Start planning for summer: Free and cheap activities for the family

Toddler Tuesdays at SeaLife

SeaLife Aquarium offers a free kid’s admission for each adult ticket purchased. Adult tickets are discounted to $14. Children under 3 are free, and additional children ages 3-12 are $5 each. Regular ticket prices are $21 for adults and $17 for children 3-12.
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Kids Eat Free

  • Firehouse Subs: Wednesdays with the purchase of an adult combo.
  • Hawthorne’s NY Pizza: Tuesdays, for every $7 an adult spends.
  • IKEA: all day Tuesdays
  • Jason’s Deli: Wednesdays, 2 kids eat free with each adult meal purchase.
  • Macado’s: Tuesdays, kids eat for $1.
  • McAlister’s Deli: Tuesdays from 5-9 p.m.
  • Moe’s Southwestern Grill: Tuesdays.
  • Red Robin: Mondays, kids under 10.

Summer Movie Express

Regal Cinemas offers children’s movie screenings for $1 this summer. There are two movies each week at 10 a.m. one day each week.
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UNC Botanical Gardens

Located on the campus of UNC Charlotte, the Botanical Gardens feature native plant species in a beautiful setting. The garden is free and open to the public during daylight hours. For parking information, visit