Museums in Charlotte


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  • The Light Factory
    Photographers, filmmakers, and fans of both art forms unite at the Light Factory, a buzzing cultural center on Charlotte's Central Avenue. Here, visionaries of all stripes have the chance to express their creativity amid the acclaimed?and oftentimes, infamous?images that line the gallery walls.? In addition to attending events and gathering for exhibitions, folks interested in improving their own skills can enroll in the Light Factory's array of classes. During these sessions, students learn about black-and-white photography, portraiture, and how to handle DSLR cameras, which are especially difficult to house train.
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    345 N College St.
    Charlotte, NC US
  • Discovery Place
    This all-ages science museum takes a playful, interactive approach to learning with exhibits that detail different things about the world around us. Kids can send objects flying with electromagnetic forces and learn about the power of perception in an illusion exhibit curated by a magician and professional escapologist.
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    1658 Sterling Rd
    Charlotte, NC US
  • Mint Museum Uptown
    Cutting-edge exhibits fill the five-story Mint Museum Uptown, but of particular interest is the Craft + Design collection, which focuses on contemporary decorative arts in mediums like metal, wood, glass, and clay, and encompasses everything from furniture to jewelry. Visitors enjoy free admission on Wednesday nights from 5-9 p.m.
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    500 S Tryon St
    Charlotte, NC US
  • Charlotte Nature Museum
    Click here to view the seating chart for the Belk Theater in the Blumenthal Performing Arts Center. All shows start at 8 p.m. Choose from the following dates and seating options:
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    301 North Tryon Street
    Charlotte, NC US
  • NASCAR Hall of Fame
    Here, fans take in NASCAR lore and get an inside look at race day. Rides from the sport’s greatest drivers are enshrined in the Hall of Honor, and the Glory Road charts NASCAR’s transformation over time through a collection of 18 restored cars. Meanwhile, the Race Week exhibit gives visitors a chance to get their hands dirty by practicing an actual pit stop.
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    400 East Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard
    Charlotte, NC US
  • Wing Haven Gardens and Bird Sanctuary
    Frommer's Travel Guide highly recommends Wing Haven Gardens and Bird Sanctuary. Three Yelpers give it 4.5 stars and three TripAdvisors give it an average of four owl eyes.
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    248 Ridgewood Ave
    Charlotte, NC US

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