Winston-Salem Family Attractions
Winston-Salem Children’s Museum
DESCRIPTION: A 26,000 square foot facility, the museum is designed around the themes of storytelling and children’s books targeting ages birth through 10; the First Floor includes Amazing Library, Jack and the Beanstalk, Build it, Surprise Garden; the Second Floor contains The Enchanted Forest, Animal Alphabet Krispy Kreme Doughnut Factory, Food Lion Supermarket, and Birthday Party Rooms among its many exhibits, the Black Inventors exhibit is also special.
ADMISSION: Age 1+ $7/person, Age 62+ $6/person
DAYS & HOURS: Mon-Sat 9:30a-5p, Sun 1p-5p
ADDRESS: 390 South Liberty Street MAP
DESCRIPTION: opened in 1965 and many enhancements since, this 25,000 square foot venue has blossomed to become a 119-seat Planetarium, 5-acre outdoor Environmental Park with picnic areas and a 143-seat auditorium; permanent exhibits include: Foucault Pendulum, PhysicsWorks, SoundWorks, HealthWorks, BioWorks, and KidsWorks. The Environmental Park includes habitats for the river otter, deer, and waterfowl; ADA accessible.
ADMISSION: Adults 11, Age 4-19 and Age 62+ $9, Age 3 and under enter Free; free parking
DAYS & HOURS: Mon-Fri 10a-4p, Sat 11p-5p
ADDRESS: 400 West Hanes Mill Road 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 completed, showcasing the animals and habitats of the Sonora Desert; recently, the Zoo acquired adjacent land to bring the total to over 2,000 acres to form the largest natural-habitat zoo in the world; it has plans for an Asia exhibit, convention center and hotel in the near future.
ADMISSION: Adults $12, Age 62+ $10, Age 2-12 $8
DAYS & HOURS: November-March 9a-4p, April-October 9a-5p
ADDRESS: 4401 Zoo Parkway, Asheboro, NC MAP