Afternoon Explorations

Continue your learning and explorations at Roper Mountain Tuesdays through Fridays from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. from Sept. 13 through May 13. While visiting, you can check out:



  • The Environmental Science Building and it's interactive exhibits including the Orientation, Habitat Overview, Nature Exchange, Our Water Story, and Sustainable Future

  • Search for life-size models of both young and adult dinosaurs along their Outdoor Dinosaur Trail - which includes a new prehistoric friend children can climb on as they play

  • Enjoy a peaceful stroll through the Butterfly Garden

  • Engage in creative outdoor play in Wildwood 


New this year: explore additional places on the Mountain for "First Fridays" and "Third Thursdays". On the first Friday of each month, Harrison Hall of Natural Science will be open in addition to the above mentioned sites to allow guests to mix and mingle with their favorite animals! And on the third Thursday of each month, special themed activities will span the entire lower half of the mountain including Harrison Hall of Natural Science and the Living History Farm! 


You are encouraged to purchase your tickets in advance of your visit. Plan for a couple hours to do all of the activities. Please dress for the weather as the activities range inside and outside!


Note: Afternoon Explorations will not take place when Roper Mountain is closed for holidays and Greenville County Schools scheduled breaks.


Free to Roper Mountain Science Center members and children age 2 and under, $5 per person for non-members

  • Dates: September 13, 2022 - May 12, 2023
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
  • Location: Roper Mountain Science Center
  • Address: 402 Roper Mountain Rd, Greenville, SC 29615
  • Phone:

    (864) 355-8906

  • Time: every tuesday-friday, 1:30-4:30 pm
  • Price: $5 / RMSC Members: Free