Summer Exhibit: "Storyland: A Trip Through Childhood Favorites"

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ImaginOn is thrilled welcome back "Storyland: A Trip Through Childhood Favorites," from May 25th to September 7th. 

Step into the pages of favorite children’s books and joyfully explore literacy-rich environments inspired by beloved and award-winning children’s books. Each story is transformed into a 3D play space where children interact with the story and its characters. Build a snowperson in The Snowy Day, explore an oversized alphabet playground in Chicka Chicka Boom Boom and more.


The 1,500 sq. ft. exhibit features:

  • The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter
  • If You Give a Mouse a Cookie by Laura Numeroff
  • Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin Jr. and John Archambault
  • The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats
  • Abuela by Arthur Dorros
  • Tuesday by David Wiesner
  • Where’s Spot? by Eric Hill

Admission to the exhibit is free. The exhibit is open during ImaginOn building hours: Monday-Thursday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Friday-Saturday from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. (ImaginOn is closed on Sundays from Memorial Day to Labor Day for summer hours.) For more information, call 704-416-4600 or visit

Information for Groups:

Can I bring a group? Yes! Groups are welcome to visit “Storyland: A Trip Through Childhood Favorite” after 12 p.m., Monday-Saturday. Maximum number of 30 children and one adult chaperone for every eight students. Reservations are neither required nor accepted and entry into the exhibit is always on a first-come, first-served basis. However, if you wish to combine your visit to the exhibit with any other building-wide activity, a group visit booking is required. You can make a request at

Can a group make a reservation to visit the “Storyland: A Trip Through Childhood Favorite” exhibit? No, all visits to the exhibit happen on a first-come, first-served basis. Families are encouraged to take advantage of Family Time, if your schedule allows. (See below for details.)

Is there a time when the exhibit is open just for families? Yes! Family Time for the “Storyland: A Trip Though Childhood Favorite” exhibit is every Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. During this time, the exhibit is open just for children with their parents/caregivers. (Limit 5 children per adult.)

Can children visit the exhibit by themselves? Children under age 8 must be always with a caregiver. Caregivers should be at least 12 years old and mature enough to follow ImaginOn rules and guidelines. Chaperones are required for all groups visiting ImaginOn and the exhibit.

What if the exhibit is full when I arrive? Because visitor safety is our top priority, admittance into the exhibit is limited. This allows guests the ability to fully explore the exhibit at their own pace. If the exhibit is “full,” we have a queuing area where visitors can wait to enter the exhibit on a first-come, first-served basis. We have suggested activities to pass the time while you are in line.

The summer exhibit at ImaginOn is funded through the Library’s Humanities Endowment Fund, with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.