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“Good times” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Roper Mountain Science Center

Roper Mountain Science Center
402 Roper Mountain Road, Greenville, SC 29615
+1 864-355-8900
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Ranked #27 of 71 things to do in Greenville
Certificate of Excellence
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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.
Greenville, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Good times”
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.

Visited April 2014
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Atlanta, Georgia
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“We love this place!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We have enjoyed Roper Mountain in many ways over the last few years. Second Saturdays are always lots of fun, their living history farm is great, and we recently did Starry Nights for the first time. I was amazed at how good the show was! We learned all about the night sky right now, looked at the constellations that can be found, and then saw a fun, educational planetarium show geared towards kids (the later show sounded like it was geared towards older audiences). My 7 year old loved it! We even got access the their huge telescope, but since we were at the early show and it is summer, the skies weren't dark enough yet to see much. We will definitely return when it gets dark earlier!

Visited July 2014
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Greenville, South Carolina, United States
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We arrived 20 minutes before the show and stood in line for tickets for 35 minutes and were still several places from the teller. At that point the show had already started and we left DISAPPOINTED.

Visited July 2014
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Tommie R, Director of Development at Roper Mountain Science Center, responded to this review, July 14, 2014
Thank you for your interest and you message. We very much regret your extended wait in line for tickets on Friday night and apologize for the inconvenience. We recently implemented a new system which allows us to accept credit cards, but unfortunately, slows the process because of the required printing of receipts and tickets. We are working to make the on-site ticket sales more efficient and we also encourage advance online ticket purchase both to speed your check-in and to guarantee your admission. We are also setting up digital message displays to let people know when a show sells out. Meanwhile, if you will contact me at 355-8937, we would like to offer you free tickets for a future show.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

So many cool things all year round! During school at certain times of the night you can go and look through the observatory telescope at the stars. During summer kids can go to summer camp, it's so much fun, they can do anything from animal to space camp. At Christmas time they have a light show set up that you drive through. It's an amazing place!

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“Christmas Light Display Was Good”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

We went through the drive-through Christmas Light display this past Christmas. There was a good variety and large number of displays. This would be a good exhibit to take friends and family through.

Visited December 2013
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