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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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Great experience!

I highly suggest the penguin encounter! It's a little extra ($45 per person) but worth it! We got... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Woodlawn, Virginia
via mobile
Kids Wonderland

So many amazing things to do! Amazing inside museum with constantly rotating exhibits. Outside... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Nicholas M
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” (104 reviews)
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4301 Lawndale Dr, Greensboro, NC 27455-1899
+1 336-288-3769
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Reviewed 2 days ago 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
Reviewed 1 week ago

So many amazing things to do! Amazing inside museum with constantly rotating exhibits. Outside zoo is even better, and the aquarium is icing on the cake! Now with the ropes course, and constantly expanding footprint, my kids never get tired of coming back here. Highly...More

Thank Nicholas M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Is this a good place to visit for elderly parents? Not a typical review focus is it? Perspective, Mother is almost 87 and in assisted living because of cognitive decline. But, she is ambulatory, though limited by back pain. She is bored in her facility,...More

Thank LikeItActive
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

All ages have fun here with the animals and attractions. Fun and Informative. If you are feeling adventurous, you should definitely check out SKYWILD!

Thank Matt M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you haven't been to the Greensboro Science Center (GSC) before or in a while it is a must! We just took the kids again and had the best Sunday afternoon. The zoo is amazing. No place else can you get that up close and...More

Thank Tara B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This used to be a typical, mid-sized city science museum. But they got an aggressive, new director a few years ago and it has exploded - tons of new stuff, stuff you won't see anywhere else.

Thank Bob B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We like to come & see how the animals are doing as well as see the new & traveling exhibits. The new dinosaur exhibit is neat & looks like they are in the works to expand it. The addition of the aquarium has been exciting...More

Thank 909carolynj
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Titanic Exhibit,was good.We actually prefer going thru the park best.There is a great Revolutionary War Exhibition this was interesting for us and would be great for kids studying the Revolutionary War.

1  Thank kandlbr0wn
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We really enjoyed our visit to the science center. My two year old loved seeing all the animals and also being able to play and explore the exhibits. While it is nice for kids, it is also interesting for adults. Highly recommend!

Thank rachsmith444
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a great place. We took the kids with a group and all had a great time. Science, zoo, fun all in one place.

Thank Glenn D
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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.