S.C. school district begins construction on a $15-million science center


GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — An upstate South Carolina school district has started work on a new $15 million building at its science center.

WSPA-TV reports the Greenville County school district is constructing a building that will house exhibits on the water cycle and sustainable living, plus a cafeteria and several classrooms.

The building is supposed to be complete in fall 2020 and replaces an unused outdoor amphitheater.

The science center is owned by the school district, which is providing $12 million in funding. The Roper Mountain Science Center Association has raised the other $3 million privately.

Exhibits were designed in collaboration with the Shi Center for Sustainability.

The science center already has an observatory, planetarium, living history farm and other exhibit buildings.

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