Greensboro Science Center, Greensboro

4.7
Greensboro Science Center features a zoo, a museum with interactive exhibits, and an inland aquarium. You'll have the chance to see tigers, crocodiles, monkeys, and a screaming hairy armadillo, among other animals. Pet sheep, goats, small mammals, and reptiles. Look for a roaring 11 m (36 ft) Tyrannosaurus Rex model in the museum or walk through a giant interactive human body. In the aquarium, you can sign up for a behind-the-scenes tour and learn about different species of aquatic animals. You'll observe animals such as sharks, eels, penguins, and turtles up close. Leave time to check out the 3-D dome theater. A visit to Greensboro Science Center represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Greensboro holiday maker to plot your vacation.
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  • I have loved this place since I was a child and it is just as magical now to my kids. Great place for kids of all ages  more »
  • Fun learning environment! Kids are the focus and they do an amazing job! Friendly staff. A little expensive but worth it!  more »
  • I've been to the Science Center several times but not since the aquarium opened. It's fabulous & worth the visit on its own, but there are many other new animals since my last visit. It was a beautifu...  more »
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  • I adore this place. It's likely my favorite place to visit here in Greensboro. They have so many beautiful, informative exhibits. The animals are beautiful and obviously very well taken care of and protected. The docents are so incredibly knowledgeable and friendly, talking to them is always a treat. This is a great place to spend a day with or without kids.
  • The Greensboro Science Center is always great fun for the entire family. The exhibits here are wonderful and they frequently add new things to see. The aquarium is impressive with a vast array of sea life and aquatic creatures to watch and learn about. The penguin feeding is a must see with an interesting and informative lecture given by a staff member while another is in with the penguins feeding them by hand. There is an outdoor zoo with lots of animals to watch an plenty to pet. There are even some peacocks strutting around. Nearby, you can check out the reptile house and see some impressively gigantic snakes. The staff members are super-friendly and eager to answer questions and share information about what they, quite-obviously, love doing. There was a member of the staff, Katie Ruffalo, who took the time to show a member of our family visiting from out of town some snakes, "up close and personal." Our family member, and some other children there at the time, got a, "real feel," for those creatures! :-) If you live in, or near, Greensboro, you are likely familiar with the Greensboro Science Center. If you are visiting the area, or live here and have not yet been, be sure to put this place near the top of your, "Things to Do in Greensboro," list. It will be a hit with family and friends of all ages.
  • My kids love this place! It’s part zoo, nature walk, aquarium, movie theater, and science class all in one place. Your family can easily spend a whole day here. Really great staff, even under a crushing throng of school children!! Convenient bathrooms and the cafe food is good too. Don’t forget to explore the park and pond areas outside!
  • My family and I really enjoyed our time at the Greensboro Science Center. They have lots of fun activities to do both inside and outside. I liked their exhibit on the heart and the human body. I also enjoyed seeing the different animals outside. We didn’t have time to do the high-ropes course, but that looked really fun and challenging. I would definitely recommend for people of all ages!
  • This Place Was More Than I expected! They had a nice array of animals. Including a lower level inside with reptiles and a dinosaur exhibit. Lots of cool stuff for for kids to play with. We were in Winston Salem to escape a hurricane and traveled to Greensboro to see this place. Well worth it!
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