SciWorks is one of the best family attractions in the piedmont triad. Located on Hanes Mill Road near the Highway 52 interchange, it is easily accessible and great for large groups as well as family outings. For one low admission price, you can explore 25,000 square feet of exhibits, see a laser show or view the planets in the planetarium, take a break in the vending area or at a picnic table, and then explore the fifteen acre outdoor environmental park.
Adult admission is $10, $8 for seniors and youth ages 6-19, $6 for children ages 2-5, and free for children younger than two years old. Individual and family memberships are also available for purchase and then you can visit all year for no additional cost and receive a 10 % discount on purchases from the gift shop. As a SciWorks member, you also receive discounted or free admission to many additional science centers worldwide. Group rates are also available, so call ahead at 336-767-6730 or visit the website www.sciworks.org for more information.
From time to time, new exhibits or galleries are featured, and certain exhibits are mainstays to the center. Favorites include the environmental park which is home to donkeys, goats, cows, sheep, deer, river otters, ducks, geese and a miniature horse. Stroll the nature trails and see the animals up close. Observe as they are fed, groomed or relax in their habitats. Inside the museum, visit and explore interactive exhibits in KidWorks, HealthWorks, PhysicsWorks and more. In Mountains to the Seas, you can learn about flora, animals, and terrain of North Carolina. Check out mounted or stuffed animals from around the world in the extensive collection of bears, tigers, lions, birds and more. SoundsWorks features a keyboard you can step out a tune on, as well as a stringless harp and other instruments.
SciWorks also features rental spaces for workshops, conferences, parties, receptions and special events. The museum is host to several different summer camps each year. From ages 4 through fifth grade, there are options for everyone. From scout camp-ins, home school events to taking the science on the road, SciWorks is a key learning experience for children young and old. For small programs to large groups of 200 or more, SciWorks can help you plan your events and provide educational opportunities.
SciWorks is open daily except for Sundays and major holidays. Through the summer time, you can visit Monday through Saturday from 10 am – 5 pm (June 1 through Labor Day). Keep in mind that the Environmental area closes 30 minutes prior to museum closing. For winter activities, the museum is open Monday through Friday from 10 am – 4pm and on Saturdays from 11 am – 5pm. Winter Camp is offered two days each winter from 9 am -4 pm with before and after care provided at an additional charge.
Take a day to explore SciWorks in Winston-Salem NC and see what all you can learn about our city, state, and global communities. Check the calendar of events frequently for new exhibitis, programs and community events by visiting the website: www.sciworks.org. Have fun with science and nature.