Founded in 2019, Exploratorium is an urban, hands-on public library in Charlotte, NC. The library is furnished with vibrant decor in bold colors and neon lights outline the welcome desk. Our patrons aged 0-18 not only feel welcome in our building but know that the Exploratorium is the place to be.
Come Join Us At The Library!
Come Explore with Us!
At the Exploratorium, we serve children 0-18, and their parents, in the Charlotte- Mecklenburg area. This unique facility, visited by more than 300,000 people annually, blends traditional library services with a children’s theatre. Charlotte, North Carolina is home to 200,384 youth from birth to 18 with 156,953 enrolled in preschool through high school. Students in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg school system are provided free library cards and 239,000 students have utilized their cardholder accounts. These demographics, combined with our diverse population, encouraged this one-of-a kind youth destination which includes:
Our Mission: Improve and empower the community through free access to information and the world of creativity.
Our diverse collection reflects our users and promotes a lifelong love of reading and learning. Our young community members should be able to see themselves in our stacks and find fun and educational activities to engage with.
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Utilize our computer labs to work on homework, attend a program in the theater, or create something new in the makerspace!
Come read, play, learn, and grow with us!