The Visit Hickory Metro team encourages visitors and locals to explore the Hickory Metro region carefully and safely. The state of North Carolina has lifted all mass gathering limits at this time but encourages individuals to still practice the three W's - Wear, Wait, Wash. People who are fully vaccinated can do all of the things that they did before the pandemic. Those unvaccinated, should still wear a mask in public indoor settings & public outdoor settings when they cannot maintain social distance. To learn more about what our area is doing to prevent the spread of COVID-19 click below. 

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Catawba Science Center & Millholland Planetarium

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The Catawba Science Center has hands on science exhibits, hands on displays, an aquarium with sharks, planetarium, & more! Summer Hours: Monday: Closed Tuesday: Closed Wednesday: 10:00 - 4:00 PM Thursday: 10:00 - 4:00, 5:30 - 9:00 PM Friday: 10:00 - 4:00 PM Saturday: 10:00 - 4:00 PM Sunday: 1:00 - 4:00 PM

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Accommodations
Attractions
Shopping
Tour & Travel
Health & Safety COVID-19 Amenities
Pricing
  • Discounts:
    • Group Discount
    • Military
    • Senior
    • Student
  • Payment Methods Accepted:
    • Cash
    • Discover
    • Master Card
    • Visa
Hours
  • Monday: Closed to the public
  • Tuesday: Closed to the public
  • Wednesday: 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
  • Thursday: 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
  • Friday: 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
  • Saturday: 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
  • Sunday: 1:00 - 4:00 pm
Accessibility
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On-Site Amenities
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  • Internet - FreeĀ :
Attractions
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  • Outdoor Picnic Area (covered):
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Shopping
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Tour & Travel
  • Minimum Group: 10
  • Handicap Accessible:
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  • Gift Shop / Shopping On Site:
General
  • No Contact Services:
  • Sneeze Guards/Contact Barriers:
  • Reduced Occupancy/Occupancy Limits:
  • Limited Elevator Occupancy:
  • Social Distancing Guidelines Enforced:
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  • Social Distance Furniture Configurations:
  • Mobile Payments Accepted:
  • Hand Wash/Sanitizer Stations:
  • CDC Recommended Cleaning Procedures:
  • Virtual Events:
  • Open For Business:
Personal Protection
  • Masks Required-Staff:
  • Masks Required-Guest:
  • Masks Provided:
  • Health Screening Required-Staff: