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Roper Mountain Science Center

Address: 402 Roper Mountain Road, Greenville, SC 29615
Phone Number: +1 864-355-8900
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Ranked #14 of 28 Attractions in Greenville
Type: Science Museums, Museums
Owner description: Monday-Friday,visitors may walk the Nature Trails and enjoy the Arboretum or linger in the...
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Type: Science Museums, Museums
Hours:
Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: Monday-Friday,visitors may walk the Nature Trails and enjoy the Arboretum or linger in the Butterfly Garden, all for free. Friday evenings, Hooper Planetarium presents a variety of shows during "Starry Nights," and the Daniel observatory is open for viewing. The Second Saturday of each month provides a full complement of activities focused on a particular theme. Visitors to the Living History Farm, young and old alike, learn to admire the pioneers who settled the mountains and foothills of South Carolina. Check the web site for schedules, details and to purchase tickets in advance.

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33 reviews 33 reviews
11 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

The Holiday Lights were fun!!! Definitely worth the money to drive through. I would not take time to get out of the car and visit the inside area...it left a bit to be desired. Santa was in a bad mood, I am sure it had been a long day! The lights are gorgeous and our daughter was in awe!

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Tommie R, Public Relations Manager at Roper Mountain Science Center, responded to this review

As the host site and recipient of half of the funds raised, we thank you for visiting Holiday Lights. However, Holiday Lights is an independent non-profit entity with their own site on Trip Advisor, etc. I'm sure they would appreciate your posting your review on their site. More 

Greenville, South Carolina
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35 reviews 35 reviews
15 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

Last evening,about 6:15pm, I took my 2 Granddaughters to "see the lights"…something we have done for quite a few years. This sight gets more popular each year, thus bringing more cars….I sat thru the traffic light at the off ramp from I-385 for 3 rotations trying to turn left, onto Roper Mountain….cars were backed up, all the way to the... More 

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Tommie R, Public Relations Manager at Roper Mountain Science Center, responded to this review

As the site host and a recipient of half of the funds raised by Holiday Lights, we appreciate your visit. However, Holiday Lights is an independent non-profit entity which plans and manages the event and has their own site on Trip Advisor, etc. I'm sure they would appreciate your posting your comments directly to their site and would benefit from... More 

South Carolina
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

A unique asset to the school system and general public, the Science Center offers wonderful programs. And a fun place to visit.

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Honea Path, South Carolina
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113 reviews 113 reviews
18 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Riding through the Roper Mountain Science Center Christmas lights display is an annual treat at Christmas time. There are a large variety of Christmas light displays as you drive through their grounds which are enjoyable. There is an area called Winter Wonderland where you can park and walk to an area where Santa is to have a picture taken or... More 

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Tommie R, Public Relations Manager at Roper Mountain Science Center, responded to this review

As the host site and a recipient of half of the funds raised by Holiday Lights, we are delighted that you enjoyed your visit. However, Holiday Lights is a separate entity and has their own site on Trip Advisor, etc. I know they would appreciate your posting your review directly to Holiday Lights. More 

Simpsonville
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25 reviews 25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Great experience! They changed the entrance and moved some things around. It is so much easier to get in and the displays are great!

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Tommie R, Public Relations Manager at Roper Mountain Science Center, responded to this review

As the host site and a recipient of half of the funds raised, we are pleased that you enjoyed your visit to Holiday Lights. However, Holiday Lights is an independent non-profit and has their own site on Trip Advisor, etc. I know they would appreciate your posting your review on their site. More 

Greenville, South Carolina
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37 reviews 37 reviews
22 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

our kids LOVED our time here...they held snakes, tiny baby mice...lots of creatures to pet, hold, view...old homesteads to walk through. great saturday fun!

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triplej2002
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

My family and I have a membership to the Roper Mountain Science Center. We always have a great time at the Second Saturday events and on Starry Nights when we go. Some Second Saturdays seem a bit repetitive and there may not be a lot going on, but the big special events really make up for it! This is such... More 

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Greenville, South Carolina
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39 attraction reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Love the lights at Christmas time. It is a neat setup where you can basically just drive through if you choose, or park and walk around. great for parents with you kids, you can see the lights without too much hassle. They also have a cool since center and planetarium.

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3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

I have visited Roper Mountain with my 8th graders for standard based field trips. They are very organized and easy to work with in the planning. I personally have taken advantage of the teacher workshops offered in the summer time that are EXCELLENT in content information. Outside of school there are so many things to do on the mountain in... More 

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Greenville, South Carolina
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34 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Great learning experience for the little ones. The adults will love the large telescope. It's one of the largest in the US.

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