The Greensboro Science Center has so much to offer families; featuring a mixture of different exhibits all in one location. Not only is Greensboro Science Center a museum but also a aquarium, zoo, and planetarium… all in one place! A trip here is a full day of fun!


When you first enter the center there is a Carolina Sciquarium which is an aquarium where visitors can view different sea creatures and marine life such as penguins, otters, stingrays, fish and sharks. Be sure to check the schedule to see when feeding time is in the shark tank.


The Museum itself is huge with multiple levels to explore. There is a section dedicated to herpetarium and aquatic discovery with tons of wondrous creatures big and small to explore from frogs to lizards and turtles to snakes. The is a awesome room with a dinosaur exhibit. There is even a Omnisphere Theater which is much like a planetarium that offers  3-D adventure films. My boys spent the most time at Sciplay Bay. This indoor play space features interactive activities that focus on learning through play. There is a deep see section with a pretend submarine and pirate ship to explore.


On top of the already massive science center there is a complete zoo. It seriously is a really nice zoo! Located right on the same campus the zoo sits on a lush, wooded outdoor portion of the science center. Animals on exhibit include, tortoises, lemurs, meerkats, wolves and even tigers. My kids really loved the petting zoo; where you can pet and brush goats and sheep. Don’t miss the reptile house.


Since my kids aren’t quite old enough we didn’t get to try out Sky Wild.  This attraction is  a huge outdoor ropes course that takes you on a adventure through the zoo high in the trees. You get to climb, repel, and zip line.


Greensboro Science Center 
Address: 4301 Lawndale Dr, Greensboro, NC 27455
Hours: Open most days Monday – Friday 9 AM – 5 PM
Price: Adult- $19.50/Child $17.50/Ages 2 and under FREE
Phone: (336) 288-3769