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There are great museums available for your child's enjoyment.

Afro-American Cultural Center
The Center’s permanent collection consists of over 100 works of art from renowned artists such as Elizabeth Catlett, Romare Bearden, John Biggers. The collection also includes original works of art, printed pieces, sculptures and African artifacts. 401 N. Meyrs St., Charlotte
(704)364-1565
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Charlote Museum of History
The Charlotte Museum of History offers audience-focused programs and exhibits spanning the region's history, while providing an historic context for understanding how conditions and decisions of the past impact the region today and shape its future. 3500 Shamrock Dr, Charlotte, NC
(704)568-1774
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Charlotte Aviation Museum
Housed in the original hangar built for Charlotte's first municipal airport, numerouse aircraft are on exhibit
4108 Airport Dr, Charlotte
(704)359-8442
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Charlotte Nature Museum
Next to Freedom Park, this urban science center exhibits animals and plants of the Piedmont, a nature trail and puppet theater; and includes a butterfly garden
1658 Sterling Road, Charlotte
(704)372-6261.
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Charlotte Trolley Museum
Historical look at Charlott'e former trolley system and offers rides downtown on a restored trolley
2100 S Blvd Charlotte
(704)375-0850
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Discovery Place
Science and technology take center stage at this hands-on museum, which includes discovery halls, an aquarium, the Charlotte Observer IMAX® Dome Theatre, the Challenger Learning Center, an aquarium and KidsPlace toddler room
301 N. Tryon St., Charlotte
(704)372-6261.
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Discovery Place KIDS
Discovery Place KIDS offers an adventure in play adventure for children age birth through 7 and their parents or caregivers. The Museum provides extraordinary and rich play experiences that value imagination, fun and learning. Join us for daily puppet shows and story time.
105 Gilead Road, Huntersville, NC 28078
704-372-6261.
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ImaginOn
A collaborative venture of the Public Library of Charlotte & Mecklenburg County and the Children's Theatre of Charlotte
300 E. Seventh Street
(704)973-2780
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Levine Museum of the New South
Levine Museum of the New South is an interactive history museum that provides the most comprehensive interpretation of post-Civil War southern society featuring men, women and children, black and white, rich and poor, long-time residents and newcomers. 200 E 7th St Charlotte
(704)333-1877
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McDowell Nature Center
Delight kids with the creepy, crawly insects featured at this education center and the surrounding 1,108-acre McDowell Park on Lake Wylie
15222 York Road, Charlotte
704-588-5224.
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Mint Museum of Art
The Mint holds a permanent collection of American paintings and sculpture
2730 Randolph Road, Charlotte
(704)337-2000
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UNCC Botanical Gardens & Sculpture Garden
Take a break from city life at three green spots: the Van Landingham Glen, a rhododendron garden; the Susie Harwood Garden, with year-round displays; and the McMillan Greenhouse, which includes a rain forest and orchids. 9201 University City Blvd Charlotte
(704)547-2870
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Children's Museum of Iredell County
Children's Museum consists of "hands-on" exhibits for children ages two through twelve.
50l S. Mulberry Street, Statesville, NC
(704)872-4773
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Energy Explorium
Contains hands-on energy exhibits. Children can play video games and learn how electricity is made
13339 Hagers Ferry Rd, Huntersville
(704)875-5600
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N.C. Auto Racing Hall of Fame
Mini theatre and displays of auto racing memorabilia. Over 35 race cars.
119 Knob Hill Rd, Lakeside Park, Mooresville
(704)663-5331
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The Energy Explorium at Lake Norman
Learn about different forms of energy with hands-on exhibits at McGuire Nuclear Station
13339 Hagers Ferry Road, Huntersville
704-875-5600.
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Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens
Spread out over 110 acres, these gardens feature colorful flowers, distinctive plants, fountains and trails.
6500 S. New Hope Rd, Gastonia, NC
(704)825-4400
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EdVenture Children's Museum
67000 Sq Ft - The biggest Children's Museum in the South
211 Gervais St. Columbia SC
(803)779-3100
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Gaston County Museum of Art & History
Museum and art gallery housed in restored Victorian period Hoffman House Hotel
131 W. Main St., Dallas
(704)922-7681
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Mint Hill Country Doctor's Museum
4311 Hillside Dr., Mint Hill
(704)545-5766
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N.C. Transportation Museum
This museum contains an authentic train depot, antique automobiles, and a 37 stall roundhouse that includes 25 locomotives and other exhibit areas. The museum offers seasonal train rides, guided tours, and special events scheduled throughout the year.
411 S. Salisbury Ave., Spencer, NC
704-636-2889
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North Carolina Aviation Museum
Stans in Aw of Magnificent Machinery
2222 Pilot's View Road. Asheboro, NC
(336)-625-0170
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Schiele Museum of Natural History
The Schiele Museum offers exceptional opportunities for families and visitors of all ages to see the region's rocks and minerals, hills and rivers, plants and animals with fresh wonder.
1500 East Garrison Blvd., Gastonia,
704.866.6900
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