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Roper Mountain Science Center

402 Roper Mountain Rd, Greenville, SC 29615-4298
+1 864-355-8900
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The Annual Christmas Lights Car Tour

This is an annual event for our Grandchildren during the Christmas Season (cost of tour benefits a... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Lynn P
Starry Nights is worth it

Great place and underrated. Spend the time and go when they have the observatory open in the... read more

Reviewed 15 March 2018
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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 yesterday

This is an annual event for our Grandchildren during the Christmas Season (cost of tour benefits a great cause). The excitement and joy this beautiful display brings to their faces are priceless and certainly worth the drive and cost for any grandparent and/or parent. You...More

Thank Lynn P
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Reviewed 15 March 2018

Great place and underrated. Spend the time and go when they have the observatory open in the evening. Take a look at the stars and listen to the educated, plain talking docents

Thank travelerLittleTownSc
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Reviewed 29 January 2018 via mobile

There seemed to be many things to partake in here, but we just visited the Planetarium. We enjoyed the show a great deal.

Thank Leslielf
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Reviewed 24 November 2017 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
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Reviewed 11 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
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Reviewed 9 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
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Reviewed 8 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
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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
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Reviewed 31 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
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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
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Michael A
22 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
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Christdo99
3 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
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