Posted: Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Roper Mountain Science CenterBeginning on May 12th, the T.C. Hooper Planetarium debuted two new planetarium shows and new showtimes due to the high demand. The new feature shows are:

6:00pm: One World, One Sky: Big Bird’s Adventure
Join Big Bird and Elmo as they explore the night sky and take an imaginary trip from Sesame Street to the moon. Recommended for all ages.

7:15pm: Magic Tree House: Space Mission
Peek into the tree house and follow Jack and Annie on an exciting adventure as they meet a helpful astronomer and an astronaut. Recommended for all ages.

8:45pm: Eclipse: The Sun Revealed
Are you ready for the incredible total solar eclipse happening in Greenville on August 21st? This brand new show will tell you everything you need to prepare for this once-in-a-lifetime event.

Each showtime includes the feature show, Upstate’s Sky Tonight presentation and a Space Park 360 Virtual Rollercoaster.  Daniel Observatory is also open (weather permitting) for viewing through the 23-inch refractor telescope, the 8th largest in North America.

The T.C. Hooper Planetarium re-opened recently after a $1.5 million dollar renovation that included a new 4K projection system in a full-immersion dome.  “We are overwhelmed with the public reception to our new facility,” said Michael Weeks, Director of Roper Mountain Science Center. “Tickets have been sold out since we re-opened, so we are excited to be able to accommodate more visitors with an added showtime.”

Admission is $6.00 for adults and teens, $5.00 for children ages 4-12 and seniors ages 60+. Free for RMSC members. Tickets may be purchased online at

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. 

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