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Greensboro Science Center

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4301 Lawndale Dr, Greensboro, NC 27455-1899
+1 336-288-3769
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Good for an afternoon but lacks science

First let me say that we are members, and have been for 2 years. Next let me say we are taking a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jill E
via mobile
Must go

Great place to spend the day especially if you have children. Lots for them to do. It is growing by... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Greensboro, North Carolina
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Experience the wonders of an aquarium, zoo, science museum, and 3D theater all in one attraction! See sharks, penguins, otters, stingrays, a fishing cat and other amazing animals from around the world in the NEW Carolina SciQuarium. Get eye-to-eye with tigers, meerkats, monkeys, crocodiles and other unique animals in Animal Discovery Zoo. Roam through Dinosaur Gallery, take a journey through the human body, experience extreme weather, and have fun in Kid's Alley in the Museum. Watch amazing 3-D shows that pop out of the screen in the OmniSphere Theater.
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  • Very good25%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“petting zoo” (75 reviews)
“small zoo” (43 reviews)
“all ages” (105 reviews)
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4301 Lawndale Dr, Greensboro, NC 27455-1899
+1 336-288-3769
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First let me say that we are members, and have been for 2 years. Next let me say we are taking a break. So my review will probably reflect that. You can only look at the same things so many times... This is a great...More

Thank Jill E
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to spend the day especially if you have children. Lots for them to do. It is growing by leaps and bounds. They have aquarium side, museum, food, and zoo part outside. It cost a little more than you might think. But worth it.

Thank WSTORM44
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

GSC has much to offer, not the least of which are the zoo and aquarium. There are interesting permanent exhibits as well as temporary ones. I often take out-of-town visitors here to spend an afternoon and invariably they are impressed with the facility. It is...More

Thank Tom K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Has great exhibits for all ages and knowledgeable staff members . My grandchildren are a boy (5) and a girl (11). They both enjoyed the center. Dinosaur display, penguins and petting the stingrays were big hits. Older children and adults will probably enjoy the ropes...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

They have done an amazing job spanning the aquarium and zoo. Aquarium exhibits are very well done with a variety of animals. Penguins and sharks are amazing. The zoo is small but very easy to see the animals.

Thank westieday
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

if you are looking for a place with something for everyone then this is the place. None of the exhibits a are huge by themselves but put them all together and there are hours of fun and learning. Our two children loved the animals and...More

Thank babiesmake4
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Greensboro Science center is a great place for all ages, and it's only been getting better. The aquarium, complete with a hands-on petting tank, is a real highlight, and the regular exhibits are a huge benefit to science and nature lovers throughout the region....More

Thank Scott T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 surroundings are beautiful, the animal habitats are spacious and well maintained, and the...More

Thank _poguemahon
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

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 explored the dinosaur exhibit, human body exhibit,...More

Thank rsq_ranger
Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

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 your tickets asap! We loved looking...More

Thank kng92
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Carson C
4 October 2017|
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Response from Renee S | Reviewed this property |
Yes. You can check in their website for what they currently charges. If you have elementary school children, look into a membership.
8 March 2017|
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Response from Linda M | Reviewed this property |
The science center is a great hands on for the little ones. All my grandkids have loved it there. The zoo is fantastic for older ones as there is a lot of walking. Less hands on but more of an educational value.
22 January 2017|
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Response from Katie A | Reviewed this property |
Inside and out, I'd say at least 2 hours.