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Greensboro Science Center

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Address: 4301 Lawndale Dr, Greensboro, NC 27455-1899
Phone Number: 336-288-3769
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Experience the wonders of an aquarium, zoo, science museum, and 3D theater...

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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Inside or out, a fun day for families !

Ever evolving as a zoo,aquarium,snd natural history museum this place makes you come back again and again. We have seen everything from anatomical human bodies to penguins. Our... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Douglas S
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Kernersville, North Carolina
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Kernersville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Ever evolving as a zoo,aquarium,snd natural history museum this place makes you come back again and again. We have seen everything from anatomical human bodies to penguins. Our grandkids love this place and we have had an annual membership for years.

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Thomasville, North Carolina
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9 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Could be better, too expensive now. I know they've added on but the price is crazy and membership isn't as good as it use to be. Doesn't reciprocate with other family friendly activities like they used to.

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Thank TNMommy10
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We took our 7 year old grandsons and thought that 2 hours would be plenty...Wrong! We could have stay another hour easily, but they were closing. So much variety and different kinds of science. They loved all the hands-on stuff!! Total winner!

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Thank Karen B
Greensboro, North Carolina
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

lots do do here, from the zoo to the exhibits to the outdoor ropes course, you can easily spend a day or two!

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Thank SteelerTerribleTowel
Piedmont, NC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This community has done a great job with this center over the years. It has evolved into a wonderful place for kids and families

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Thank Farrittfamily
Greensboro
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Grandsons, ages 12 & 13 loved the course & we're so determined to complete the hardest level which they accomplished. A beautiful setting with shade & scenery that is great.

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Thank 2Paces
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a aquarium, zoo, museum and science center rolled into one. Each part is not the usual big exhibits but I did appreciate having staff around who happily jump in when they hear a question asked. They explain and give stories about the animals and displays. I found this perfect to spend a few hours with the kids. Not... More 

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Thank Ala C
Cornelius, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

the museum part is older & it looks like they are doing some renovations - health quest was GREAT!! the boys liked the penguins & fishing cats best!!! very hot so we didn't spend much time outside at the zoo. Short visit so we didn't explore Sky Wild but it looked very cook!! cute areas for little ones! Meerkat show... More 

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Thank Joann S
Frankfort, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stopped by this center while in Greensboro...I would say it is the best children's museum I have seen anywhere and I am from Chicago where we have many wonderful places to take kids. Being the grandfather of three, I go to many of these places and the Greensboro Science Center is heads and shoulders above any I have seen.... More 

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El Paso, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice place for children and adults alike. Nice little zoo, like the musical meerkats. Also a very nice lunch place.

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