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“A lot of fun for a reasonable price!”

Catawba Science Center
Ranked #2 of 9 Fun & Games in Hickory
Certificate of Excellence
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North Carolina
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24 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“A lot of fun for a reasonable price!”
Reviewed 31 May 2011

I have taken my daughter here several times and we always have fun. Admission is very reasonably priced and allow access to the children's museum, as well as art exhibits on upper floors, and the small aquarium/planetarium next door. There is a lot to see and do, so plan to spend an afternoon. The aquarium is quite small but has a cool area where you can pet sharks and sting rays! They have permanent exhibits as well as featured ones, there is always something new and interesting to see and learn about!

It can be a bit confusing to find due to the awful one way streets in Hickory. I never have trouble getting there, but I usually have problems getting back to the interstate, so if you have a GPS, bring it!

My only real complaint about this place is that it does not have snack machines or a place to get food/drink. Other than that, it's great!

Visited December 2010
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Hickory, North Carolina
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great for the family”
Reviewed 31 May 2011

The science center was more than we expected. To our surprise the kids loved the art gallery's as much as they liked the touch tanks with the sharks and sting rays. The staff was very friendly and full of information and the gift shops are affordable. We had a great time.

Visited May 2011
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“Good way to spend a Sunday...”
Reviewed 23 April 2011

Fun for the kids and interesting fir the grown ups...

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T'ville
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45 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Pleasant Surprise”
Reviewed 12 August 2010

We thoroughly enjoyed this place. Very nice aquarium and great hands on displays to help children and adults understand the science behind everyday things.

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