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10 events you shouldn’t miss in June

Butterfly Adventure is open at Roper Mountain Science Center June 1 – July 7. Get a close encounter with hundreds of colorful butterflies. The exhibit is open 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. (last entry at 1:30 p.m.) Tuesdays – Saturdays through July 7 (except July 4). Admission is $8 each for ages 13 and older, $7 each for ages 4 – 12 and free for ages 3 and younger. Admission is also free for all RMSC association members. Visit

Disney’s “The Lion King” continues through June 25 at the Peace Center. For tickets, visit

Free family movies are Thursday nights at Greer City Park. The movies begin at dusk. Visit

Curious George: Let’s Get Curious opens June 3 at the Upcountry History Museum. The bilingual exhibition takes place in the neighborhood where Curious George lives with his friend, The Man in the Yellow Hat. Letting natural curiosity and inquiry be their guides, children explore familiar buildings and locales from the Curious George books and the television series, leading visitors on a fun and interactive adventure. Visit

Living History Saturday is June 3 at Walnut Grove Plantation. For details, visit

See “Bedtime Stories (As Told by Our Dad) (Who Messed Them Up),” presented by Spartanburg Youth Theatre, at Spartanburg County Libraries in June. Visit

A Teddy Bear Clinic is 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. June 10 at The Children’s Museum of the Upstate. Children will get their own teddy bear (while quantities last) to take to check-up stations to learn what happens at a hospital or doctor’s office. Child-life Specialists from Greenville Health System will conduct the stations. Visit

A Creek Ranger Hike begins at 10 a.m. June 16 and 30 at Paris Mountain State Park. The event is a one-mile, ranger-led walk. The cost is $7 each, payable at the gate instead of park admission. Registration is required. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Call 864-244-5565 or email

Sesame Street Live: Make A New Friend is June 16 – 18 at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena. For tickets and details, visit

Chautauqua’s History Alive Festival: The Power of Words is at locations throughout Greenville and Spartanburg June 16 – 25. For details, call 864-244-1499 or visit