Roper Mountain Science Center

Roper Mountain Science Center A great place for hands-on learning and entertainment!
A facility of the Greenville County Schools, RMSC is a field trip destination for students who take part in science, health and social studies lessons. Electronic Field Trips and Outreach lessons which travel to schools are available. The Science Center also offers educational programs and experiences for teachers and the public.
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Check out this Jurassic Giant coming to Roper Mountain for your viewing pleasure soon! #YeahTHATGreenville#GreenvilleSC#...
01/24/2020

Check out this Jurassic Giant coming to Roper Mountain for your viewing pleasure soon!
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01/23/2020

Today’s #ThoughtfulThursday series is all about our upcoming Second Saturday STEMFest event. Mark your calendar for Saturday, Feb. 8, and join us anytime between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. for all kinds of hands-on and exciting activities. See you there!
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We are excited to welcome students from Fairfield County, South Carolina to visit with us today. Did you know we see stu...
01/23/2020

We are excited to welcome students from Fairfield County, South Carolina to visit with us today. Did you know we see students from all over South Carolina, western North Carolina and northeastern Georgia each school year?
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Karen has been a rock star volunteer for Harrison Hall of Natural Science and Symmes Hall of Science, as well as Hooper ...
01/22/2020

Karen has been a rock star volunteer for Harrison Hall of Natural Science and Symmes Hall of Science, as well as Hooper Planetarium for the past two years. Karen says that she likes how everyone is so friendly and is here to support the cause.

We appreciate her hard work and dedication as a calm and friendly support for our guests and as a positive example for other volunteers.

Her spirit animal is the butterfly “because of the Roper Mountain Science Center’s Butterfly Adventure of course!” One of her treasured memories is the first time she put a butterfly on a visiting baby and watching others get a picture of a butterfly on their noses.

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@LockheedMartin has been one of our biggest supporters over the years, investing more than $140,000 in hands-on learning...
01/21/2020

@LockheedMartin has been one of our biggest supporters over the years, investing more than $140,000 in hands-on learning labs, sponsoring engaging exhibits in our buildings and providing several assemblies and shows for both student and public programs. To consider a gift to Roper Mountain to help make programs and exhibits like this possible, please visit http://ow.ly/d5OX50vamNU

As a facility of Greenville County Schools we are closed today in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Please visit our ...
01/20/2020

As a facility of Greenville County Schools we are closed today in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Please visit our website RoperMountain.org for a listing of upcoming public programs. We look forward to welcoming student visitors back tomorrow!
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We had the pleasure of partnering with the Peace Center for the National Geographic Live Ocean Soul event last week. Tha...
01/19/2020

We had the pleasure of partnering with the Peace Center for the National Geographic Live Ocean Soul event last week. Thank you to all who stopped by our space before the show to test out some of our fun and unique underwater experiences! We hope you enjoyed the show.
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There are a few tickets left to our 6 p.m. The Cowboy Astronomer and 7:30 p.m. Oasis In Space Friday Starry Nights shows...
01/17/2020

There are a few tickets left to our 6 p.m. The Cowboy Astronomer and 7:30 p.m. Oasis In Space Friday Starry Nights shows. Come see a show and check out the night's sky in our Observatory - featuring the 8th largest telescope in the US - before the rain arrives. Visit RoperMountain.org for tickets and info.
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Roper Mountain team members Jenn and Robin connected with students from around the US and Canada in a hair-raising Virtu...
01/16/2020

Roper Mountain team members Jenn and Robin connected with students from around the US and Canada in a hair-raising Virtual Field Trip discussing magnets and electricity.

Teachers: check out our VFT offerings and book today! Visit RoperMountain.org for more info.

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01/16/2020

Welcome to our 2020 #ThoughtfulThursday series. To kick off the new year we are here with planetarium specialist Maggie Connelly. Today we are in the Daniel Observatory checking out our amazing telescope and how you can come check it out at some upcoming public events. Let us know if you have any questions or want more info!

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We are proud to be the home of the Science PLUS Institute, a FREE professional development program for public school sci...
01/15/2020

We are proud to be the home of the Science PLUS Institute, a FREE professional development program for public school science teachers in SC. Check out this new video to learn more: https://vimeo.com/374766066/de7179a9ed

To connect with the Science PLUS Institute, contact Amy St. John at [email protected]

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Now that we're in 2020, let's take a trip back in time to explore and learn. Greenville County elementary teachers can e...
01/14/2020

Now that we're in 2020, let's take a trip back in time to explore and learn. Greenville County elementary teachers can earn professional technology credits for participating in one of our award-winning virtual field trip programs - like Wagons West! Visit RoperMountain.org for more information and to register today!
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David Rank, an excellent retired Greenville County teacher, has volunteered with us since Summer 2019 for our Harrison H...
01/13/2020

David Rank, an excellent retired Greenville County teacher, has volunteered with us since Summer 2019 for our Harrison Hall of Natural Science and Animal Care Departments.

Regarding his experience here, David states “volunteering at RMSC gives me the opportunity to help: the families who visit, the staff, the other volunteers, and our animal friends.”

His spirit animal would be a toad “because there is always a chance you could become a prince.”

We thank David for his phenomenal service sharing his experience, skills, and passion with our guests, staff, and volunteers!

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The first Full Moon of 2020 is tonight and is known as the Wolf Moon, or the Moon After Yule. Did you know our Daniel Ob...
01/10/2020

The first Full Moon of 2020 is tonight and is known as the Wolf Moon, or the Moon After Yule. Did you know our Daniel Observatory featuring the 8th largest refractor telescope in the US is open tonight for Friday Starry Nights (weather permitting)? Come catch a peek at this beauty after seeing a show in the Hooper Planetarium!
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Have you made your plans for tomorrow night? Come catch the return of Friday Starry Nights with one of our two new shows...
01/09/2020

Have you made your plans for tomorrow night? Come catch the return of Friday Starry Nights with one of our two new shows. Visit RoperMountain.org for tickets and details. We'll see you there!
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Home School Nature Programs are back! We will feature hands-on Marine Marvels for children ages 6 to 11 on Jan. 15 AND 2...
01/08/2020

Home School Nature Programs are back! We will feature hands-on Marine Marvels for children ages 6 to 11 on Jan. 15 AND 22. Visit RoperMountain.org and see the Educator Tab to find additional information and to register. #yeahthatgreenville #greenvillesc #ropermountain

Thank you ZF Group for being an Innovator Community Partner. Because of their support, we’ll be able to advance our hand...
01/07/2020

Thank you ZF Group for being an Innovator Community Partner. Because of their support, we’ll be able to advance our hands-on learning labs programming, provide new materials for our lesson plans and much more. Consider joining; learn more about our Community Partners Program https://www.ropermountain.org/main.asp?titleid=donate

Roper Mountain Science Center's cover photo
01/07/2020

Roper Mountain Science Center's cover photo

A Webelos Activity Badge Workshop - Earth Rocks - is taking place at Roper Mountain this month on Monday, Jan. 13, from ...
01/06/2020

A Webelos Activity Badge Workshop - Earth Rocks - is taking place at Roper Mountain this month on Monday, Jan. 13, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Want more information? Visit RoperMountain.org and check out “Scouts” under the “Public Programs” tab.
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We've partnered up with the Peace Center to bring a special offer for our members to see the National Geographic Live Oc...
01/03/2020

We've partnered up with the Peace Center to bring a special offer for our members to see the National Geographic Live Ocean show on Jan. 13! Visit https://bit.ly/2KCcRqm to get your tickets now! We can't wait to see you there...
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Friday Starry Nights returns next week! Visit RoperMountain.org to learn more about the series of shows starting Jan. 10...
01/02/2020

Friday Starry Nights returns next week! Visit RoperMountain.org to learn more about the series of shows starting Jan. 10, and to reserve your tickets today!
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Welcome to a new decade of exploration, learning, and growing. Here's a fun fact about New Years for you: did you know t...
01/01/2020

Welcome to a new decade of exploration, learning, and growing. Here's a fun fact about New Years for you: did you know that until 2006, the Space Shuttle never flew on New Years because its computers couldn’t handle a year rollover?
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Here's a look back on the transformational year we had at Roper Mountain. Thank you for attending our public events, tha...
12/31/2019

Here's a look back on the transformational year we had at Roper Mountain. Thank you for attending our public events, thank you for being a member, and thank you for supporting STEM education and outreach for children here and beyond our walls.

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The brightest star in the night sky, Sirius, happens to have its highest midnight culmination on New Year’s Eve. Meaning...
12/30/2019

The brightest star in the night sky, Sirius, happens to have its highest midnight culmination on New Year’s Eve. Meaning it reaches its highest point in the sky at midnight on New Year’s Eve. It’s like our very own cosmic ball drop!
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Have you purchased your tickets for the National Geographic Live: Ocean Soul show yet? Be sure to come early and visit u...
12/27/2019

Have you purchased your tickets for the National Geographic Live: Ocean Soul show yet? Be sure to come early and visit us in the lobby - we have some great marine fun in store for you before the show!
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As it turns out, Rudolph's red nose isn't that unique... Did you know some reindeer really do have red noses, at least s...
12/26/2019

As it turns out, Rudolph's red nose isn't that unique... Did you know some reindeer really do have red noses, at least some of the time. It comes from lots of blood vessels in their noses which helps them regulate body temperature!
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From our STEM-loving family to yours, Merry Christmas. We hope you have an exciting day full of hands-on fun and inquiry...
12/25/2019

From our STEM-loving family to yours, Merry Christmas. We hope you have an exciting day full of hands-on fun and inquiry surrounded by those you love.

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As you drive around Greenville, be sure to take a look up on Roper Mountain to see our star lit up in the night's sky. T...
12/24/2019

As you drive around Greenville, be sure to take a look up on Roper Mountain to see our star lit up in the night's sky. Thinking of you and yours this holiday season. May your days be merry and bright!

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We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! As a facility of Greenville County Schools, Roper Mountain is closed...
12/23/2019

We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! As a facility of Greenville County Schools, Roper Mountain is closed starting today and will re-open on Monday, Jan. 6, 2020.

We look forward to welcoming you back in 2020 - stay tuned for many exciting updates!

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What are your plans today and tomorrow? Visiting our Hooper Planetarium for the final days of the Holiday Laser Shows sh...
12/20/2019

What are your plans today and tomorrow? Visiting our Hooper Planetarium for the final days of the Holiday Laser Shows should definitely be on your list. Get in the spirit and enjoy your favorite holiday songs. Visit RoperMountain.org for info and tickets!
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12/19/2019

Welcome to our final #ThoughtfulThursdays series of 2019! We are here today with our animal caretaker, Dave Grubaugh. He’s bringing us behind the scenes to introduce you to two new inhabitants of Harrison Hall of Natural Science - our new King Snake and Pine Snake! Be sure to come say hello to these little guys at our next Second Saturday event on Feb. 8 - STEMFest.

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A team from Roper Mountain had the opportunity to tour and learn more about ZF Group's Gray Court facility! Thank you fo...
12/19/2019

A team from Roper Mountain had the opportunity to tour and learn more about ZF Group's Gray Court facility! Thank you for teaching us more about what it takes to shape next generation mobility!
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Congratulations to Cirque Du Soleil AXEL tickets winner, Emily Chisholm! Please send us a PM to facilitate getting your ...
12/19/2019

Congratulations to Cirque Du Soleil AXEL tickets winner, Emily Chisholm! Please send us a PM to facilitate getting your tickets.

Thank you to all who entered.

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The final two days of the Holiday Laser Shows are coming up. Be sure to reserve your tickets today to this must-do holid...
12/18/2019

The final two days of the Holiday Laser Shows are coming up. Be sure to reserve your tickets today to this must-do holiday event. Visit RoperMountain.org for details!
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Cirque du Soleil is back on ice with a new electrifying experience fusing world-class ice skating with breathtaking acro...
12/17/2019

Cirque du Soleil is back on ice with a new electrifying experience fusing world-class ice skating with breathtaking acrobatics. Follow AXEL and his dynamic group of friends in an exhilarating adventure that reminds us that our dreams are always within reach. Cirque du Soleil AXEL: Get ready for awesome music, astonishing projections, and stunning acrobatic skating performances, coming to the Bon Secours Wellness Arena from Feb. 13 to 16. Buy your tickets now at cirquedusoleil.com/AXEL

We will be giving away 4 pairs of tickets to the Opening Night of this can't-miss event. Please comment below with why you want to see this show, and who you would bring with you! The winner will be selected on Thursday, Dec. 19, at noon… Good luck!

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Support Roper Mountain and go green at the same time! Pick up a reusable Community Bag at any BI-LO store and follow the...
12/16/2019

Support Roper Mountain and go green at the same time! Pick up a reusable Community Bag at any BI-LO store and follow the simple instructions on the attached Giving Tag to direct a $1 donation to us. Thank you!

We've partnered up with the Peace Center to bring a special offer for our members to see the National Geographic Live Oc...
12/13/2019

We've partnered up with the Peace Center to bring a special offer for our members to see the National Geographic Live Ocean show on Jan. 13! Visit https://bit.ly/2KCcRqm to get your tickets now! We can't wait to see you there...
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12/12/2019
What are your weekend plans? Make sure to visit RoperMountain.org to get tickets before they sell out to one of our Holi...
12/12/2019

What are your weekend plans? Make sure to visit RoperMountain.org to get tickets before they sell out to one of our Holiday Laser Shows!
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Our final Home School Nature Program of 2019 is on Dec. 18. We will feature winter birding outdoors for children ages 6 ...
12/11/2019

Our final Home School Nature Program of 2019 is on Dec. 18. We will feature winter birding outdoors for children ages 6 to 11. Visit RoperMountain.org and see the Educator Tab to find additional information and to register. #yeahthatgreenville #greenvillesc #ropermountain

Groups like AFL: We connect. really make a difference. We are extremely grateful to have them as an Innovator Community ...
12/10/2019

Groups like AFL: We connect. really make a difference. We are extremely grateful to have them as an Innovator Community Partner. Consider joining them; learn about our Community Partners http://ow.ly/3euq50vapVy #yeahTHATgreenville #greenvillesc #thanks

Do you shop on Amazon for your holiday gift giving? Consider Smile.Amazon.com and select Roper Mountain Science Center A...
12/09/2019

Do you shop on Amazon for your holiday gift giving? Consider Smile.Amazon.com and select Roper Mountain Science Center Association as your charity and shop as you normally would; Amazon will donate a portion of your purchase total back to us. A win-win for everyone!

** CLOSED **|| G I V E A W A Y ||•One lucky winner will win four tickets (a $32 value) to the Holiday Laser Show of thei...
12/06/2019

** CLOSED **|| G I V E A W A Y ||

One lucky winner will win four tickets (a $32 value) to the Holiday Laser Show of their choice for Friday, Dec. 13, or Saturday, Dec. 14, while tickets last.

Here’s how to enter:
1. Follow us at @ropermountain
2. Like this post
3. Share in the comments what show you’re excited to see and tag a friend you think would enjoy these special Holiday Laser Shows
4. Unlimited entries allowed

Giveaway officially closes at 11:59 p.m. EST on Wednesday, Dec. 11. One winner will be randomly chosen on Thursday, Dec. 12. The winner will be notified in a post and story and must contact us by DM before 5 p.m. before another winner is chosen. The randomly chosen winner must have followed all steps above for valid entry.

Good Luck

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12/05/2019

Welcome to our #ThoughtfulThursdays series. Today we want to give you a sneak peek of our amazing Holiday Laser Shows starting tomorrow and running Fridays and Saturdays through Dec. 21. Check out more details on the shows and get your tickets now at RoperMountain.org
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#HolidayLaserShows

It's the final day to take advantage of our special membership holiday offer. You can save $5 on a gifted membership usi...
12/05/2019

It's the final day to take advantage of our special membership holiday offer. You can save $5 on a gifted membership using code MERRY19. Be sure to explore our Supporting Membership levels for added perks and tax-deductible status.
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402 Roper Mountain Rd
Greenville, SC
29615

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Opening Hours

Monday 09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday 09:00 - 17:00
Friday 09:00 - 17:00

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Roper Mountain Science Center I purchased tickets this AM to the light show tonight, but to the wrong time. I have been calling all day, is there any way to change the times?? Tickets are still available to all time slots....
Can you purchase tickets to the fall fest at the door?
Thank you for the great experience today!