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Catawba Science Center

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243 3rd Ave NE, Hickory, NC 28601-5168
+1 828-322-8169
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Neat place!

Nice way to spend a day without paying and arm and leg! Lots to explore and many different hands on... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Ashley M
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outing for my 8yr. old grandson visiting from Ohio

there is a lot of actives for children of all ages,. my grandson loved the art center and looking... read more

Reviewed March 4, 2018
930dianneh
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Hickory
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243 3rd Ave NE, Hickory, NC 28601-5168
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice way to spend a day without paying and arm and leg! Lots to explore and many different hands on exhibits. Make sure to get some astronaut ice cream from the gift shop.

Thank Ashley M
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Reviewed March 4, 2018

there is a lot of actives for children of all ages,. my grandson loved the art center and looking at the aquarium, the sting rays was his fav.

Thank 930dianneh
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Reviewed November 13, 2017

Lots to do, lots to learn and amazing exhibits to see. Took my 3 year old, and she had so much fun with so much to do. Could spend hours there with all the different rooms. Very inexpensive as well. very clean and the staff...More

Thank Dolph J
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Reviewed November 9, 2017

Great place to keep your grandkids occupied on cool rainy day. Really enjoyed the hands on activities

Thank Renee M
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Reviewed October 10, 2017 via mobile

I gave 4 stars because a lot of exhibits were broken or had broken pieces. It was a very neat museum and worth at least one visit. You can tell there was thoughtful consideration while putting the museum together. The aquarium side of the museum...More

1  Thank April C
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Reviewed September 6, 2017

We've been here several times with our 3 and 4 year old granddaughter's and it is a really nice place to take kids for a few hours. We went there for the solar eclipse in August and the staff and volunteers made it as exciting...More

Thank Janis G
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Reviewed August 8, 2017

Always when my grandchildren go to the exhibits they come back telling me all the new things that they are seeing and learning about. Great place to spend a rainy afternoon this summer.

Thank Babyruth1954
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Reviewed July 17, 2017

I'm gonna say---the best bang for your time! Few places in hickory can qualify for such a statement. This place is definitely a must!

Thank Gayle L
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Reviewed July 11, 2017

The Catawba Science Center is located in the Salt Block of Hickory, NC. There is a professional staff there at all times to run the operation and answer any questions. I would recommend the center very highly for children of all ages with inquiring minds...More

Thank PETE S
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Reviewed July 10, 2017

Stopped with our grandchild while passing through on a trip. Wonderful, entertaining place for kids and adults. Many interesting exhibits. Fun and educational at the same time for children. Only negative is it can be a little confusing navigating between builxings.

Thank maryannep34285
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Renee B
March 28, 2016|
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Response from John F | Reviewed this property |
2 miles north on nc highway 127 there are kid friendly restaurants. the highway is aka 2nd street nw at that location. mcdonalds, with a playground, is on the left. dantes is on the right.
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Renee B
March 28, 2016|
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Response from John F | Reviewed this property |
There are child friendly restaurants approximately 2 miles north on NC Highway 127, which borders the Science Center grounds on the west. NC Highway 127 is also known as 2nd Street NW at that location. McDonalds is on the... More
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August 9, 2015|
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Response from Tyme4relaxing | Reviewed this property |
Not sure but it is well worth the $8 adult and I think it was $6 for kids. I paid $20 in Columbus Ohio for an adult and $15 for kids and that didn't include the planetarium.
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