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“Wonderful for Children and kids of all ages”

Catawba Science Center
Ranked #2 of 10 Fun & Games in Hickory
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 16 July 2014

Nice surprise to find a wonderful venue for exploring and learning new things.
some Friday's are free as well.
Always new adventures, will go back in a heart beat.

1  Thank Coast2Coasts
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Reviewed 6 July 2014

This is a very nice place to entertain kids on any day of the week. Whether it is the aquarium or the museum it is all great. The staff are very friendly and knowledgable. I am impressed.

1  Thank Shannan L
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Reviewed 13 June 2014

This is a very nice facility for what I consider a small town. The aquarium was wonderful. The staff at the aquarium was eager to point out the various fish and tell us about them. The science center was great for our grandson, son, and grandpa too! The hands on exhibits were fun and easy for little hands. The North Carolina folk art exhibit was enlightening.

1  Thank gracemacgill
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Reviewed 16 April 2014

We took my teenager to the science center and she had a lot of fun. The aquarium was neat. Loved the stingrays though they like to play and not let you get your hands on them when you reach down. The rest of the museum was a lot of fun too.

1  Thank ImCaribbeanBound
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Reviewed 21 October 2013

Our visit was more than a little disappointing. When we got there (a group of 5 of us), it took the guy at the counter, Mitch, 20 minutes to get us in because my mom wanted season tickets. They charged her $70, then only were going to allow her and my 2 year old son (who would be free anyways) admission. She realized that this wasn't going to be worth the money, so she wanted to get a refund on the season pass and just pay for the day. They wouldn't give her a refund and wanted to charge us on top of that. It was disappointing. Customer service is lacking and they need to train employees on how to do simple tasks. We won't be back.

7  Thank Jessica C
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