6 spots for indoor family fun in Charlotte

Michelle Lloyd Eastridge


The weather forecast for Friday looks wet and dreary, but that doesn’t mean the spring break fun has to end! Check out these six indoor Charlotte attractions that always win with the kids!

ImaginOn. This uptown magnet of family fun is part children’s theatre, part library, and it’s always free. While Children's Theatre productions require tickets, in other areas kids can put on a puppet show, play with trains, try on costumes, play computer games and, of course, check out books. The facility has lots of free storytimes each week, as well as rotating exhibits in its lobby. 300 E 7th St.

Schiele Museum of Natural History. American Indian culture, early Piedmont history, interactive permanent galleries, special hands-on exhibits and programs interpreting more than 400 years of Piedmont history.

Discovery Place: Hands-on science and technology museum. Rotating exhibits plus a three-story rain forest, aquarium and The Charlotte Observer Omnimax Theatre showing IMAX movies. 301 N Tryon

NASCAR Hall of Fame: 150,000 square feet of fun filled artifacts, 50 interactive attractions, viewing parties and more! $19.95 adults, $12.92 children. 400 East Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard

Carolina Aviation Museum: Learn about different aircrafts and sit in the cockpit to see what it is like to fly them. $12 adults, $8 children. 4672 First Flight Drive

Ray’s Splash Planet: Indoor water park operated by Mecklenburg County’s parks department. Ride the slides, circulate in the current pool, get doused with buckets or do the dousing with squirt guns. $6 day pass. 215 N Sycamore St.