Fun and Education Places to Go
Library: (Free) Utilize the public library system. Kids can have their own library cards and can check out their own books. Check out storytimes at each branch and many times in other languages.
Imaginon (Free) – Also part of the library system. This encompasses more than just a library, it is a special place for kids with all kinds of activities and Children’s Theatre. Make sure to visit Studio I when you are there.
Discovery Place: This is not free but it is one of the coolest science play places you could ever imagine. There are all kinds of activities and science experiments plus shows, displays and learning opportunities. The omnimax theatre is within Discovery Place showing movies in the most unusual and spectacular manner.
Nature Center: A center to learn all about nature and it amazing aspects. They have an amazing outdoor trail space out back. Check out the animals, puppet shows, Saturday activities, nature trails, sandbox and building gear out back. It really is awesome.
Freedom Park (and all the public parks)- walk around the lake or check out the playgrounds on either end – Princeton Park is enclosed – the other playground by the train is wide open.
Wing Haven – Garden and Bird Sanctuary
The Mint Museum
2730 Randolph Rd, Charlotte, NC 28207
Mint Museum Of Art
500 S Tryon St, Charlotte, NC 28202
Levine Museum Of The New South
200 E 7th St, Charlotte, NC 28202
Museum of Southern History
Bechtler Museum of Modern Art
420 S Tryon St, Charlotte, NC 28202
Charlotte Museum Of History
3500 Shamrock Dr, Charlotte, NC 28215
Charlotte Nature Museum
301 N Tryon St, Charlotte, NC 28202
The Light Factory
345 N College St # 211, Charlotte, NC 28202
Art and Cultural Center
Charlotte Trolley Inc
1507 Camden Rd, Charlotte, NC 28203
History of Charlotte Trolley
Carolinas Aviation Museum
4672 First Flight Dr, Charlotte, NC 28208
720 Tuckaseegee Rd, Charlotte, NC 28208
Mint Hill Country Doctor’s Museum
4311 Hillside Dr, Mint Hill, NC 28227
Local Medical History Museum
Armed Forces Museum & Archives
1215 Glenshannon Rd, Matthews, NC 28105