Catawba Science Center

243 Third Ave. N.E.
Hickory, NC 28601- Map It
Phone: (828) 322-8169

AAA Editor Notes

Catawba Science Center, 243 Third Ave. N.E. on the SALT Block, contains hands-on exhibits that explore physical, natural and earth sciences. Aquarium galleries feature saltwater and freshwater habitats, including a touch tank with sharks and stingrays. Featured exhibits are scheduled throughout the year. The Millholland Planetarium offers full-dome digital features and laser light shows.
$8; $6 (ages 3-18, ages 62+ and active military and students with ID).
Hours: Tues.-Fri. 10-5, Sat. 10-4, Sun. 1-4. Planetarium show schedules vary; phone ahead. Closed major holidays. Allow 1 hour minimum.