Before you go
Roper Mountain Science Center: Planetarium, Labs and Living History
A hub for education and fascination, the Roper Mountain Science Center is a place like no other. Gaze at the planets and stars at the Daniel Observatory. Explore fascinating wonders at the butterfly garden, arboretum and Living History Farm. Solve a pollination challenge, explore animal habitats or study wild specimens in the wetland ecology program. With a scenic hiking trail, science labs and a planetarium, this popular attraction entertains, educates and inspires.
Free admission to Nature Trail, Arboretum and Butterfly Garden; Planetarium Shows are $5.00 for adults and $4.00 for kids
Open Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
- Nature Trail
- Living History Farm
- Butterfly Garden
Is there a map of the Science Center?
Spanning 62 acres, the Roper Mountain Science Center provides a wide array of attractions, including the Giant Dome Theatre and Hooper Planetarium, Daniel Observatory, Living History Farm, nature trails and the Symmes Hall of Science. To plan your day around every attraction, consult this detailed map.
How long is the nature trail?
Roper Mountain Science Center offers a one-mile nature trail that winds through pine and hardwood forests. As you stroll the scenic path, you will also pass through the butterfly garden and alongside a pond brimming with insect and aquatic life. The nature trail is available during the day whenever the center's main gate is open.