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ImaginOn: The Joe & Joan Martin Center

Address: 300 East Seventh St, Charlotte, NC 28202
Phone Number: (704) 416-4600
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Ranked #5 of 62 Attractions in Charlotte
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Children's Museums, Museums
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Type: Children's Museums, Museums
Hours:
Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Thu 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

After visiting the Levine Museum of the New South we walked over to Imaginon. It is a free children's library. But not just a library. There is the usual story telling and books, but also puppet shows, and a large play area for the kids. Last Sunday of the month includes Therapy Dogs. This is the best childrens Library I've... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

We went to ImagineOn with 9 year old and 6 year old. There are not many activities for children but enough for them to spend two hours. Most of the time, they played on iPad offered at the facility.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

My 4 years old daughter liked this place. The story time was amazing. We also attended a show in the theater. it was good and funny.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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150 reviews 150 reviews
15 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

Went here on a outing for the holidays and decided to see "Scrooge" and I'm so glad I did! Everything was fantastic from "will call", seating, through the entire play..,the actors- both children and adults were extremely talented and the entire production was top notch! A good, inexpensive treat to take in a play here! Will go again!

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

FREE! They usually have visiting exhibits that are interactive for children. There are games, books, puppets, dress up, computers, lots for the imagination! I love to ride the Lynx train and take my grandchildren.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

A great place for kids to see quality productions, check out and read books, and explore their computers and exhibits.

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Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I used to take my daughter here for drama/acting classes and she loved it. I highly recommend it. Much better than places I've found in other cities like Boston, Baltimore, and DC.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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16 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

I took my class here. There is lots to do and different programs that are offered. I got all of my kids signed up for library cards. There are also gaming systems and computer access.

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Charlotte, NC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

This is essentially a library, but a terrific one, geared primarily toward young children. We have been here several times, and came especially often when our son was a toddler. The library has a nice baby/toddler area with interactive toys. The area is well lit by large windows and it is such a pleasing atmosphere. There’s comfy chairs for mom... More 

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Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

My husband and I took our almost 19 month old daughter here to kill some time after I got out of a meeting and before having dinner. She loved it. There were several things for her to play with from push toys, to wall magnets, to blocks. They also have tablets with books and learning apps on them but we... More 

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