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Family Night at the Museum with Tony DiTerlizzi

September 27, 2019 @ 5:00 PM - 9:45 PM

Painted boy with a fantastical creature on his shoulder
Tony DiTerlizzi, 2003.
Materials: Acryla gouache on Bristol board.
Cover illustration for The Spiderwick Chronicles: The Seeing Stone, 2003.
©Tony DiTerlizzi. All rights reserved.

Please note: This event has reached capacity and is no longer accepting pre-registration.

Join us for an evening full of family fun! All-ages activities from 5-8 PM include touring the special exhibition Never Abandon Imagination: The Fantastical Art of Tony DiTerlizzi, creative art-making, family games, and book readings by our special guest, artist and author Tony DiTerlizzi!

Families with older children can stay after hours for a special screening of the movie The Spiderwick Chronicles* (PG, 2008).

Friday, September 27
Mint Museum Randolph
5 – 8 PM Family Activities, 8 – 9:45 PM Movie
Free. Pre-registration required






Schedule of Events

5-8 PM / Drop-In Activities
Make a Party Hat / Atrium
Visit the Exhibition / Museum Galleries
Shop for books and more / Museum Store
Family Game Time / Ivey Forum
Create a Spiderwick Sprite / Classroom 1
Paint a Masterpiece with Ted / Classroom 2


5:30 & 6:15 PM / Storytimes with Tony DiTerlizzi
Hear the author & illustrator read from his books / Van Every Theater


6:45-7:45 PM / Book Signing with Tony DiTerlizzi
Limited signing, as schedule allows / Heritage Gallery
One item per person. Signing available for first 30 people in line only.*


8-9:45 PM / Screening of The Spiderwick Chronicles
Screening of the Spiderwick Chronicles / Van Every Theater*


Hog N Dog Food Truck and Carolina Ice Cream will be on site 5:00-8:00 PM.
Pick up tasty treats from our vendors, or pack dinner and enjoy a picnic on the lawn!
Seating will be available.

*Signed copies of Tony’s books and prints will be available for purchase in the Museum Store.

**Seating is limited for the movie. First-come, first-served. Common Sense Media recommends this movie for children 8-10+.

Never Abandon Imagination is presented in Charlotte thanks to the generous support of the Triad Foundation.
Exhibition organized by the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, Massachusetts.  More information can be found on their website at https://www.nrm.org/.


September 27, 2019
5:00 PM - 9:45 PM
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Mint Museum Randolph
2730 Randolph Road
Charlotte, NC 28207 United States
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