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Best Museums in Greensboro

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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.

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.

The key aspect to the Greensboro Children's Museum, the part that they stress is that above all else, is that the children that come through their doors get to experience something educational and interactive. There are outreach programs for children throughout the community that seek to educate the youth about nature through activities in science. There are various kinds of field-trips available including fun sleepovers.

The Children's Museum of Winston-Salem lets kids learn in fun ways. Kids can burn off some energy in the climbing lobby, have storytime in the library, use oversized blocks to create cars and forts in the "Build It" area, and create their own masterpiece in the art studio. Don't miss the Enchanted Forest, which offers a dozen play stations incorporating folklore and fairy tales. The museum is also a popular place for children's parties.

The Reynolda House Museum of American Art is a gallery that has been collecting and promoting American art since the 1960s. Here one will find a splendid collection of artworks and objects, from furniture and costumes to sculptures and paintings. The Reynolda House Museum of American Art also holds various events such as dance, concerts, theater and literary programs to instill awareness of art in children as well as adults.

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.

A former factory. today this building houses the Elsewhere Collaborative. It is a place for artists and students from all walks of life to find inspiration for their art and their stories. It is a living museum, and is also place for these artistic thoughts to be nurtured through residencies, live productions, or other means that help to bring it all into fruition.

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