These special activities, exhibits, talks, etc., are sure to enhance your Annual Meeting experience. Check this page often — links will become active as information becomes available and even more "Extras" may be added up to and even throughout the meeting.

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Self-Guided Tour
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Building Stone
Walking Tour Guide

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Come to Learn — Bring Your Family for Fun!

Paddle-boarding. Photo courtesy U.S. National Whitewater Center.

Take advantage of your time in Charlotte to get out and explore with your kids or nurture your inner kid! Two sites you don’t want to miss are the U.S. National Whitewater Center and Discovery Place Science Museum.

The U.S. National Whitewater Center is 15 minutes from Uptown Charlotte. At the USNWC, you and your children (4 years of age and older) can explore the newest craze of stand-up paddle boarding. You can also explore the Canopy Tour by zipping through the forested rim of the south ridge gorge (children 10 to 14 must be accompanied by an adult). Kids of all ages can enjoy the Eco Trekking (based on geocaching) and a hike in the USNWC scenic trail system.

Discovery Place
Little ones enjoying water fun; image courtesy Discovery Place.

Discovery Place is eight blocks from the Convention Center and is one of the leading hands-on science centers. Kids can discover daily programs with interactive exhibits, explosive experiments, and incredible shows in the IMAX® Dome Theater.

GSA Annual Meeting participants are eligible for a $2 discount on their Discovery Place entry fee.

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