Thursday, December 20, 2018
While you may know that the Spartanburg area has plenty of places to grab a handcrafted drink, the BMW Performance Center, and more for adults to enjoy, we’ve also got wholesome fun for the whole family.
What better way to spend a school break, holiday, or long weekend than on a little family vacation? Venture beyond the typical movie nights and trips to the bowling alley for a weekend that’s lively, memorable, and even a little educational! Start planning your visit, complete with stops at:
Who says learning can’t be fun! This new, state-of-the-art museum is designed for children from birth to five years old with age-appropriate learning goals and educational standards inspiring each exhibit.
Work with your babies on important milestones like pointing, singing, and counting in the Palmetto Basics Infant Play Zone before skipping on over to the Go Go Spartanburg exhibit where they can work together to move toy people, cars, trucks, planes, and trains within a scaled down model of our community.
Then watch as your slightly older children play pretend in the market, fall in love with nature as they explore the whimsical treehouse, splash and play at the water table, pretend to be architects at the Spartanburg Rising exhibit, and play doctor in a miniature version of Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System.
All of the museum’s exhibits are specially built for children with lower counter heights, padded areas for comfortable crawling, and other details that make the experience all the more fun for tiny tots. Check the museum’s calendar for upcoming special events, then come enjoy a day of learning disguised as fun at the Children’s Museum of the Upstate in Spartanburg.
Founded to inspire an excitement for science, the Spartanburg Science Center has over 23 exhibits meant to excite, engage, and educate young minds.
Your kiddos can interact with live animals, take a journey through time as they explore a collection of fossils, gaze into the great beyond at the planetarium, conduct chemistry experiments, experience virtual reality, and more.
Geared toward kindergarteners through eighth graders, this hub for science education and enrichment promises a learning adventure your family won’t soon forget!
Are your little ones packed so full of energy it’s like they’re climbing the walls? Come let them do just that at Climb Upstate—the area’s largest indoor rock climbing gym!
Start the day with a Rock Climbing 101 class before tackling hundreds of routes across the facility’s 6,000 feet of climbing space, including a dozen top-roping stations and a cave designed for bouldering. Fun for climbers of all skill levels, this exhilarating activity can help strengthen your family bond as you build trust and work together to get to the top.
What kid (or kid-at-heart) wouldn’t love flying around an indoor race track at 50mph in a 9HP, gas-powered go-kart?! Fun for beginners and pros alike, LeMans Karting’s unique MegaTrack™ is 2,000 feet long with 23 turns! While you’re in town, be sure to stop in to experience the non-stop thrill ride of a “Wheel-to-Wheel” racing experience at LeMans Karting
If you’ve got a budding artist in your family, they’ll love creating a masterpiece at one of Spartanburg Art Museum’s hands-on workshops.
Craft monoprint cards to send to a special friend, learn how to paint with all the colors of the wind in a watercolor class, build a kite to fly on a sunny day back at home, and more at these seasonally-themed classes. Plus, all supplies and materials are included, so all you’ll need to bring is your imagination!
Looking for even more fun ways to fill your time? Check out our pre-made family itineraries! We did the work for you and built these have half-, full-, two-, and three-day plans so you can experience the best of Spartanburg County no matter when you visit.
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