Historical and Educational Attractions

This page lists attractions of historical, cultural, or educational significance in the Charlotte, North Carolina area. Listings may include historical homes, battlefields, forts, monuments, famous birthplaces, and other places of historical significance, as well educational attractions such as planetariums.
Kids Charlotte: Historical and Educational Attractions - Fun 4 Charlotte Kids

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Carolina Raptor Center

A trip to Carolina Raptor Center is memorable for many reasons, but none more so than the chance to get up close and personal with eagles, owls, hawks ...

Area: North
6000 Sample Road Huntersville, Charlotte, NC, 28078
Charlotte Natural Museum

Bring little ones for just an hour or the whole day and experience wildlife through live animal exhibits and interactive education programs. The Mu ...

Area: Central
1658 Sterling Road, Charlotte, NC, 28209
Discovery Place

Step into a world where science is brought to life through interactive exhibits and explosive experiments during daily programs. Connect with the past ...

301 N Tryon St., Charlotte, NC, 28202
Discovery Place Kids

Discovery Place KIDS features developmentally-appropriate experiences that encourage imagination and offer the opportunity to build confidence while t ...

Area: North
105 Gilead Road, Huntersville, NC, 28078
Duke Energy Explorium

A self-directed learning environment for kids of all ages. Detailed teaching materials for instructors and teachers. Presentations on nuclear energy a ...

Area: North
Duke Energy Explorium, Huntersville, NC, 28078
Fort Dobbs State Historic Site

Fort Dobbs was constructed by the Royal Colony of North Carolina in 1755 to defend its western frontier during the French and Indian War. The post was ...

438 Fort Dobbs Road, Statesville, NC, 28625
Historic Latta Plantation Field Trip

Historic Latta Plantation is a circa 1800 cotton plantation and living history farm, located within Latta Plantation Nature Preserve. As the last rema ...

Area: North
5225 Sample Road, Huntersville, NC, 28078
Historic Rosedale Plantation Field Trip

Take your students “back in time” by planning your next field trip to Historic Rosedale Plantation! Our experienced educational staff and volunteers w ...

Area: North
3427 North Tryon Street, Charlotte, NC, 28206
Historic Rural Hill Farm Field Trip

Let Rural Hill provide you with the best field trip options available! Currently serving the greater Charlotte community and its surrounding schools, ...

Area: North
4431 Neck Road, Huntersville, NC, 28078
James H. Lynn Planetarium at Schiele Museum

The stars are always out at the James H. Lynn Planetarium — that's why our visitors leave with a twinkle in their eye. All you have to do is look up t ...

Area: West
1500 East Garrison Blvd, Gastonia, NC, 28054

The President James K. Polk State Historic Site is home to the birthplace of the 11th President and the only President born in Mecklenburg County, Nor ...

12031 Lancaster Hwy., Pineville, NC, 28134
Reptile Zoo and Science Center

We have over 150 different species of reptiles, amphibians and bugs, and many exhibits featuring fossils, rocks, mammals and more! Our mission is to e ...

Area: East
3513 W. US Hwy 74, Suite B, Monroe, NC, 28110
Sea Life and Aquarium

Are you a Shark lover, Seahorse fanatic or a Clownfish groupie? Perhaps it’s the graceful Jellyfish or the clever Octopus that you love the most. Mayb ...

Area: North
8111 Concord Mills Blvd, Concord, NC, 28027