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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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Always something new

We love this place! There's soo much to see and do! They've recently added a new section for even... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Miss A
via mobile
A little bit of everything

The Science Center has an aquarium, small zoo, petting farm, science education, children's play... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sara A
Chapel Hill, 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” (76 reviews)
“small zoo” (44 reviews)
“all ages” (106 reviews)
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4301 Lawndale Dr, Greensboro, NC 27455-1899
+1 336-288-3769
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We love this place! There's soo much to see and do! They've recently added a new section for even more excitement. So many great experiences for the entire family of all ages. We originally went with our school, now we go on family outings here...More

Thank Miss A
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Science Center has an aquarium, small zoo, petting farm, science education, children's play areas, and an outdoor ropes course (I've never tried this but it looks fun.) We make the most of it when we go here and end up staying all day. There...More

Thank Sara A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have a membership which is well worth it if you plan to attend more than once a year. The science center has alot to see and do.

Thank Duane W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Such a neat place for kids .... & adults too! I would highly recommend! There is so much to keep the kiddos interested & involved. I personally do not care for snakes, but this exhibit seemed to draw the kids right to it.

Thank taaheelmom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The science center has a little bit of everything. Aquarium, zoo, petting zoo, discovery center. All ages will enjoy it. It’s not the North Carolina zoo but it is great to visit. I live in Greensboro and go 2-3 times a year.

Thank John F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited the Greensboro Science Center mistakenly under the impression that it was a science museum - it is not. It is more of a zoo/aquarium with a play area. Overall, an average experience.

Thank denver60
Reviewed 11 December 2017

The NC Zoo in Asheboro is pretty much the gold standard for zoos anywhere, so the GSC should raise its game a bit given they are practically neighbors. We had a good time & enjoyed most of the exhibits, but some did seem oddly substandard...More

Thank saibot
Reviewed 10 December 2017

My husband and I visited this science center to kill some time in Greensboro before we had to drive to Charlotte. We are animal lovers so we were excited to see the zoo exhibits. The zoo was larger than I expected and had a lot...More

Thank girl4bsb
Reviewed 26 November 2017

We were here the day after Thanksgiving (avoiding Black Friday crowds) and were concerned as we drove up as the parking lots were full. However the facility is large enough that it never felt crowded. It is clear that the Science center is dedicated to...More

Thank Eosphotog
Reviewed 24 November 2017

The Greensboro Science Center is a hidden gem in the state. We've lived in the state for six years, and have only heard a few comments about the place. Curiosity got the best of us, and we spent most of a day there. It is...More

Thank PhilViking
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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.