South Carolina State Museum
There's always something new on the horizon, so be sure to check the calendar regularly to see what exciting things are happening at the State Museum! P.O. Box 100107, Columbia, (803) 898-4921.
Coastal Discovery Museum
Hands-on exploring of the history, wildlife, and heritage of Coastal Carolina.
Address: P.O. Box 23497, 100 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island, SC 29925
Little Red Barn
Experience a look into farm life in the 1900s to today. Camden, SC. (803) 424-0084.
Blumenthal Performing Arts Center Center
Note: I realize this is in North Carolina, but it will be close enough for some to enjoy!
"Wicked" and "Mary Poppins" Coming to Downtown Charlotte
Two of Broadway’s biggest blockbusters fly into Charlotte this year. Your group won’t want to miss WICKED – the untold story of the witches of Oz – and MARY POPPINS – Broadway’s perfectly magical musical. There’s so much buzz about these smash hit shows, tickets are sure to sell out quickly. In fact, when WICKED came to the QueenCity in 2008, seats sold out in a few hours.
So don’t miss your chance to see two of the mosteagerly awaited stage productions! Groups of 20 or more can buy seats now before they go on sale to the public.
444 South Boundary AVE SW
Aiken, SC 29801
Hitchcock Woods - Aiken
Once privately owned and enjoyed exclusively by Aiken's storied winter colony set, Hitchcock Woods is now owned by the Hitchcock Woods Foundation, a nonprofit organization that makes the Woods available to the community. This nearly 2,100-acre longleaf pine forest has 65 miles of marked trails available to hikers, runners, equestrians, and carriage drivers. The Woods are home to the rustic Aiken Horse Show in late March and early April, one of the oldest annual horse shows in the country.
The Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail
330 Miles of Revolutionary War History - The Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail travels through VA, TN, NC & SC, retracing the route of patriot militia as they tracked down the British. Eventually the two forces clashed, ending in patriot victory at the battle of Kings Mountain
ARTworks - Beaufort
ARTworks is a County-wide Community Arts Center, Gallery & Theater located in Beaufort Town Center. ARTworks is the home to the offices of the Arts Council of Beaufort County, 11 Resident Artists, a professional art supply store, and a community gallery, theater, and workshop space where quality artists & educators can share their artform in a safe and family-friendly environment.
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We hope you enjoyed the holidays and are ready to make plans for the new year! If your plans include traveling, take a look at our upcoming trips for homeschool families. We'll add more to the schedule as we finalize the details. To find out more, click on the links below or visit our main Travel page.
May and June
Tour New York City with us this spring on your choice of three weekends. We'll visit Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty, walk the Brooklyn Bridge, explore Times Square and watch Mary Poppins on Broadway, get a great view of the city at Rockefeller Center's Top of the Rock, play in Central Park, and have time to explore a museum or other site - your choice. Our groups will be smaller this year, so early registrants will have a better chance of having confirmed spots for their preferred weekend. Registration Deadline: January 22.
Join us for an exploration of space, astronomy, and technology during Space Camp's Pathfinder program at the US Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama. During this 3-day program for students in 4th grade and above (and their parents), we'll experience training simulators and complete a Space Shuttle mission, tour the US Space & Rocket Center, learn about space history, and see first-hand what it takes to become an astronaut. Registration Deadline: May 31.
September and October
We're taking three trips to Washington DC this fall (you choose the weekend). We'll tour the various memorials and monuments, White House, Arlington Cemetery, US Capitol, Ford's Theater, and more. We'll also have an opportunity to visit Smithsonian museums such as: Air and Space Museum, Museum of Natural History, Museum of American History, Museum of the American Indian, and others of your choice. Registration Deadline: July 15.
Travel with us on our 6th trip to Disney World this November. We'll explore theme parks, splash in water parks, play virtual reality games at Disney Quest, participate in special educational and behind-the-scenes programs, and more - all at wonderful discounts. To make it even more special this year, we'll get to enjoy seasonal festivities such as: Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party, The Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights, the beautiful decorations at the parks and resorts, and the wonderful holiday spirit that abounds at Disney during this time of year. If our timing is right, we'll also catch the end of the International Food and Wine Festival. Registration Deadline: August 7.
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