National Weather Service United States Department of Commerce


The National Weather Service and EdVenture Children's Museum are teaming up for Weather-Ready Fest 2020 on Saturday, March 14th from 9 am to 1 pm. Weather-Ready Fest will bring the public and local meteorologists and emergency officials together for the region's premiere severe weather and preparedness event. 

One of the main purposes of this event is to get people ready for severe weather season. Visitors will have the opportunity to learn how a variety of organizations increase community severe weather awareness, preparedness, and response. NWS staff members, local media and TV meteorologists, emergency officials and several public service organizations will be providing demonstrations and educational materials for adults and children. 

Children will have the chance to meet local television meteorologists and try their hand at giving a weather broadcast in front of a green screen. There will be multiple giveaways and many more interactive activities for children and their parents!


Edventure is located in downtown Columbia at 211 Gervais St, Columbia, SC 29201. Weatherfest is included with the price of daily admission to EdVenture and free for members.