Posted: Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Roper Mountain Announces Summer Shows

Summer Adventures at Roper Mountain Science CenterRoper Mountain Science Center announces their 2015 Summer Adventures series June 9 – August 12 with shows for the public. Summer Adventures features nine different planetarium shows which educate and entertain guests with various astronomy and space topics. Shows such as Astronaut, Cowboy Astronomer, Oasis in Space, or Force 5, run Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 10:15 or 11:30, on Hooper Planetarium’s giant 50-foot full dome and are paired with the ever-popular “Rollercoaster” short feature.

Visit on Thursday mornings, 10:15, for the seven different interactive science stage shows which ignite everyone’s curiosity. Science comes to life in Symmes Hall’s auditorium with Castaway, Fun Mission to Space, Ice Age, or Power Up!

Both planetarium shows and science stage shows welcome individuals, groups, children (suggested minimum age of 5), adults and families. According to Roper Mountain Science Center Director Michael Weeks, “We are delighted to open more of our high quality and unique programs for the public this summer. The shows are educational and fun for all ages – and at a very economic price.”

Guests may spend the day by combining a show or two with outdoor activities such as walking on the 1.5 mile nature trail, observing in the Butterfly Garden, discovering the Wildlife Pond, or exploring the Cromwell Arboretum. Picnic tables and shelters are located throughout the grounds.

Details of each program and the full schedule may be found at www.RoperMountain.org. For guaranteed seating, tickets should be purchased in advance online, and are $4, $3 for RMSCA members, for each show.


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