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Roper Mountain Science Center

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Address: 402 Roper Mountain Rd, Greenville, SC 29615-4298
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+1 864-355-8900
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09:00 - 14:00
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Mon - Sat 09:00 - 14:00
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Butterfly Adventure - June 13-July 8,Mon-Sat 9am-2pm,last ticket sold at...

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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One of my favorite Greenville adventures

The first time I went to the RMSC, it was too hot and I didn't know you could go inside for exhibits and crafts. It was a Second Saturday event in the middle of the summer. I... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Greenville, South Carolina
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Greenville, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The first time I went to the RMSC, it was too hot and I didn't know you could go inside for exhibits and crafts. It was a Second Saturday event in the middle of the summer. I decided to try again for another Second Saturday event and my views completely changed. This place is truly a gem of Greenville. I've... More 

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Greenville, South Carolina
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47 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017

Roper Mountain science center offers so many fabulous possibilities! There is a butterfly garden, a heritage garden ( with people in traditional costumes), a science building, telescope, rainforest,

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Thank anderson13
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

First Experience: We drove an hour and a half to find that, though the date was posted on their website, they are closed for Starry Nights for renovations until February 2017. Pissed. Second Experience: We attended the Fall Harvest Festival. There was so much to do and not enough time to do it in. I suggest picking what is important... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

You will not believe you own eyes. Thrills of joy and unexpected adventure ag\awaits your tour group.

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Greenville, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

I've taken my granddaughters here twice, and they really enjoyed themselves. The first time was a home-school day. Oh my! They had so much fun petting stingrays, making balloon butterflies, panning for gems, digging through dirt trays containing fossils, and much more. There's a hands-on focus, and there were plenty of guides to explain interesting details. The girls really loved... More 

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Greenville, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

Recently went for Butterfly Adventure with Grands but have gone many times over the years and never disappointed. The Butterfly exhibit was a little smaller than I thought it would be and there were only a few varieties of butterflies, unlike the advertising mentioned as well as the pamphlet we were given to identify the different species. We went early... More 

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Greer, South Carolina
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016

Both my 12-year & 10-year olds said it was boring. One good part was the dome, but my 10-year old didn't get to go.

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Westminster, South Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016

Enjoyed all the activities, was a little disappointed with length of time allowed in butterfly exhibit, but enjoyed rest , very much

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Greenville, South Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

Nice place with good amount of exhibits providing knowledge to kids as well as elderly people. They need to add more species of butterflies though as there were only two types of butterfiles in butterfly adventure.

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Thank NitinMehendale
Tommie R, Public Relations Manager at Roper Mountain Science Center, responded to this review

We are glad you came to our Butterfly Adventure and appreciate your comments. You observed correctly that two of the species fly lower, are easier to spot, and interact more with people. Also, on any given day, there are 8 - 10 additional species which tend to fly higher and seem to hide among the foliage, thus making spotting them... More 

Greenville, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

The Butterfly Adventure takes place in the Rain Forest at Roper Mountain Science Center. There are hundreds of free flying butterflies for young and old to enjoy. Patrons are given a nectar wand and the butterflies land on the wand for up close encounters. It is a fun experience. The whole Science Center building is open for everyone to enjoy... More 

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