12 Last Minute Family Weekend Fun Ideas

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Countdown to Kindergarten. Practice carrying a lunch, visit a mock classroom and experience what it is like on the first day of Kindergarten. Discovery Place KIDS-Huntersville, 105 Gilead Road, Huntersville.

Nasa Space Camp. Discover the world of science through fun and educational hands-on activities. Beatties Ford Regional Library, 2412 Beatties Ford Road.

Studio Movie Grill Presents: Madagascar 3. Cool down for a bit of entertainment at the Epicentre. Studio Movie Grill, 210 E. Trade St.

Uh-Oh! by Play Play! Theatre. Bring your little one out to play for a fun afternoon of engagement through toys. Wells Fargo Playhouse, 300 E. 7th St.

Back to School Summer Festival. Have fun learning and exploring educational activities. Stick around for free school supplies. Hickory Grove Public Library and Sugar Creek Public Library.

Nature Creations: Toad Abodes. Create whimsical boats, face flowers and collages. McDowell Nature Center, 15222 York Road.

The Wizard of Oz. Travel through Dorothy’s imagination and meet her friends along the way. Dalton F. Theater, 1206 Elizabeth Ave.

Wild in the Water. Get to know aquatic habits and learn about the different sea creatures that live in North Carolina. Charlotte Nature Museum, 1658 Sterling Road.

Fluttering Butterflies. Catch a few butterflies and learn about their life from being caterpillar to a beautiful creation. Reedy Creek Nature Center, 2900 Rocky River Road.

Hubble. Watch the breathtaking documentary about the telescope that forever changed the way outerspace is viewed. Hurry! The last showing is on August 21. Discovery Place, 301 N. Tryon St.

McDowell Craft Corner. Make arts and crafts with materials made from nature. Explore the outdoors and enjoy games and songs. McDowell Nature Center, 15222 York Road.

Tarheel Kids Consignment Sale. Enjoy this seasonal sale featuring children’s clothing, maternity wear, toys and more. Cabarrus Arena , 4751 US Hwy. 49 North, Concord.

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