The best attractions for kids in Greensboro, N.C., include animals, baseball and more
The best kids’ activities in Greensboro, N.C., are entertaining and affordable. The city offers a range of things to do that include learning about regional history to sliding down massive water slides on a hot summer day. Here are the top attractions for kids in Greensboro:
1. Greensboro Science Center
An aquarium, museum and zoo – all in one place. What more could a kid ask for? This is what families will find at the Greensboro Science Center, home to Carolina SciQuarium, the state’s only inland aquarium. Visitors can also explore 12 acres of animal exhibits that feature tigers, meerkats, crocodiles, and more. At the museum, they’ll find a roaring 36-foot tall T-Rex and have fun learning through hands-on activities. This TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence recipient has activities for kids of all ages and offers summer camps and tree-swinging adventures.
2. Greensboro Grasshoppers
Take the kids to a ballgame, and watch the Greensboro Grasshoppers, a minor league baseball team. Home to the Grasshoppers, the NewBridge Bank Park seats more than 8,000 fans, who according to Yelp reviewers, enjoy regular deals, fun and a well-maintained ballpark. The PawSox Kid’s Corner offers kids things to do like running bases, scout sleepovers at the field, free youth clinics and Friday night events.
3. Greensboro Children’s Museum
Another affordable option for families is Greensboro Children’s Museum, a 37,000-square-foot playland that houses more than 20 permanent exhibits. Parents on TripAdvisor praise the museum as a great place for small children, especially under 8 years old. At the museum, kids can run their own pizzeria, dress up and put on a performance, and climb inside trucks, planes and trains.
4. Greensboro Historical Museum
Greensboro’s rich history is best displayed at the Greensboro Historical Museum, where parents and kids can learn together. Gate City shows what Greensboro looked like in the early 1900s, and kids can become a telephone operator, measure prescriptions at the drug store, and write on a school slate, among other activities. Admission is free, and reviewers are pleasantly surprised at how long they spent there – many suggest spending half a day learning everything there is to know about Greensboro.
5. Wet N’ Wild Emerald Pointe
The largest waterpark in both the Carolinas, Wet N’ Wild has 36 rides and attractions. Fun for all ages, even grown ups, small children will have fun splashing around in Happy Harbor with two pools and Splash Island, with a kid-size wave pool and several slides and places to play. Older children can cool off in large pools and ride tons of water rides. The park has recently opened for its 30th season, and in 2013, was named a 10 Best Readers’ Choice Travel Award for 10 Best Water Parks in America, by The USA Today Travel Media Group.