December Ongoing Events Calendar
THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS: The Illustrations of Charles Santore exhibit is open at the Upcountry History Museum through Feb. 2. Step into the pages this holiday classic through full-size wall murals, displays of 20th century children’s toys and holiday trimmings, as well as an extraordinary dollhouse from the museum’s permanent collection. For more information, call 864-467-3100 or visit www.upcountryhistory.org.
UNDER THE ARCTIC: DIGGING INTO PERMAFROST is open at the Upcountry History Museum through Jan. 12. Journey through a 2,000-square-foot immersive and interactive exhibition that explores the incredible sights and smells of the Arctic with hands-on experiments, interactive models, fossil research stations and a 30-foot walk-through replica of the nation’s only permafrost research tunnel. Designed for families, life-long learners and school groups, the exhibition’s distinctive research stations introduce students to diverse STEM careers. For more information, call 864-467-3100 or visit www.upcountryhistory.org.
THE GREAT OUTDOORS is open through summer of 2020 at The Children’s Museum of the Upstate – Greenville. Celebrate the wildlife and natural resources of the Upstate. To learn more, visit http://www.tcmupstate.org.
LOVE A VET: HONORING OUR MILITARY VETERANS is open through Jan. 5, 2020 at the Upcountry History Museum. The exhibit features paintings, drawings and prints by a diverse group of nationally recognized artists and contemporary illustrators. To learn more, visit http://www.tcmupstate.org.
THE CHILDREN’S MUSEUM OF THE UPSTATE’S SPARTANBURG location is open at 130 Magnolia St. For details, visit http://www.tcmupstate.org/spartanburg.
EXPLORE STEM ACTIVITIES at Discovery Place Science in Charlotte, NC. For details, visit https://science.discoveryplace.org.
TRUMPETS, WEIRD AND WONDERFUL: Treasures from the National Music Museum is now open at the Carolina Music Museum. 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 https://carolinamusicmuseum.org.
APOLLO 50: JOURNEY TO THE MOON and Reflections on the River are open at The South Carolina State Museum in Columbia. For tickets and details visit http://scmuseum.org.
FLIGHT, featuring a 757 cockpit and more, is open at EdVenture in Columbia. For details, visit http://edventure.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 http://scaquarium.org.