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Greensboro Science Center

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Address: 4301 Lawndale Drive, Greensboro, NC 27455
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+1 336-288-3769
Today
09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
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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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The Science Center is fun for all ages ! Buy a membership Best run entity in Greensboro. Stroll thru country park also !!!! Who doesn' t like penguins??

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Greensboro, North Carolina
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Greensboro, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Science Center is fun for all ages ! Buy a membership Best run entity in Greensboro. Stroll thru country park also !!!! Who doesn' t like penguins??

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

My 5 yr old great nephew and I really enjoyed the aquarium exhibit and he got to watch as the sharks were fed and got to ask questions as this was an interactive event. The inside and outside animal exhibits were phenomenal and he really enjoyed the monkeys and tigers!

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Orlando, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

There were so many animals to see, somewhere handled by the employees and you could pet many of them, very hands on and interactive museum. It's very good for any age

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

GSC is a pretty neat place - it's got the small zoo, the small aquarium, and the Science Center itself. It's not an all day thing unless you're doing the Skywild as well. We had a membership at one point and got some pretty decent mileage out of it - there's always something going on at GSC!

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Thank Stephanie M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The Greensboro Science Center is one of our favorite places with the kids. The Center has transformed so much over the years, but there's still some exhibits that need to be updated. With the walkable zoo outside, and the Sciquarium inside we can see animals without driving to the NC Zoo. The in-house cafe actually has good food!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Greensboro Science Center is a fabulous place for families to explore and learn. Their facilities grow and improve year by year. It is the perfect place for families with children to visit. It is large enough to provide a lot of variety in the exhibits, but not so large that it would exhaust families with young children. In pleasant... More 

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Thank Nancy D
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My husband and I spent 3 hours back in November scouring the museum during their Fossil Exhibit. We really enjoyed it and there was plenty to look at and do. We also explored the outside animal exhibits and may even come back to climb SkyWild, which is a really neat rope course above the museum. The only complaints we had... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We planned a trip to see the new science center it was a blast!! awesome..would advise many families to stop in and see all the new exhibits.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We really enjoyed that science center and spent several hours with my grandson and daughter. The penguin feed and shark feed was fun and also we enjoyed the dinosaur exhibit and petting the rays.

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Marianna, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This little science center has it all! Has a zoo, an aquarium, 3 d movies and interactive displays. Saw animals I havent seen at bigger zoos and could sit the aquarium for hours and watch the fish! Loved the 3d movie about butterflies in the omnisphere. Became a member after my first trip. Awesome place!

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