Charlotte, NC, is full of fun and interesting sights and things to do. There are so many museums in Charlotte that are unique and like nothing you’ve ever seen before. From art museums to hands-on exhibits, Charlotte has a museum to pique everyone’s interest!
Top 5 Unique Museums in Charlotte
- Mint Museum
The Mint Museum, with two locations, houses international art with the intention of engaging and inspiring members throughout the global community. Between both locations you’ll find numerous exhibitions that are constantly being changed. Some of the current exhibitions include American Quilt Classics: The Bresler Collection, North Carolina Pottery, Then and Now, Arts of Africa, and American Ceramics, 1825-1875. Depending on your visit to Charlotte, NC, you can always view their current, upcoming, and past exhibitions.
- The Charlotte Museum of History
Just 5 miles from Uptown Charlotte, The Charlotte Museum of History is perfect for all you history buffs out there. Throughout the 8-acre wooded campus, you’ll find plenty to do while you spend your day at the museum. The current exhibitions include Photographs by Hugh Morton: An Uncommon Retrospective, KEEPING WATCH: A Look Back at Our City of Creeks, Solving the Rock House Mysteries, and their permanent exhibition Charlotte Neighborhoods. No matter when you visit, be sure to check out their page of current and upcoming exhibitions.
- Bechtler Museum of Modern Art
One of only two museums designed by the Swiss architect Mario Botta, the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art has been open for only a mere 5 years. This museum showcases amazing art and many great artists from the mid 20th century, including well-known favorites such as Picasso and Warhol. Many of these works have never been publicly shown in the US and have been privately owned by the Bechtler family of Switzerland. The museum’s current exhibitions include works from Andy Warhol and Sam Francis with many great future exhibitions to come. They host a variety of events, so make sure to check out their event schedule while planning your visit to Charlotte.
- Discovery Place
Discovery Place is perfect for the whole family. A museum geared toward hands-on and interactive experiences, this will be an adventure your family will never forget. The museum includes the Charlotte Observer IMAX Dome Theatre where you can view educational films in an immersive experience. Discovery Place offers many different exhibitions including their Explore More Life Lab and Project Build. Whether you want to view a squid dissection or lay on a bed of nails, Discovery Place will leave you fascinated and full of new facts to share.
- Museum of the New South
The Museum of the New South is unlike any other in Charlotte, NC. This museum features the nation’s most comprehensive interpretation of post-Civil War Southern history. Like most museums, the exhibits are in constant rotation. Currently, you can enjoy the Cotton Fields to Skyscrapers exhibit, which features more than 1,000 artifacts, images, video clips, music, and oral histories. The museum has also partnered with the Music Maker Relief Foundation to put on the We Are the Music Makers exhibit. In this exhibit, you can find photographs and stories of little known Southern musicians and Southern music culture.
While planning a visit to Charlotte, NC, complete your trip with a stay at the Davidson Village Inn. Make sure to download our free Vacation Guide to learn more about the area and what it has to offer.
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