Trip Planner:   USA  /  North Carolina  /  Greensboro  /  Childrens Museums  /  Greensboro Science Center

Greensboro Science Center, Greensboro

4.6
#1 of 36 in Things to do in Greensboro
Science Museum Museum
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.
Create an itinerary including Greensboro Science Center
map
Reviews
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
1,018 reviews
Google
4.7
TripAdvisor
  • I went there myself and spent 3 hours at the various exhibits. It is not fair for me to compare it to other much larger science museums, so I won't. For an adult it has just enough information to make...  more »
  • So much to see and do, proud to have this place so close. With a small zoo, aquarium, educational exhibits. Planetarium has great shows. Fun for all ages, areas for toddlers. They are always adding ne...  more »
  • This summer has been extremely hot so we decided to explore the science center. When we arrived we learned that there was a new seahorse exhibit! And, we timed it perfectly to watch the penguins get f...  more »
Google
  • This Science center is more of a nature center, but it still has a lot to offer. This place has really improved as well. Some of the exhibits have been renovated and they are much better. The dinosaur exhibit has more models and they are in better condition. The aquarium is the best exhibit now, with a great variety of species and interactive displays. There are also plenty of lizards, insects and reptiles. I got to pet a tarantula! There are still a number of exhibits under renovation, but hopefully that means this place will continue to improve.
  • This is a great place to take toddlers! We've been several times and mine love it! The zoo area is big enough to have some neat animals, but small enough to not be overwhelming for young children! My children love the indoor play areas! I like that they provide indoor and outdoor places for eating packed lunches. I would suggest getting there right when they open on holidays and weekends!
  • We had a great time today at the Greensboro Science Center! In addition to touring the zoo and aquarium, we participated in the Penguin Encounter! It was fantastic!! Our educator Katie was very knowledgeable and FUN! Highly recommend to anyone visiting the area...young or old!
  • When I was a little kid this place was nothing much to look at. However, in the past few years they have really expanded and taken a good look at what their patrons want to see. It is a bit more of a zoo than a science center, however, there do seem to be quite a few places that are under construction right now so perhaps they are working on the science center part. The new aquarium is top notch with a shark tank and sting ray petting center! If you want to see the tiger I would go in the afternoon, it seems to sleep most of the morning. The inside staff seem very nice and helpful, however, the older staff at the ticket booth are a bit abrupt , but don't let that put you off the rest is a great day out! Bring sunscreen because a good portion of the interesting stuff to see is outside and going early is better!
  • Excellent place, The animals seem very happy. The staff is great and are very informative if you have any questions and the whole place is very clean and modern. If you have not been here yet then you are missing out!

Plan your trip to Greensboro

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Greensboro

Browse hundreds of hotels and read guest reviews on the world's leading online travel agency website.
CHECK IN - CHECK OUT
TripAdvisor
Millions of travel reviews
on TripAdvisor

Plans in Greensboro by other users

1 day in Greensboro BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Greensboro BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, teens, kids, popular PREFERENCES: October, teens, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Greensboro BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, teens, popular PREFERENCES: October, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 19 days in North Carolina BY A USER FROM SOUTH AFRICA May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Greensboro BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, kids, popular PREFERENCES: August, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in Lexington, Knoxville & Greensboro BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, kids, culture, historic sites, hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, kids, culture, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 6 days in Blowing Rock & Greensboro BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 6 days in Greensboro & Mount Airy BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Greensboro BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Charlotte & Greensboro BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: August, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 10 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Greensboro BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans