Red White & Boonshoft

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*

Time Program Location
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).

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

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