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Great place for kids!

Took my grand kids, and they loved it. Hands on experiences, kept them busy for a few hours. We... read more

Reviewed August 27, 2018
Mocksville, North Carolina

This is a place that we frequent on a regular basis. Bought family pass for granddaughter. She is... read more

Reviewed July 9, 2018
Winston Salem, North Carolina
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Reviewed August 27, 2018

Took my grand kids, and they loved it. Hands on experiences, kept them busy for a few hours. We enjoyed it also!

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed July 9, 2018

This is a place that we frequent on a regular basis. Bought family pass for granddaughter. She is 4 and loves it. Has been going regularly for 2 years. Especially great for a rainy day or one that is too hot for play outside. I...More

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank JanetElaine5941
Reviewed June 24, 2018 via mobile

Very laid back, hands on adventure with activities constantly going on for all children’s ages. A plus is if you join their family plan it’s good at all of the kids museums in Raleigh and Charollette, it is well worth the expense. The exhibits are...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Gordon W
Reviewed June 2, 2018 via mobile

Favorite part was the planetarium. Some of the activities were broke or did not work, but that's pretty much anywhere. Overall had a good time and will likely come back.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank peter y
Reviewed April 10, 2018

Kids enjoyed the hands on, and the many things to see and play with. The place is clean and friendly, and help is available if you need it, except when they are busy. Don't go there when you see a lot of buses, it's a...More

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank Docc1
Reviewed January 3, 2018 via mobile

This science museum has been around for decades and was in great need of a make-over the last time I visited a few years ago! Visited last week with my almost 3 year old granddaughter and she loved it! Well done updating the space with...More

Date of experience: December 2017
2  Thank AnnetteB658
Reviewed December 22, 2017

Whenever I have taken my children or go with school groups, the children just run from one activity to another. They do not take the time to interact and learn something. Some adult thought this was a good idea and received some grant money.

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank Summertime00_8
Reviewed November 29, 2017

Now named Kaleidium North, I read about SciWorks in the local newspaper. It sounded interesting. I called to be sure it would be appropriate for my 5 year old granddaughter. The lady I spoke with told me it would, and boy was she right! While...More

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank rhgrier
Reviewed August 17, 2017

Sciworks is a great place to let kids explore and learn at their own pace. It's worth getting an annual pass if you can return. Only disappointment was that we missed the last planetarium show when we went at 3:30 pm. This seems early for...More

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank gatortunor
Reviewed August 16, 2017 via mobile

I've had several meetings at Sciworks during the summer. The place was packed with engaged kids doing all kinds of hands on activities! I hadn't been here for years since my kids are grown. What I was struck with was the deep engagement I saw...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Contonia S
May 8, 2017|
Response from David F | Reviewed this property |
Parking is free. Adult admission is $11, ages 3-19 is $9, seniors 62+ is $9 and children 2 and under Free. Or, you can buy an annual membership that covers 4 adults and all children for $135.
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Parking is free.
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Lexington, NC
School's Out!! - now what to do? (10 Replies)
Since school is out, I'm searching for places to go to keep the kids occupied. I know the zoo in Asheboro, RCR Racing in Welcome, Tanglewood Park in Clemmons. SciWorks on the north side of town, and of course, Old Salem. Any other suggestions for great gems are there in the Triad area that's relatively inexpensive but would make a fun day.
June 05, 2007|
Response fromNCtoDC|
Have you thought about Pilot Mountain State Park off of US 52? The drive up the side of the mountain and running around the top of the mountain should keep the kids occupied. Also, do not forget the river front part of the park. There are several hiking trails and to get to the parking lot, you have to "ford" several streams in your car. Do worry, it is not that deep and I watch a Honda Accord easily cross the stream. Also, try Hanging Rock State Park in King. Best of all, both parks...More