June: Science, learning and play events
FREE! PARK HOP is a summer-long scavenger hunt across park locations in Greenville County. Clues are open through July 31. Register online and through the app at www.parkhop.org.
FREE! FREE FOREST SCHOOL a free, volunteer-run, inclusive group for families looking for ways to connect with other local families in nature. The group meets weekly at nearby wilderness areas to hike, play and have circle time and snack. To learn more, visit www.facebook.com/groups/FreeForestSchoolGreenvilleSpartanburgSC.
FAMILY ANIMAL ENCOUNTERS are at 2 p.m. daily in June at Chimney Rock Park. For details, call 828-625-9611 or visit www.chimneyrockpark.com.
S — FREE! SEWN TOGETHER: SEW YOUNG is at 6 p.m. June 7, 14 and 21 at the Spartanburg Main Library. Learn basic sewing skills that lead up to using a pattern to complete a project. Ages 9 – 11. Registration is required. Call 864-596-3505.
G — COMPUCHILD STEAM CAMP is 9 a.m. – noon Mondays July 9 – 13 at Mauldin Cultural Center. Suggested for ages 5 – 10. The cost is $45 each per camp day or $199 each for all six camp days. For details and registration, visit www.compuchild.com.
G — FREE! OFFICER ALLEN JACOBS G.R.E.A.T. SUMMER CAMP is 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. June 18 – 22 at Sterling Elementary School. This free gang and violence prevention program is for students entering grades 5 – 6. For details and registration, visit police.greenvillesc.gov/1252/GREAT-Summer-Camp.
G — SUMMER THEATER CAMPS are June 18 – 22 at North Greenville University. For details, visit ngu.edu/theatre.
G — EAST LINK ACADEMY, a free, Chinese-immersion, public charter school for grades K – 8, is opening for the 2018 – 2019 school year. Parent information sessions are offered the second Sunday afternoon and fourth Wednesday night of each month. For details, visit www.eastlinkacademy.org.
STRIDES, a nonprofit program, offers individualized instruction for ages 7 – 20 who need to catch up before school starts. Students with disabilities or ESOL are welcome. Programs are located at Woodruff Road (expanded location), Greer, Easley, Fountain Inn, Travelers Rest, Boiling Springs and Cherrydale. For details, call 864-246-9898 or www.stridestutor.org.
G — ROPER MOUNTAIN SCIENCE CENTER’S PLANETARIUM is open. For up-to-date information and a schedule of programs, visit www.ropermountain.org.
G — LEARN ABOUT SEEDS, Alka Seltzer rockets or summer slime at 11:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. select Wednesdays –Saturdays in June at The Children’s Museum of the Upstate. Included with admission. For a complete schedule, visit www.tcmupstate.org.
G — OPEN BOUNCE AND JUMP for ages 2 – 5 is 10 a.m. – noon Monday – Friday at Kangaroo Jax. The cost is $6 each. Visit www.kangaroojaxs.com.
S —TODDLER TIME AT BIG AIR TRAMPOLINE PARK is 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays. Ages 6 and younger fly high for $8 per jumper. Call 864-580-6462 or visit bigairgsp.com.
G — JUMPING BEANS AT SKY ZONE GREENVILLE – Little bouncers walking – age 5 jump 10 – 11 a.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Visit Sky Zone on Facebook for details about guest character appearances. The cost is $6 per child. One adult caregiver participates at no charge. Visit www.skyzone.com/greenville.
G — PARENTS’ NIGHT OUT AT SKY ZONE GREENVILLE – Kids ages 5 – 12 get a night of bouncing while parents take a break. The event is 7 – 10 p.m. Fridays. The cost is $25 per child and includes dinner. Visit www.skyzone.com/greenville.
G — GLOW NIGHT AT SKY ZONE GREENVILLE – Bring the whole family for glow face paint and more 8:30 – 10:30 p.m. Fridays. The first 50 people to check in receive a T-shirt. The cost is $25 each for two hours and includes face paint, a glow pack and pizza. For a shorter option, the cost is $17 for one hour and includes a glow bracelet. Visit www.skyzone.com/greenville.
G — MOMS JUMP FOR FREE DURINGKIDS’ JUMP time for ages 6 and younger, 9 a.m. – noon Mondays – Fridays at Gravitopia. The cost is $10 each per child for one hour of jump time. Visit www.gravitopia.us.
G — FREE! MOTHER GOOSE ON THE LOOSE – Nursery rhymes are the foundation for this play time that brings babies ages 1 – 24 months together with new friends. Children must attend with an adult caregiver. Maximum of 3 children per adult caregiver. Attendance is limited to 40 per program. Get a free admission ticket at the desk. Greenville County Library Branches: 10 a.m. Tuesdays at Taylors (864-268-5955), 10 a.m. Wednesdays at Travelers Rest (864-834-3650) and 10 and 11a.m. Wednesdays at Simpsonville (864-963-9031).
P — FREE! OUR VILLAGE, a play group sponsored by Stroller Strides, is at 9:30 a.m. Wednesdays at 334 Rock Springs Road, Easley. Come early at 9:30 am with baby and stroller for a workout. For details, call 864-608-6727.
P — FREE! WIGGLES AND GIGGLES is at 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays at the Hampton Memorial Branch Library in Easley. Children ages 3 and younger with a caregiver can move and groove and music, movement and nursery rhymes. Call 864-850-7077 or email email@example.com.
P — FREE! HOP ON THE MAGIC SCHOOL BUS at 3:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the Hampton Memorial Branch Library in Easley. Children is grades K – 4 watch an episode of The Magic School Bus followed up by a supporting science experiment, game or craft. Call 864-850-7077 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
P — FREE! TRY SOMETHING NEW AT WEE PLAY TIME at 10:30 a.m. the first Friday of each month at the Hampton Memorial Branch Library in Easley. Children ages 3 and younger with a caregiver are invited to play with the library’s educational toys. Call 864-850-7077 or email email@example.com.
P — FREE! ALL AGES ARE WELCOME FOR POKÉMON LEAGUE at 5:30 p.m. Thursdays at the Hampton Memorial Branch Library in Easley. Children ages 10 and younger should be accompanied by an adult. Call 864-850-7077 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.