We’ve booked a family Scoop safari for you this week — from sharks to lions, and from honey bees to beasts of all kinds… we’ve picked the best stops for you explore.

Monday, September 18
National Honey Month Event, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Mooresville Public Library (Mooresville)
A fun, educational, interactive event that includes hives, honey tasting, movies and more. Presented by the Iredell County Beekeepers Association.

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Buzz in for a sweet-tasting time

Tuesday, September 19
International Talk Like a Pirate Day (yes, it’s a thing)
SEA LIFE Charlotte-Concord Aquarium
Take your lil’ mateys to the Aquarium – guests who talk like a pirate at admissions receive 50% off general admission and a pirate eye patch, while supplies last.

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The sharks hope you’ll walk the plank on International Talk Like a Pirate Day

Wednesday, September 20
Faster Than Light, 4: 00 p.m.
The Schiele Museum of Natural History (Gastonia)
Blast off to find out what space exploration may look like in the future including spacey ‘virtual rides’ with ultra-high speeds; exotic fuels, and breakthrough concepts in physics.

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Explore the future of space travel

Thursday, September 21
Family Movie: Beauty and the Beast, 3:30 p.m.
Gaston County Public Library (Gaston)
Who says you can only go to the movies on the weekends? Check-in to watch “Beauty and the Beast,” starring Emma Watson and Kevin Kline, and don’t forget to check out some books while you’re there.

Friday, September, 22
Wild Kingdom, 11:15 a.m. and 2:15 p.m.
Discovery Place Kids (Rockingham)
From kangaroos to polar bears, explore the wild world of animals. Bring your little zoologists to investigate animal species from all over the globe.

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Let your little ones go wild

Saturday, September 23
The Great Pumpkin Fest (Weekends only – Oct. 29), 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Carowinds (Charlotte)
The Great Pumpkin Fest has family-friendly Halloween attractions for little ghosts and goblins including a costume parade, foam zone, mazes and of course rides.

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Not-too-scary daytime fun

Sunday, September 24
Camouflage and Costumes, 1:00 – 2:15 p.m.
Latta Plantation (Huntersville)
Wear your favorite animal costume and find out why some animals like to hide while others choose to stand out from the crowd.

53rd Annual “Festival in the Park”, (Sunday) 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Freedom Park (Charlotte)
Bring the family and relax in festival-style including live music, food trucks, face painting and more than 100 artists with their work for sale.

* All images taken from Facebook pages of events listed or free sources*