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


Museums –

The Mint Museum

2730 Randolph Rd, Charlotte, NC 28207

(704) 337-2000

Art Museum


Mint Museum Of Art

500 S Tryon St, Charlotte, NC 28202

(704) 337-2000


Levine Museum Of The New South

200 E 7th St, Charlotte, NC 28202

(704) 333-1887

Museum of Southern History


Bechtler Museum of Modern Art

420 S Tryon St, Charlotte, NC 28202

(704) 376-1101

Art Museum


Charlotte Museum Of History

3500 Shamrock Dr, Charlotte, NC 28215

(980) 209-1021

History Museum‎


Charlotte Nature Museum

301 N Tryon St, Charlotte, NC 28202

(704) 372-6261

Nature Museum


The Light Factory

345 N College St # 211, Charlotte, NC 28202

(704) 333-9755

Art and Cultural Center


Charlotte Trolley Inc

1507 Camden Rd, Charlotte, NC 28203

(704) 375-0850

History of Charlotte Trolley


Carolinas Aviation Museum

4672 First Flight Dr, Charlotte, NC 28208

(704) 359-8442

Flight Museum


Latibah Museum

720 Tuckaseegee Rd, Charlotte, NC 28208

(704) 333-2426

History Museum


Mint Hill Country Doctor’s Museum

4311 Hillside Dr, Mint Hill, NC 28227

(704) 573-0726

Local Medical History Museum


Armed Forces Museum & Archives

1215 Glenshannon Rd, Matthews, NC 28105

(704) 847-8743

Military Museum