We searched the city to find the best family-friendly activities in Spartanburg, from miniature trains to wonderful museums.

Tuesday, February 25, 2020
Send Your Love
Feb 25 all-day
Hatcher Garden

Send Your Love

Remember your loved ones in the Month of Love! Once again in the month of February, Hatcher Garden and Woodland Preserve invites you to celebrate the month of love by sponsoring the gift of a hand decorated valentine to be displayed throughout the garden in memory or in honor of a loved one. These laminated valentines will be hand decorated by the children at The Anchor House, Hope Center for Children. In addition, a Valentine acknowledgement card will be sent to the person being honored or the family of the person that it is being remembered. Proceeds benefit the children of The Anchor House as well as Hatcher Garden. Click the button below to sponsor a valentine.

Sponsor a valentine
Wednesday, February 26, 2020
Send Your Love
Feb 26 all-day
Hatcher Garden

Send Your Love

Remember your loved ones in the Month of Love! Once again in the month of February, Hatcher Garden and Woodland Preserve invites you to celebrate the month of love by sponsoring the gift of a hand decorated valentine to be displayed throughout the garden in memory or in honor of a loved one. These laminated valentines will be hand decorated by the children at The Anchor House, Hope Center for Children. In addition, a Valentine acknowledgement card will be sent to the person being honored or the family of the person that it is being remembered. Proceeds benefit the children of The Anchor House as well as Hatcher Garden. Click the button below to sponsor a valentine.

Sponsor a valentine
Thursday, February 27, 2020
Send Your Love
Feb 27 all-day
Hatcher Garden

Send Your Love

Remember your loved ones in the Month of Love! Once again in the month of February, Hatcher Garden and Woodland Preserve invites you to celebrate the month of love by sponsoring the gift of a hand decorated valentine to be displayed throughout the garden in memory or in honor of a loved one. These laminated valentines will be hand decorated by the children at The Anchor House, Hope Center for Children. In addition, a Valentine acknowledgement card will be sent to the person being honored or the family of the person that it is being remembered. Proceeds benefit the children of The Anchor House as well as Hatcher Garden. Click the button below to sponsor a valentine.

Sponsor a valentine
Zumba! GOLD
Feb 27 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Perfect For
 
Active older adults who are looking for a modified Zumba® class that recreates the original moves you love at a lower-intensity.
 
How It Works
 
The design of the class introduces easy-to-follow Zumba® choreography that focuses on balance, range of motion and coordination. Come ready to sweat, and prepare to leave empowered and feeling strong.
 
Benefits
 
Class focuses on all elements of fitness: cardiovascular, muscular conditioning, flexibility and balance!

 

 
 
C.C. Woodson
210 Bomar Ave.
864-596-3710
Zumba!
Feb 27 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Everybody and every body! Each Zumba® class is designed to bring people together to sweat it on.

How It Works

We take the “work” out of workout, by mixing low-intensity and high-intensity moves for an interval-style, calorie-burning dance fitness party. Once the Latin and World rhythms take over, you’ll see why Zumba® Fitness classes are often called exercise in disguise. Super effective? Check. Super fun? Check and check.

Benefits

A total workout, combining all elements of fitness – cardio, muscle conditioning, balance and flexibility, boosted energy and a serious dose of awesome each time you leave class.

$5 a class or free with Wellness Membership
 
 
C.C. Woodson
210 Bomar Ave.
864-596-3710
Friday, February 28, 2020
Send Your Love
Feb 28 all-day
Hatcher Garden

Send Your Love

Remember your loved ones in the Month of Love! Once again in the month of February, Hatcher Garden and Woodland Preserve invites you to celebrate the month of love by sponsoring the gift of a hand decorated valentine to be displayed throughout the garden in memory or in honor of a loved one. These laminated valentines will be hand decorated by the children at The Anchor House, Hope Center for Children. In addition, a Valentine acknowledgement card will be sent to the person being honored or the family of the person that it is being remembered. Proceeds benefit the children of The Anchor House as well as Hatcher Garden. Click the button below to sponsor a valentine.

Sponsor a valentine
WNC Model Train Show
Feb 28 @ 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm
WNC Agricultural Center Expo Building

8 working layouts with over 200 vendor tables, including vendors from 7 states with anything related to railroading!

Starry Nights – Cowboy Astronomer at Roper Mountain
Feb 28 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Roper Mountain Science Center

Daniel Observatory

The Cowboy Astronomer is a skillfully woven tapestry of star tales and Native American legends, combined with constellation identification, star-hopping, and astronomy tidbits — all told from the unique viewpoint of a cowboy astronomer who has traveled the world plying his trade and learning the sky along the way.

Recommended for age 4 and above.

The Observatory is open from 8:00pm – 9:15pm.

Starry Nights – Oasis In Space at Roper Mountain
Feb 28 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Roper Mountain Science Center

Daniel Observatory

 

Oasis In Space transports the audience on a startling and beautiful voyage through our universe, galaxy and solar system in search of liquid water!

Recommended for ages 10 and above.

 

Saturday, February 29, 2020
Redesigning Our Future: National Environmental Summit for High School Students
Feb 29 all-day
Catawba College
Send Your Love
Feb 29 all-day
Hatcher Garden

Send Your Love

Remember your loved ones in the Month of Love! Once again in the month of February, Hatcher Garden and Woodland Preserve invites you to celebrate the month of love by sponsoring the gift of a hand decorated valentine to be displayed throughout the garden in memory or in honor of a loved one. These laminated valentines will be hand decorated by the children at The Anchor House, Hope Center for Children. In addition, a Valentine acknowledgement card will be sent to the person being honored or the family of the person that it is being remembered. Proceeds benefit the children of The Anchor House as well as Hatcher Garden. Click the button below to sponsor a valentine.

Sponsor a valentine
WNC Model Train Show
Feb 29 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
WNC Agricultural Center Expo Building

8 working layouts with over 200 vendor tables, including vendors from 7 states with anything related to railroading!

Something Very Fishy!
Feb 29 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
PC PAC

A family-friendly program, Something Very Fishy was a huge success in 2019 with over 3,000 attendees and we are excited to announce the show is coming back in Spring 2020!

This educational experience includes a musical theater production by award-winning children’s writer Kathy Prosser and a marine invertebrate touch tank exhibit presented by Clemson University.  Featuring original music and a cast of professional actors and puppets, the story follows the lives of Sandy Carson, a young science major conducting coral transplanting research and Mr. Stu Pidder, a local fisherman just trying to get by. Below the surface Boss, the Great White Shark and his friends are wondering why marine life is disappearing and curious objects keep arriving. The story highlights how what we do above the surface impacts life below, and ways we can all help to sustain and improve our fragile environment.

After the show, come roll up your sleeves and meet more stars beneath the waves as Clemson University Creative Inquiry students share a menagerie of live marine animals and stories of their research adventures in the Florida Keys. Pet a sea urchin, thumb wrestle a crab and go on a virtual dive to an amazing coral reef.

In the 2 weeks leading up to this one and only public performance, we anticipate over 4,500 students from local schools will have participated in this unique Educational Entertainment event.  While the primary purpose of the program is to educate elementary students and inspire them to consider career pathways in STEAM fields, the messages are universal and this event will delight and engage people of all ages.

Family Science Saturday: Things that Leap!
Feb 29 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
SC Botanical Garden

Family Science Saturday: Things that Leap!

Celebrate the leap year in this hoppy open house! Meet some bouncy bunnies and learn about the lives and habits of frogs and other animals who leap. Learn how to make an origami frog and other fun hoppy activities. Drop in to the Nature Center for family-friendly, hands-on science explorations and fun activities with some of our Master Naturalists and other special guests.

Step Into the Past: Brrr…Bear Stew
Feb 29 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
SC Botanical Garden-

Step Into the Past: Brrr...Bear Stew

We’re finishing up the meat from the big hunt in October.  Absolutely delicious in a pot of potatoes and carrots.  Of course, we throw in plenty of onions and dried greens to keep us healthy until Spring. We’re also having dried apple pie, with bear lard in the crust. Nothing makes a more tender, flavorful crust than bear lard.

Rocky Cove Railroad Exhibit
Feb 29 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
NC Arboretum

On exhibit Saturdays and Sundays from 12 – 4 p.m., Rocky Cove Railroad is a G-Scale (garden scale) model train that demonstrates the coming of trains to western North Carolina at the turn of the 20th century. The exhibit is located below the Grand Promenade. Please note, Rocky Cove Railroad will not operate in rainy or wet conditions.

Cardboard Regatta at Greenville County Aquatic Complex
Feb 29 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Greenville County Aquatic Complex
Get started now! You bring the boat with you! Build a boat out of cardboard with friends, family, or co-workers to race in a pool for prizes! All boats must be ready at time of registration.

Sunday, March 1, 2020
Send Your Love
Mar 1 all-day
Hatcher Garden

Send Your Love

Remember your loved ones in the Month of Love! Once again in the month of February, Hatcher Garden and Woodland Preserve invites you to celebrate the month of love by sponsoring the gift of a hand decorated valentine to be displayed throughout the garden in memory or in honor of a loved one. These laminated valentines will be hand decorated by the children at The Anchor House, Hope Center for Children. In addition, a Valentine acknowledgement card will be sent to the person being honored or the family of the person that it is being remembered. Proceeds benefit the children of The Anchor House as well as Hatcher Garden. Click the button below to sponsor a valentine.

Sponsor a valentine
Rocky Cove Railroad Exhibit
Mar 1 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
NC Arboretum

On exhibit Saturdays and Sundays from 12 – 4 p.m., Rocky Cove Railroad is a G-Scale (garden scale) model train that demonstrates the coming of trains to western North Carolina at the turn of the 20th century. The exhibit is located below the Grand Promenade. Please note, Rocky Cove Railroad will not operate in rainy or wet conditions.

Sundays Unplugged
Mar 1 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Chapman Cultural Center

Enjoy a free cultural experience at Chapman Cultural Center on Sundays. Families can visit the Spartanburg Art Museum and Spartanburg Regional History Museum for free between 1pm-5pm with live concerts from 2pm-4pm.