Out & about: January 4 - 10

Find something fun to do this week with your family in the Queen City.
Find something fun to do this week with your family in the Queen City.

Monday January 4

CMS is back in school!

Babes in the Woods 10:30 - 11:30 am at McDowell Nature Preserve Tuck your little one in a stroller and join one of our educators for an easy walk along our paved nature trail. Relax, chat, and experience what nature has to offer this month in a casual, social setting. In case of inclement weather, meet inside the Nature Center for indoor playtime. Registration required.

Tuesday, January 5

Toddler Tuesdays at SEA LIFE in Concord. One FREE child with the purchase of an adult ticket.

Can You Find the Gold? at Discovery Place KIDS Huntersville at Town Center 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. January 1848 is when gold was first discovered in California. Come to learn about the color, luster, and hardness of different rocks and minerals. See some real gold too!

Wednesday, January 6

Meow Woof at Charlotte Nature Museum 12:30pm in the Dragonfly Theatre Learn how dogs and cats have evolved to make wonderful companions and how to care for them so you and they will live happily together. Join the fun at 12:30 p.m. in Dragonfly Theatre.

Mint Museum free admission Enjoy an evening family outing as both locations of The Mint Museum offer free general admission every Wednesday from 5–9 p.m.

Thursday, January 7

BodyWorlds Exhibit at Discovery Place See the human body in all its stages across the arc of aging and in all its conditions in this all-new exhibition. Featuring more than 100 real human specimens preserved through the process of plastination, discover the complexity, vulnerability and resiliency of the human body.

Friday, January 8

Monster Jam 7:30pm at Time Warner Cable Arena Watch monster trucks face off in racing and freestyle competitions

Saturday, Jan. 9, 2016 – 2 p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 9, 2016 – 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, January 9

Discovery Place Boy Scout Merit Badge Workshops: Electricity and Chemistry 10:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m. and 1:45 - 5:30 Boy Scouts ages 12-17 collaborate with other Boy Scouts and Discovery Place educators to earn your badges. Cost: $35 for one class or $55 for two classes. Includes Museum admission.To register, call 704.372.6261 x300.

Store Grand Opening at Reid’s SouthPark Mall Stop by the store for local tastings, Reid's Specialty Food Tastings, Beer Tastings, BBQ Sandwich special and drawings for giveaways.At 4 pm a Free Oyster Roast begins on the patio until the last oyster is shucked!

Shabutaso presents Munekera at Children’s Theatre of Charlotte See amazing skill, energy, and drums – a fiery combination. These master drummers and dancers bring you the fire of the djembe (drum), the dance, and all the music and drama that bring the African spectacle alive. Recommended for ages 6+

Monster Jam 2 p.m. & 7:30pm at Time Warner Cable Arena Watch monster trucks face off in racing and freestyle competitions

Civil War Winter Quarters Living History at Latta Plantation 10am - 4pm The American Civil War was no easy time for soldiers or civilians, especially during the long cold winter months. Learn of illnesses that plagued the camps and ways civilians passed time while loved ones were away at war.

Russian Speaking Children’s New Year Celebration 11 a.m. All are invited to the annual celebration of Russian holiday traditions. Dana Auditorium, Queens University, 1900 Selwyn Avenue. Tickets are $10 at the door.