Omni Charlotte Hotel
132 E. Trade Street
Charlotte, North Carolina 28202

Charlotte Educational Resources

Go back to school with the Omni Charlotte Hotel


This year, make Charlotte your classroom. The Queen City has a wide array of cultural and historic experiences to enhance your current curriculum. From in-person experiences like ArtWalksCLT, the Carolina Raptor Center, Chef Alyssa’s baking and culinary classes and the birthplace of President James Polk to online programs with SkillPop Anywhere, PBS Charlotte’s At-Home Learning and Google’s partnership with 13 Charlotte museums and institutions, there’s truly something for every age and interest.

Book our Back to School package and receive luxury accommodations, $20 discounted parking, complimentary Wi-Fi, and a boxed lunch for each adult and each child per room.

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ArtWalksCLT offers a series of free self-guided artwalks that provide artist info, story, key art terms and an opportunity to connect to an artwork. From art gazing in Charlotte's historic neighborhoods to wandering down alleys and peeking around corners, each artwalk is a walking adventure full of discovery.


Carolina Raptor Center

Take a walk on the wild side at Carolina Raptor Center's Raptor Trail which features eagles, vultures, hawks, and falcons. Formal and informal education programs include monthly homeschool days, avian home adventures and enrichment projects. 


Club for the Future

Postcards to Space

Ever dream of traveling to space? We're excited to partner with Club for the Future, a nonprofit whose mission is to inspire youth to pursue careers in STEM and help visualize the future of life in space to benefit Earth. Kids are invited to pick up a blank postcard from the Front Desk and draw their image of why Earth needs space on the front. Once completed, the child can give their postcard to the Front Desk. We'll add the stamp and send it to Club for the Future and they'll send it to space and back on a Blue Origin New Shepard rocket. The best part? The postcard is then mailed back to the child for an out-of-this-world keepsake.

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Chef Alyssa's Kitchen

Chef Alyssa’s Kitchen offers culinary and baking classes for kids (ages 7–12) and teens (ages 12–18), as well as parent-child classes for kids 7 and up. The classes use local and organic ingredients and participants will learn valuable skills and techniques while discovering just how much fun they can have in the kitchen. Along with these events, Chef Alyssa's Kitchen also hosts hands-on cooking class for adults held throughout the week in the evenings.

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Freedom and Independence Parks Demonstration Gardens

Freedom and Independence Parks Demonstration Gardens

Located near the Mahlon Adams Pavilion at Cumberland and Lilac avenues, the Freedom Park Demonstration Garden makes good use of undulating berms, providing distinctly different planting strategies with sun or shade exposures. You’ll also find a bee hotel designed and built by a team of scouts for the garden. The Independence Park Demonstration Garden is a sunny-side garden, located at the Cooperative Extension office off 7th Street. Vegetables and herbs grown there are donated to the Charlotte Urban Ministry's Soup Kitchen. Both gardens are designed, planted and maintained by Master Gardener volunteers of Mecklenburg County who can often be seen working in the gardens, teaching workshops at various events, and answering questions online and in person. Follow them on Facebook and Instagram. You can also sign-up for their monthly gardening newsletter.

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NASCAR Hall of Fame Education

NASCAR Hall of Fame

The NASCAR Hall of Fame offers three different learning opportunities for students; including AT THE HALL, VIRTUAL (live or pre-recorded) and ON THE ROAD (at your location). Our curriculum focuses on real-world learning experiences supporting a standard of learning objectives with an emphasis on STE(A)M hands-on experiences. 

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PBS Charlotte: At-Home Learning Toolkit

This remarkable educational collection features activities and video resources on a wide variety of subjects from pre K to high school.

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President James K. Polk State Historic Site

Take a self-guided journey into the life of the 11th President of the United States. Visit the historic kitchen garden,  enjoy a scavenger hunt of the grounds, and see a photographic tour of the cabins. Each Saturday morning, enjoy a Garden Talk with the Assistant Site Manager.

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Google Arts & Culture: Charlotte

Discover Charlotte in this curated partnership between Google and 13 of the Queen City's museums and institutions. View more than 3,000 works of art and cultural artifacts online as well as a 360 tour of the Levine Museum of the New South.

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At SkillPop, we work to create environments where learning a new skill is social, accessible, and engaging - now online through SkillPop Anywhere! Whether you are looking to step up your professional skills or just have a fun time with friends and family, our live, online classes provide the perfect way to learn something new together. Contact us at to learn more about our public and private classes!

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