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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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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... read more

Reviewed 10 October 2016
Decatur, Georgia
Beautiful library and building!

I visited Imaginon to attend a reading and book signing by popular children's author Kate... read more

Reviewed 8 October 2016
Sarah W
Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
via mobile
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300 E 7th St, Charlotte, NC 28202-2514
+1 704-416-4600
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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.

1  Thank Pappylongstockings
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.

Thank Sarah W
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.

1  Thank Tamara V
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.

Thank choltz28202
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.

Thank Elif C
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.

Thank jaysfan21
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...More

2  Thank AshHatMac
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!

Thank whataride68
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...More

Thank Kelly M
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...More

Thank CharlotteManRobinson
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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
18 March 2015|
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Response from Robin M | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely! I have taken my grandchildren ages 5 - 10 and they have loved it. Taking my two 4 year old grandchildren this summer! Consider taking the Lynx train. It ends at ImaginOn.