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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: +1 704-416-4600
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I'm not a child, I don't have any children but I liked it anyway.

I went into this museum by accident. It is near the Museum of the new south. I was so impressed that I came back. I loved it and wish I were a kid again.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 10 October 2016
Pappylongstockings
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Decatur, Georgia
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Decatur, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

I went into this museum by accident. It is near the Museum of the new south. I was so impressed that I came back. I loved it and wish I were a kid again.

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Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

I visited Imaginon to attend a reading and book signing by popular children's author Kate DiCamillo. I was impressed by the building, inside and out. I look forward to attending a theater production with my little one in the future.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

My daughter came to hang out on the computers to play games and to pick up some books. She had a wonderful experience.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

The librarians here are first rate and the collection is strong. It can be a little confusing, as the library has different sections for different ages. Ask for guidance and you will probably enjoy the time more.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

Our 5 year old daughter always has a good time there. You can just go and enjoy the library and toys anytime. They also have children's theatre inside and they always have great plays for different ages of kids.

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Apollo Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

We visited with our 7 and 4 year olds. They seemed to have a good time with the mister potato head program that was there. I definitely think this place is more geared towards younger kids.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

This is a fantastic place to spend a morning, or afternoon with your toddler! There is so much to see and do with your little one! There is an interactive Mr Potato Head exhibit that includes a station featuring tons of potato head pieces for building. There is an "under the sea" themed and an "outer space" themed area with... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

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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