Just a reminder, we have a few spaces left in the iCloud Computing camp, taught by Dr. Tyrone Toland from USC Upstate. The camp will be three days, July 10-12th, 10am to Noon, and will cost $75. Kids do not need to bring a computer, as laptops will be provided for their use.
Join us for a nocturnal insect hike!
On June 10th from 9-10, Dr. Jonathan Storm will be holding a nocturnal insect hike at the Cottonwood Trail with SPACE and the science center. We’ll have black lights out to attract insects, so who knows what neat things we might see.
Space is limited to 30 participants so please RSVP, and admission is $5, free to members of SPACE or the Science Center.
In the case of a rain-related cancellation, we will announce here and on Facebook by 6PM – if nothing is posted, consider the event on!
Our summer camps listings and registrations are now available. Please view them on the summer camps page – slots will fill up fast!
The John F. Green Science Center is currently selling tickets for a fundraising event, The Science of Distilled Spirits. Hosted by Motte & Son’s Bootlegging Co., the event will include a tour of the facility, a talk on the distilling process, tasting of 5-6 different spirits, mixers, and an event glass. Since this is a fundraising event, 80% of the cost is tax deductible. Tickets are $40 each and participants must be 21 or older.
We are proud to announce that the Jr. FLL Lego Expo event will be held March 18, 2017. To register your team for this event, please complete and return the attached form. We look forward to seeing you there – spaces for teams are limited!
Meet at 6:30 pm on Saturday, February 18th to call for owls on the Cottonwood Trail at the Edwin M. Griffin Nature Preserve in Spartanburg, SC. Park at the Beechwood Drive entrance to the Cottonwood Trail. Dr. Jon Storm from USC Upstate will lead the hike and talk about local owls. The event will last from 6:30 – 7:15 pm, weather permitting. Please remember to bring your own flashlights. There is a suggested donation of $3 for adults and it is free for children and members of the Spartanburg Science Center and SPACE. 100% of the proceeds will go towards educational programs at the Spartanburg Science Center.
Join us for a guided nature hike on the USC Upstate passage of the Palmetto Trail. Meet at 9:00 am on Saturday, January 21st on the USC Upstate campus in Spartanburg. Park on the northeast corner of campus in the lot on North Campus Boulevard near the intersection with East Campus Boulevard. This parking lot (lot 18) is free for use by the public and it is just across North Campus Boulevard from the dormitories. Click here for a USC Upstate campus map.
The Education Director of the Spartanburg Science Center, Peter Lembcke, and Dr. Jon Storm from USC Upstate will lead the hike from 9:00-10:30 am, weather permitting. The hike has a suggested donation of $3 for adults and it is free for children and members of the Spartanburg Science Center. 100% of the proceeds will go towards educational programs at the Spartanburg Science Center.
The Spartanburg Science Center will be closed on December 31st and January 1st for New Year’s. We hope to see you next year!
If you’re looking for a fun activity for your kids while school is out, from December 19-21, we’re going to be having day camps at the science center for 5K – 5th grade students.
On Monday, December 19th, we’re having STEM Grab Bag, where we’ll have a variety of different experiments, activities with magnets, and some engineering activities, including a Lego challenge build session.
On Tuesday, December 20th, the theme is I’m Not Afraid of the Dark – we’ll have Starlab programs, and lessons on space, caves (and some of the animals that live in them), and the deep ocean, as well as showing some glow in the dark animals and minerals.
For Wednesday, December 21st, the theme is Animals – we’ll talk about Reptiles, Amphibians, Sharks, Dinosaurs, Invertebrates, Animal Intelligence – whatever the kids want to learn about! Kids will get to hold or touch a variety of animals, watch some videos, and enjoy some other animal-related activities.
Camps will be offered in morning or afternoon half sessions from 9:00 – 12:00 and 1:00 – 4:00 for $20 a session/child, or $35 for a full day (please remember to pack a lunch for your child for all-day sessions!)
Please reserve your space by contacting Mary at (864) 583-2777 – space is limited! Thanks, and we look forward to seeing you!