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The National Science Center Augusta

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The National Science Center
One 7th Street
Augusta
GA
30901
Tel: 800 325 5445

Directions

I-20 From South Carolina Take Riverwatch Parkway Exit 200 just past the Georgia Welcome Center. At the exit traffic light, turn left onto Riverwatch Parkway and proceed downtown. At the end of Riverwatch Parkway, continue straight onto Jones St. past 2 traffic lights at 15th St. and 13th St. respectively. Jones St.will dead-end at 10th St. Turn left onto 10th St., go 1 block, then right onto Reynolds St. Fort Discovery will be 3 blocks on the left. From Atlanta Take Riverwatch Parkway Exit 200 just past Washington Road. At the exit traffic light turn left onto Riverwatch Parkway and proceed downtown. At the end of Riverwatch Parkway, continue straight onto Jones St. past 2 traffic lights at 15th St. and 13th St. respectively. Jones St. will dead-end at 10th St. Turn left onto 10th St., go 1 block, then turn right onto Reynolds St. Fort Discovery will be 3 blocks on the left.

Where are we going today?

The National Science Center wants you to learn, and to experience the technologies involved with communications, electronics, automation, and computers. Find yourself in the wonders of science through live demonstrations, virtual realities, and hands-on exhibits.
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    Pros: A lot to see and do for the entire family. Most exhibits educational and hands-on which the museum encourages. There are also areas for small children to play. Fresh Market Cafe serves up mostly nutritional snacks and meals, though it is small and seating can be a problem. The museum is mostly eco-friendly as they use recycled materials for some of their exhibits and props. There are signs throughout the park reminding people how they can be better stewards of the planet.

    Cons: The Shipwreck exhibit isn't worth the extra $6 as it has little...Read More

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    The admission is not too pricey for one and the best part about the center, I would say would be the zoo area! They have tigers, foxes, snakes, turtles, lemurs etc. Then the aquarium is also pretty neat, you can even touch stingrays! The gift shop and cafe are a bit pricey as expected but they have quite a few stuff to choose from. The center is great for all ages, but I would say it's primary target group is for pre-school through middle school children. Expect large crowds of spectators as the center holds many field trips. The staff seem very...Read More

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    What a fabulous fun time. The hands on educational tour was a great way to start my little one asking questions about sea creatures and wildlife. It's the real deal, contemplating an "easy pass" membership

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    I LOVED IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! There were so many ''hands on activities" Petting animals,Science lab, Some even take out animals for u to pet!!!!!, ETC. I suggest trying the center out its worth the price(which is fairly cheep).We watched the sea monsters which was credible. And completely worth the money it made most of us dizzy and sleepy but it only lasted for a short period.we also touched the sting rays sheep, goats,ETC.We went while the penguins were being fed which was cool and educating!!!!! The speaker talk about the penguins and told...Read More

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by J. Chapman

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Pros: A lot to see and do for the entire family. Most exhibits educational and hands-on which the museum encourages. There are also areas for small children to play. Fresh Market Cafe serves up mostly nutritional snacks and meals, though it is small and seating can be a problem. The museum is mostly eco-friendly as they use recycled materials for some of their exhibits and props. There are signs throughout the park reminding people how they can be better stewards of the planet.

Cons: The Shipwreck exhibit isn't worth the extra $6 as it has little on pirates and little on treasure. Some of the information about the mid-19th century wrecks is interesting. It's mostly a giant exhibit about the company Odyssey Marine Exploration. I asked one of the staff about its operations and it seems to be a commercial enterprise that finds shipwrecks to salvage and is also involved in undersea mineral exploration. Museum exhibits seem to be a major source of their revenue. The photo op as you exit the main exhibit is misleading as the photographer says the picture they take of you is free but when you go to the desk to pick it up, they charge for the prints which are basically a big money maker for the museum. Nothing about it is free except the actual picture taking. There are also gimmicks like the tornado and hurricane chambers where you can experience high winds for $2.00 a pop and lasts probably a minute if that long. The aquarium was a little disappointing since there wasn't a very large diversity of fish. The aquarium in Raleigh is probably a better bet though I haven't visited it yet.

by Antonio Sanchez

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The admission is not too pricey for one and the best part about the center, I would say would be the zoo area! They have tigers, foxes, snakes, turtles, lemurs etc. Then the aquarium is also pretty neat, you can even touch stingrays! The gift shop and cafe are a bit pricey as expected but they have quite a few stuff to choose from. The center is great for all ages, but I would say it's primary target group is for pre-school through middle school children. Expect large crowds of spectators as the center holds many field trips. The staff seem very friendly, which creates a nice environment as you explore around this neat science center in Greensboro!

by Rajma Edmonds

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I LOVED IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! There were so many ''hands on activities" Petting animals,Science lab, Some even take out animals for u to pet!!!!!, ETC. I suggest trying the center out its worth the price(which is fairly cheep).We watched the sea monsters which was credible. And completely worth the money it made most of us dizzy and sleepy but it only lasted for a short period.we also touched the sting rays sheep, goats,ETC.We went while the penguins were being fed which was cool and educating!!!!! The speaker talk about the penguins and told alot of facts(same for the sting rays).I would highly suggest that you visit the Greensboro science museum. .

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