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Greensboro Science Center

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Address: 4301 Lawndale Dr, Greensboro, NC 27455
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+1 336-288-3769
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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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Nice upgrades

The Tigers and zoo section are pretty spectacular and the new Aquarium, while small, is very well done. The biggest complaint is the "science" part of the museum could use some... read more

Reviewed May 18, 2016
Ramseur, North Carolina
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Ramseur, North Carolina
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11 reviews
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Reviewed May 18, 2016 via mobile

The Tigers and zoo section are pretty spectacular and the new Aquarium, while small, is very well done. The biggest complaint is the "science" part of the museum could use some serious updating.

Thank H3K
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Reviewed May 18, 2016 via mobile

Very interesting museum full of artifacts related to the area. Education with fun. Very informative as well as enjoyable for us all.

Thank Grace Z
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5 reviews
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Reviewed May 18, 2016

From the (indoor) aquarium and science centers to the (outdoor) small zoo, there is a lot to learn, see and do for parents and kids alike. The addition of an exciting treetop obstacle course (additional fees) for the adventurous adds a whole new dimension, and they try to always have fresh things for the youngest children to do. Great staff;... More 

Thank Lui M
Yarmouth, Maine
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed May 17, 2016

Gibbons monkeys had a very your baby and one about 1 yr. old. The wolf exhibit also had a couple of pups.Great fun watching their antics. Great place to take grandchildren. Not too big, just enough to keep small ones entertained without getting too tired and winey. Didn't eat at the café, but the food smelled good and kid friendly.

Thank K W
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77 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed May 16, 2016

Visited for a school field trip. It was a great place to visit with lots of great exhibits. Included an area outside with various zoo animals. Very clean and well staffed. All of the staff seemed very knowledgeable and eager to speak with you about the different exhibits or animals. Had lunch in the separate area for schools and it... More 

Thank tsaun
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed May 14, 2016

I am in awe of these magnificent creatures. Such beauty and grace. Definitely worth the price of admission.

Thank Linda K
Pune, India
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed May 14, 2016 via mobile

Nice place to visit, especially for kids. Very well managed with many things of interest including the zoo.

Thank Anurag A
Greensboro, North Carolina
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3 reviews
Reviewed May 13, 2016

The science center is a great way to spend a day with the family and kiddos! There is plenty of things to do and see for people of all ages. The new aquarium has been a great addition...and you can certainly spend an entire day walking around the outside zoo area. Beautiful tigers!

Thank mils511
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444 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 259 helpful votes
Reviewed May 12, 2016

We had visited this place years ago when our daughter and a friend's son were younger. They've done a lot of renovation and it is much more engaging now, from the aquarium and otters to more exhibits to the outdoor animal area. It was interesting to see a peacock perched atop a solar panel -- not something you see everyday.... More 

Thank TarHeel
Greensboro, North Carolina
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63 reviews
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Reviewed May 12, 2016

My kids love to go here. I have been visiting since 1990! Now taking grandson. The Whole place has grown. I DEFINITELY recommend season tickets.

Thank Zan L

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