Fossil Finds, NASCAR Fun, Sensory Sunday, Basketball, Wildlife, Jewish Film Festival and More Things to Do with Family this Week 2/4

Ready for some basketball or maybe to dig for dinosaurs? There’s lots of outdoor fun too from getting messy with mud to making snowflakes… possibly the only ones kids may see in Charlotte this winter!

Charlotte Hornets Vs Orlando Magic
Spectrum Center
Monday, February 3, 7:00 p.m.
Watch the Charlotte Hornets take on the Orlando Magic.

Image: @Hornets

Community Preschool Program
Anne Springs Close Greenway
Monday, February 3, 10:00 a.m.
Brrr! It’s winter so let’s talk snow! Make a snowflake and find out where animals go when snow covers the ground.

Toddler Tuesdays At Barnes And Noble: Arboretum
Barnes and Noble: Arboretum
Tuesday, February 4, 9:30 a.m.
Join Miss Sylvia and Miss Sarah for your favorite classic tales and amazing new stories.

Special Planetarium Show
Discovery Place Nature
Tuesday, February 4
Are you curious about outer space, this special planetarium show covers everything from the power of the Sun to the areas in the nighttime sky that are devoid of stars.

Free Wednesday Evenings
The Mint Museum
Wednesday, February 5, 5:00 p.m.
Explore both Mint Museums without charge – a great time to bring the family!

Toddler Storytime
Wednesday, January 29, 10:00 a.m.
Cornelius Library
Toddlers will enjoy their own storytime experience to encourage language development, listening and social skills. Attendance is limited to the first 20 children to arrive with a caregiver.

Shen Yun
Belk Theater
Thursday, February 6, 2020
Travel back to the magical world of ancient China. Experience a culture through classical Chinese dance.

Messy By Nature
Latta Nature Center
Friday, February 7, 1:30 p.m.
Get your hands dirty learning about nature, and create nature-inspired crafts.

Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban In Concert
Friday, February 7, 8:00 p.m.
Based on the third installment of J.K. Rowling’s classic saga, fans of all ages can now experience the thrilling tale accompanied by the music of a live symphony orchestra as Harry soars across the big screen.

For Saturday 2/8, Check out All The Things to do in Charlotte’s Connect with Culture Days here!

ASC Connect With Culture Day At Wing Haven
Wing Haven
Saturday, February 8, 10:00 a.m.
Enjoy free admission, compliments of The Arts & Science Council. See website for schedule of activities.

Valentine’s Day Conversation Heart Cookies Williams Sonoma – Huntersville
Saturday, February 8, 10:00 a.m.
Spread some love this Valentine’s Day with delicious sugar cookies that look just like conversation heart candies!

Wildlife 101
The Schiele Museum
Saturday, February 8, 11:00 a.m.
A wildlife rehabilitator and live animal ambassadors present information on what to do if you find a wild animal and how to tell if it even needs help.

Jewish Film Festival Teen Movie Night “Film And Falafel”
Levine Jewish Community Center
Saturday, February 8, 7:00 p.m.
Teens will watch the movie “Abe” and enjoy falafel, pizza and ice cream. Registration is required.

2nd Saturday At NASCAR Hall Of Fame: Celebrate The New Inductees
NASCAR Hall of Fame
Saturday, February 8
Participate in hands-on activities based on the 2020 inductee’s contributions and achievements.

Fossil Day At Discovery Place Science
Discovery Place Science
Saturday, February 8
Celebrate the opening of the new Antarctic Dinosaurs exhibit with activities on fossilization and cold weather exploration. Guests can excavate their own fossils, suit up in cold weather gear and even meet some of the research scientists from the exhibition and IMAX film “Dinosaurs of Antarctica”.

Sensory Friendly Sunday At SeaLife Aquarium
SEA LIFE Charlotte-Concord Aquarium
Sunday, February 9, 9:00 a.m.
Families with children on the autism spectrum or children with sensory processing disorders are invited to the aquarium two hours before the public, for a sensory friendly underwater journey. The aquarium has been adjusted to reduce sensory triggers, and a safe place or comfort room is available. Register online prior to the event.

Moving Spirits African Drum Classes
Sunday, February 9, 1:00 p.m.
The whole family is invited to participate in workshops exploring African drum classes, music and culture.

Art & Orchids
Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden
Sunday February 8 – March
See a dazzling variety of sculptures including nests, cocoons, cones, castles, and beehives.


Bek Mitchell-Kidd
Bek is an Australian native who has lived in the Lake Norman area for more than a decade.