Greensboro Science Center, Greensboro

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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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  • The Greensboro Science Center is a wonderful place for families. There is enough to keep everyone interested and there is not so much that anyone, even small children, will feel overwhelmed. The surro...  more »
  • I stopped here with my 5 year old and 4 year old daughters on our way through town. This place is awesome! My girls were fascinated with the aquarium exhibits and got to see a shark feeding. We explor...  more »
  • I highly suggest the penguin encounter! It's a little extra ($45 per person) but worth it! We got to pet penguins, learn about what they eat and other facts! If you do decide to do this you better get...  more »
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  • 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!

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