Thriving communities like the Piedmont Triad of North Carolina realize the vital role that safe and fun family-friendly activities play in building strong relationships and neighborhoods. Our area is bustling with things to do and places to explore.
To get you started with some community options, check out my top picks for local, family-friendly children’s museums, and give me, Ellen Dudley, a call to learn how over 23 years of working in real estate has made me ideally suited to help you find your next home or sell your current property.
From a planetarium with regular shows to special exhibits that explore physics, science, and the human body, Sciworks offers hands-on excitement for the entire family. Start indoors at this children’s museum with SoundWorks, BioWorks, and more or step outside to check out the Science and Environmental Park that has animal habitats, nature trails, and interactive outdoor exhibits.
400 West Hanes Mill Road; Winston-Salem, NC 27105 336-767-6730
Children’s Museum of Winston-Salem
Designed as an interactive learning environment that encourages play and exploration of young minds, the museum is currently celebrating its 10th year of delighting children. As you enter the childrens museum, you are sure to notice the Beanstalk Climber, a 3-story climbing adventure, but the fun doesn’t stop there! Among the other treasures for little hands and minds are a veterinary clinic for stuffed animals, an interactive kid-sized grocery store, and a doughnut factory sponsored by Krispy Kreme, which is headquartered in Winston-Salem.
390 South Liberty Street; Winston-Salem, NC 27101 336-723-9111
Greensboro Science Center
Attracting over 430,000 visitors a year, and having just announced plans for another multimillion dollar expansion, the Greensboro Science Center is a place for the entire family to explore and learn. The current offerings at this museum are impressive, including an aquarium (sharks, penguins, stingrays, touch tanks, and more), outdoor zoo (meerkats, monkeys, anteaters, lemurs, tigers, and reptiles too), and museum (Omnisphere theater, interactive exhibits, snack bar). Future plans include zip lines and ropes courses, holographic exhibits, and the first Komodo dragon exhibit in North Carolina.
4301 Lawndale Drive; Greensboro, NC 27455