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Roper Mountain Science Center

402 Roper Mountain Rd, Greenville, SC 29615-4298
+1 864-355-8900
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Bring your kids!

The Roper Mountain Science Center is an amazing place. They have and aquarium with sea animals... read more

Reviewed 11 April 2017
Greenville, South Carolina
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... read more

Reviewed 13 March 2017
Greenville, South Carolina
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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
+1 864-355-8900
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Reviewed 11 April 2017

The Roper Mountain Science Center is an amazing place. They have and aquarium with sea animals, birds, and insects. You can walk trails and go to the planetarium. They offer programs like first Friday's, space days, and S.T.E.A.M programs.

Thank 65dee912
Reviewed 13 March 2017

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...More

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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,

1  Thank anderson13
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...More

Thank BJ S
Reviewed 4 November 2016

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

Thank Gwen N
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...More

Thank eloquacity1
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...More

Thank p t
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.

Thank CookerOfFaith40
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

Thank Wilma C
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.More

Thank NitinMehendale
Tommie R, Public Relations Manager at Roper Mountain Science Center, responded to this reviewResponded 29 June 2016

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...More

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Michael A
Greetings! My wife and I are planning a trip to the area and have no children. Are the center, and particularly the Friday Starry Night show, sufficiently adult-oriented to make this a worthwhile activity for folks in their late 40s?
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
I want to know more about the planetarium -is it worth taking, 5, 10 and 14 year olds?
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