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Mission Statement

The Greensboro Science Center is committed to excellence in science education by providing the community with a dynamic, experiential and family-focused attraction designed to inspire scientific curiosity and encourage personal discovery about life and the natural world.

Description

The Greensboro Science Center is the Triad’s premier family destination offering three great attractions: an Aquarium, Museum and Zoo. The Carolina SciQuarium, North Carolina’s only inland aquarium features a variety of water-dependent animals including penguins, sharks, otters, eels, stingrays, a rare fishing cat, an anaconda and fish of all shapes and colors. Animal Discovery Zoological Park offers visitors more than 12 acres of up-close creature encounters with tigers, meerkats, howler monkeys, lemurs, crocodiles, tortoises, a red panda, farm animals and many more. In the Museum, visitors can walk among prehistoric dinosaurs and come face-to-face with a roaring 36-foot Tyrannosaurus Rex model, experience hurricane force winds in the Extreme Weather Gallery, take an interactive journey through the human body in HealthQuest, see live snakes in the Herpetarium, and enjoy hands-on learning and interaction in Kids’ Alley and in the touch lab. Also in the Museum is a state-of-the-art OmniSphere Theater that showcases awe-inspiring, full dome digital, laser and eye-popping 3D shows on a 40-foot dome ceiling.

The Greensboro Science Center offers a wide variety of educational programs, field trips, science workshops and camps throughout the year for children in Pre-K through high school. An on-site Fresh Market Café offers a variety of healthy and tasty fare and the TriceraShop gift shop offers unique gifts for children and adults of all ages.

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