8 Reasons to Visit the Greensboro Science Center

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8 Reasons to Visit the Greensboro Science Center

Explore, discover and experience the world of science, nature, animals and water right here in Greensboro, North Carolina! To celebrate Greensboro Science Center’s 60th anniversary this month, we’ve rounded up the top eight reasons why you should visit the center. From extreme weather to creatures of the deep, there’s something to fascinate every curious visitor.

Penguin Encounters

Pet, play with and learn about the African penguins in the Greensboro Science Center’s interactive 45-minute Penguin Encounters program. Come nose to beak with a penguin as an educator explains how this special seabird lives in the wild and is taken care of in captivity. Find out everything you could want to know, from the food they eat to keeping them entertained. Be sure to snap a penguin selfie before you go!

Extreme Weather Gallery

Explore the fury – and fun – of Mother Nature in the Extreme Weather Gallery. Safely experience a category 5 hurricane, witness the devastation caused by floods and learn how scientists are working to better predict natural disasters before it’s too late.


Take a closer look at your insides in the entertaining and educational interactive HealthQuest exhibit. Explore 21st-century medical science through state-of-the-art videography, preserved human bodies and interactive displays. Each display showcases a different activity that represents how unique systems in the human body work – and how the choices you make affect these systems.

Destination: Dinosaur!

Walk among ancient animals and experience prehistoric play in the Destination: Dinosaur! Exhibit. Get a sneak peek at full-bodied replicas of prehistoric predators that will eventually roam through the center’s zoo. In 2018, the Greensboro Science Center’s existing dinosaur exhibit will be completely renovated to create an immersive environment for learning about the ancient earth, featuring artifacts, komodo dragon, dinosaur replicas and state-of-the-art technology.

Shark Reef

The Greensboro Science Center’s, Shark Reef is a 90,000-gallon Caribbean community containing carnivorous and herbivorous fish. Sharks are the stars of the exhibit, but you will also spot rays, moray eels and hundreds of fish. A 14-foot anaconda lives in his own area in the reef, safely away from the rest of the aquatic wildlife. Every day at 11 a.m. a member of the dive team jumps in and fields questions about these dangerous and deadly creatures.

Zoo Trek

Go behind the scenes at the zoo for an up-close look at Aldabra tortoises, lemurs, maned wolves, giant anteater, howler monkeys, red pandas, gibbons and a tiger! Take the Zoo Trek to learn from zookeepers how the animals are cared for and what makes each animal unique. Be sure to wear comfortable, closed-toe shoes for the walking tour!

Aquarium Adventure

How does the Greensboro Science Center bring a world-class aquarium to the center of North Carolina? Go behind the scenes to find out! On the Aquarium Adventure tour, you can visit the food preparation area, see animal holding spaces and walk through a maze of pumps before ending the experience high above Shark Reef.


Get a jolt of adrenaline by taking on Skywild, a treetop adventure course located high above the Greensboro Science Centers Animal Discovery Zoo. Conquer 60 animal-inspired challenges at heart-pumping heights of up to 45 feet. Zip through the trees, balance on suspension bridges and climb your way to victory!

There is never a dull moment at the Greensboro Science Center. Explore these eight exciting attractions and let us know which one is your favorite! We hope you’ll stop by Revolution Mill for a look at our new luxury apartments in Greensboro. Your tour will give you an inside look as to why Revolution Mill is the best place to live, work and play! Visit Revolution Mill online at revolutionmillapartments.com/ to schedule a tour or call us directly at (844) 816-7095.

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