Greensboro Science Center

Greensboro Science Center: Tickets, Tours, Hours, Address, Greensboro Science Center Reviews: 4.5/5

Greensboro Science Center
4.5
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Experience the wonders of an aquarium, science museum, zoological park, and immersive 3D theater all in one attraction! See sharks, penguins, otters, stingrays, a fishing cat and other amazing animals from around the world in the Wiseman Aquarium. Get eye-to-eye with tigers, meerkats, gibbons, lemurs and other unique animals in the Animal Discovery Zoo. Walk among dinosaurs in Prehistoric Passages, experience extreme weather, and have fun in SciPlay Bay in the Museum. Watch amazing 3-D shows that make science come alive in the OmniSphere Theater.
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fran k
1 contribution
One visit was enough for me.
Jun 2021
Compared to other cities of the same general size, I was totally underwhelmed by my visit to Greensboro Science Center. There were rooms that were so dark you could not read the name of the animal on exhibit. I realize these were nocturnal animals but I would have liked enough light to be able to read the plaques. There was really nothing that grabbed me or was exciting. One good thing - there were plenty of restrooms. Ordering food was laborious. After ordering you had to wait in the hall with many other people waiting for your name to be called. I found the staff to be friendly and helpful, especially in the new area that opened June 4, Revolution Ridge. I can't imagine visiting before this new area opened up.
Written June 5, 2021
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journey_in_wander
Homestead, FL312 contributions
Great way to spend the day
Apr 2021 • Couples
This a great way to spend the day in Greensboro. They have indoor and outdoor exhibits with a variety or different animals. There are ropes courses you can do for an extra fee. They are in the process of adding more outdoor exhibits and I will be excited to see them when they are done.
Written May 30, 2021
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bttldblndegrl
43 contributions
Love this place
Apr 2021 • Family
We went to Greensboro with the sole intention of going to the NC Zoo, but we needed something to do Friday afternoon. Reviews seemed decent. We loved this place!!! How many times in your life do you have the opportunity to see a Great Pacific Octopus??? The adventure course was sold out for the day, but it looked very challenging and a lot of fun. The dinosaur exhibit was fun and the free range chickens cracked me up. We really enjoyed our afternoon there. Very glad we decided to add to our stop.
Written April 11, 2021
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Unimpressed
5 contributions
Overpriced and Underwhelming
Apr 2021
Overpriced and underwhelming. We drove from Charlotte, NC specifically for the Omnisphere shows and it hadn’t been working for two/three weeks. The shows and times were still advertised on the website. Due to COVID and age of exhibits? many experiences were either closed or no longer active. Overall, $33 for one adult and child could have been spent elsewhere. Cannot recommend in its current state.
Written April 11, 2021
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jacqueline j
4 contributions
Cheap fun
Apr 2021 • Family
Great cheap entertainment for the family! You will spend hours there and not realize it! Can’t wait for the new animals to come!
Written April 3, 2021
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Becky V
228 contributions
Great
Mar 2021
We visited the Greensboro Science Center during the ACC Tournament and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Very impressive zoo / aquarium / science center. Lot to do!
Written March 16, 2021
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CoachSB
9 contributions
Fun place to explore
Sep 2020
I went here on a "date"....had a very nice experience. Great exhibits...easy to navigate. The ropes course looked amazing but did not do.
Written February 11, 2021
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cheryl h
Durham, NC56,574 contributions
has never disappointed
Feb 2020
This center is made up of a museum, small zoo (animals inside and out), reptile house, Omni Sphere Theater, Time Warner Cable's Extreme Weather Gallery, treetop adventure park, dinosaurs, and aquarium. You can see everything in less that 2 hours. They also offer on-hands exhibits for kids of all ages. The walk to the outdoor zoo is about 1/4 mile and is a very easy walk. When you walk past the tiger exhibition please pay attention to the signs. If you stop in certain areas you could be sprayed by the tigers and believe me, that would not be pleasant.

We have been many times and have never been disappointed. They also have plenty of parking so that should never be a problem. You can grab a quick snack or a sit down lunch at the Meerkat Cafe.
Written January 9, 2021
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Taylor N
1 contribution
Do not recommend
Dec 2020 • Family
My family with our 5 year old daughter tried to go to the Christmas lights and we were turned away. Website says that tickets are recommended but not required. We did not purchase tickets ahead of time because it says it is not required (meaning you can get in if you just show up) and my 5 year old was crying in disappointment when the rude employees told us we were not allowed to enter. There was not a bit of empathy for a child from any of these employees including the “manager” behind the desk. Highly disappointed and do not recommend going here for anything if this is how they treat a crying 5 year old after it was not required to get a reservation or ticket online. Would understand if they had other suggestions or thoughts, but they wanted nothing to do with us since we did not purchase tickets online.
Written December 5, 2020
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Funtime916
Manchester, MD83 contributions
Winter Wonderlights
Nov 2020
We went in November to see the Winter Wonderlights. It was really nice. We will plan on going back in the summer to see the animals.
Written November 29, 2020
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