Our Vision To be a pinnacle of innovative learning, an engine for community engagement, and a national leader in science education
June 1 - August 7
Explore our new building & exhibits
Encounter traveling exhibit “BE THE DINOSAUR”
Pet a stingray in our Marine Lab
Discover our Living History Farm
Visit the new Outdoor Dinosaur Trails Summer Adventure Info
Giant Dome Theater & Planetarium
Experience Friday Starry Nights in the newly renovated T.C. Hooper Planetarium with a new 360° full immersion dome, 4K projection, state-of-the-art lighting, dynamic 5.1 surround sound and more! Friday Starry Nights Information
Laser Days of Summer
in the Planetarium
Back by popular demand are your favorite bands set to lasers in the Planetarium. Cool off for two weeks in August. Laser Show Info
Virtual Field Trips
Give students the excitement of a field trip to Roper Mountain, even if you can’t leave the school! Roper Mountain’s dynamic instructors come direct to your classroom through two-way video conferencing technology. Each one hour lesson is unique, engaging and based on South Carolina and National standards. Virtual Field Trip Info
Become a member of Roper Mountain Science Center! Benefits include admission to Second Saturdays, Starry Nights, and Butterfly Adventure, as well as admission to over 300 science centers and museums world wide. Membership Options
Roper Mountain exists because of a unique partnership of public ownership, corporate sponsorship, private support, and volunteers. During the school year, 400-600 students visit Roper Mountain every day for high quality “learning labs.” Public programs at the Center are Friday “Starry Nights” programs and the Second Saturday public day. In the summer we also offer Summer Adventures in the Hooper Planetarium and Symmes Auditorium on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.
For more than 30 years, Roper Mountain Science Center has supported STEM education in South Carolina. Now, you can support Roper Mountain and get special benefits for yourself, including free admission to hundreds of science centers and museums nationwide through the Association of Science-Technology Centers’ Passport Program. When you invest in membership, you are investing in Roper Mountain's future.
As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit institution, Roper Mountain Science Center relies on its generous donors to help in continuing the important work of expanding and inspiring young minds, sparking their lifelong passion for curiosity and learning through hands-on experiences and lessons. Gifts from donors and members help us continue to share our mission, care for our animals, and remain a community leader in STEM education programs and efforts. Make your gift now, or review the below giving options and feel free to contact Amanda Lenar (email@example.com) or Phyllis Henderson (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions you may have.