10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Click for the Complete Schedule of Activities
Join us for this indoor/outdoor Fourth of July celebration! The day is packed with the best indoor fireworks display in town, along with explosive demonstrations, experiments, live animals, games, and more! Rain or shine.
NEW for 2018 - Get into the spirit of the summer with a dash across an OOBLECK pool! This activity will explore concepts of liquids, solids, pressure, and viscosity in a very "feet-on" way as attendees run on the suface of oobleck to keep from sinking.
Fair Warning for Grown-Ups: Oobleck is made from corn starch and water, so it can get a little messy! Adventurous celebrants will need to take off their shoes and prepare to rinse off their feet after. Oobleck does wash out of clothes, and we will not use food coloring in this experiment.
Food will be available for purchase from Underdogs Mobile, Kona Ice of Troy, and Cumberland Kettle Corn. Mikesell's chips available while supplies last.
All activities included with regular admission; FREE for members.
Schedule of Events*
|10:00-11:00 a.m.||Red, White & Baby||Lawn Outside Education Lobby|
|10:30-11:30 a.m.||Oobleck Pool||Front Lawn|
|11:00-11:30 a.m.||Indoor Rockets||Outside Kids Place|
|11:00-11:30 a.m.||Patriotic Skies||Planetarium|
|11:00-11:30 a.m.||Meet Uncle Sam at the DIY Photo Booth||Front Entrance|
|11:15-11:45 a.m.||Keeper Talk||Amphitheater|
|11:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.||From Behind the Scenes: Artifact Encounter||Vet Hospital Stage|
|11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.||Outdoor Rockets||North Lawn|
|11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.||Cool Science||Outside Education Lobby|
|12:00-12:30 p.m.||Patriotic Skies||Planetarium|
|12:00-1:00 p.m.||Watermelon Science||Front Lawn|
|12:00-2:00 p.m.||Facepainting||Front Lawn|
|1:00-1:30 p.m.||Patriotic Skies||Planetarium|
|1:00-1:30 p.m.||From Behind the Scenes: Artifact Encounter||Vet Hospital Stage|
|1:00-1:30 p.m.||Ben Franklin's Lab||Do Lab|
|1:00-1:30 p.m.||Meet Uncle Sam at the DIY Photo Booth||Front Entrance|
|1:00-2:00 p.m.||Tidal Pool||Tidal Pool, 2nd Floor|
|1:30-2:00 p.m.||Indoor Rockets||Outside Kids Place|
|2:00-2:30 p.m.||Patriotic Skies||Planetarium|
|2:00-2:30 p.m.||Cool Science||Outside Education Lobby|
|2:30-3:00 p.m.||Star Spangling||North Lawn|
|2:15-2:45 p.m.||Keeper Talk||Vet Hospital Stage|
|3:00-3:30 p.m.||Patriotic Skies||Planetarium|
|3:00-3:30 p.m.||Uncle Sam||Front Entrance|
|3:30-4:00 p.m.||Red White & Boom||Amphitheater|
|4:00 p.m.||Otter Talk||Discovery Zoo|
*Schedule subject to change.
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Planning to come to Red White & Boonshoft? Don't forget that the bridge from downtown onto Riverside will be CLOSED for the Fourth of July -- and the bridge on Keowee is still under construction! We are encouraging visitors coming from that direction to exit I75 at Wagner Ford Road and follow this map (blue route).
TURN BY TURN
Head west on Wagner Ford Rd (0.2 mi)
Turn right onto N Dixie Dr (0.2 mi)
Turn left onto E Siebenthaler Ave (0.4 mi)
Turn left onto Ridge Ave (1.1 mi)
Turn right onto DeWeese Parkway