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Best Bad Weather Activities For Kids In Charlotte

November 29, 2013 7:00 AM

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In Charlotte, NC, there are many places where families can go to enjoy indoor activities, all of which can be appreciated by mom and dad as well. Charlotte’s diversity, in combination with its community embracing many different walks of life, has opened new ideas and explorations for families to enjoy. Depending on your goal for the day, you can choose from drama or a museum and end the day with happy, yet tired children.
Discovery Place
301 N. Tryon St.
Charlotte, NC 28202
(704) 372-6261

Discovery Place is an interactive, unending science and nature museum. The interactive exhibits can be enjoyed by children and adults and the museum also holds fun and informative sessions on certain topics like reptiles or ecosystems. The non-profit museum consists of  science exhibits, a specialty exhibit and a nature walk. There is a pond where you can touch and gently hold amphibians for reasons of exploration and to promote innovation. Discovery Place is by far an educational choice that cannot go wrong for pleasing the kids on a rainy day.

300 E. 7th St.
Charlotte, NC 28202
(704) 416-4600

The ingenious collaboration between Charlotte-Mecklenburg Libraries and Children’s Theatre of Charlotte blossomed into a bustling and popular alternative to a traditional library: ImaginOn. ImaginOn is a children’s library and theater combined into one twisted, Picasso-like world located in downtown Charlotte. One walk inside and your children will have multiple directions to chose from, all providing some level of education in the arts or sciences. There are drama classes and teen info sessions; many levels of interest for everyone in the family.

Kate’s Skating Rink
14500 Independence Blvd.
Indian Trail, NC 28079
(704) 821-7465

Roller skating is making a big comeback. Kids are starting to re-embrace the freeing feeling of riding on eight wheels. Kate’s Skating rink, a skating rink that has been in the Charlotte area for over a decade, offers a traditional roller rink and a DJ to play the newest hits and is open everyday except Wednesdays. “Home of the Best Birthdays in Town,” the family-owned business also offers skating lessons for children and adults, summer camps and after-school programs. Visit the website for the upcoming week’s events.

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Charlotte Nature Museum
1658 Sterling Road
Charlotte, NC 28209
(704) 372-6261

An extension of the Discovery Place, Charlotte’s Nature Museum focuses on the sprouting beauty of nature in its entirety. Sitting right on the PawPaw Nature Path, the nature museum embraces all levels of nature. From desert to tropical, your family can learn much about the wonders of Mother Nature. In addition to animal and plant exhibits, there are interactive and collaborative activities for the family to participate in and surely enjoy. In addition to hands-on nature sessions and the discovery of exotic animals, the family can also enjoy a breath-taking free-flying butterfly exhibit as well.

The Children’s Theatre of Charlotte
300 E. 7th St.
Charlotte, NC 28202
(704) 973-2800

From the beginning of the day to the end, there is not a moment where childhood boredom could invade. The Children’s Theatre has a vast range of services and happenings. The family can enjoy a play or embark on family acting class, and the theater arranges the schedules based on the season. You can go to the website and scheduling will be available for the different plays and workshops being offered for any given day.

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