Saturday, December 29, 2012

Top 5 Rainy Day Destinations in Charlotte, NC

Charlotte, NC is a gorgeous city with beautiful weather the majority of the year, but every once in a while we do get a drizzly day. We take this opportunity to visit one of our favorite top 5 places in Charlotte to check out on a rainy day.

1. Discovery Place Uptown
  • Aquarium, water table, under 3 play area, animal encounters, science based experiences, building area, IMAX theater and  more!
  • $12 Adults, $10 Kids 2-13, under 2 free
  • IMAX additional cost

2. Discovery Place Kids - Huntersville
  • Child sized city including veterinarian office, bank, grocery store, restaurant, rock wall, farm, fire station, underwater, craft area, jungle gym, under 3 play area, dress up, stage and puppet shows.
  • Closed Mondays
  • $8, under 1 free

3. Charlotte Nature Museum
  • Animal encounters, butterfly pavilion, creature cavern, fort wild outdoor play area, our big back yard tunnels, insect alley, paw paw nature trail 
  • $6 per person, under 2 free

4. Sea Life
  • Thousands of sea creatures, touch pool, underwater tunnel
  • Climbing gym 
  • Lower ticket prices when you buy online. 
5. Imaginon
  • Children's library, story time, kids theater and theater classes, indoor play
  • Free entry for Imagnion, costs varies for theater productions, free parking under Imagnion for 1.5 hours - underground garage access from 6th street. See website for a map because it can be confusing the first time you visit.


  1. Never been to Plaza Fiesta Carolinas. It looks a great place to let the kids try out before summer hits and school is out. We love Imagnion. Every time we go my daughter never wants to leave. She's also obsessed with the aquarium and Kid's Science Room at the Discovery Place.