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Catawba Science Center

Address: 243 3rd Avenue NE, PO Box 2431, Hickory, NC 28603
Phone Number: (828) 322-8169
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Ranked #1 of 9 Activities in Hickory
Type: Other fun and games, Fun & Games
Attraction details
Type: Other fun and games, Fun & Games
Hours:
Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tue - Fri 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

If you go on fridays, it is free. it was nice and very big. great sights and attractions. i would recommend making a stop here with family, yourself, or with friends. it has a lot of entertaining things to do with family. go here, it is worth your time.

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hickory, nc
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112 reviews 112 reviews
40 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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68 reviews 68 reviews
14 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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54 reviews 54 reviews
13 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
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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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 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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4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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