Greensboro Family Attractions
DESCRIPTION: Miniature golf, go-carts, water bumper boats, arcade games, batting cages. Birthday and group party packages are available. Some height restrictions apply for entry.
DAYS & HOURS: Sun-Thu Noon-9p, Friday Noon-11p, Sat 10a-11p
ADDRESS: 4315 Big Tree Way, Greensboro, NC MAP
Greensboro Children’s Theatre
DESCRIPTION: Performs three plays by children grades 4-9 for the whole family during the school year at Weaver Education Center.
BOX OFFICE: Tickets available at Greensboro Cultural Center
DAYS & HOURS: Mon-Fri 2p-4p
ADDRESS: 200 North Davie Street, Greensboro, NC MAP
Greensboro Science Center
DESCRIPTION: A hands-on museum with a petting zoo and planetarium; venture along with Dinosaur Gallery, learn about gems and minerals, see the lemurs, snakes, and amphibians in the Jaycee Herpetarium, visit the petting area, explore Kids Alley. See a 36-foot Tyrannosaurus rex model, wander through Animal Discovery, a zoological park, tigers, gibbons, wallabies, lemurs, howler monkeys, and many, many others. Explore Kids Alley and interact with exciting traveling exhibits and take a trip to the stars in the OmniSphere Theater. Find educational toys for imaginative minds in the Thesaurus Shoppe. Handicap accessible and offers outdoor picnic facilities.
DAYS & HOURS: daily 10a-4p
ADDRESS: 4301 Lawndale Drive, Greensboro, NC MAP
Wet ‘n Wild Emerald Pointe Water Park
DESCRIPTION: A top-shelf water park with more than 3 million gallons of water. It features Thunder Bay, one of only four giant wave pools in the country, making massive, perfect waves. Enclosed slides, drop slides, tube rides, and cable glides provide thrills for all ages and sizes. Two children’s areas and a drifting Lazee River complete the fun.
ADMISSION: see pricing options on website
DAYS & HOURS: seasonal hours May-Sep
ADDRESS: 3910 South Holden Road, Greensboro, NC MAP
PHONE: 336-852-9721 or 800-555-5900
Greensboro Coliseum Complex
DESCRIPTION: opened in 1959 and expanded many times, this 23,000-seat complex includes a 2,400-seat War Memorial Auditorium, 300-seat Odeon Theatre, and a large Special Events Center that hosts conventions, concerts, family shows, arts and entertainment shows, professional and college sports that attract patrons from the Greensboro & Winston-Salem metro area.
ADMISSION: varies by event
ADDRESS: 1921 West Lee Street, Greensboro, NC MAP
DESCRIPTION: A great place for family outings and reunions; it features an indoor volleyball and tennis complex, playgrounds, a baseball stadium, and an amphitheater. If you are planning a family outing here, make reservations well in advance.
DAYS & HOURS: daily 8a-sunset
ADDRESS: Dans Road off Florida Street, Greensboro, NC MAP
North Carolina Zoo
DESCRIPTION: Opened in 1976 with 1,371 acres, the zoo features 1100 animals from more than 250 species primarily representing Africa and North America; discover more than 1,100 animals and 40,000 plants along five miles of shaded pathways. Throughout the 1980s, Africa exhibits opened and in 1984 the zoo received accreditation from the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. From 1993-96, North America exhibits were completed, including animals and habitats of the Sonora Desert. The Zoo acquired adjacent land to bring the natural habitat to 2,000 acres, to the joy of every hosted animal.
ADMISSION: see the website for pricing options
DAYS & HOURS: November-March 9a-4p, April-October 9a-5p
ADDRESS: 4401 Zoo Parkway, Asheboro, NC MAP