Our top 10 picks for March events
BE THE ASTRONAUT is open at The Children’s Museum of the Upstate – Greenville. The exhibit teaches STEM-based content fusing hands-on learning with state-of-the-art video game technology. Scientifically verified by experts at NASA for accuracy and feasibility, children experience the concepts, challenges and excitement of spaceflight with the use of touch-screen stations, artifacts, and interactive simulator pods built to look like space capsules. To learn more, visit http://www.tcmupstate.org.
DISNEY’S LION KING JR. is presented by Greer Children’s Theatre March 1 – 3 and 8 – 10 at Cannon Centre. For tickets and details, visit www.greerculturalarts.com.
FAMILY FUN DAY with the Greenville Zoo is 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. March 2 at the Upcountry History Museum. For details, visit http://www.upcountryhistory.org.
FREE! DR. SEUSS CHARACTER DAY is at 4:30 p.m. March 4 at the Cyrill-Westside Branch Library. Visit http://www.spartanburglibraries.org.
CINDERELLA: THE BALLET is presented by Carolina Ballet Theatre March 8 – 9 at the Peace Center. For details, visit http://carolinaballet.org.
SPACE DAY is 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. March 9 at Roper Mountain Science Center. Explore the moon and beyond with rocket launches, flight simulators, design challenges and more. Admission is $8 each for adults and teens, $7 each for ages 4 –12 and seniors. There is no admission charge for ages 3 and younger and for members of RMSC. Visit https://www.ropermountain.org.
SPARTANBURG YOUTH THEATRE’S SEASON REVEAL is at 6 p.m. March 12 at Chapman Cultural Center. The reveal is presented in a wacky game-show format, including performances from all of next season’s musicals and plays. Attendees ages 12 years or older can enter for a chance to be a contestant in the reveal and win season tickets. Admission is $5 per family. No advance purchase required. For details, visit https://www.spartanburgyouththeatre.com.
THE 8TH ANNUAL ST. PADDY’S DAY DASH AND BASH is March 16 at Fluor Field at the West End. The event includes a festive 5K run through downtown with a St. Paddy’s Day themed after-party for the whole family. For details, visit www.stpaddysdashandbash.com.
FREE! “THE REALLY AWFUL MUSICIANS,” a Lollipops Concert presented by the Greenville Symphony Orchestra, is March 16 at 10 a.m. at the Taylors Branch Library and at 11:30 a.m. at the Hughes Main Library. Visit https://www.greenvillelibrary.org.
“A YEAR WITH FROG AND TOAD” is presented by South Carolina Children’s Theatre March 29 – April 7 at the Peace Center. Visit http://www.peacecenter.org.