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Catawba Science Center

243 3rd Ave NE, Hickory, NC 28601-5168
+1 828-322-8169
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Solar Eclipse August 21, 2017

We've been here several times with our 3 and 4 year old granddaughter's and it is a really nice... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Janis G
My Grandchildren love ..

Always when my grandchildren go to the exhibits they come back telling me all the new things that... read more

Reviewed 8 August 2017
Babyruth1954
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Hickory, North Carolina
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good27%
  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“all ages” (8 reviews)
“salt block” (5 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
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243 3rd Ave NE, Hickory, NC 28601-5168
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+1 828-322-8169
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We've been here several times with our 3 and 4 year old granddaughter's and it is a really nice place to take kids for a few hours. We went there for the solar eclipse in August and the staff and volunteers made it as exciting...More

Thank Janis G
Reviewed 8 August 2017

Always when my grandchildren go to the exhibits they come back telling me all the new things that they are seeing and learning about. Great place to spend a rainy afternoon this summer.

Thank Babyruth1954
Reviewed 17 July 2017

I'm gonna say---the best bang for your time! Few places in hickory can qualify for such a statement. This place is definitely a must!

Thank Gayle L
Reviewed 11 July 2017

The Catawba Science Center is located in the Salt Block of Hickory, NC. There is a professional staff there at all times to run the operation and answer any questions. I would recommend the center very highly for children of all ages with inquiring minds...More

Thank PETE S
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Stopped with our grandchild while passing through on a trip. Wonderful, entertaining place for kids and adults. Many interesting exhibits. Fun and educational at the same time for children. Only negative is it can be a little confusing navigating between builxings.

Thank maryannep34285
Reviewed 3 July 2017

Always something fun abbd exciting to ffo, even as an adult. Highly recommend a visit for kids of all ages. Great for scout outings too.

1  Thank Diane M
Reviewed 11 April 2017

If you have elementary age children or younger, this is a great place to take them. The exhibits are very hands-on, and are appropriate for this age group. My rating of Very Good reflects the limitations for older students. However, the aquarium and planetarium do...More

Thank Martha H
Reviewed 11 March 2017

This historic building houses the SALT block for Hickory. You can find Science, Arts, Literature, Technology, and so much more i.e., an Aquarium, Concerts, Broadway Plays. They offer a revolving science hands on displays for the children to learn and understand from dinosaurs to electricity...More

1  Thank pprint2017
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

Great place for all ages the have sharks and Dinasours when we were there Also unique art collection

Thank tjconaway
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

I think it's really neat for kids. So parents take your kids. They will enjoy the butterfly exhibit. I recommend spring and early summer.

Thank pipestemcreek1
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Renee B
28 March 2016|
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Response from John F | Reviewed this property |
2 miles north on nc highway 127 there are kid friendly restaurants. the highway is aka 2nd street nw at that location. mcdonalds, with a playground, is on the left. dantes is on the right.
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Renee B
28 March 2016|
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Response from John F | Reviewed this property |
There are child friendly restaurants approximately 2 miles north on NC Highway 127, which borders the Science Center grounds on the west. NC Highway 127 is also known as 2nd Street NW at that location. McDonalds is on the... More
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DepraviousRex
9 August 2015|
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Response from Tyme4relaxing | Reviewed this property |
Not sure but it is well worth the $8 adult and I think it was $6 for kids. I paid $20 in Columbus Ohio for an adult and $15 for kids and that didn't include the planetarium.
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