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Address: 243 3rd Avenue NE, PO Box 2431, Hickory, NC 28603
Phone Number: (828) 322-8169
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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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Just a GREAT place for kids (all ages!)

This is a fun and affordable place for everyone to enjoy. The 'hands on' exhibits for the kids are great, but the animals are fun too! They are always planning on special and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
Bill L
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Hickory
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Hickory
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59 reviews 59 reviews
16 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 via mobile

This is a fun and affordable place for everyone to enjoy. The 'hands on' exhibits for the kids are great, but the animals are fun too! They are always planning on special and time-limited exhibits as well (dinosaurs, butterflies, et.) so best to check before you go. Next door is a wonderful Planetarium, and the Art Museum also........you can really... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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120 reviews 120 reviews
41 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 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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70 reviews 70 reviews
14 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
13 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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