The Wadesboro Rotary Science Center and Planetarium is a cooperative effort of the Anson County School System and the Wadesboro Rotary Club. The center is located at 520 Camden Road.
The center is available to all students, but most particularly to grades 3-5. It also has programs open to the public at various times of the year. To schedule a visit, call 704.694.7016.
Planetarium programs include "The Night's Sky," "Ocean Currents," "Bird Migration," "Plate Tectonics," and "The Biological Cell."
Visitors to the center first see a wildlife diorama that identifies over 30 animal species native to the Piedmont. They may then visit the Life Science Room, home to assorted creatures such as Frodo the Gecko.
Another "hands-on" exhibit is the 2,000 square foot "Lives of the Tree," where children (and adults) can learn to identify leaves, study tree rings and see the effects of soil erosian.
The Hubble Telescope exhibit gives the visitor or student the opportunity to view images of galaxies, nebulae and dying stars.
The center has a gift shop nature-related toys that also teach can be purchased.