The Natural Science Center of Greensboro takes attendees through worlds once inhabited by dinosaurs with 36-foot (10 meters) tall T-Rex models, as well as places to learn about the natural earth like the Gem and Mineral Gallery. There are also aquatic labs where everyone can pet and get to know more about snakes, amphibians and other sea-creatures. A trip to this center and all the attractions within is an experience that all members of the family can enjoy.
The goal and lasting mission of the International Civil Rights Center and Museum is to educate future generations and also not let anyone forget Greensboro's as well as the nation's struggle for Civil Rights. Everything that began with the sit-in protest of the Woolworth-lunch counter 1960 by four young North Carolina A&T State College students and every battle in-between is chronicled inside these walls. This is truly an inspiring monument to chronicling the history of the Civil Rights Movement.
Elegant and timeless, the Carolina Theatre first opened on the last day of October in 1927. Originally a 2,200 seat vaudeville theater, the interior design of the Carolina is finely decadent with its crystal chandeliers, gilded railings and marbled columns. Presently, people still come to the Carolina to take in the beautiful landmark either to tour the facilities, take in a live performance or a matinee or a an evening out watching a Hollywood classic.
Whether a student, a researcher or just someone wanting to know a little something more about the long and rich history of Greensboro and Guilford Counties, the Greensboro History Museum is the place to be. Notable figures the museum covers include, among others, former Governor John Motley Morehead, O. Henry and David Caldwell. Exhibitions here are both of the permanent kind as well as those that are held for only a limited time.
Located in the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, the Weatherspoon Museum of Art has collected almost 6000 pieces of modern and contemporary art and is regarded as one of the best art museums in the Southeast. The permanent collection features works by famous artists like Andy Warhol, Willem de Kooning, Alexander Calder and Sol le Witt, but the gallery also regularly features small exhibits from emerging artists. In collaboration with the UNC Department of Art, The Falk Visiting Artist program showcases the work of guest artists every year. The museum grounds include a sculpture garden, six galleries, and an auditorium for lectures, performances and film screenings.
The Green Hill Center is dedicated to promoting arts and culture. It has four floors of art galleries that host a variety of paintings and cultural exhibits. Additionally, there are studios, classrooms and rehearsal halls that showcase events and informative workshops. If you enjoy arts and culture, the Green Hill Center is the place to go.
Greensboro is a vibrant city that is continually growing. It is a hub of activity ranging from sporting events, cultural activities, concerts and community happenings with many of the local colleges and universities playing a central role in contributing to the city's atmosphere. Some of the city's prominent landmarks are International Civil Rights Museum, Guilford Courthouse National Military Park, Greensboro Science Center and many more.
Set in downtown Greensboro, One Thirteen Brewhouse + Rooftop Bar is spread across four floors. This bar and events venue features three bars. The rooftop bar offers stunning views of the city of Greensboro. In addition to several bars, the building houses a large stage which is used for live music concerts and performances. This happening venue also has a hall that is used for hosting private events like gatherings and parties. This bar and event space is a great place to visit with friends.
William Sydney Porter, better known as O. Henry, is Greensboro's best known and most celebrated writer. His hometown has honored him with this impressive three-piece statue. Located on a prominent downtown corner, the bronze statue features a sculpture of the author, a large book of his stories and even a depiction of his small dog. There is no twist ending here, just a great place to snap a picture in front of one of Greensboro's favorite sons.
Center City Park sits on 1.9 acres (0.77 hectares) right in the center of downtown Greensboro. The Greensboro Cultural Center, the city's history museum and the YWCA are also nearby which makes great use of the park. What's more is that one of the main contributions the park serves is as a meeting spot for residents to assemble for events like free outdoor movie screenings or live musical performances.