Roper Mountain Science Center

Our Vision
To be a pinnacle of innovative learning, an engine for community engagement, and a national leader in science education


Summer Adventure

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

science on wheels

Bring a Roper Mountain science lesson directly to your site. Our traveling programs can suit any audience from school students to families.
Public Program Information
School Program Information


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