GREENHILL CENTER FOR NORTH CAROLINA ART
Located downtown in the Greensboro Cultural Center, this visual arts center/gallery features changing exhibitions by North Carolina artists and a variety of educational programs for children and adults. Fine arts and crafts are for sale in the gift shop, including original works in glass, fiber, and wood, as well as pottery, jewelry, and paintings. Just three miles from O.Henry Hotel.
WEATHERSPOON ART MUSEUM
With six galleries and a sculpture courtyard, Greensboro’s contemporary art museum is nationally recognized for its exhibitions of modern and contemporary art. Its outstanding collection of more than 5,000 objects includes paintings, sculptures, drawings, prints and photographs and objects in miscellaneous media. Located 2.5 miles from the O.Henry Hotel.
NC A&T Univserity Galleries
Comprised of the Mattye Reed African Heritage Collection, dedicated to the ancestral and contemporary arts of Africa and the Caribbean; and the H. Clinton Taylor Collection, which centers on the work of both emerging and established African American artists. Located in the Dudley Building on the N.C. A&T campus.
AFRICAN AMERICAN ATELIER
African American Atelier aims to promote an awareness, appreciation and sensitivity to the visual arts and culture of African Americans and to work in harmony with other ethnic groups.
Elsewhere is a collaborative world created from a three-story former thrift store housing a 58-year collection of things. A living museum, residence, creative laboratory, retreat center, playground, think tank, and more. A place to figure out things.
cENTER FOR VISUAL ARTISTS
The CVA showcases the creativity of local artists and provides art experiences accessible to everyone throughout our diverse community. Their gallery and classroom doors are wide open for anyone who wishes to grow their inner artist.
Museums & Zoos
Greensboro Science Center
The Greensboro Science Center is the Triad’s premier family destination offering four great attractions: an aquarium, museum, treetop ropes course and zoo.
Revolution Ridge opens on June 4! Revolution Ridge features nine new animal exhibits, a state-of-the-art animal hospital where you can watch animal care in action, a conservation center that allows you to look into research labs and learn about projects that previously took place behind the scenes. In addition, there are more than 11 acres of public gathering and green space, an elevated boardwalk, new restroom facilities (including a family bathroom) and so much more!
Skywild is an animal-inspired treetop adventure park located above the Greensboro Science Center’s zoo! Featuring 60 challenges and three levels of intensity, this exciting adventure is appropriate for thrill-seekers, nature-lovers, and outdoor enthusiasts
North Carolina’s first inland aquarium features a variety of water-dependent animals including penguins, sharks, otters, eels, stingrays, a rare fishing cat, an anaconda and fish of all shapes and colors.
Animal Discovery Zoological Park offers visitors more than 12 acres of up-close creature encounters with tigers, meerkats, howler monkeys, lemurs, crocodiles, tortoises, a red panda, farm animals and many more.
Also in the Museum is a state-of-the-art OmniSphere Theater that showcases awe-inspiring, full dome digital, laser and eye-popping 3D shows on a 40-foot dome ceiling.
International Civil Rights Museum
The International Civil Rights Center & Museum is an archival center, collecting museum and teaching facility devoted to the international struggle for civil and human rights. The Museum celebrates the nonviolent protests of the 1960 Greensboro sit-ins that served as a catalyst in the civil rights movement.
Thoroughly examine the complex tapestry of American history through the struggle for justice and equality. Guests can witness the restored lunch counter in its original location, plus thirteen galleries with vivid photography, artifacts, video re-enactments, and interactive exhibits.
Greensboro Historical Museum
Rich history served fresh daily! The Greensboro Historical Museum shares local culture and the city’s significant role in American history, from the Battle of Guilford Courthouse in 1781, to the 1960 Greensboro Sit-Ins, the unforgettable events of September 11, 2001. Twelve galleries also feature an award-winning Voices of a City exhibition, Civil War firearms, First lady Dolley Madison collection, and textile manufacturing. Hands-on interactive and audiovisuals. Museum Shop.
North Carolina ZOo
Located just south of Asheboro, the North Carolina Zoo is seated on a 2,200-acre tract of land in the Uwharrie Mountains. Approximately 500 acres of this property have been developed into one of the largest “natural habitat” zoos in the United States. You won’t find cages made of steel and concrete there. The animals are given enclosures that mimic their natural habitats to include trees, ponds, rocks, grass and dirt.
Greensboro Children’s Museum
The Greensboro Children’s Museum is a wonderland place offering 20 hands-on and interactive exhibits, educational programming and special events year round for children (newborn-10yrs). The Museum provides rich play experiences and a dynamic learning environment for children to explore, discover, learn, create and imagine. It’s where Play is a Smart Adventure! Additionally, the Edible Schoolyard is the first at museum setting in the nation and offers teaching garden where children and their families can learn how to grow healthy food.
GUILFORD COURTHOUSE NATIONAL MILITARY PARK
(Who knew the second to the last battle of the Revolutionary War was fought here?) This is a great historic site.
The largest, most hotly-contested battle of the Revolutionary War’s Southern Campaign was fought at the small North Carolina backcountry hamlet of Guilford Courthouse. The battle proved to be the highwater mark of British military operations in the Revolutionary War.
This park tells the story of everyday life in the back country of North Carolina during the late eighteenth century. The Colonial Heritage Center, the Historic Buildings and the park grounds offer hands-on exhibits, living history presentations and historic trade programs that paint an engaging portrait of the people, artifacts and activity of Colonial America.
Old Salem is a historic district of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. It features a living history museum (operated by the non-profit Old Salem Museums & Gardens, organized as Old Salem Inc.) that interprets the restored Moravian community. The non-profit organization began its work in 1950, although some private residents had restored buildings earlier. As the Old Salem Historic District, it was declared a National Historic Landmark (NHL) in 1966. The district showcases the culture of the Moravian settlement in North Carolina during the 18th and 19th centuries, communal buildings, churches, houses, and shops.