April: Ongoing events for families
G — THE BOXCAR CHILDREN exhibit is open at The Children’s Museum of the Upstate. The exhibit celebrates 75 years of the book series written by Gertrude Chandler Warner. For details, visit www.tcmupstate.org.
G — BIB’S WORLD is at The Children’s Museum of the Upstate. This outdoor exhibit includes multiple play structures, cultural elements, an interactive city scape and a zero entry, wheelchair-accessible merry-go-round. For details, visit www.tcmupstate.org.
G — SUPERHEROES AND SUPERSTARS: THE WORKS OF ALEX ROSS is open through June 3 at the Upcountry History Museum. The exhibit includes over 100 pieces of original artwork, including paintings, sketches and models created by Alex Ross, one of the greatest artists in the field of comic books. Visit www.upcountryhistory.org.
G — THE POWER OF CHILDREN: MAKING A DIFFERENCE opens April 7 at the Upcountry History Museum. It aspires to show the power that words, action and voice can have even when we are faced with hatred, racism and discrimination. The exhibit is open through May 23. Visit www.upcountryhistory.org.
GLAMOUR ON BOARD: FASHION FROM TITANIC THE MOVIE is open through May 13 at Biltmore Estate in Asheville, North Carolina. The exhibition’s 45 costumes will be displayed in Biltmore House, evoking the lifestyle of the era, when voyages on great ocean liners of the early 20th century offered luxury on ships known as “floating palaces.” For details, visit biltmore.com/titanicfashion.
BILTMORE BLOOMS continues through May 24 at Biltmore Estate in Asheville, North Carolina. Biltmore’s grounds flourish as a progression of colorful blooms blanket the estate, paying homage to the legacy of Frederick Law Olmsted and his final professional project, George Vanderbilt’s gardens at Biltmore. For details, visit www.biltmore.com/visit/biltmore-house-gardens/gardens-grounds/bloom-report.
FLIGHT, featuring a 757 cockpit and more, is open at EdVenture in Columbia. For details, visit edventure.org.
FROM HERE TO TIMBUKTU: A JOURNEY THROUGH WEST AFRICA is open at EdVenture in Columbia. For details, visit edventure.org.
SAVAGE ANCIENT SEAS: PREHISTORIC PREDATORS is open at the South Carolina State Museum in Columbia. For details, visit scmuseum.org.
SOUTH CAROLINA’S FIRST ASTRONAUT CHARLES DUKE and the Apollo Missions is open at the South Carolina State Museum in Columbia. For details, visit scmuseum.org.
DA VINCI’S MACHINES is open through May 6 at Discovery Place Science in Charlotte, North Carolina. Encounter and test his amazing machines, see his magnificent artworks and reflect on the genius that was Leonardo da Vinci. For details, visit www.discoveryplace.org.
BRICKSALIVE is open at the South Carolina Aquarium in Charleston. It features 250,000 LEGO bricks in more than a dozen animal sculptures representing species that call South Carolina home. Visit scaquarium.org.