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Greensboro Science Center

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Address: 4301 Lawndale Dr, Greensboro, NC 27455-1899
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+1 336-288-3769
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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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Take the kids, grandparents, parents, friends and family!

Awesome venue with lots to look at! I love the new Octopus and visiting with all the animals. Great event place for large groups, the company I work with held a night there for... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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37 reviews
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Awesome venue with lots to look at! I love the new Octopus and visiting with all the animals. Great event place for large groups, the company I work with held a night there for us and invited all of the families, with food, music and entertainment along with the ropes course and of course the animals!!

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Went to NC for vacation and prior to leaving checked TripAdvisor for activities and this one was on the list. It was a fun day learning about different animals, weather, human body and more. One of the exhibits was under construction but felt we saw most of it regardless. We did pay an additional small fee to watch the movie... More 

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Thank Faye L
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8 reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The Greensboro Science Center is top-notch! The meer-kats are cool. The outdoor animals are neat. The aquarium has some cool hands on parts.

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Thank Andrew B
Greensboro, North Carolina
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited and joined the Greensboro Science Center this Spring. We have not been in 15 years. The GSC is an amazing place for young and old alike. Our 15 month old grandson loved the penguins and the barn area.

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Thank convertiblebound
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I came here with our 2 kids and they had a great time ! This place is so cool! They have a place to eat and aquarium is awesome ! Best time is to go early and beat the crowd !

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Thank Erin M
Greensboro, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A great place to take children, the aquarium and zoo impress with an array of animals - penguins, fishing cats, Adults will like it too!

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Thank Kathy R
China Grove, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We went to the Science Center for Sky Wild. Tickets to the center are included so after our adventure we visited the Science Center. I love how up close you can get to the animals. The petting zoo is great and there are a few animals that roam the park. The aquarium was great! Love the penguins and jellies.

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Thank Leslie B
New York City, New York
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70 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great place for Greensboro. A combination, zoo, aquarium and science center is genius. Add in SkyWild, the adventure ziplining and you have an easy half-day experience. A solid 2-hour visit without, even with toddlers or teens. Almost every time we visit family, this is on the schedule and it does not disappoint.

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Thank EricRock
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our second trip here this year and we came mainly to see the new Aquarium expansion. We loved it! There are lots of animals to see, and some to interact with. I like the focus on conservation and preventing pollution. The outside zoo area is nice as well. Lots of shaded areas for hot days. Our favorite to... More 

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Thank Sarah F
High Point, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Greensboro is a great place to visit and if you visit you MUST go here! Everyone in your family will love it! There is a small cafe as well with reasonably priced food. From hands on science activities to sharks to Tigers this place does have it all!

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