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!
2017 FLL Expo registration form
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!
Science On Tap Series: The Science of Beer Making
Tuesday, November 22, 2016 7:00-8:30pm
Walk With A Biologist
Saturday, November 19, 2016 9:30 – 11:00am
Join Dr. Jon Storm and the center’s Peter Lembcke for a nature walk along the Cottonwood Trail. Come see and learn about some of the plants, animals, and other organisms that use this urban green area as their home.
Meet at the Beechwood Dr. parking lot of the Cottonwood Trail.
This event is free for all ages.
Remember Friday, October 21, 2016 is a Teacher Work Day in Spartanburg County. We are a great place for your child to come during the day! We keep the STEM learning going, the day moves fast as the students learn about amphibians, reptiles and invertebrates! There are many new species in the Spartanburg Science Center and your child will see and experience all of them! Our new Educational Director, Peter Lembcke, will take your child into a world of Biology! Space is limited so call and reserve a spot. If your child stays all day, remember to pack a lunch. There will be a supervised lunch and exploration of the science center until the afternoon session begins!
Contact us if you have any questions! This is a great opportunity for your child to add to their STEM knowledge and spend a great day out of school at the same time! You must register your child as slots are limited. Call 864-583-2777 x238 to reserve a slot. Payment may be mailed in or dropped by!