Chill Out in the Ice Age!
July 9, August 13 & September 10 | 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Museum of York County Open Late Second Tuesdays
Rock Hill, SC- Beat the heat by traveling back in time to a much chillier climate during the Ice Age! On the second Tuesday evenings during summer months (July-September), the exhibits and Museum Store will be open until 8 p.m. with special evening programs starting at 5 p.m.
Pack a dinner to enjoy in our picnic area, then at 6 p.m., depart on a tour of our nature trail and see what kinds of plants and insects have lived around here since the climate warmed 12,000 years ago. If the sky is clear between 7 and 7:30 p.m., look at the sun safely through specially-filtered telescopes and learn how our star affects the Earth’ climate. Inside the Museum, enter our time machine and transport back to South Carolina’s Pleistocene past and see the surprising animals that roamed the landscape. Dr. Steve Fields will be your guide to answer questions and show additional examples of what lived in the area during the Ice Age. Prepare to observe the planet Saturn in the planetarium and through telescopes later in the evening by watching a video and working on fun activities in the classroom. At 8 p.m., finish your blast into the past by seeing a program in the Settlemyre Planetarium which will show the current night sky and how it was different during the Pleistocene. If there are no clouds around outside after the planetarium, the Carolina Skygazer’s astronomy club will let you use their telescopes to look at objects in the sky as they appeared when their light departed for Earth hundreds or thousands of years ago.
Admission Cost: General Admission is $5 for adults; $4 for seniors; $3 for youth between the ages of 4 and 17; FREE for children 3 and under and for CHM members. For directions and more information, visit www.chmuseums.org.