Posted: Thursday, October 9, 2014

Roper Mountain Science Center Presents STAR WARS READS

Saturday’s Event is Free and Open to the Public!

The public is invited to attend Star Wars Reads at Roper Mountain Science Center this Saturday, October 11, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. This event is free to the public but space is limited. Gates will close when they reach full capacity. Come early and enjoy the fun!

Science, Myth & Imagination!
Costumed Characters
You may spot a Stormtrooper or Boba Fett! Visitors are welcome to join in the costume fun!

Barnes & Noble Book Fair
Barnes & Noble will have a variety of Star Wars themed books and merchandise available for sale. Cash, checks and credit cards accepted.

Ellada Kouzina Food Truck
Enjoy the Greek delicacies of Ellada Kouzina! The truck will be located in the upper courtyard outside Symmes Hall (near the Observatory). Cash and credit cards accepted.

Bruster's Ice Cream
Enjoy a sweet treat! Cups ($3) and waffle cones ($4) available. Bruster's will be located in the upper courtyard outside Symmes Hall (near the Observatory). Cash only.

Meet Rowdy, the Greenville Road Warriors Mascot!
Rowdy will be out and about from 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Symmes Hall of Science
Lab 1: Make and test a balloon hovercraft
Lab 2: IT2Pi demonstrates DIY phone projectors and a full-size R2D2 model
Lab 3: Helicopter challenge
Lab 7: Sealed Air presents a hands-on Han Solo in carbonite foam activity
Lab 8: Science on the Move SC 4-H presents Science of Flight with paper rockets and rubber-band propelled planes
Lab 10: Sealed Air foaming demonstration

Symmes Hall Lower Lobby
Richards Comics with a variety of Star Wars comics, merchandise, collectibles and artwork for sale. Cash, checks and credit cards accepted.

Wilkins Conference Center
Experience Star Wars and The Hero's Journey

Planetarium
Astronaut, narrated by Ewan McGregor (Obi Wan Kenobi)
Stars, narrated by Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker)

Daniel Observatory (weather permitting)
Safely view the sun through our refractor telescope, the eighth largest of its kind in the nation

Harrison Hall of Natural Science
Discovery Rooms: Learn about the bats of Star Wars! Touch and hold live animals
Rainforest Lab: Meet some animals that are "out of this world" and learn about others that travel "far, far away"
Ecology Lab: Learn about the ecology of Star Wars worlds
Marine Lab: View "The Abyss" slide show and enjoy our displays and touch tanks
Central Lobby Theater: View "The Story of Star Wars"

Butterfly Garden
Monarch butterfly tagging and releases at 10:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m. and 12 noon.

Living History Farm
Experience the rich history of the cabins and explore the beautiful gardens. Activities include blacksmithing, hearth cooking, weaving, toys and games, corn grinding and rice harvesting.


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