Time’s running out
POLYMER CLAY WORKSHOP: 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. May 17 at the City of Columbia Parks and Recreation Art Center, 1928 Calhoun St. Suitable for ages 4-10; a minimum of four students and a maximum of 12 will be accepted to the class. Pre-registration is required, deadline is Saturday. $45; includes clay extruder, stamps, rollers and beads. (803) 545-3112
Dinosaurs at the Fairgrounds
DINOSAURIA EXPERIENCE: Friday through Sunday in the Cantey Building at the State Fairgrounds, 1200 Rosewood Drive. Museum-inspired animatronic dinosaur exhibits, fire-breathing dragons, fairy garden and more. Tickets are $12-$20; age 2 and younger, free. Hours are 3-8 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday. http://dinosauriaexperience.com
EdVenture for the big kids
EDVENTURE AFTER DARK: “Chemistry of Cocktails,” 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday at EdVenture Children’s Museum, 211 Gervais St. Adults-only event celebrates science in style with signature drinks while masterful mixologists explore the physics, chemistry and temperature that transforms your standard bar beverage into a classy cocktail with a scientific twist. Tickets are $25; available at www.edventure.orgor at the door. Proceeds will benefit EdVenture’s Yes, Every Child Fund, the museum’s commitment to providing underserved families with admission for $1 per person.