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Greensboro Science Center, Greensboro

(4.6/5 based on 900+ reviews on the web)
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. See Greensboro Science Center and all Greensboro has to offer by arranging your trip with our Greensboro trip itinerary builder.
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  • I have been coming to the GSO Science Center since I was a small child in the 60s. They have a small zoo which is very intimate as you are never that far from the animals. They now have two salt water...  more »
  • Great place for learning and fun. The outdoor animal zoo is awesome. You get an up close and personal experience with the wild. Kids will enjoy being able to pet some of the animals too. A truly great...  more »
  • Visited with a friend and her 2 year old son. The center is great, and has the perfect variety of animals and science exhibits. Not too big that we weren't able to get through everything, and also not...  more »
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  • The Greensboro Science Center has grown a lot since my childhood. I hardly recognized the place. Gone are the somewhat shabby surroundings, worn taxidermy, and small rooms that often made it feel like it was a converted office building. Now it feels like a fully functioning museum with beautiful wildlife exhibits, most of whom are alive and kicking. The sea life exhibit is probably the most impressive thing they have, and the penguin exhibit the most delightful. All this comes at a price, of course. $12.50 for adults. $11.50 for senior citizens and kids under 13 years of age. If your young one is 2 or less, admission is free. The price is well worth it.
  • This is a great place for families. Purchase a membership. It is definitely worth it. Makes for a great day or just a drop in play place for a couple of hours. The Sky Wild ropes course is somewhat overpriced.
  • Loved this place. Took a 10 yr old and 12 yr old they seemed to enjoy it. The body and health exhibits were a big hit. Dinosaur bone charcoal drawings were also big too. Reasonable price as well.
  • My kid loves this place. We got a membership when he was 2 and he has loved it the past 2 years. He likes the kid play areas and the (imo poor quality) dinosaur video. There are several interactive places (not as many as some museums though). The membership gets you access or a discount at quite a few zoos and museums across the country.
  • We took our kids there (5/3 yr). We all had a blast! Staff was very friendly and facilities were just amazing.