Spring Break is over…less than 2 months of school left! So many fun things to enjoy over the coming months and into the summer. Weekends are filled with festivals and fairs and family-fun is paramount. Enjoy this wonderful time of year in the Queen City.

Creating with Books: The Plant Cycle

April 17 @ 10:30am

Independence Library

Little ones are invited to learn about the plant cycle through books and hands on activities. Part of the NC Science Festival.

Rookie Science: Build a Boat STEM Challenge

April 18 @ 4:30pm

Steele Creek Library

Elementary ages are invited to a boat building challenge as part of the NC Science Festival. Please register.

Mini Masters Adult/Child Workshop

April 19 & 22 @ 1:30pm

Mint Museum Randolph

Explore the Wyeth collection of children’s illustrations and make a gnome or fairy house to take home. Registration required.

Come See Me Festival

April 20-29 Schedule varies by day

Rock Hill, SC

So many fun things to enjoy as this festival happens for the next 10 days. This week, don’t miss the parade on 4/20, the Beach Bash on 4/21, festival zones on 4/22 and Sundaes with Glen & Mother Goose on 4/23.

Tuck Fest

April 21-23 Schedule varies by day

US National Whitewater Center

A fun-filled weekend for the whole family. Don’t miss the Kids Obstacle Challenge on Friday 5:30-7pm and Saturday 10am-7pm.

The Buzz on Bees

April 22 @ 9:00am-12:00pm

Discovery Place Nature

Don’t miss April’s Creature Feature today all about bees. Learn about how important they are for our world.

Earth Play

April 22 @ 10:00am-3:00pm

Schiele Museum of Natural History

Celebrate Earth Day at the Schiele with classic carnival games and conservation organizations on hand to share information.

We Dig Earth Day

April 22 @ 11:15am

Discovery Place Kids

Celebrate Earth Day by planting seeds and digging in the dirt today.

Statewide Star Party

April 22 @ 7:30-10:30pm

Discovery Place Science

Head to the top of the DP Science parking deck for some start gazing and astronomy activities. Parking and event are FREE.

Sunday Fun Day – State of the Art

April 23 @ 1:00-4:00pm

Mint Museum Uptown

Spend an afternoon learning about what’s currently happening in American art and make some crafts to take home.

Save the Date:

April 28: Pop Up Picnic @ Freedom Park

April 29: EarthFest 2017 @ Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden