Posted: Friday, March 8, 2019

Roper Mountain Science Center LogoCome explore the moon and beyond for Space Day at Roper Mountain Science Center on Saturday, March 9. This Second Saturday event brings together a collaboration with NASA and other organizations from across South Carolina to showcase interactive exhibits and hands-on activities that will inspire, awe and motivate you to catch the bold vision of aviators and space explorers from the past, present and future! There will be something for all ages.

Roper Mountain is also excited to announce the official opening of the Sun, Earth, Universe exhibit – only one of 52 locations chosen to host this exhibit. This engaging and interactive museum exhibition about Earth and Space Science was developed with a collaboration between NASA and the National Informal STEM Education Network (NISE Net).

Space Day is supported by NASA Headquarters (Washington, DC), NASA Solar System Ambassadors, South Carolina Space Grant Consortium, Clemson University, Greenville Downtown Airport, Greenville Technical College, ShareSpace Foundation, University of South Carolina Upstate, Embry Riddle Aeronautics-Worldwide, Purdue Club Upstate SC, Wade Hampton High School, Byrnes High School Honors Aviation, and the Western Carolina Remote Control Skyhawks,

Space Day activities for visitors of all ages include:

Space Day hours 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Last tickets are sold at 1:30 p.m. Admission is: $8 for teens and adults (ages 13-59); $7 for children (ages 4-12) and for senior citizens (age 60 and over). Free for children age 3 and under, RMSC members, and school district employees. All events are included in the general admission to the Center.

Parking is free and in the main parking lot. Buses are available to provide transportation around the mountain continuously.

The second Saturday of select months provides an opportunity for the public to visit the learning spaces throughout Roper Mountain. This is a great occasion to enjoy experiences similar to those which engage students during the weekday lessons held in the center’s classrooms and labs. The Living History Farm, Harrison Hall of Natural Sciences, Planetarium, Observatory, and Symmes Hall of Science all provide stimulating activities for fun and learning. Many Second Saturdays showcase special events or themes based on fascinating topics in science, health, and social studies.

Roper Mountain Science Center is a facility of Greenville County Schools. For more information, please visit or call (864) 355-8906.

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