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SciWorks
400 West Hanes Mill Road
Winston Salem
NC
27105
Tel: 336 767 6730

Where are we going today?

With a state-of-the-art Planetarium, 15-acre Environmental Park and 35,000 square feet of exhibits, learning about science is fun at SciWorks. Take a trip to the stars and back in our Planetarium! Stroll through our Environmental Park, visiting barnyard animals, white tailed deer, ducks, and come face-to-face with NC river otters!

At SciWorks, there are interactive, hands-on special exhibits and programs for all ages to enjoy. Learn about the fascinating world of physics in PhysicsWorks. Practice the 'catch and release' method of fishing in our N.C. Mountains to Sea gallery. Ever played the game "Operation"? There's a giant one in HealthWorks - where you'll learn about human biology and health. Tap out a tune on our giant "Walk-On Piano!" See live animals of North and South America up close in our BioWorks area. And, in our travelling exhibit gallery, exhibits change every few months. Bring your young ones to "Science StoryBook" every Wednesday at 10:30am. You'll have a blast at SciWorks - and your kids will too!!

The newest feature is the Sportsology Exhibit

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How much does it cost?

  • Adults$11
  • Children$9
  • Free Under: 3 years.
LAST UPDATED 2013

When can we go?

Monday through Saturday 10am to 5pm during summer, variations apply seasonally. Closed New Year's, T

I'm Hungry!

There are several restaurants within a 1 mile radius of SciWorks - fast food and also family 'sit down' restaurants..

Any Top Tips?

Planetarium admission is included in the price quoted..

Need a little extra help?

SciWorks is 100% accessible and meets ADA requirements..

Can I get one of those?

SciWorks' SciShop has a wide variety of science related souvenirs and gifts - including books (both for children and adults), stuffed animals, mini science kits, jewelry - all very moderately priced..

More information

Science Camps, birthday parties and other programming available..

What people are saying?

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    Cant even give this one star. Where do I begin. Being an animal lover this place disgusts me. First off the snakes, they have 3 corn snakes and a large black rat snake in one enclosure. One of the corn snakes is dead and from the looks of it has been dead a while.
    They put a small piece of log in that is barely big enough for one snake to hide in let alone 3 of them especially with the large rat snake in there.
    Next on to the red tail boas. The water pool was completely empty. They had 2 large red tails in this enclosure one of which is in deep...Read More

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    An unbelievably fun way to spend the day, even without any kids. My husband and I have a blast everyone we go.

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    Great fun.

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    I have been going here since I was a child, and I still enjoy it! It is a great place for a family outing, and even my two-year old has a blast. I personally think this is much better than the children's museum. There is a lot more to do for ALL ages.

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    A great local place to bring your kids to pique their interest in the sciences. So many different things for them to see and do.

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by Corey Kauffman

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Cant even give this one star. Where do I begin. Being an animal lover this place disgusts me. First off the snakes, they have 3 corn snakes and a large black rat snake in one enclosure. One of the corn snakes is dead and from the looks of it has been dead a while.
They put a small piece of log in that is barely big enough for one snake to hide in let alone 3 of them especially with the large rat snake in there.
Next on to the red tail boas. The water pool was completely empty. They had 2 large red tails in this enclosure one of which is in deep shed and they have a water bowl large enough for a small dog. Snakes need a place to soak during shed and judging by the poor standards that this place has for their animals I highly doubt they keep the humdity anywhere near what these animals require. They are using heat mats and a ceramic heat bulb that is no where near compatible with the size enclosure the animals are in.
The condition of the animals at this place is deplorable. I will never hand money over to them again and support this cruel and inhuman treatment of animals. Even the otter tank looked like it hadnt been cleaned in a century.. absolutely disgusted

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