Celebrate Dr. Seuss, plus other weekend events for families
Families will find something for all ages in this weekend’s events.
“Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo Live” guides families on a tour through pre-historic Australia at 10 a.m. and noon Friday at the Peace Center. You’ll observe, meet and interact with a collection of life-like dinosaurs and other creatures presented in a theatrical performance designed to entertain kids while stimulating their imaginations. Brought to life by a team of performers and puppeteers, and designed with the help of professional paleontologists, this educational live show was created by Erth Visual & Physical of Sydney, Australia. Admission is $10. For details, visit www.peacecenter.org/events/detail/dinosaur-petting-zoo.
The Greenville City Fire Department will host a grand opening of its newest station, Verdae Station 1, 825 Verdae Blvd.at 12:15 p.m. Friday, March 3. Members of the community are invited to visit the station and meet fire department personnel. The new station is fully staffed with nine firefighters per shift (27 total) and is equipped with one fire engine and one rescue truck. The station also houses a Greenville Police Department substation. The grand opening will feature a short program, including a ceremonial opening of the station, and afterward, attendees are invited to stay for refreshments and tour the station. For details, call 864-467-3289.
If you missed it last weekend, the Greer Children’s Theatre production of “Madagascar: A Musical Adventure” will again take the stage at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the J. Harley Bonds Career Center in Greer. Based on the movie by Dreamworks Animation, the play features Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Melman the Giraffe, Gloria the hip hip Hippo and, of course, those hilarious, plotting penguins as they escape theor home in New York’s Central Park Zoo. Admission is $15 for adults, $12 for students, seniors and military, and $7 for children younger than 5. For details, visit www.GreerCulturalArts.com.
Starry Nights returns to Roper Mountain Science Center this Friday for a special members-only preview after months of hiatus due to renovations at the center’s planetarium. The Daniel Observatory will also be open, weather permitting, for viewing through the 23-inch telescope. The planetarium will open to the public next weekend, March 10. Visit https://www.ropermountain.org for details.
Learn about trees in winter at 1 p.m. Saturday at the South Carolina Botanical Garden in Clemson. In this family-friendly open house, explore the adaptations trees and other plants make to survive the winter months. Take a guided walk to learn more about identifying trees in winter. The cost is $5 per family. To register, visit www.clemson.edu/public/scbg.
Celebrate Dr. Seuss Day 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Saturday at The Children’s Museum of the Upstate. The whimsical day of programming will include activities in honor of Dr. Seuss’s birthday. Story time is at 10 a.m., 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Make Dr. Seuss glasses or Thing 1 and Thing 2 characters from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. Make silly inventions in the Spark!Lab 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Enjoy Dr. Seuss scripts and costumes 10 a.m. 4 p.m. in the studio, and participate in Cat in the Hat stacking in Bib’s World noon – 4:45 p.m. There will also be Dr. Seuss-themed activities in Creation Station 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Visit www.tcmupstate.org for details.
Catch “The Jungle Book” ballet presented by Carolina Ballet Theatre at 1:30 and 5:30 p.m. Saturday at the Peace Center. This storybook ballet is based on the collection of short stories, written by Rudyard Kipling while drawing influence from many of the famed Jungle Book movies. The performance includes singer and performer Delvin Choice. Visit www.peacecenter.org.
Family Fun Day: Explore the World of Dr. Seuss is 1 – 4 p.m. Sunday at the Upcountry History Museum. The museum will have games, stories and Dr. Seuss art on display. The Cat in the Hat will make an appearance at 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. Admission is $6 for adults, $5 for senior citizens, $4 for children ages 4 to 18 and free for children 3 and younger. For details, visit upcountryhistory.org.
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