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Roper Mountain Science Center

402 Roper Mountain Rd, Greenville, SC 29615-4298
+1 864-355-8900
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Love the holiday lights

Unfortunately this is the final year for the holiday lights. We all have enjoyed the lights as an... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Greenville, South Carolina
via mobile
Would be a good place to take younger kids

We stopped her on our way into Greenville on the day before the recent solar eclipse. I'd... read more

Reviewed 10 September 2017
Jim W
Atlanta, Georgia
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Butterfly Adventure - June 13-July 8,Mon-Sat 9am-2pm,last ticket sold at 1pm,(closed July 4 & Sun). Encounter hundreds of butterflies up close and personal as they surround you in our new living Butterfly Adventure habitat. Interact with over a dozen species of butterflies and feed your favorite. See the stages from egg to emergence. Find out how wings work and other natural engineering feats in the Design Challenge. Enjoy creature crafts and games. Check out interactive STEM exhibits. See numerous educational displays. Get your souvenirs and snacks in the Gift Shop. Admission provides access to all featured exhibits and activities, including the Marine Lab with sting rays and sea creatures you can pet, the Ecology Lab with SC's wildlife habitats with live animals from the mountains to the sea, the Living History Farm's authentic buildings and gardens. Wander through the Farm, visit with the animals, feed baby lambs, try churning butter, and learn how our forefathers lived. Visitors may also walk the Nature Trails, enjoy the Arboretum, linger in the Butterfly Garden, or play in the treehouses and Wildwood.
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402 Roper Mountain Rd, Greenville, SC 29615-4298
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Unfortunately this is the final year for the holiday lights. We all have enjoyed the lights as an annual family tradition. Make sure to park and let the kids walk through the lights. And get your picture with Santa.

Thank WadeandLori
Reviewed 10 September 2017

We stopped her on our way into Greenville on the day before the recent solar eclipse. I'd originally considered watching the actual eclipse here, but they sold out the venue too far in advance. My daughter likes science centers (probably from visiting them earlier in...More

Thank Jim W
Reviewed 8 September 2017

Roper Mountain is a wonderful educational adventure. Day or night there is something to do. Visit the planetarium or sign the kids up for a wonderful class!

Thank Denise B
Reviewed 7 September 2017

The kids just loved the 6pm Planetarium program designed for younger elementary audiences. A week later they are still telling me about the different types of stars.

Thank mrskaren
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

It has all elements of fun and knowledge Everyone should visit kids , teenagers and adults Very interesting information about planets and in a different way Visuals , lighting and sound system is fabulous Above all while you wait kids should not miss the gaming...More

Thank VishalSingh05jan
Reviewed 30 August 2017

My wife and I enjoyed a visit to this Science Center during eclipse week. They have several buildings including a planetarium which are very interesting. They had buses taking you from one area to another. Great for families.

Thank Foncho11
Reviewed 30 August 2017

We visited here the day before the eclipse and they had OUTSTANDING programming for the entire family! They handled the crowd very well. The telescope was fun to look at the sun and despite the crowds, the staff were very helpful and enthusiastic. This is...More

Thank Jason C
Reviewed 25 August 2017

Visit if you have children and when they are doing special events. Also great for adults for the planetarium and observatory. Extensive grounds but walkable.

Thank Don49680
Reviewed 17 August 2017

A great place to see the Solar Eclipse, but buy your tickets now! Roper Mountain Science Center has so much to offer the community. Want to see a glimpse of the universe, then catch one of their Starry Night planetarium shows. Want to learn more...More

Thank PeacefulSoul2
Reviewed 3 August 2017

The science center, labs, and grounds are awesome, but a membership is practically worthless. We went during Butterfly Adventure, and loved the terrariums and the activities in the main hall; so I thought, "What a great an educational place to take the kids when it's...More

1  Thank Rebecca K
triddle21, Assistant Director at Roper Mountain Science Center, responded to this reviewResponded 4 August 2017

We’re sorry to hear you feel that way. We offer many benefits to the families that join Roper Mountain. Those include free Summer Planetarium Shows (still 2 weeks left!), Friday Starry Nights shows which change quarterly, free Second Saturdays (occurring in February, March, July, October...More

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Michael A
21 February 2017|
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Response from Tommie R | Property representative |
Yes!! This planetarium just re-opened a couple of weeks ago after a complete renovation with a new dome and the latest Spitz 4K IQ Projection System - the first installation of this in the US. Two shows (7:00 and 8:30) each... More
2 January 2015|
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Response from music_fanatic1 | Reviewed this property |
I would say the show is great for all ages. In your case, the deciding factor would be the general nature of your youngest. If the child is fascinated enough to sit though it, or more prone to wanting to run around the... More