Roper Mountain Science Center

Roper Mountain Science Center’s mission is to ignite the natural curiosity of all learners to explore and shape their world. Located just off of I-385 at Roper Mountain Road, Roper Mountain contains an array of state-of-the-art educational facilities on its 62-acre campus.

Visitors experience the latest in STEM education through interactive exhibits and several hands-on activities. Families can attend numerous events throughout the year including Friday Starry Nights, Second Saturdays and the ever-popular Butterfly Adventure. Roper Mountain provides the opportunity to explore, imagine and grow as a learner of any age.

Roper Mountain Science Center is only open to the public for select events throughout the year, including Friday Starry Nights and Second Saturdays. Outdoor facilities including the nature trails and arboretum are open to the public Monday – Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. during the school year. For more information, visit

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  • Days Open: Varies
  • Hours of Operation: Varies by Day
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May 24

Recurring weekly on Friday

Join Roper Mountain Science Center for a night under the stars in the Hooper Planetarium with a 360° full immersion dome, 4K projection, state-of-the-art lighting, dynamic 5.1...



Jun 11 2019 - Jul 12 2019

June 11

Dates vary between June 11, 2019 - July 12, 2019

Be amazed with an up close encounter as hundreds of butterflies surround you in this butterfly adventure habitat. You will also be able to explore: • Discovery Rooms: Meet the...