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Calendar: Ongoing events in May around the Upstate

JERRY PINKNEY IMAGININGS is open through May 26 at the Upcountry History Museum. The exhibit features more than 100 watercolors and sketches, as well as interviews, objects and memorabilia that reflect the artist’s love of literature and his process of creating meaningful visual solutions that expand and enliven a narrative. An immersive portion invites visitors to enter a world of literacy adventures as they step into the pages of Jerry Pinkney’s books. Designed for ages 2 – 10 and their caregivers. Visit

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

THE CHILDREN’S MUSEUM OF THE UPSTATE’S SPARTANBURG location is open at 130 Magnolia St. For details, visit

BEING ME, an exhibition that explores the fundamentals of health and human anatomy, is open at Discovery Place Science in Charlotte, NC. For details, visit

ANSWERING THE CALL – FROM RECRUIT TO THE FRONT LINES is open through June 2 at the Upcountry History Museum. This WWI exhibit highlights influences “The Great War” had on the course of history, military advancements and notable social changes occurring within the same time period across the globe. Visit

THE CAROLINA MUSIC MUSEUM is open at 516 Buncombe St., Greenville. Facing South, the museum’s inaugural exhibit, demonstrates how historical factors shaped the development and cultivation of music in the Carolinas. Admission is $6 each for adults, $5 each for seniors and military, $4 each for ages 4 – 18 and free for ages 3 and younger. Visit

THE BOXCAR CHILDREN exhibit is open at The Children’s Museum of the Upstate – Greenville. The exhibit celebrates 75 years of the book series written by Gertrude Chandler Warner. For details, visit

BIB’S WORLD is at The Children’s Museum of the Upstate – Greenville. 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

A VANDERBILT HOUSE PARTY: THE GILDED AGE is open through May 27 at Biltmore Estate in Asheville, North Carolina. For details, visit

HALL OF HEROES – DISCOVER YOUR SUPERPOWER is open at the South Carolina State Museum in Columbia. For details, visit

FLIGHT, featuring a 757 cockpit and more, is open at EdVenture in Columbia. For details, visit

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