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ImaginOn: The Joe & Joan Martin Center

300 E 7th St, Charlotte, NC 28202-2514
+1 704-416-4600
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Unique interactive library the kids will love

We took 4 kids & each one of them found things to do that they thoroughly enjoyed. The parking is... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Anthony G
via mobile
Great place for kids

This is a library and more. Whether you take kids there for the books or story time or to play with... read more

Reviewed 10 November 2017
Charlotte, United States
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300 E 7th St, Charlotte, NC 28202-2514
+1 704-416-4600
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We took 4 kids & each one of them found things to do that they thoroughly enjoyed. The parking is free for the first hour or so. Lots of Broadway style kids shows play there in a theatre that holds around 500 people (I think),...More

Thank Anthony G
Reviewed 10 November 2017

This is a library and more. Whether you take kids there for the books or story time or to play with the exhibits, it will be hard to get them to leave. I took my grandkids when they visited Charlotte and they were eager to...More

Thank joanl90
Reviewed 19 October 2017

There are things here for all ages. The design is wonderful and engaging. You should make it a point to get to this great library even if you are alone. We took a 2 year old and had just as much fun. Lots of great...More

Thank beemanWinchester
Reviewed 7 October 2017

A really creative and different kind of space with the library and children's theatre combined. Lots of fun and interesting things to do for kids. In addition to books and traditional library programs, it also offered activities and manipulatives for children. It seems like more...More

1  Thank elandja
Reviewed 22 September 2017

Wonderful place easily able keep our 5 year old occupied for several hours. Story time at 10:30 was excellent, as were the educational computer games. Several interesting things to grab the kids attention and they were able to interact with other children. Nice for moms...More

Thank CharlotteDayTripper
Reviewed 17 September 2017

Bring your kids here. They are more than likely to find something they enjoy. Plus, free parking x 90 minutes.

1  Thank woshiwoody
Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

This place was awesome! The kids had a great time playing educational computer games, playing in the big truck (upstairs) and the train and cars (downstairs). We went here twice in one day because it was near or hotel, indoors (raining), and FREE! FREE and...More

1  Thank katiehp2014
Reviewed 7 September 2017

This is a place that has a library, several monitors where kids could play games, sort of puppet theatre where kids can put on a show for other kids, as well as Children Theatre. The most exciting is the TinkerToy exhibit where kids can build...More

Thank Sophie0811
Reviewed 6 September 2017

we've been here several times, though i have to admit the reason we are primarily drawn to this place is for the shows they offer. my kids love them. but they have quite a few activities that they offer for kids of varying ages.

Thank michael d
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

My six year old son loved the visit to ImaginOn! The interactive tinker toy exhibit was neat, and kept him busy for half an hour. The reading part of the library was very well designed, with young children's perspectives in mind. We loved how the...More

Thank Kenneth B
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6 November 2017|
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Response from katiehp2014 | Reviewed this property |
It was free to get in!
28 June 2016|
Response from Scooter B | Reviewed this property |
It is the commuter train that currently runs from South Charlotte to uptown. The line running North is under construction.
25 November 2015|
Response from J M | Reviewed this property |
Yes to the 6 and 9 year old kids. The 12 and 16 year olds will probably find it immature. It seems to be most suited to kids under 10. There is a childten's theater there that perhaps all would enjoy if you can catch a... More