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Catawba Science Center, Hickory

#3 of 17 in Things to do in Hickory
Aquarium · Hidden Gem · Children’s Museum
Nonprofit science and technology museum featuring freshwater and saltwater aquarium exhibits and a digital planetarium. Traveling exhibits rotate throughout the year.
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  • There is a lot to see and do. The science museum offers some great activities for the entire family. There is a lot of history surrounding many of these buildings. I glad that they preserved and...  more »
  • so much to see here, great for kids that are bored, get out of the house and visit, so worth the effort. you want regret it...  more »
  • Me, my friend, and her 4 year old son visited here recently; my first time as an adult. It was a lot of fun! I personally enjoy any and all of the animal exhibits. But, the interactive machine and devices were more fun for her son. So, there's something for everyone, I imagine. A fun, educational outing, especially for those with children in tow. All the staff seemed happy to help and good with children, too.
  • My 12 yr old and I visited yesterday and had a blast! We saw the butterfly habitat, touched stingrays, enjoyed the tornado chamber, loved Seymor (giant tortoise) and the electric eel was awesome. Thanks for letting us watch the eel eat - it was electrifying! The summer laser show was wonderful! A fantastic place for kids and adults alike. And not expensive.

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