Gastonia Area Events and Activities

Here are some Gastonia Area Events and Activities

Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden

Discovery Place

Free Wednesday Evenings at the Mint Museum
Every Wednesday, from 5:00 – 9:00 pm
Mint Museum Randolph, 2730 Randolph Road, Charlotte NC
Mint Museum Uptown, 500 S. Tryon St., Charlotte NC

The Schiele Museum 
Free entry to the Schiele Museum, Every second Tuesday of the Month from 4-8pm.
Schiele Museum 1500 E. Garrison Blvd., Gastonia NC
FREE Tuesdays

Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture
The Gantt Center is offering free admission on Wednesday evenings. 
551 South Tryon Street

Bank of America’s Museums on Us
On the first weekend of every month, customers of Bank of America and Merrill Lynch can enjoy free admission to many museums around the country. You just need to bring your Bank of America credit or debit card to get in for free. Admission does not include entry into special events or special exhibits.
Participating museums are the two Mint Museums, Bechtler Museum, Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture and Levine Museum of the New South.

New Gallery of Modern Art
It’s always free to visit.
Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and, by appointment on Mondays.
435 South Tryon Street

Art Break at Mint Museum Uptown
The 3rd Thursday of the month, Mint Museum Uptown, Bechtler Museum, and the Gantt Center for African-American Art + Culture 
Free 30-minute lunchtime tours from 12 p.m to 12:30 p.m. 

Bechtler Museum of Modern Art
The third Friday of every month, Bechtler by Night offers free admission along with special gallery tours, art-making activities and scavenger hunts.
Also, on various Saturdays throughout the year, every couple of months, the Bechtler Museum holds Family Day. Kids are admitted free and accompanying adults are admitted for just $4. There are always special hands-on art activities on these days.
420 South Tryon Street.

President James K. Polk Historic Site
Polk’s homesite in Pineville is free to visit. Learn about our 11th president and life in the 1800’s. There are special living history events regularly scheduled as well.
12031 Lancaster Highway, Pineville.

McColl Center for Art + Innovation
The McColl Center houses artist studios and over 5,000 square feet of gallery space. It’s always free to visit. Make sure to check its website for hours, because it’s not open every day. It also holds special events and Open Studio Saturday once a month, when visits can explore the studios and watch the artists at work.
721 North Tryon Street.

Matthews Heritage Museum
The museum strives to nurture a healthy respect for the forward-thinking of the early settlers and help guests reflect on the business environment, lifestyles and cultures of those early Matthews townspeople. It’s normally open Thursday, Friday, Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., although you should check for holiday closures.
232 North Trade Street, Matthews.
FREE- first Saturday of the month, Always free for ages 10 and under