Posted: Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Students building rocketsSpace Day at Roper Mountain Science Center will showcase re-opening of giant dome theater and planetarium featuring 360 degree immersion, 4K projection, and 5.1 surround sound.

Come JOURNEY TO OTHER WORLDS with us for SPACE DAY at Roper Mountain Science Center!  We have partnered with organizations from across the Upstate to bring in interactive exhibits and hands on activities that will inspire, awe, and motivate you to LOOK UP and CATCH THE VISION of aviators and astronomers from past, present, and future!  There will be something for everyone from every age!  Space Day 2017 celebration will take place Saturday, March 11, 9 AM to 3 PM, at Roper Mountain Science Center. 

All events are included in the general admission to the Center: $7 for children (ages 4-12) and senior citizens (age 60 and over); $8 for teens and adults (ages 13-59). Free for children age 3 and under, RMSC members, and Greenville County Schools employees.  

Shows and show times in the newly renovated Hooper Planetarium: 

Student launching a rocket

 Enjoy additional activities across Roper Mountain in our Marine Lab, Tropical Rainforest, Ecology, and Discovery Labs, and Living History Farm.

Space Day 2017 is supported by Johnson Space Center, NASA Langley, Michelin, GE Aviation, Lockheed Martin, Clemson University, Greenville Technical College, University of South Carolina Upstate, Embry Riddle Aeronautics-Worldwide, Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute, Purdue Alumni, Army National Guard, East North Street Academy of Science and Math, Fountain Inn Elementary, Wade Hampton High School, Byrnes High School Honors Aviation, Western Carolina Remote Control Skyhawks, Asheville Star Trek Club Alaric, and the Upstate SC Youth Aviators Association.

Future astronaut

A Sampling of Space Day 2017 Activities:

Download Flyer.

About Roper Mountain Science Center

Roper Mountain Science Center ignites our natural curiosity to explore and shape our world.  The most impactful entity in the Upstate focused on science and science education, RMSC provides curriculum-based, hands-on learning for elementary and middle school students; offers inspiring “edutainment” for the public with Starry Nights, Second Saturdays and other special events; and produces state-of-the-art training for teachers.  Each year, more than 50,000 students, 6,000 teachers, and 30,000 families and adults visit Roper Mountain Science Center.

Location: 402 Roper Mountain Road Greenville SC 29615 Map and Directions

General information: or 864-355-8906

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