Afro-American Cultural Center
Through comprehensive programs and presentations in the visual arts, performing arts and through innovative educational programs, the Afro-American Cultural Center (AACC) preserves, promotes, and presents African-American art, history, and culture to all citizens of Charlotte-Mecklenburg, the surrounding counties and the nation.
Charlotte Museum of History
At the Charlotte Museum of History, you'll find the people, the places, and the things that tell Charlotte's story, the region's story, and perhaps even part of your own story. Come visit the museum and discover... History Preserved and History in the Making.
The Charlotte Symphony offers concerts regularly throughout the year. Series include: classics, pops, family matinees and "Lollipops" for children. The Oratorio Singers of Charlotte (OSC) serve as the official chorus of the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra, while the Charlotte Symphony Junior Youth Orchestra maintains a membership of 78 students, all from Charlotte and surrounding counties.
Discovery Place, a major attraction in the southeast and one of the best science centers in the country, is located in uptown Charlotte. This hands-on, minds-on museum attracts nearly 700,000 visitors and serves over 240,000 school children each year.
Hezekiah Alexander Historic Homesite
The house on the grounds of the Charlotte Museum of History is the Revolutionary Era home of Hezekiah Alexander. Built in 1774, it is the oldest surviving structure in Charlotte and Mecklenburg County and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
The International House
Make new friends while learning about another country, culture, language.
Levine Museum of the New South
Levine Museum of the New South tells the story of post-Civil War
southern history in interactive, multi-sensory exhibits that engage visitors of all ages. Located in downtown Charlotte in a newly renovated facility, the museum features an award-winning permanent exhibit, Cotton Fields to Skyscrapers, as well as a variety of changing exhibits.
The Light Factory
Expanding the traditional model of the art museum, The Light Factory functions as a dynamic, non-collecting laboratory for the education and presentation of photographic art and current issues.
The Mint Museum of Art has diverse permanent collections and changing exhibitions of regional, national and international artists and cultures. Activities for adults and children include art classes, lectures, tours and independent films.
North Carolina Blumenthal Performing Arts Center & Spirit Square
In November 1992, the North Carolina Blumenthal Performing Arts Center opened its doors and began to earn its reputation as an exceptional regional multi-use state-of-the-art cultural facility. The Center includes the 2100-seat Belk Theater and the 434-seat Booth Playhouse.
NC Dance Theatre
View the North Carolina Dance Theatre's 30th anniversary season schedule.
President James K. Polk State Historic Site
This site is located on land once owned by the parents of James K. Polk, the 11th U.S. president. The state historic site commemorates significant events in the Polk administration: the Mexican-American War, settlement of the Oregon boundary dispute, and the annexation of California. Reconstructions of typical homestead buildings—a log house, separate kitchen, and barn—are authentically furnished. The visitor center features a film on Polk's life and exhibits on his family and tumultuous presidency.
Historic Rosedale Plantation
Formerly a 911 acre plantation, this now includes the 1815 manor house and eight acres of beautiful grounds and gardens.
Reedy Creek Environmental Center
Located on a 700-acre nature preserve, this nature center features hands-on exhibits, nature trail, guided walks, and naturalist lab, environmental programs and science workshops.
The Charlotte Nature Museum
This smaller nature center features a live animal room, nature trail, and puppet theater.