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ImaginOn: The Joe & Joan Martin Center

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Address: 300 E 7th St, Charlotte, NC 28202-2514
Phone Number: (704) 416-4600
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Amazing facilities and amazing performances. Such enlightened programming that my kids love every time. We are lucky to have this in our community. Thank you!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Amazing facilities and amazing performances. Such enlightened programming that my kids love every time. We are lucky to have this in our community. Thank you!

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Charlotte, NC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Living in Charlotte, we have visited Imaginon quite a few times. I see how it could be entertaining for young children. We usually visit to see a Children's Theatre of Charlotte show. Our last visit was to see "Evita" in the McColl Theatre, in which every seat is a great seat.

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Thank Kelly M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is by far the most unique, and best "library" i have ever been to in my life. My sons eyes light up everytime we walk in. There is hours worth of activities, things to do, books to read, and games to play. We even walked in on a dance party one time! Love this place, so glad it is... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great place for kids 6 and under. I take my 2yr old boy here often and spend an hour or so. They have an area with a rotating display that is currently Mr. Potato head themed. They have a large libabry with kids books computers and other interactive material. Best part is addmision is free. Definatly a must see with... More 

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Gastonia, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It was HOT and this grandmother does not function well in heat and humidity but a 3 year old cannot and should not stay cooped up because her grandmother sweats ungracefully. We rode the blue line train to the end of the line, walked less than half a block to ImaginOn. We had a ball! Yes, it's geared to somewhat... More 

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Aurora, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Took kids to a magic show and to library so much fun to keep young brains moving and active during the summer fun time had by all

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Huntersville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is such an amazing place! It's a children's library with fun, hands on exhibits and a theatre. I took my 18 month old to Mi Casa, a play specifically for kids 3 and under. She LOVED it! And so did I. I am glad, however, it was just the two of us. Her grandparents wanted to come and maybe... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We walked into ImaginOn not really knowing what we were in for. It's basically a library/museum/activity center for kids and there are tons of cool things for kids to do. Everything from reading, to an interactive play area with a space ship and under the sea type stations for the kids to play. Hope we can come again soon and... More 

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Dakar, Senegal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Kids all had a great time. They had computer games, Legos for my son, and books. So yes it was nice. The Tuesday special was not worth the time but maybe my kids just did't like it. Again free so tough to complain.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

I traveled to Charlotte with my grand kids ages 3,8 & 11. I took them to this place and they had soooooo much fun! I had fun watching them. This place is so enlightening for all ages. My three year old attended the story time and it was very interactive! We left there and caught up with the other two... More 

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