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Catawba Science Center

243 3rd Avenue NE, PO Box 2431, Hickory, NC 28603
(828) 322-8169
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Ranked #2 of 10 Activities in Hickory
Type: Amusement
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hickory, nc
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106 reviews 106 reviews
37 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Museum officials do a good job changing exhibits to keep up interest. The shops offer excellent choices of games, nature toys, and art. The worst part of a visit is excessive noise.

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New Bern, North Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Great for kids and adults, variety of activities and exhibits, including aquarium, science, and even local furniture industry.

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Mount Airy, North Carolina
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67 reviews 67 reviews
14 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Super fun field trip spot. Aquarium, science experiment classes and other activities keep kids interested and learning.

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Granite Falls, North Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

The traveling History of Furniture Making exhibit was fantastic. We had a group of age 2 to 13 plus adults and it was both informative and fun for all. We learned so much! We always love to visit the touch tank and see the other aquatic displays in the aquarium section and enjoy exploring the Natural Science room with the... More

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Hickory, North Carolina
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

price is right...lots of things for little ones to do and experience. They have a butterfly exhibit in the spring/summer that was awesome. They have different programs/exhibits throughout the year.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Great fun for the kids. they loved the science and the seeing how it works. They love the gift shop too

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

My grandchildren and I visit the Science Center regularly...there are multiple rooms with exhibits, a "hands on" learning area that has an element of "play" associated. We enjoy the aquarium, "touch pool". There is also a planetarium (which I have not visited)

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Asheville, North Carolina
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

We have been here a couple times. I appreciate them trying to provide some type of science center for the kids but 50% of the hands on exhibits don't work well or at all. The funky smells in the building and temperature fluctuations are unpleasant. Very young (3-6 years old) kids will enjoy this more than than older kids. The... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Nice surprise to find a wonderful venue for exploring and learning new things. some Friday's are free as well. Always new adventures, will go back in a heart beat.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

This is a very nice place to entertain kids on any day of the week. Whether it is the aquarium or the museum it is all great. The staff are very friendly and knowledgable. I am impressed.

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