:30-10 a.m. prior to mall opening. Guests can register in advance at simon.com/caringsanta

  • Where: SouthPark Mall, 4400 Sharon Road in the West Plaza.
  • When: Pictures with Santa (for a price) continue through Dec. 24 (Hours typically are Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-9 p.m. and Sun. 12:30-6 p.m.) Purchase a Santa fast-pass online to skip the wait.
  • Cost: Free. Picture packages vary in price.

Nov. 8-18

Southern Christmas Show

The largest holiday show in North America, with more than 450 vendors showcasing the latest gifts, treats, holiday décor, gourmet goodies and of course Santa! This year's show theme is "A Fashionable Christmas" and features a Manhattan vibe, with whimsical Christmas windows filled with holiday trimmings turned into stylish décor plus a Southern-chic, Rockefeller Center-inspired tree. Kids can enjoy the model train exhibits and a visit to The Enchanted Village to see a land of dollhouses.

  • Where: Park Expo and Conference Center, 800 Briar Creek Road
  • When: Sun.-Tues., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Wed.-Sat. 10 a.m.-9 p.m.
  • Cost: Tickets are $4 for children age 6-12 and $15 for adults. Children 5 and younger are admitted free. On-site parking is $8.

Nov. 9

Santa's Arrival at Concord Mills

Enjoy festive activities and special guest appearances. Santa Claus arrives in style around 6 p.m. followed by a parade down to Santa’s workshop in the Dining Pavilion.

  • Where: Concord Mills, 8111 Concord Mills Blvd.
  • When: 4:30-6:30 p.m. Santa arrives at 6 p.m. Meet-and-greet and photo opportunities available until 8:30 p.m.
  • ​Cost: Free. Photo packages vary in price.

Nov. 10

Breakfast with Santa at SouthPark Mall

Enjoy light breakfast bites with music and a craft, and a story with Santa.

  • Where: SouthPark Mall, 4400 Sharon Road.
  • When: 8:30-10 a.m.
  • Cost: Free.

 

Cookies with Santa and Holiday Artisan Fair

Take a digital photo with Santa, and shop local craft vendors while the kids bounce in an inflatable and make crafts. 

  • Where: Baxter Village YMCA, 857 Promenade Walk, Fort Mill.
  • When: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
  • Cost: $10 at the door

Nov. 16

Piedmont Town Center Tree Lighting

Visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus, plus enjoy trackless train rides, arts and crafts, face painting and a balloon artist.

  • Where: Piedmont Town Center, 4725 Piedmont Row Drive.
  • When: 6-9 p.m.
  • Cost: Free

Nov. 17

Santa's Arrival Parade and Tree Lighting at Birkdale

A parade, live music, vendors, and a chance to visit with Santa.

  • Where: Birkdale Village, Birkdale Commons Parkway and Sam Furr Road, Huntersville.
  • When: 3-8 p.m. with the parade beginning at dusk (around 5:15pm)
  • Cost: Free

 

Santa Paws

Bring children or fur babies to see Santa. All proceeds go to North Mecklenburg Animal Rescue. Refreshments and adoptable dogs on site. 

  • Where: Moxie Mercantile, 2008 Commonwealth Ave.
  • When: 11am-2pm
  • Cost: $10 per person, includes photo

 

Holiday Magic at Rea Farms

Come out for a free photo with Mr and Mrs. Claus! Meet Sir Purr and visit with characters from Frozen and shop for gifts from Rea Farms Shops at  Stocking Stuffer Lane, plus enjoy carriage rides, train rides, face painting, carolers and the 7 p.m. tree lighting.

Where: Rea Farms, 9855 Sandy Rock Place

When: 4-8pm.

Cost: Free.


Nov. 18 and 25

Pet Photo Night With Santa at SouthPark

​Bring your pets and family to SouthPark for photos.

  • Where: SouthPark Mall, 4400 Sharon Road
  • When: 7-9 p.m.
  • Cost: Photo packages vary in price.

Nov. 16- Dec. 22

The Polar Express Train Ride

Take a train ride to the North Pole to meet Santa then have your picture taken with him on Candy Cane Lane.

  • Where: North Carolina Transportation Museum, 411 S. Salisbury Ave., Spencer
  • When: Open on weekends with extended days Dec. 14-22.
  • Cost: $32+ to ride the train. Photo packages start at $20.

Nov. 17-18

Santa at the Charlotte Auto Show

Santa is stopping by the Charlotte Auto Show Saturday and Sunday. Be sure to also enjoy the family activities, including an area specially designed for families that features a luxury video game truck and an interactive display of Charlotte’s emergency response vehicles. Children age 12 and younger admitted free.

  • Where: Charlotte Convention Center, 501 S. College St.
  • When: Noon-4 p.m.

Nov. 17

Breakfast With Santa

Eat a holly, jolly breakfast and visit with Santa in the food court. Enjoy music, games and crafts led by Mr. Nigel.

  • Where: Northlake Mall, 6801 Northlake Mall Drive.
  • When: 8:30-10 a.m.
  • Cost: Free

 

Santa's Arrival and Tree Lighting at Blakeney Shopping Center

Watch the brand new Christmas tree light up. Then Santa rides through the shopping center to say hi to all the children. Make your way to the workshop where you can get pictures with him.

  • Where: Blakeney Shopping Center, 9839 Rea Road
  • When: 5:30-9 p.m.
  • Cost: Free. Photos cost extra. 

Nov. 18-Dec. 31

Speedway Christmas

Drive the 3.5 mile course to see over 3 million lights. Then visit with Santa in the village for a special photo opportunity. The village also includes a petting zoo, a live nativity, marshmallow roasting and movies on the giant HDTV.

  • Where: Charlotte Motor Speedway, 5555 Concord Pkwy., South, Concord
  • When: Thurs.-Sun., 6-10 p.m. and every day the week of Christmas.
  • Cost: $25-$35 per car for Christmas light show and the Village visit. $20 on days when the village is closed.

Nov. 23-Jan. 6

Holidays at the Garden

Experience new features, including a musically-orchestrated topiary display in the Four Seasons Garden, illuminated prairie garden, extended lights of fire and ice in the perennial gardens and an expanded display of the Dickens’ Village series. 

  • Where: Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, 6500 S. New Hope Road, Gastonia.
  • When: See Santa Nov. 26, Dec. 3, Dec. 10 and Dec. 17 (additional fee, reservations required) and Tues.-Thurs., Nov. 27-Dec. 20 (no fee). Mrs. Claus visits the garden Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings Nov. 23-Dec. 24. Event closed Christmas Day.
  • Cost: $8-$17, children younger than 2 admitted free.

Nov. 23-Dec. 24

Christmas Wonderland of Lights

Drive through the park and view lights set to music. There will also be baby animals, pony rides, tiger feeding, s'mores, a petting zoo and pictures with Santa available. 

  • Where: Zootastic Park, 385 Ostwalt Amity Road, Troutman
  • When: Sun.-Thur., 6-9 p.m.; Fri.-Sat., 6-10 p.m.
  • Cost: $7 per person

Nov. 22

Breakfast With Santa at Coco and the Director

Buy tickets to get breakfast with Santa on Thanksgiving Day. Tickets include a choice of breakfast sandwich, side of fruit or yogurt, non-alcoholic beverage, one photo with Santa, and a VIP Bleacher Ticket to the Novant Health Thanksgiving Day Parade.

  • Where: Coco and The Director, Marriott City Center, 100 W. Trade St. 
  • When: 7:30-9 a.m.
  • Cost: $30 

Nov. 24

South End Tree Lighting

This family-friendly event includes the lighting of the South End Christmas tree, hot chocolate, cider and a visit from Santa.

  • Where: Atherton Mill, 2140 South Blvd.
  • When: 5:30-7 p.m.; tree lighting at 6 p.m.
  • Cost: Free

Nov. 28-Dec. 1

Santa's Bag

Children under age 12 can shop for family and friends (including Mom and Dad) with the help of volunteer elves. Variety of inexpensive, pre-wrapped gifts. Santa will be at the event but there's no photographer. Feel free to bring your own camera. 

  • Where: Children's Theatre of Charlotte, ImaginOn, 300 E. 7th St.
  • When: Wed-Fri., 9-11:30 a.m.; 4:30-7 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-2 p.m. (or until merchandise sells out)
  • Cost: Free to see Santa. Gifts range in price from 50 cents to $6

Nov. 29-Dec. 1

Santa's House at Christmas in Davidson

Part of the Christmas in Davidson celebration, children can share their wish lists and have a picture taken.

  • Where: Davidson College Presbyterian Church Congregation House, 100 N. Main St., Davidson. 
  • When: Santa arrives Thurs., Nov. 29 at 6:29 p.m. in horse drawn carriage to Santa's House where he sees visitors from 7-9 p.m. See Santa Friday and Saturday from 6-9 p.m.
  • Cost: Free

Nov. 30-Dec. 2

ChristmasVille

This four-day festival includes Santa Workshops, parades, live holiday performances, arts and crafts and other events. Santa arrives Nov. 30 at 7 p.m. and will have cookies and cocoa with friends at 7:30 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church in Rock Hill. See the festival website for more events with Santa.

  • Where: Historic Old Town, Rock Hill, S.C.
  • When: See website for full schedule of events, including cookies and cocoa with Santa and Santa workshop events.
  • Cost: Free admission and all Santa activities are free. 

Dec. 1

A Huntersville Christmas

Take pictures with Santa and enjoy holiday activities and performances, and skate on the outdoor ice rink.

  • Where: Huntersville Town Center, 105 Gilead Road, Huntersville
  • When: 2-8 p.m.
  • Cost: Free admission. $6 to ice skate.

 

Breakfast with Santa at Harris YMCA

Santa Claus arrives from the North Pole to listen to Christmas wishes of those young and old! Program includes performances by the Chalkettes gymnastics team and Nutcracker company dancers, as well as a sing-a-long and story time and crafts.

  • Where: Harris YMCA, 5900 Quail Hollow Road
  • When: 9-10:30 a.m. or 10:30 a.m.-noon
  • Cost: $12-$15

 

Breakfast with Santa at Cantina 1511

  • Where: Cantina 1511 Uptown, 205 N. College St.
  • When: 8am-noon.
  • Cost: $20

 

Candy Cane Hunt and Paws with Claus

Children can meet Santa and Mrs. Claus, search the greenway for candy canes and finish with s’mores over a campfire. Register online. 

  • Where: Anne Springs Close Greenway, 195 Adventure Road, Fort Mill.
  • When: 10 a.m. and noon
  • Cost: There is a $10 suggested Paws with Claus sitting/portrait fee and an addition $5 special event parking fee. 

 

Cookies and Cocoa with Santa and Market

Enjoy the train ride, face painters, balloon artists, live holiday music and free photos with Santa! Do not miss delicious cookies and hot cocoa, restaurant samples and pop-up vendors. 

  • Where: Metropolitan, 1111 Metropolitan Ave.
  • When: 1-4pm
  • Cost: Free

 

Plaza Midwood and Resident Culture Holiday Bazaar and Workshop

Shop local vendors, get a free photo with Santa and make a lighted Christmas ball. 

  • Where: Resident Culture Brewing Co., 2101 Central Ave.
  • When: Starts at noon.

 

Christmas at Whispering Hope Farm

Visit the animals, ride a horse, enjoy some hot coco and meet Santa! Bring a letter to be mailed off to the North Pole! Ticket sales end 30 minutes after the start of the event. Cash only. 

  • Where: Whispering Hope Farm, 1405 Crowders Creek Road, Gastonia
  • When: 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • Cost: $7, horse rides and letters to Santa $5

 

Visit Santa and Mrs. Claus

Bring your camera and a new, unwrapped, toy for Toys For Tots and meet Santa and Mrs. Claus at Heroes Aren't Hard to Find.

  • Where: Heroes Aren't Hard to Find, 417 Pecan Ave.
  • When: 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Dec. 1-2

PJs in North Pole City

Bundle up in your coziest pajamas for hot chocolate and holiday activities. Sample liquid nitrogen marshmallows, make crafts and pose for a photo with Santa Claus before a special screening of "The Polar Express" in the IMAX Dome Theatre.

  • Where: Discovery Place Science, 301 N. Tryon St. 
  • Cost: $17 

 


Dec. 2

Brunch With Santa

Kids can bring their wish lists to share with Santa, get a photo and enjoy brunch.

  • Where: Birdsong Brewing Co., 1016 N. Davidson St.
  • When: 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

 

Caring Santa

Children with special needs and their families can enjoy a sensory-friendly Caring Santa event in partnership with Autism Speaks.

  • Where: Concord Mills, 8111 Concord Mills Blvd., Concord in the dining pavilion.
  • When: Before the mall opens.

 

Soothing Santa

This ​sensory-friendly​ ​event​ ​for​ ​children​ ​with​ ​special​ ​needs​ ​allows families to experience a time-honored tradition with Santa in Tinsel Town at Grand Court. 

  • Where: Northlake Mall, 6801 Northlake Mall Drive.
  • When: 8:30-11am.
  • Cost: Photos available for purchase.

Dec. 2 and 9

Caring Santa

Caring Santa is a private event designed for children and young adults with special needs and their families to have an opportunity to visit Santa and have their photos taken. 

  • Where: SouthPark Mall, 4400 Sharon Road.
  • When: Dec. 2, 9:30-11 a.m and Dec. 9, 8:30-10 a.m.
  • Cost: Photos available for purchase. 

Dec. 2, 9, 16 and 23

Christmas N Candyland Tour

Every Sunday guests can expect free pictures with Santa, toy giveaways and free "Candy Land Bags." Shop on-site vendors and enjoy free gift wrapping. While at the event, check out bowling, go-karts and games at the arcade.

  • Where: Victory Lane Indoor Karting, 2330 Tipton Drive
  • When: 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
  • Cost: Free

 


Dec. 5

Cookies with Santa and Carolina Portrait Designs

Have a cookie and get a free photo with Santa to take home as a keepsake.

  • Where: Cabarrus Arts Council, 65 Union St. S., Concord
  • When: 3-6 p.m.
  • Cost: Free

Dec. 5, 12 and 19

Winter Wednesdays at Waverly

Visit Waverly for some mid-week cheer starting Dec. 5 from 5-7:30 p.m. Start a new holiday tradition that includes a night full of entertainment, including music, shopping, sweet treats and of course, a visit from Santa! Joining Mr. Claus will be Olaf on Dec. 5, Anna and Elsa on Dec. 12, and Frosty on Dec. 19.

  • Where: Waverly Charlotte.
  • When: Dec. 5, 12 and 19, 5-7:30 p.m.
  • Cost: Free.

Dec. 6-7 and 13-14

Santa at the Grand Hall in Mount Holly

Meet Santa in the Grand Hall of the Mount Holly Municipal Complex. 

  • Where: Downtown Mount Holly, 400 E. Central Ave., Mount Holly.
  • When: 2-5pm.
  • Cost: Free

Dec. 7

Cookies and Cocoa with Santa

Play and create while waiting instead of standing in line. Enjoy games, activities, snacks and crafts before and after seeing Santa. Ages 10 and younger.

  • Where: My Gym Southpark, 5110 Park Road, 2D.
  • When: 3:30-5 p.m. and 5:30-7 p.m.
  • Cost: First child $15, siblings $10

 

Cocoa With Santa

Meet Santa, and make ornaments, paintings and more. Bring a camera! 

  • Where: Cornelius Art Center, 19725 Oak St., Unit 1, Cornelius.
  • When: 10 a.m.-noon
  • Cost: Free

Dec. 8

Holiday Spectacular at Ballantyne Village

Fun events for the whole family include Santa and Mrs. Claus photos, holiday characters, music, face painting, balloon artist, train rides, crafts and bounce house. 

  • Where: Ballantyne Village, 14825 Ballantyne Village Way
  • When: Noon-3 p.m.
  • Cost: Free

 

Christmas Enchantment in the Garden

The garden will have 52 decorated garden beds, hundreds of luminaries, live music, food trucks, hot cider and cookies. Topping off the evening is a visit by Santa.

  • Where: Mount Holly Community Garden, 126 N. Main St., Mount Holly
  • When: 5-9 p.m.
  • Cost: Free

 

Christmas in the Park

Enjoy family photos with Santa, lights in the park and refreshments.

  • Where: Stallings Municipal Park, 340 Stallings Road, Stallings
  • When: 4-8 p.m.
  • Cost: Free

Dec. 8-9 and Dec. 15-16

Teddy Bear Tea

Enjoy high tea, a special kids menu and dessert display, plus bottomless mimosas for the adults, plus private pictures with Santa. Children can decorate cookies at a fully stocked cookie decorating station, and each child takes home a Build-A-Bear Teddy Bear. A portion of proceeds benefit families in medical crisis at Hospitality House of Charlotte. Email Stephanie Hunt at stephanie.hunt@westin.com or call 704-335-2103 to make a reservation and guaranteed a spot.

  • Where: The Westin Charlotte, 601 S. College St.
  • When: 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
  • Cost: $75 for 1 adult + 1 child. Children under 2 admitted free. See website for other pricing options.

 

Dec. 8 and Dec. 15

Breakfast With Santa

Bring a camera and take your picture with Santa and Mrs. Claus! Come enjoy breakfast, a performance in the theater and make a take-home holiday craft. Ages 2-8. 

  • Where: Matthews Community Center, 100 E. W. McDowell St., Matthews.
  • When: Sessions at 9 and 10:45 a.m.
  • Cost: $7 

Dec. 9-16, Sundays

American Girl Welcomes Santa

Bring a camera to strike a special pose with St. Nick. Enjoy a delicious meal during the visit. Ages 3 and older. 

  • Where: American Girl Southpark Mall, 4400 Sharon Road.
  • When: 9:30-11 a.m
  • Cost: $25

Magical Morning: A Sensory-Friendly Santa Experience

The NASCAR Hall of Fame is offering a special sensory-friendly event for families living with autism or special needs. The NASCAR Hall of Fame elves have worked hard to create an environment where kids can be themselves. Each child will have the opportunity to meet Santa Claus in an atmosphere that is calming and quiet. No loud music or flashing lights here. Plus with pre-scheduled Santa times, there is little to no wait. This event also includes crafts and the opportunity to watch a Christmas movie in the High Octane Theater with the lights up and the sound down.

  • Where: NASCAR Hall of Fame, 400 E. Martin Luther King Drive
  • When: 8am-noon
  • Cost: $15 for the family.

Dec. 15

Breakfast with Santa

Visit The Peach Stand for a very special breakfast with Santa! There will be a variety of children's breakfast options along with photo opportunities.

  • Where: The Peach Stand,1325 Highway 160 W, Fort Mill.
  • When: 8am-noon

Dec. 16

Breakfast with Santa Claus at Legion Brewing SouthPark

Santa Claus is stopping by the Legion Brewing Taproom in SouthPark from for a special breakfast to spread holiday cheer. Santa Claus will be available for free photos, and there will be cookie decorating, popcorn and hot chocolate. Additionally, Legion Brewing has a special brunch menu available for kids!

  • Where: Legion Brewing SouthPark, 5610 Carnegie Blvd.
  • When: 10am-noon.

Dec. 22

Queen City Candy Cane Hunt

The 2018 Queen City Christmas Expo will offer free pictures with Santa, a free toy giveaway for kids, free gift wrapping, Christmas crafts and candy cane hunts. Hunts at 1:30 and 3:30 p.m. Vendors, entertainment and food will also be at the expo.

  • Where: The Carole Hoefener Center, 615 E. 6th St.
  • When: Expo, 1-5pm; Candy cane hunts at 1:30 and 3:30pm.
  • Cost: Free.

Dec. 22 and 23

Breakfast With Santa

Enjoy breakfast, a visit and picture with Santa, crafts and reindeer games plus much more. As an added bonus, each child ticket to Breakfast with Santa includes same-day complimentary admission to the ice rink on the NASCAR Hall of Fame Plaza.

  • Where: NASCAR Hall, 400 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
  • When: Breakfast with Santa has sessions at 8:30 and 10:30 a.m.
  • Cost: $25 per adult; $22 per child age 3-12. Children 2 and under are free. Advance ticket purchase is required; tickets will not be sold at the door.

*Event details are subject to change, and many holiday events are subject to sell out. Always call or check event website before going.

 
 
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The Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts and Culture
551 S. Tryon St.
, NC
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Opposites really do attract!  “Bel Canto” is Italian for “beautiful singing.” Classically trained singers strive for it, and it is what their audiences come to hear....

Cost: $10+

Where:
Dale F. Halton Theater
1206 Elizabeth Ave.
, NC
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Telephone: 704-330-6534
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With artistic dialogue, the Through this Lens community will offer our larger community a look through the many lenses of the immigrant experience.

Cost: $6-$10, children 5 and younger free

Where:
Levine Museum of the New South
200 E. 7th St.
, NC
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Sun., 1-7pm; Mon.-Thurs., 9am-7pm; Fri., 9am-8pm. 

Cost: Free entry

Where:
Merino's Furniture Venue
500 S Main Street
Mooresville, NC  28115
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Commissioned by ATC and part of the two-play collaboration with Children’s Theatre of Charlotte, this original work explores the questions around a family tragedy and how it impacts the...

Cost: $7.50-$28 general admission

Where:
Hadley Theater
2132 Radcliffe Ave.
, NC
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This modest exhibition presents twenty works created over four decades by seventeen artists from six different nations. Yet all of them, regardless of their style, form, material or subject proved...

Cost: $5-$9, Children younger than 10 free

Where:
Bechtler Museum of Modern Art
420 S. Tryon St.
, NC
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Explore books and stories in creative ways through interactive activities. Participants will have the opportunity to spend these 30 minutes practicing reading fluency and comprehension....

Cost: Free

Where:
Scaleybark Library
101 Scaleybark Road
, NC
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Telephone: 704-416-6400
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Come in to explore how books permeate so much of what people learn and do. The exhibit focuses on books and authors who have influenced the region.

Cost: Free

Where:
Kings Mountain Historical Museum
100 E. Mountain St.
Kings Mountain , NC  28086
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Sponsor: Kings Mountain Historical Museum
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As part of Creek Week, celebrate Charlotte creeks and streams with a special water-themed story time, including a guest appearance by Stormy from Charlotte-Mecklenburg Storm Water Services!

Cost: Free

Where:
South County Regional Library
5801 Rea Road
, NC
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Sponsor: Charlotte Mecklenburg Stormwater Services
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Fish and dip net the local stream to catch little critters that help determine water quality. Register online.

Cost: $5

Where:
McDowell Nature Preserve
15222 York Road
, NC
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Discover how movement can bring stories to life in new ways.

Cost: Free

Where:
Cornelius Library
21105 Catawba Ave.
Cornelius, NC
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Enjoy stories, songs and movement activities in your pajamas!

Cost: Free

Where:
Hickory Grove Library
5935 Hickory Grove Road
, NC
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Drop in for a literacy scavenger hunt inspired the children's picture book, "Love" by Matt de la Peña.

Cost: Free

Where:
Myers Park Library
1361 Queens Road
, NC
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Every Monday, Sky High Sports has a special for little jumpers. The facility is still open during Munchkin Monday, so older guests may also be jumping. Munchkin Monday may be canceled on...

Cost: $4-$10

Where:
Sky High Sports
601 N. Polk St.
Pineville, NC
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Telephone: 704-889-5867
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On Mondays from September to May, all children under the age of 16 can come paint pottery for just $3/hour.

Cost: $3 per hour

Where:
Dish It Out
7828 Rea Road
#C
, NC
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Telephone: 704-544-4848
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Owlets receive hands-on experiences, nature hikes, songs, stories and free play.

Cost: Free

Where:
Reedy Creek Nature Preserve
2900 Rocky River Road
, NC
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With parental guidance, toddlers can jump on the trampoline, play in the foam pit and craw through obstacles. Play time is for children just starting to walk through age 5 who are not yet in...

Cost: $3-$5

Where:
Charlotte Allstar Gymnastics and Cheerleading
11011 Monroe Road
Matthews, NC
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Telephone: 704-246-8611
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Bring your little one to Perfect Balance Training Center for "Tot Time" - an hour of free play in the gym. There is no instructor, so parents are in charge of their children. No need...

Cost: $5-$6

Where:
Perfect Balance
8850 Monroe Road
, NC
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Telephone: 980-299-8445
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Learn about biology and earth science through outdoor exploration, experiments and activities.

Cost: $6

Where:
Tom Sykes Recreation Center
1501 Euclid Ave.
, NC
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This program is designed to engage young African American males in a variety of fun and educational activities to develop a positive sense of identity and improve character.

Cost: Free

Where:
Wallace Pruitt Recreation Center
440 Wesley Heights Way
, NC
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Telephone: 980-314-1114
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Have fun turning wafers of chocolate and other sweet treats into beautiful candy art. Create a different project every session.

Cost: $10

Where:
Town Hall
315 Matthews-Indian Trail Road
Indian Trail, NC
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Enjoy stories, songs and movement activities, and wear pajamas! Milk and cookies will be served.

Cost: Free

Where:
Matthews Library
230 Matthews Station St.
Matthews, NC
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Experience the immersive world of bugs and their amazing abilities that inspire human innovation. Larger-than-life bug models guide a journey through hands-on activities and challenges. Get up...

Cost: $16-$20, children younger than 2 free, includes museum admission

Where:
Discovery Place Science
301 N.. Tryon St.
, NC
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Telephone: 704-372-6261
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Creepy Nature is designed to share the actual science of weird and unusual plants and animals. This exhibit features horror fiction concepts like vampires, zombies, mummies and alien invaders....

Cost: $6-$7, includes museum admission

Where:
Schiele Museum
1500 E. Garrison Blvd.
Gastonia, NC
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Telephone: 704-866-6908
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With artistic dialogue, the Through this Lens community will offer our larger community a look through the many lenses of the immigrant experience.

Cost: $6-$10, children 5 and younger free

Where:
Levine Museum of the New South
200 E. 7th St.
, NC
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Sun., 1-7pm; Mon.-Thurs., 9am-7pm; Fri., 9am-8pm. 

Cost: Free entry

Where:
Merino's Furniture Venue
500 S Main Street
Mooresville, NC  28115
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Discover how the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association encouraged, trained and inspired evangelists. Go behind the scenes of the historic Itinerant Evangelism conferences in Amsterdam in 1983, 1986...

Cost: Free

Where:
Billy Graham Library
4330 Westmont Drive
, NC
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Sponsor: Billy Graham Library
Telephone: 704-401-3200
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Exhibit explores the 1929 Loray Mill Strike, including why strikers chose to organize with the National Textile Workers Union (NTWU) and how the strike influenced mills across the country. The...

Cost: Free

Where:
Gaston County Museum of Art and History
131 West Main St.
Dallas, NC
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This modest exhibition presents twenty works created over four decades by seventeen artists from six different nations. Yet all of them, regardless of their style, form, material or subject proved...

Cost: $5-$9, Children younger than 10 free

Where:
Bechtler Museum of Modern Art
420 S. Tryon St.
, NC
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Come in to explore how books permeate so much of what people learn and do. The exhibit focuses on books and authors who have influenced the region.

Cost: Free

Where:
Kings Mountain Historical Museum
100 E. Mountain St.
Kings Mountain , NC  28086
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Sponsor: Kings Mountain Historical Museum
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Come learn about different local heroes.

Cost: Free

Where:
Mount Holly Branch Library
245 W. Catawba Ave.
Mount Holly, NC
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The library supplies the Legos; participants supply the imagination!

Cost: Free

Where:
Plaza Midwood Library
1623 Central Ave.
, NC
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walk through a sanctuary that has been created where apartments once stood.  Participants should wear comfortable shoes and be ready to walk, listen and enjoy.

Cost: Free

Where:
222 Wyanoke Ave.
, NC
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Sponsor: Charlotte Mecklenburg Stormwater Services
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Class will cover Javascript with step-by-step coding instruction. Prerequisite: HTML/CSS.

Cost: Free

Where:
South County Regional Library
5801 Rea Road
, NC
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Clemson University will play the Charlotte 49ers at BB&T Stadium!

Cost: $10+

Where:
BB&T Ballpark
324 S. Mint St.
, NC
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Sponsor: Sunbelt Rentals
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Blumenthal Performing Arts and Discovery Place Science have joined forces to create a new and unique experience for Charlotte area ‘explorers’ interested in exploring the natural...

Cost: Season tickets begin at less than $80; Check website for individual tickets

Where:
McGlohon Theater at Spirit Square
345 N. College St.
, NC
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Drop in for a literacy scavenger hunt inspired the children's picture book, "Love" by Matt de la Peña.

Cost: Free

Where:
Myers Park Library
1361 Queens Road
, NC
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This weekly story time includes classic tales and new favorites.

Cost: Free

Where:
Barnes and Noble - Arboretum
3327 Pineville-Matthews Road
, NC
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Little ones bounce under the supervision of their parents and without interference from bigger kids. Jumpers need Sky Socks, which are available for purchase, and a signed waiver.

Cost: $8

Where:
Sky Zone
10200 Centrum Pkwy.
Pineville, NC
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Big Air Trampoline Park opens its doors for little ones to jump at their own speed and comfort level. Without the older kids around, the toddlers feel right at home on all the attractions. Big...

Cost: $8

Where:
Big Air Trampoline Park
2408 Sardis Road N.
, NC
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Explore nature in and around the recreation center. Register online.

Cost: Free

Where:
West Charlotte Recreation Center
2401 Kendall Drive
, NC
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With parental guidance, toddlers can jump on the trampoline, play in the foam pit and craw through obstacles. Play time is for children just starting to walk through age 5 who are not yet in...

Cost: $3-$5

Where:
Charlotte Allstar Gymnastics and Cheerleading
11011 Monroe Road
Matthews, NC
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Telephone: 704-246-8611
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Bring your little one to Perfect Balance Training Center for "Tot Time" - an hour of free play in the gym. There is no instructor, so parents are in charge of their children. No need...

Cost: $5-$6

Where:
Perfect Balance
8850 Monroe Road
, NC
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Telephone: 980-299-8445
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Young entrepreneurs get a chance to showcase their wares and talents as they create their own unique brand and product.

Cost: $6

Where:
Tom Sykes Recreation Center
1501 Euclid Ave.
, NC
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Participants will explore their creativity through themed art projects.

Cost: $15

Where:
Berewick Recreation Center
5910 Dixie River Road
, NC
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Telephone: 980-314-1102
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Join B Music Youth for music education and mentorship.

Cost: $41

Where:
Wallace Pruitt Recreation Center
440 Wesley Heights Way
, NC
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Gain an experience in a variety of different activities that assist in developmental growth through socialization.

Cost: Free

Where:
Hickory Grove Recreation Center
6709 Pence Road
, NC
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Telephone: 980-314-1122
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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. 

Cost: $15 for adult

Where:
Sea Life Charlotte-Concord Aquarium
8111 Concord Mills Blvd.
Concord, NC
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Telephone: 866-229-1573
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Experience the immersive world of bugs and their amazing abilities that inspire human innovation. Larger-than-life bug models guide a journey through hands-on activities and challenges. Get up...

Cost: $16-$20, children younger than 2 free, includes museum admission

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

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Creepy Nature is designed to share the actual science of weird and unusual plants and animals. This exhibit features horror fiction concepts like vampires, zombies, mummies and alien invaders....

Cost: $6-$7, includes museum admission

Where:
Schiele Museum
1500 E. Garrison Blvd.
Gastonia, NC
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Telephone: 704-866-6908
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"Welcome to Brookhill" is a collection of images that, like poetry, stir emotion. The photographs reveal what this neighborhood, like every other neighborhood, has come to be to its...

Cost: $7-$9, Children 5 and younger free

Where:
The Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts and Culture
551 S. Tryon St.
, NC
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With artistic dialogue, the Through this Lens community will offer our larger community a look through the many lenses of the immigrant experience.

Cost: $6-$10, children 5 and younger free

Where:
Levine Museum of the New South
200 E. 7th St.
, NC
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Website »

More information

Sun., 1-7pm; Mon.-Thurs., 9am-7pm; Fri., 9am-8pm. 

Cost: Free entry

Where:
Merino's Furniture Venue
500 S Main Street
Mooresville, NC  28115
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Website »

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Discover how the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association encouraged, trained and inspired evangelists. Go behind the scenes of the historic Itinerant Evangelism conferences in Amsterdam in 1983, 1986...

Cost: Free

Where:
Billy Graham Library
4330 Westmont Drive
, NC
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Sponsor: Billy Graham Library
Telephone: 704-401-3200
Website »

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Exhibit explores the 1929 Loray Mill Strike, including why strikers chose to organize with the National Textile Workers Union (NTWU) and how the strike influenced mills across the country. The...

Cost: Free

Where:
Gaston County Museum of Art and History
131 West Main St.
Dallas, NC
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Come in to explore how books permeate so much of what people learn and do. The exhibit focuses on books and authors who have influenced the region.

Cost: Free

Where:
Kings Mountain Historical Museum
100 E. Mountain St.
Kings Mountain , NC  28086
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Sponsor: Kings Mountain Historical Museum
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Discover nature through stories, crafts and activities related to the topic.

Cost: $4

Where:
Latta Nature Center
6211 Sample Road
Huntersville, NC
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Telephone: 980-314-1129
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As part of Creek Week, celebrate Charlotte creeks and streams with a special water-themed story time, including a guest appearance by Stormy from Charlotte-Mecklenburg Storm Water Services!

Cost: Free

Where:
University City Regional Library
301 E. W.T. Harris Blvd.
, NC
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Sponsor: Charlotte Mecklenburg Stormwater Services
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As part of Creek Week, celebrate Charlotte creeks and streams with a special water-themed story time, including a guest appearance by Stormy from Charlotte-Mecklenburg Storm Water Services!

Cost: Free

Where:
Independence Regional Library
6000 Conference Drive
, NC
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Sponsor: Charlotte Mecklenburg Stormwater Services
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Explore the organisms in the museum's pond.

Cost: $8, free for children younger than 2, included with admission

Where:
Discovery Place Nature
1658 Sterling Road
, NC
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Become a nature detective, and explore through stories, crafts and activities related to the topic.

Cost: $6

Where:
Latta Nature Center
6211 Sample Road
Huntersville, NC
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Teens will explore chemistry as seen in cooking.

Cost: Free

Where:
Independence Regional Library
6000 Conference Drive
, NC
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This workshop will assist with college searches, application and admission requirements, scholarships and financial aid, as well as college related stress felt by families.

Cost: Free

Where:
South County Regional Library
5801 Rea Road
, NC
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Drop in for a literacy scavenger hunt inspired the children's picture book, "Love" by Matt de la Peña.

Cost: Free

Where:
Myers Park Library
1361 Queens Road
, NC
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Certified technicians will check and help families install carseats. No appointment necessary. Bring your vehicle, seat and if possible the child for the most assistance. 

Cost: Free

Where:
Matthews Police Department
1201 Crews Road
Matthews, NC
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Dig in to investigate the basics of herb and veggie gardening. Students will learn about different types of soil, plant choice, caring for and maintaining a garden. There will be 6 stations set...

Cost: $5-$12

Where:
Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden
6500 S. New Hope Road
Belmont, NC
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This drop off program for children presents an engineering challenge based on a popular nursery rhyme. After their engineering challenge, participants meet the animals and participate in humane...

Cost: $20

Where:
Rescue Ranch
1424 Turnersburg Hwy.
Statesville, NC
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Spend time with your child learning about God and having fun.

Cost: Free

Where:
The Grounds Bookstore and Cafe
8335 Browne Road
, NC
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Sponsor: The Grounds Bookstore and Cafe
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Preschoolers can bounce with their parents in a safe, climate-controlled facility. 

Cost: $8

Where:
BounceU
10624 Metromont Pkwy.
, NC
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Sponsor: BounceU of Charlotte
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With parental guidance, toddlers can jump on the trampoline, play in the foam pit and craw through obstacles. Play time is for children just starting to walk through age 5 who are not yet in...

Cost: $3-$5

Where:
Charlotte Allstar Gymnastics and Cheerleading
11011 Monroe Road
Matthews, NC
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Telephone: 704-246-8611
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Enjoy stories, movement with music and a seasonal craft.

Cost: $5-$8, free for children 3 and younger

Where:
Museum of York County
4621 Mt. Gallant Road
Rock Hill, SC
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A professional artist teaches discovering, creating and celebrating artwork inspired by the Bechtler collection.

Cost: Free

Where:
Southview Recreation Center
1720 Vilma St.
, NC
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Sponsor: Bechtler Museum of Modern Art at Levine Center for the Arts

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Come join story time with other families. 

Cost: Free

Where:
Barnes & Noble: Morrison Place
4020 Sharon Road
, NC
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Bring your little one to Perfect Balance Training Center for "Tot Time" - an hour of free play in the gym. There is no instructor, so parents are in charge of their children. No need...

Cost: $5-$6

Where:
Perfect Balance
8850 Monroe Road
, NC
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Telephone: 980-299-8445
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Each day participants will create a different food item with staff.

Cost: $6

Where:
Tom Sykes Recreation Center
1501 Euclid Ave.
, NC
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Explore the Mint Museum's exhibitions.

Cost: Free

Where:
Mint Museum Randolph, 2730 Randolph Road
Mint Museum Uptown, 500 S. Tryon St.
Charlotte, NC
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Telephone: 704-337-2000
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Explore nature in and around the recreation center Register online.

Cost: Free

Where:
West Charlotte Recreation Center
2401 Kendall Drive
, NC
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Instructors will provide assistance to students in grades K-12 in reading and math. The instructions will be primarily facilitated by NC Educator licensed teachers.  

Cost: Free

Where:
Revolution Park Sports Academy
1225 Remount Road
, NC
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Sponsor: Revolution Park Sports Academy

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Charlotte Ballet's Cultural Dance Program presents African Dance classes. Classes are drop-in format, open to all ages and free of charge for participants. There is also child supervision...

Cost: Free

Where:
Sugar Creek Recreation Center
943 West Sugar Creek Road
, NC
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Experience the immersive world of bugs and their amazing abilities that inspire human innovation. Larger-than-life bug models guide a journey through hands-on activities and challenges. Get up...

Cost: $16-$20, children younger than 2 free, includes museum admission

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


Telephone: 704-372-6261
Website »

More information

Creepy Nature is designed to share the actual science of weird and unusual plants and animals. This exhibit features horror fiction concepts like vampires, zombies, mummies and alien invaders....

Cost: $6-$7, includes museum admission

Where:
Schiele Museum
1500 E. Garrison Blvd.
Gastonia, NC
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Telephone: 704-866-6908
Website »

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In his delicately rendered sculptures, Michael Sherrill seeks to elicit a sense of wonder from viewers.

Cost: $15-$6; Free for children 4 and younger; Included in admission

Where:
Mint Museum Uptown
500 South Tryon St.
, NC
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Featuring more than 50 international artists and more than 100 works of art, Under Construction explores the growth of the collage technique and aesthetic in the work of Romare Bearden and his...

Cost: $15-$6; Free for children 4 and younger; Included in admission

Where:
Mint Museum Uptown
500 South Tryon St.
, NC
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Visitors explore a dynamic and diverse dress tradition and the increasingly interconnected fashion worlds that it inhabits. See "popular" garments, runway fashions designed by...

Cost: $15-$6; Free for children 4 and younger; Included in admission

Where:
Mint Museum Randolph
2730 Randolph Road
, NC
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Telephone: 704-337-2000
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"Welcome to Brookhill" is a collection of images that, like poetry, stir emotion. The photographs reveal what this neighborhood, like every other neighborhood, has come to be to its...

Cost: $7-$9, Children 5 and younger free

Where:
The Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts and Culture
551 S. Tryon St.
, NC
View map »


Website »

More information

With artistic dialogue, the Through this Lens community will offer our larger community a look through the many lenses of the immigrant experience.

Cost: $6-$10, children 5 and younger free

Where:
Levine Museum of the New South
200 E. 7th St.
, NC
View map »


Website »

More information

Sun., 1-7pm; Mon.-Thurs., 9am-7pm; Fri., 9am-8pm. 

Cost: Free entry

Where:
Merino's Furniture Venue
500 S Main Street
Mooresville, NC  28115
View map »


Website »

More information

Commissioned by ATC and part of the two-play collaboration with Children’s Theatre of Charlotte, this original work explores the questions around a family tragedy and how it impacts the...

Cost: $7.50-$28 general admission

Where:
Hadley Theater
2132 Radcliffe Ave.
, NC
View map »


Website »

More information

Discover how the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association encouraged, trained and inspired evangelists. Go behind the scenes of the historic Itinerant Evangelism conferences in Amsterdam in 1983, 1986...

Cost: Free

Where:
Billy Graham Library
4330 Westmont Drive
, NC
View map »


Sponsor: Billy Graham Library
Telephone: 704-401-3200
Website »

More information

Exhibit explores the 1929 Loray Mill Strike, including why strikers chose to organize with the National Textile Workers Union (NTWU) and how the strike influenced mills across the country. The...

Cost: Free

Where:
Gaston County Museum of Art and History
131 West Main St.
Dallas, NC
View map »


Website »

More information

This modest exhibition presents twenty works created over four decades by seventeen artists from six different nations. Yet all of them, regardless of their style, form, material or subject proved...

Cost: $5-$9, Children younger than 10 free

Where:
Bechtler Museum of Modern Art
420 S. Tryon St.
, NC
View map »


Website »

More information

Show More...
Show Less...

Come in to explore how books permeate so much of what people learn and do. The exhibit focuses on books and authors who have influenced the region.

Cost: Free

Where:
Kings Mountain Historical Museum
100 E. Mountain St.
Kings Mountain , NC  28086
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Sponsor: Kings Mountain Historical Museum
Website »

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Discover the nature of local greenways and their importance to the environment in Mecklenburg County.

Cost: Free

Where:
Four-mile Creek Greenway
Council Place Road off E. John St.
Matthews, NC
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The classic, virtue-based story comes to life in a fun, interactive show!

Where:
NarroWay Theatre
3327 Hwy 51
Fort Mill, SC  29715
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Sponsor: NarroWay Productions
Telephone: 803-802-2300
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Discuss “textile art” before creating textile art of your own with string and wood.

Cost: $15

Where:
Recreational Art Studio
4959 Hwy. 49 S.
Harrisburg, NC
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See a puppet show with songs and activities that support early literacy and foster a love of books.

Cost: Free

Where:
ImaginOn: The Joe & Joan Martin Center
300 E. 7th St.
, NC
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Create, experiment and practice teamwork in age appropriate challenges. Explore the world of water quality and the importance of storm water through experiments and hands-on activities. 

Cost: $15

Where:
Latta Nature Center
6211 Sample Road
Huntersville, NC
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Watch a showing of the Community Read novel turned film, "The Hate U Give."

Cost: Free

Where:
Hickory Grove Library
5935 Hickory Grove Road
, NC
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Discover snowstorms, rainbows and volcanoes in jars through educational activities and experiments. Registration is required.

Cost: Free

Where:
South County Regional Library
5801 Rea Road
, NC
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Website »

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Drop in for a literacy scavenger hunt inspired the children's picture book, "Love" by Matt de la Peña.

Cost: Free

Where:
Myers Park Library
1361 Queens Road
, NC
View map »


Website »

More information

Dig in to investigate the basics of herb and veggie gardening. Students will learn about different types of soil, plant choice, caring for and maintaining a garden. There will be 6 stations set...

Cost: $5-$12

Where:
Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden
6500 S. New Hope Road
Belmont, NC
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Little ones bounce under the supervision of their parents and without interference from bigger kids. Jumpers need Sky Socks, which are available for purchase, and a signed waiver.

Cost: $8

Where:
Sky Zone
10200 Centrum Pkwy.
Pineville, NC
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Big Air Trampoline Park opens its doors for little ones to jump at their own speed and comfort level. Without the older kids around, the toddlers feel right at home on all the attractions. Big...

Cost: $8

Where:
Big Air Trampoline Park
2408 Sardis Road N.
, NC
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Little ones and adults discover nature together through crafts, games, songs, animal encounters and outdoor exploration. March 14-15, Geocaching; March 28-29: Creek Week. Registration is...

Cost: $4

Where:
McDowell Nature Preserve
15222 York Road
, NC
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Website »

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Preschoolers can bounce with their parents in a safe, climate-controlled facility. 

Cost: $8

Where:
BounceU
10624 Metromont Pkwy.
, NC
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Sponsor: BounceU of Charlotte
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Sing to songs, move to the music and enjoy an active practice with caregiver and child. Parent or guardian must be present in class.

Cost: $15

Where:
Blossom Tree Wellness
15905 Brookway Drive
Suite 4106
Huntersville, NC
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Sponsor: Tiny Blooms Yoga
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With parental guidance, toddlers can jump on the trampoline, play in the foam pit and craw through obstacles. Play time is for children just starting to walk through age 5 who are not yet in...

Cost: $3-$5

Where:
Charlotte Allstar Gymnastics and Cheerleading
11011 Monroe Road
Matthews, NC
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Telephone: 704-246-8611
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This program will embrace the unstructured play to build socialization skills and stimulate imagination, problem solving and independence. Bring a bike or scooter. Lunch is provided for...

Cost: $12

Where:
Town Hall
315 Matthews-Indian Trail Road
Indian Trail, NC
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Bring your little one to Perfect Balance Training Center for "Tot Time" - an hour of free play in the gym. There is no instructor, so parents are in charge of their children. No need...

Cost: $5-$6

Where:
Perfect Balance
8850 Monroe Road
, NC
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Telephone: 980-299-8445
Website »

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Experience the immersive world of bugs and their amazing abilities that inspire human innovation. Larger-than-life bug models guide a journey through hands-on activities and challenges. Get up...

Cost: $16-$20, children younger than 2 free, includes museum admission

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


Telephone: 704-372-6261
Website »

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Creepy Nature is designed to share the actual science of weird and unusual plants and animals. This exhibit features horror fiction concepts like vampires, zombies, mummies and alien invaders....

Cost: $6-$7, includes museum admission

Where:
Schiele Museum
1500 E. Garrison Blvd.
Gastonia, NC
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Telephone: 704-866-6908
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In his delicately rendered sculptures, Michael Sherrill seeks to elicit a sense of wonder from viewers.

Cost: $15-$6; Free for children 4 and younger; Included in admission

Where:
Mint Museum Uptown
500 South Tryon St.
, NC
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Featuring more than 50 international artists and more than 100 works of art, Under Construction explores the growth of the collage technique and aesthetic in the work of Romare Bearden and his...

Cost: $15-$6; Free for children 4 and younger; Included in admission

Where:
Mint Museum Uptown
500 South Tryon St.
, NC
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Visitors explore a dynamic and diverse dress tradition and the increasingly interconnected fashion worlds that it inhabits. See "popular" garments, runway fashions designed by...

Cost: $15-$6; Free for children 4 and younger; Included in admission

Where:
Mint Museum Randolph
2730 Randolph Road
, NC
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Telephone: 704-337-2000
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The Levine JCC is thrilled to present three PlayPlay shows this season, "Psshh," "Wee" and "Shalom." Shows recommended for the very young. Check website for show times.

Cost: $12

Where:
Levine Jewish Community Center
5007 Providence Road
, NC
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Telephone: 704-366-5007
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"Welcome to Brookhill" is a collection of images that, like poetry, stir emotion. The photographs reveal what this neighborhood, like every other neighborhood, has come to be to its...

Cost: $7-$9, Children 5 and younger free

Where:
The Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts and Culture
551 S. Tryon St.
, NC
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With artistic dialogue, the Through this Lens community will offer our larger community a look through the many lenses of the immigrant experience.

Cost: $6-$10, children 5 and younger free

Where:
Levine Museum of the New South
200 E. 7th St.
, NC
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Three madcap actors weave their wicked way through all of Shakespeare's comedies, histories and tragedies in one wild, hysterical ride!

Cost: $12-$29

Where:
Armour Street Theatre
307 Armour St.
Davidson, NC
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Telephone: 704-892-7953
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Sun., 1-7pm; Mon.-Thurs., 9am-7pm; Fri., 9am-8pm. 

Cost: Free entry

Where:
Merino's Furniture Venue
500 S Main Street
Mooresville, NC  28115
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Fair will feature family-friendly entertainment, carnival rides, food and shows.

Cost: $5-$10, children 4 and younger free

Where:
Route 29 Pavilion
5650 Sandusky Blvd.
Concord, NC  28027
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Sponsor: Queen Charlotte Fair
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Commissioned by ATC and part of the two-play collaboration with Children’s Theatre of Charlotte, this original work explores the questions around a family tragedy and how it impacts the...

Cost: $7.50-$28 general admission

Where:
Hadley Theater
2132 Radcliffe Ave.
, NC
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Discover how the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association encouraged, trained and inspired evangelists. Go behind the scenes of the historic Itinerant Evangelism conferences in Amsterdam in 1983, 1986...

Cost: Free

Where:
Billy Graham Library
4330 Westmont Drive
, NC
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Sponsor: Billy Graham Library
Telephone: 704-401-3200
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Exhibit explores the 1929 Loray Mill Strike, including why strikers chose to organize with the National Textile Workers Union (NTWU) and how the strike influenced mills across the country. The...

Cost: Free

Where:
Gaston County Museum of Art and History
131 West Main St.
Dallas, NC
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This modest exhibition presents twenty works created over four decades by seventeen artists from six different nations. Yet all of them, regardless of their style, form, material or subject proved...

Cost: $5-$9, Children younger than 10 free

Where:
Bechtler Museum of Modern Art
420 S. Tryon St.
, NC
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Community school of Davidson’s high school theater department will present "Little Women, The Musical," based on the best loved classic by Louisa May Alcott. The timeless tale of...

Cost: $10-$15

Where:
CSD ArtSpace
404 Armour St.
Davidson, NC
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Come in to explore how books permeate so much of what people learn and do. The exhibit focuses on books and authors who have influenced the region.

Cost: Free

Where:
Kings Mountain Historical Museum
100 E. Mountain St.
Kings Mountain , NC  28086
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Sponsor: Kings Mountain Historical Museum
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Prepare for college and kick off your ACT prep with a free practice exam. Register online.

Cost: Free

Where:
Scaleybark Library
101 Scaleybark Road
, NC
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Explore the natural world through arts and crafts! Registration and parent attendance required.

Cost: $4

Where:
Latta Nature Center
6211 Sample Road
Huntersville, NC
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Telephone: 980-314-1129
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Participate in a variety of hands-on science experiments, engineering projects or math puzzles.

Cost: Free

Where:
Mint Hill Library
6840 Matthews-Mint Hill Road
Mint Hill, NC
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Join thought-provoking conversation with award-winning actor, author and entrepreneur, Hill Harper as he brings his message of motivation and empowerment to Charlotte's youth.

Cost: Free

Where:
The Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts and Culture
551 S. Tryon St.
, NC
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Drop in for a literacy scavenger hunt inspired the children's picture book, "Love" by Matt de la Peña.

Cost: Free

Where:
Myers Park Library
1361 Queens Road
, NC
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Visit the Easter Bunny, and take a photo. Mon.-Sat., 10am-8pm; Sun., 12-7pm.

Cost: Cost for photos

Where:
Concord Mills
8111 Concord Mills Blvd.
Concord, NC
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Telephone: 704-979-5000
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Little ones and adults discover nature together through crafts, games, songs, animal encounters and outdoor exploration. March 14-15, Geocaching; March 28-29: Creek Week. Registration is...

Cost: $4

Where:
McDowell Nature Preserve
15222 York Road
, NC
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Sessions are structured and include a fairy host, tea party with light snack, dress-up clothes, craft, face painting or light makeup, and story time.

Cost: $20

Where:
Tiaras and Tales
921 Crossroads Plaza
Fort Mill, SC
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Preschoolers can bounce with their parents in a safe, climate-controlled facility. 

Cost: $8

Where:
BounceU
10624 Metromont Pkwy.
, NC
View map »


Sponsor: BounceU of Charlotte
Website »

More information

With parental guidance, toddlers can jump on the trampoline, play in the foam pit and craw through obstacles. Play time is for children just starting to walk through age 5 who are not yet in...

Cost: $3-$5

Where:
Charlotte Allstar Gymnastics and Cheerleading
11011 Monroe Road
Matthews, NC
View map »


Telephone: 704-246-8611
Website »

More information

Bring your little one to Perfect Balance Training Center for "Tot Time" - an hour of free play in the gym. There is no instructor, so parents are in charge of their children. No need...

Cost: $5-$6

Where:
Perfect Balance
8850 Monroe Road
, NC
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Telephone: 980-299-8445
Website »

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Come for movies at Cane Creek park. Family fun begins at 6 p.m., and movies start at 8 p.m. March 22: "Ralph Breaks the Internet" March 29: "Peter Rabbit" April 12:...

Cost: Free

Where:
Cane Creek Park
5213 Harkey Road
Waxhaw, NC
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Stop by Bunnyville on the lower level in Grand Court and have your photo taken with the Easter Bunny.  Mon.-Thurs., 11am-8pm; Fri.-Sat., 10am-9pm; Sun., noon-6pm. Bunny will take...

Cost: Free to visit; costs for pictures

Where:
Northlake Mall
6801 Northlake Mall Drive
, NC
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Experience the immersive world of bugs and their amazing abilities that inspire human innovation. Larger-than-life bug models guide a journey through hands-on activities and challenges. Get up...

Cost: $16-$20, children younger than 2 free, includes museum admission

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


Telephone: 704-372-6261
Website »

More information

Creepy Nature is designed to share the actual science of weird and unusual plants and animals. This exhibit features horror fiction concepts like vampires, zombies, mummies and alien invaders....

Cost: $6-$7, includes museum admission

Where:
Schiele Museum
1500 E. Garrison Blvd.
Gastonia, NC
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Telephone: 704-866-6908
Website »

More information

One night while a pair of siblings are having fun with a new friend in their basement, they unearth a mystery that transports them on the adventure of their lives. Along the way, they discover...

Cost: $15+

Where:
Wells Fargo Playhouse
300 E. 7th St.
, NC
View map »


Website »

More information

In his delicately rendered sculptures, Michael Sherrill seeks to elicit a sense of wonder from viewers.

Cost: $15-$6; Free for children 4 and younger; Included in admission

Where:
Mint Museum Uptown
500 South Tryon St.
, NC
View map »


Website »

More information

Featuring more than 50 international artists and more than 100 works of art, Under Construction explores the growth of the collage technique and aesthetic in the work of Romare Bearden and his...

Cost: $15-$6; Free for children 4 and younger; Included in admission

Where:
Mint Museum Uptown
500 South Tryon St.
, NC
View map »


Website »

More information

Visitors explore a dynamic and diverse dress tradition and the increasingly interconnected fashion worlds that it inhabits. See "popular" garments, runway fashions designed by...

Cost: $15-$6; Free for children 4 and younger; Included in admission

Where:
Mint Museum Randolph
2730 Randolph Road
, NC
View map »


Telephone: 704-337-2000
Website »

More information

The Levine JCC is thrilled to present three PlayPlay shows this season, "Psshh," "Wee" and "Shalom." Shows recommended for the very young. Check website for show times.

Cost: $12

Where:
Levine Jewish Community Center
5007 Providence Road
, NC
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Telephone: 704-366-5007
Website »

More information

"Welcome to Brookhill" is a collection of images that, like poetry, stir emotion. The photographs reveal what this neighborhood, like every other neighborhood, has come to be to its...

Cost: $7-$9, Children 5 and younger free

Where:
The Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts and Culture
551 S. Tryon St.
, NC
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Website »

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Travel down the rabbit hole and join Alice, one of literature’s most beloved heroines, in her madcap adventures. Featuring updated songs from Disney’s thrilling animated motion picture,...

Cost: $10

Where:
Ballantyne Arts Center
11318 North Community House Road
, NC
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With artistic dialogue, the Through this Lens community will offer our larger community a look through the many lenses of the immigrant experience.

Cost: $6-$10, children 5 and younger free

Where:
Levine Museum of the New South
200 E. 7th St.
, NC
View map »


Website »

More information

Three madcap actors weave their wicked way through all of Shakespeare's comedies, histories and tragedies in one wild, hysterical ride!

Cost: $12-$29

Where:
Armour Street Theatre
307 Armour St.
Davidson, NC
View map »


Telephone: 704-892-7953
Website »

More information

Sun., 1-7pm; Mon.-Thurs., 9am-7pm; Fri., 9am-8pm. 

Cost: Free entry

Where:
Merino's Furniture Venue
500 S Main Street
Mooresville, NC  28115
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Website »

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Fair will feature family-friendly entertainment, carnival rides, food and shows.

Cost: $5-$10, children 4 and younger free

Where:
Route 29 Pavilion
5650 Sandusky Blvd.
Concord, NC  28027
View map »


Sponsor: Queen Charlotte Fair
Website »

More information

Commissioned by ATC and part of the two-play collaboration with Children’s Theatre of Charlotte, this original work explores the questions around a family tragedy and how it impacts the...

Cost: $7.50-$28 general admission

Where:
Hadley Theater
2132 Radcliffe Ave.
, NC
View map »


Website »

More information

Discover how the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association encouraged, trained and inspired evangelists. Go behind the scenes of the historic Itinerant Evangelism conferences in Amsterdam in 1983, 1986...

Cost: Free

Where:
Billy Graham Library
4330 Westmont Drive
, NC
View map »


Sponsor: Billy Graham Library
Telephone: 704-401-3200
Website »

More information

Exhibit explores the 1929 Loray Mill Strike, including why strikers chose to organize with the National Textile Workers Union (NTWU) and how the strike influenced mills across the country. The...

Cost: Free

Where:
Gaston County Museum of Art and History
131 West Main St.
Dallas, NC
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Website »

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Don't miss out on the annual Birdhouse Building Contest to benefit educational programming at Wing Haven. Houses built by registered participants will be on display during the Annual Spring...

Cost: $10

Where:
Wing Haven
260 Ridgewood Ave.
, NC
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This modest exhibition presents twenty works created over four decades by seventeen artists from six different nations. Yet all of them, regardless of their style, form, material or subject proved...

Cost: $5-$9, Children younger than 10 free

Where:
Bechtler Museum of Modern Art
420 S. Tryon St.
, NC
View map »


Website »

More information

Community school of Davidson’s high school theater department will present "Little Women, The Musical," based on the best loved classic by Louisa May Alcott. The timeless tale of...

Cost: $10-$15

Where:
CSD ArtSpace
404 Armour St.
Davidson, NC
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At the Blue Star Blitz Outdoor Recreation Festival, run a 5K or 10K trail race, bike an adult or junior short track race, participate in the hiking challenge, or register for the kids'...

Cost: $10-$40, $5 parking fee for non-competitors

Where:
Anne Springs Close Greenway
Fort Mill, SC


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The annual Charlotte LUNGe Forward 5K Run, Walk and Rally will include a kids' dash and a variety of activities for the entire family.

Cost: $15-$30 to race

Where:
McAlpine Creek Park
8711 Monroe Road
, NC
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Girl Scouts, from Daisies to Juniors, will complete requirements for respective badges, including the new Legacy Artist Badge for Brownies. Register online, and see website for program schedules.

Cost: $15-$60

Where:
Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden
6500 S. New Hope Road
Belmont, NC  28012
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Telephone: 704-829-1294
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See cars of all makes, models and years while enjoying the DJ, family friendly activities, raffles and door prizes.

Cost: $10 per vehicle to register, free to attend

Where:
Discovery Place Kids Parking Garage
105 Gilead Road
Huntersville, NC
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Learn about team building and communication while making new friends. Register online. 

Cost: $20

Where:
Anne Springs Close Greenway
104 Adventure Road
Fort Mill, SC
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Concord Mills presents “Peter Rabbit” at AMC. Doors open at 9:30 a.m., and movie begins at 10 a.m.

Cost: $5

Where:
AMC Concord Mills 24
8421 Concord Mills Blvd.
Concord, NC
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Come in to explore how books permeate so much of what people learn and do. The exhibit focuses on books and authors who have influenced the region.

Cost: Free

Where:
Kings Mountain Historical Museum
100 E. Mountain St.
Kings Mountain , NC  28086
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Sponsor: Kings Mountain Historical Museum
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Children will love hands-on activities that demonstrate work and play in the 18th and 19th centuries. See and pet farm animals, learn about historic farm chores, watch a plowing and milking...

Cost: $6-$10, children 3 and younger free

Where:
Historic Brattonsville
1444 Brattonsville Road
McConnells, NC
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From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., enjoy visits by children's authors and creative activities for kids. In the evening from 6 to 9 p.m., welcome award-winning authors for a reception, readings,...

Cost: Free

Where:
UNC Charlotte’s Center City Campus
320 E. 9th St.
, NC
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Enjoy music, games, prizes, special offers and fun. Then visit Bunnyville for photos with the Easter Bunny.

Cost: Free; cost for photos with Easter Bunny

Where:
Northlake Mall
6801 Northlake Mall Drive
, NC
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Come listen to a story, make a craft and meet the Easter Bunny!

Cost: $13 per child

Where:
SAS Cupcakes
9941 Rea Road
Ste. C
, NC
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Celebrate World Water Day, and learn about water chemistry.

Cost: $6-$7, children 3 and younger free, included with admission

Where:
The Schiele Museum of Natural History
1500 E. Garrison Blvd.
Gastonia, NC
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Reed Gold Mine will celebrate the role of Sarah Reed as an unsung hero in its history with a presentation. Beyond the much-enjoyed “rags to riches” gold rush story, this is the tale of...

Cost: $2 for all ages 8 and older, 7 and younger free

Where:
Reed Gold Mine SHS
9621 Reed Mine Road
Midland, NC  28107
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Telephone: 704-721-4653
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One night while a pair of siblings are having fun with a new friend in their basement, they unearth a mystery that transports them on the adventure of their lives. Along the way, they discover...

Cost: $16+

Where:
Wells Fargo Playhouse
300 E. 7th St.
, NC
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Telephone: 704-973-2828
Website »

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Play Wii-U while developing literacy, critical thinking and teamwork skills.

Cost: Free

Where:
ImaginOn: The Joe & Joan Martin Center
300 E. 7th St.
, NC
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Slog through the creek in boots to search for early spring frogs.

Cost: Free

Where:
McDowell Nature Preserve
15222 York Road
, NC
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This family-friendly event offers music, food, NC beer and wine. Admission is free, but parking is $5 per vehicle. Kids Zone admission, food and drinks are available for purchase.

Cost: Free admission; $5 for parking

Where:
Rural Hill
4431 Neck Road
Huntersville, NC
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Local stars, paired with professional dancers, perform ballroom dance numbers that are scored by judges from the competitive dance world while audience members vote for their favorite star by...

Cost: $125

Where:
Knight Theater at Levine Center for the Arts
430 S. Tryon St.
, NC
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Drop in for a literacy scavenger hunt inspired the children's picture book, "Love" by Matt de la Peña.

Cost: Free

Where:
Myers Park Library
1361 Queens Road
, NC
View map »


Website »

More information

Visit the Easter Bunny, and take a photo. Mon.-Sat., 10am-8pm; Sun., 12-7pm.

Cost: Cost for photos

Where:
Concord Mills
8111 Concord Mills Blvd.
Concord, NC
View map »


Telephone: 704-979-5000
Website »

More information

Little ones bounce under the supervision of their parents and without interference from bigger kids. Jumpers need Sky Socks, which are available for purchase, and a signed waiver.

Cost: $8

Where:
Sky Zone
10200 Centrum Pkwy.
Pineville, NC
View map »


Website »

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Guided trail rides are open to riders of all experience levels.

Cost: $45-$50

Where:
Anne Springs Close Greenway
1058 Horse Road
Fort Mill, SC
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Join B Music Youth for music education and mentorship.

Cost: $31

Where:
Wallace Pruitt Recreation Center
440 Wesley Heights Way
, NC
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Come assemble, paint it and take home a wooden model kit. 3/23: Pirate Ship, 3/30: Race Car, 4/6: Teepee, 4/13: Birdfeeder

Cost: $5

Where:
Village Park Shelter A
119 North Main St.
Kannapolis, NC
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Meet a resident bird and an expert keeper in these half-hour sessions along the Raptor Trail. Saturdays 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., and Sundays 1 and 3 p.m.

Cost: $8-$12, children 3 and younger free

Where:
Carolina Raptor Center
6000 Sample Road
Huntersville, NC
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Sponsor: Carolina Raptor Center
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On Saturdays and Sundays from noon-5pm, the arcade bar opens to all ages with a parent or guardian present.

Cost: Cost for games

Where:
Abari Game Bar
1721 N. Davidson St.
, NC
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Telephone: 980-430-4587
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Music and Movement activities for ages one, two and three! All ages are welcome to attend, and infants receive free admission. Come jam to stories and songs!

Cost: $2 per child

Where:
UWI- Kidz Greenhouse Cafe
5237 Albemarle Road
Suites 211-213
, NC
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Sponsor: United World Initiative's
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Learn about vultures found at Carolina Raptor Center.

Cost: $8-$12, children 3 and younger free, included with admission to Raptor Trail

Where:
Carolina Raptor Center
6000 Sample Road
Huntersville, NC
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Instructors will provide assistance to students in grades K-12 in reading and math. The instructions will be primarily facilitated by NC Educator licensed teachers.  

Cost: Free

Where:
Revolution Park Sports Academy
1225 Remount Road
, NC
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Sponsor: Revolution Park Sports Academy

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Celebrate 20 years of music at Stonecrest with weekly family fun.

Cost: Free

Where:
Stonecrest Shopping Center
7900 Rea Road
, NC
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Stop by Bunnyville on the lower level in Grand Court and have your photo taken with the Easter Bunny.  Mon.-Thurs., 11am-8pm; Fri.-Sat., 10am-9pm; Sun., noon-6pm. Bunny will take...

Cost: Free to visit; costs for pictures

Where:
Northlake Mall
6801 Northlake Mall Drive
, NC
View map »


Website »

More information

Experience the immersive world of bugs and their amazing abilities that inspire human innovation. Larger-than-life bug models guide a journey through hands-on activities and challenges. Get up...

Cost: $16-$20, children younger than 2 free, includes museum admission

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


Telephone: 704-372-6261
Website »

More information

Creepy Nature is designed to share the actual science of weird and unusual plants and animals. This exhibit features horror fiction concepts like vampires, zombies, mummies and alien invaders....

Cost: $6-$7, includes museum admission

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


Telephone: 704-866-6908
Website »

More information

One night while a pair of siblings are having fun with a new friend in their basement, they unearth a mystery that transports them on the adventure of their lives. Along the way, they discover...

Cost: $15+

Where:
Wells Fargo Playhouse
300 E. 7th St.
, NC
View map »


Website »

More information

In his delicately rendered sculptures, Michael Sherrill seeks to elicit a sense of wonder from viewers.

Cost: $15-$6; Free for children 4 and younger; Included in admission

Where:
Mint Museum Uptown
500 South Tryon St.
, NC
View map »


Website »

More information

Featuring more than 50 international artists and more than 100 works of art, Under Construction explores the growth of the collage technique and aesthetic in the work of Romare Bearden and his...

Cost: $15-$6; Free for children 4 and younger; Included in admission

Where:
Mint Museum Uptown
500 South Tryon St.
, NC
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Visitors explore a dynamic and diverse dress tradition and the increasingly interconnected fashion worlds that it inhabits. See "popular" garments, runway fashions designed by...

Cost: $15-$6; Free for children 4 and younger; Included in admission

Where:
Mint Museum Randolph
2730 Randolph Road
, NC
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Telephone: 704-337-2000
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The Levine JCC is thrilled to present three PlayPlay shows this season, "Psshh," "Wee" and "Shalom." Shows recommended for the very young. Check website for show times.

Cost: $12

Where:
Levine Jewish Community Center
5007 Providence Road
, NC
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Telephone: 704-366-5007
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"Welcome to Brookhill" is a collection of images that, like poetry, stir emotion. The photographs reveal what this neighborhood, like every other neighborhood, has come to be to its...

Cost: $7-$9, Children 5 and younger free

Where:
The Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts and Culture
551 S. Tryon St.
, NC
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Travel down the rabbit hole and join Alice, one of literature’s most beloved heroines, in her madcap adventures. Featuring updated songs from Disney’s thrilling animated motion picture,...

Cost: $10

Where:
Ballantyne Arts Center
11318 North Community House Road
, NC
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With artistic dialogue, the Through this Lens community will offer our larger community a look through the many lenses of the immigrant experience.

Cost: $6-$10, children 5 and younger free

Where:
Levine Museum of the New South
200 E. 7th St.
, NC
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Three madcap actors weave their wicked way through all of Shakespeare's comedies, histories and tragedies in one wild, hysterical ride!

Cost: $12-$29

Where:
Armour Street Theatre
307 Armour St.
Davidson, NC
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Telephone: 704-892-7953
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Four men were to be crucified that day in Jerusalem. Only three crosses were raised. This is the story of The Fourth Cross. See website for show times on March 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23, 29, 30...

Cost: $10-$37

Where:
NarroWay Theatre
3327 Hwy 51
Fort Mill, SC  29715
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Sponsor: NarroWay Productions
Telephone: 803-802-2300
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Fair will feature family-friendly entertainment, carnival rides, food and shows.

Cost: $5-$10, children 4 and younger free

Where:
Route 29 Pavilion
5650 Sandusky Blvd.
Concord, NC  28027
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Sponsor: Queen Charlotte Fair
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Commissioned by ATC and part of the two-play collaboration with Children’s Theatre of Charlotte, this original work explores the questions around a family tragedy and how it impacts the...

Cost: $7.50-$28 general admission

Where:
Hadley Theater
2132 Radcliffe Ave.
, NC
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Discover how the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association encouraged, trained and inspired evangelists. Go behind the scenes of the historic Itinerant Evangelism conferences in Amsterdam in 1983, 1986...

Cost: Free

Where:
Billy Graham Library
4330 Westmont Drive
, NC
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Sponsor: Billy Graham Library
Telephone: 704-401-3200
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Exhibit explores the 1929 Loray Mill Strike, including why strikers chose to organize with the National Textile Workers Union (NTWU) and how the strike influenced mills across the country. The...

Cost: Free

Where:
Gaston County Museum of Art and History
131 West Main St.
Dallas, NC
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Explore another part of the world through the IMAX original film, "Pandas," a breathtaking documentary adventure high in the mountains of Sichuan, China.

Cost: $5-$10

Where:
Discovery Place Science
301 N Tryon St.
, NC
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Don't miss out on the annual Birdhouse Building Contest to benefit educational programming at Wing Haven. Houses built by registered participants will be on display during the Annual Spring...

Cost: $10

Where:
Wing Haven
260 Ridgewood Ave.
, NC
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This modest exhibition presents twenty works created over four decades by seventeen artists from six different nations. Yet all of them, regardless of their style, form, material or subject proved...

Cost: $5-$9, Children younger than 10 free

Where:
Bechtler Museum of Modern Art
420 S. Tryon St.
, NC
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Community school of Davidson’s high school theater department will present "Little Women, The Musical," based on the best loved classic by Louisa May Alcott. The timeless tale of...

Cost: $10-$15

Where:
CSD ArtSpace
404 Armour St.
Davidson, NC
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