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Plan a summer of fun at Roper Mountain


Roper Mountain Science Center is ready for fun and learning this summer with new additions for all ages. Visit 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Tuesdays – Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for the Summer Adventure event. 

·      Within the new 30,000 square foot Environmental Science and Sustainability Center, visitors can explore the “Be the Dinosaur” traveling exhibit, which combines paleontology with interactive video games for fully interactive games, simulations and traditional exhibits. 

·      The new building also features the permanent, interactive exhibits: “Orientation and Habitat Overview, Sustainable Future” presented by Fluor, and “Our Water Story” presented by Greenville Water and ReWa. The Environmental Science and Sustainability Center also features the Nature Exchange, an interactive forum where visitors trade ethically collected natural objects and glean information about them to learn and engage with the natural world. Visitors earn points for each trade, based on criteria such as quality, rarity and their knowledge of the item.

·      Harrison Hall of Natural Science will welcome guests to the Rainforest to view plants and other habitats, Discovery Labs to meet and greet animal friends, the Ecology Lab to explore South Carolina habitats from the mountains to the sea and the Marine Lab for all things oceanic. 

·      Visitors can also walk through the Living History Farm, featuring authentic log cabins, a barn, blacksmith shop, one-room schoolhouse and several other structures that have been relocated and reconstructed to demonstrate life in the early 1800s. Volunteers in period costumes will demonstrate activities such as making candles, cooking on the hearth, spinning or caring for animals. 

·      Don’t miss the life-size dinosaur models on the new outdoor Dinosaur Trail. It begins above the Fossil Pit on the Nature Trail and stretches above the pond. 

Timed and ticketed entry is required to ensure proper social distancing protocols are followed. Admission is $12 each for teens and adults (ages 13+); $10 each for ages 4-12 and for senior citizens (age 60 and older). Admission is free for ages 3 and younger and Roper Mountain members. Parking is free and located in the main parking lot just inside the entrance to Roper Mountain. Guests should follow the walking path up to the new Environmental Science and Sustainability Center to begin their Summer Adventure experience. For tickets and details, visit www.ropermountain.org.