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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Smoke: A Tribute to Tony Stewart

Through Feb. 24, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
phone 704-654-4400
guestservices@nascarhall.com

Some NASCAR drivers race to live, but Tony Stewart lives to race. The 2016 season marked the end of Stewart’s memorable career as a NASCAR driver. During his NASCAR premier series career, he earned three championships and 13th place on the all-time wins list. But NASCAR is only part of his story. Stewart, known as “Smoke,” also achieved success in open-wheel and go-kart racing and as a team owner later in his career. This exhibit explores Stewart’s incredible achievements in motorsports from his early days of racing to present day. $12.95- $19.95

http://www.nascarhall.com
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NASCAR Hall of Fame (map)
400 E. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.
Uptown
phone 704-654-4400
Smoke: A Tribute to Tony Stewart

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

The Life and Times of Congressman Robert Smalls

Through Jan. 22

Robert Smalls’ life traced a trajectory from escaped slave to Civil War hero to South Carolina legislator and US Congressman. He piloted two warships and helped create South Carolina’s first public schools. Artifacts in this exhibit — offering a view of war and reconstruction — include letters, photos and a replica of the “big house” where Smalls was enslaved. $5-$8

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

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

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
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