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Genghis Khan

Through April 30

Explore the culture, conquests and heritage of the world's greatest conqueror when the treasures and stories of Genghis Khan are presented in Charlotte for the first time. Experience life in 13th-century Mongolia, entering the tents, battlegrounds and marketplaces of a vanished world. Explore Genghis Khan's life and those of his sons and grandsons during the formation, peak and decline of the Mongol Empire. View gold jewelry and ornaments, silk robes, musical instruments, pottery, sophisticated weaponry and numerous other fascinating relics and elaborate artifacts. $13-$17

Discovery Place (map)
301 N. Tryon St.
Uptown
phone 704-372-6261

Cool Stuff

Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Wednesdays, 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Saturdays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sundays, 12-5 p.m.

Exhibit explores science and physics through hands-on interaction and experimentation. The exhibit allows visitors to launch objects into the air, lie on a bed of nails, crush a garbage can, use a laser to listen to secret messages and more. Admission to the museum is $12 for adults; $10 for seniors and $9 for children; Free admission to children under 2 years old

Discovery Place (map)
301 N. Tryon St.
Uptown
phone 704-372-6261

Explore More Stuff

Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Wednesdays, 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Saturdays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sundays, 12-5 p.m.

Discover the secrets of stuff through chemistry and physics in this exhibit, which allows visitors to experiment with forces and materials that involve magnetism, electricity and more. Admission to the museum is $12 for adults; $10 for seniors and $9 for children; Free admission to children under 2 years old

Discovery Place (map)
301 N. Tryon St.
Uptown
phone 704-372-6261

KidScience

Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Wednesdays, 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Saturdays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sundays, 12-5 p.m.
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Fun and learning go hand in hand at this exhibit for young visitors. The stimulating atmosphere relates to science and math. Children will learn by touching and testing different environments and activities, including water tables, wind tunnels, blocks, gears and air tubes. Admission to the museum is $12 for adults; $10 for seniors and $9 for children; Free admission to children under 2 years old

Discovery Place (map)
301 N. Tryon St.
Uptown
phone 704-372-6261

World Alive

Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Wednesdays, 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Saturdays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sundays, 12-5 p.m.

Exhibit explores the Earths's biodiversity, through a range of habitats and live species. From rainforests to aquariums, viewers can broaden their education and experience related hands-on activities. Admission to the museum is $12 for adults; $10 for seniors and $9 for children; Free admission to children under 2 years old

Discovery Place (map)
301 N. Tryon St.
Uptown
phone 704-372-6261

Cotton Fields to Sky Scrapers

Mondays-Saturdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sundays, 12-5 p.m.

The interactive exhibit features Charlotte and its 13 surrounding counties as a case study to illustrate the profound changes in the South since the Civil War. $6 for adults; $5 for seniors, students and children 6-18 years old; Free for children 5 years old and under

Levine Museum of the New South (map)
200 E. 7th St.
Uptown
phone 704-333-1887

Charlotte Nature Museum Exhibits

Tuesdays-Fridays, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sundays, 12-5 p.m.

Features live exhibits of mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibians native to North Carolina. Get close to wildlife by walking among butterflies in a Butterfly Pavilion, observing live animals in both Creative Cavern and Insect Alley, hanging out in "Our Big Backyard" or exploring the Paw Paw Nature Trail.

Charlotte Nature Museum (map)
1658 Sterling Road
South Charlotte
phone 704-372-6261

Charlotte Stories: Our Collections, Your Treasures

Tuesdays-Saturdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sundays, 1-5 p.m.

Highlights a variety of treasures from the Charlotte Museum of History collection, as well as borrowed items. $6 for adults; $5 for students and seniors; $3 for children 6-12 years old; Free for children under 6 years old

Charlotte Museum of History (map)
3500 Shamrock Drive
East Charlotte
phone 704-568-1774

Charlotte's Pole to Pole Flag

Tuesdays-Saturdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sundays, 1-5 p.m.

This exhibit traces a Charlotte city flag's journey to the North and South Poles. $6 for adults; $5 for students and seniors; $3 for children 6-12 years old; Free for children under 6 years old

Charlotte Museum of History (map)
3500 Shamrock Drive
East Charlotte
phone 704-568-1774

Mecklenburg: Crossroads of Commerce

Tuesdays-Saturdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sundays, 1-5 p.m.

Tells the story of Charlotte from the nation's first Gold Rush through the Civil War, World War II and other significant events leading to the present day. $6 for adults; $5 for students and seniors; $3 for children 6-12 years old; Free for children under 6 years old

Charlotte Museum of History (map)
3500 Shamrock Drive
East Charlotte
phone 704-568-1774

Settlement in the Backcountry

Tuesdays-Saturdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sundays, 1-5 p.m.

Learn about 18th century settlers who traveled the Great Wagon Road into the rugged N.C. Piedmont frontier. You can also view Charlotte as it appeared in 1775 through an interactive diorama. $6 for adults; $5 for students and seniors; $3 for children 6-12 years old; Free for children under 6 years old

Charlotte Museum of History (map)
3500 Shamrock Drive
East Charlotte
phone 704-568-1774

Solving the Rock House Mysteries

Tuesdays-Saturdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sundays, 1-5 p.m.

Chronicles the restoration of the Alexander homesite and explores the names, faces, myths and legends surrounding the more than 230-year-old home. $6 for adults; $5 for students and seniors; $3 for children 6-12 years old; Free for children under 6 years old

Charlotte Museum of History (map)
3500 Shamrock Drive
East Charlotte
phone 704-568-1774

PETTY: Building a Family Legacy

Through July 28, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
phone 888-902-6463
marketing@crva.com

The role of family has been synonymous with NASCAR since its inception, and few pedigrees epitomize its significance as perfectly as the Petty family’s. Featuring artifacts that have never been seen by the public, this exhibit explores how, across four generations, the Petty family’s accomplishments on and off the track have left an indelible mark on the lives of many. Coinciding with Richard Petty’s 80th birthday in July, the exhibit also gives fans an interactive way to honor “The King” as he reaches this milestone. $12.95-$19.95

http://www.nascarhall.com/events/petty-building-a-family-legacy
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NASCAR Hall of Fame (map)
400 E. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.
Uptown
phone 704-654-4400
PETTY: Building a Family Legacy

Rockin’ & Racin’

Ongoing

This exhibit explores the musical roots of NASCAR. Mostly, that means showcasing cars that have been driven by musicians, featured in music videos (like a 1959 Chevrolet Corvette in Brad Paisley’s “Old Alabama”) and sponsored by musicians (like the 2012 Juan Pablo Montoya No. 42 Chevrolet with Taylor Swift on the hood). There’s more than 40 artifacts, including guitars, trophies, attire and more. (Anita Overcash) $12.95-$19.95; free for children 5 years old and under

NASCAR Hall of Fame (map)
400 E. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.
Uptown
phone 704-654-4400

Historic Latta Plantation Tours

Ongoing

Site tours include an optional 15 minute introductory video, a guided tour of the plantation home and a self-guided tour of the grounds.

Historic Latta Plantation (map)
5225 Sample Road
Huntersville
phone 704-875-2312
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