Carolina SciQuarium

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Open daily from 9:00am - 5:00pm

Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Closes at 2pm on Christmas Eve.


PriceAdmission to the Carolina SciQuarium is included with general admission.

Greensboro Science Center Members are admitted to the SciQuarium free of charge.

Southern Stingray in Shark Reef Exhibit

Young visitors point at a southern stringray swimming the Shark Reef Exhibit at the Carolina SciQuarium

Daily Schedule*

*Although the schedule is always subject to change, most days will feature the following:
• 10:00am - Penguin Feeding (Penguin Point)
• 11:00am - Shark Reef Dive (Open Ocean Shark Tank)
• 12:00pm - Stingray Talk (Hands-On Harbor)
• 1:30pm - Otter Enrichment (Otter Lagoon)
• 3:30pm - Penguin Feeding (Penguin Point)
• 4:00pm - Fish Feeding (Open Ocean Shark Tank)
Please Note: Hands-On Harbor is closed to touching for 10 minutes before each hour to let the rays rest. Red flags on the deck mean resting rays.


Our new Carolina SciQuarium is North Carolina's first center-of-state aquarium. The 22,000 square-foot, LEED-designed complex opened to the public on June 29, 2013 and is part of the Greensboro Science Center’s $32 million, three-phase Master Plan that unites the finest features of an aquarium, zoological park and science museum in one attraction.


The SciQuarium offers a complete immersion experience. Visitors can engage with animal keepers and educators to learn about the different species of animals and fish. In addition, behind-the-scenes experiences and educational SciPods focus on the science of animal care, husbandry and water quality management.


African Penguins, Sharks, Otters, a Fishing Cat, Stingrays, Moray Eels, an Anaconda, Golden Lion Tamarins, Mata-Mata Turtles and many more species are featured in our newest attraction!


Naming rights and sponsorship opportunities are available for the Carolina SciQuarium and its exhibits. Please contact Lindsey Zarecky at 336-288-3769 x1385 or to learn more how you or your company can be a part of this amazing new endeavor.