The Greensboro Children's Museum

at 220 N Church St, Greensboro, 27401

A hands-on, interactive, and educational play place for children and their families. Visit for more info and follow us on Twitter! Today, more than 400 children’s museums throughout the United States break the rules of traditional institutions by encouraging visitors to touch, talk, have fun and learn. In a children’s museum, the audience is most important, not the objects. The exhibits, however, are catalysts for questions, exploration and discovery and the entire experience is a playground for the mind.

The Greensboro Children's Museum
220 N Church St
Greensboro , NC 27401
United States
Contact Phone
P: (336) 574-2898


The Greensboro Children’s Museum (GCM) is a hands-on, interactive museum for children, their families and teachers. The Museum is designed to inspire learning through play in a fun, energetic and safe environment for children up to 10 years of age. The 37,000 square foot facility in downtown Greensboro includes over 20 permanent hands-on exhibits in “Our Town” and a new outdoor Edible Schoolyard that are designed to stimulate children’s imaginations and provide educational play experiences. It's where play is a smart adventure!

Opening time

  • Mondays: 09:00- 12:00
  • Tuesdays: 09:00- 17:00
  • Wednesdays: 09:00- 17:00
  • Thursdays: 09:00- 17:00
  • Fridays: 09:00- 20:00
  • Saturdays: 09:00- 17:00
  • Sundays: 13:00- 17:00

General Info

GCM is 33,000 sq ft of hands-on exhibits and a half-acre urban farm (the Edible Schoolyard) located in the heart of Downtown Greensboro! Built for families and made for kids, GCM is a unique play-space where kids and their families can learn, grow and explore.

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ATTENTION: Due to a water main break on Church Street the Greensboro Children's Museum will not be opening at 9am this morning. Church Street is currently closed. We will keep you updated on when we will open here on FB and Twitter.

Published on 2014-12-20 14:26:35 GMT

GREAT NEWS: GCM will open at 12pm today! Thank you for your patience. Enjoy the snow flurries and head to GCM at noon.

Published on 2014-12-20 16:51:10 GMT

THANK YOU Canterbury School Greensboro for sponsoring Busy Bees, GCM's members-only program. Canterbury School is an independent PreK - 8th grade Episcopal day school offering exceptional educational opportunities. UPCOMING CANTERBURY SCHOOL EVENT: Cookies & Cocoa OPEN HOUSE PreK - 4th grade Sunday, January 11th, 3-5pm Bring the kids to meet teachers and see the classrooms.

Published on 2014-12-15 17:11:02 GMT

Good morning GCM Members to Busy Bee's! We are excited to have our Busy Bee's program sponsored by Canterbury School Greensboro. THANK YOU CANTERBURY SCHOOL! Kelen Walker, Director of Admissions, is here with information on the educational opportunities available at Canterbury School. Please stop by her table this morning.

Published on 2014-12-08 16:07:02 GMT

The Grinder Coffee Truck from Cafegency Insurance has delicious hot beverages for sale right outside the Museum. Here until 5pm.

Published on 2014-12-06 21:33:37 GMT

HAPPY FATHER'S DAY! FREE admisson for dads until 5pm today!

Published on 2015-06-21 18:15:29 GMT

Watch FOX8 Thursday morning starting at 7:15am. The newly branded Novant Health Wellness Clinic inside our larger medical center will be featured! Learn about Novant Health's commitment to providing hands-on education to all GCM families!

Published on 2015-05-27 20:21:59 GMT

CLOSED NOTICE: The Greensboro Children's Museum will be closed all day this Saturday, May 16th as we prepare for the Green Acres Gala!

Published on 2015-05-15 15:49:43 GMT

The response from the community has been tremendous! TICKETS FOR THE 2015 GREEN ACRES GALA ARE NOW SOLD OUT! We are completing the finishing touches to make Saturday an evening to remember! THANK YOU to all of our sponsors, patrons, in-kind sponsors, friends and guests!

Published on 2015-05-15 01:18:41 GMT

The GCM does care! Thanks, Gabrielle. 🇺🇸⚓️

Published C Lynn Clements on 2016-06-01 18:57:17 GMT

Bring the kids tomorrow morning to pick up their free kid friendly comics here at GCM as part of Free Comic Book Day! The giveaways start at 10 am, and comics will be given to children present. You can also have your favorite characters sketched for you on site by guest artists! Check out the other Free Comic Book Day events at Acme Comics. Museum admission is regular price.

Published The Greensboro Children's Museum on 2016-05-06 16:15:53 GMT

It's back tomorrow night! THANK YOU Wrangler! Make plans now to celebrate your first Friday night at The Greensboro Children's Museum! $2 admission (plus sales tax) from 5-8pm. No other discounts apply.

Published The Greensboro Children's Museum on 2016-05-05 20:12:49 GMT

Get away to Portland, Maine with our friends Studio Traveler :: Adeline Talbot and Think Eat Grow. Adeline Talbot and Terri Maultsby are offering a culinary tour of Portland, September 8-11. The long weekend itinerary is packed with all manner of good things from Maine's innovative farm to table scene - visits to a cheese maker, a brewery, a farmers market that dates back to the 1760s, a cooking class, and award winning restaurants such as Fore Street, Duckfat, Eventide Oyster Co., Central Provisions, and Five Fifty-Five. Discover why James Beard winning chefs are putting down roots in this small city where farmers and artisans have joined restaurateurs in pursuing a back to the land approach recognized for its authenticity and commitment to sustainability in every aspect of the business. Full itinerary and details are here: Meet Adeline Talbot and Terri Maultsby, friends of the Edible Schoolyard at the Greensboro Children's Museum:

Published The Greensboro Children's Museum on 2016-06-01 16:17:20 GMT

"Looking for Junior Scientists! The Memory Development Lab (MDLaB) in the UNCG department of psychology is excited to partner with the Greensboro Children’s Museum to learn about how children of different ages learn in naturalistic settings. The MDLaB is currently seeking children 6-7 and 9-10 years old to participate in a research study taking place at the GCM. Participation in this study involves one visit to the Museum that will last no more than two hours. During the visit, children will play games and participate in short events with a student researcher. As a token of appreciation, the MDLaB is happy to provide Museum admission for families participating in this study. In addition, children will receive a small toy. For more information or to schedule a session, please call the MDLaB at (336) 256-0052 and ask for Sarah or email The Memory Development Lab at UNCG is forward to hearing from you!

Published The Greensboro Children's Museum on 2016-06-01 14:43:20 GMT

Do you have more info on that first Friday thing? It starts at 5? Price?

Published Kara Brooke Osborne on 2016-05-31 17:52:38 GMT

Published The Greensboro Children's Museum on 2016-05-31 17:13:06 GMT

Great article about the GSO OrKIDStra concert at The Greensboro Children's Museum by blogger David Guion!

Published Greensboro Symphony Orchestra on 2016-05-31 15:47:37 GMT

Published The Greensboro Children's Museum on 2016-05-27 15:49:23 GMT

Published The Greensboro Children's Museum on 2016-05-27 14:28:55 GMT

Published The Greensboro Children's Museum on 2016-05-26 21:22:21 GMT

Your kids will love this event! Register today!

Published The Greensboro Children's Museum on 2016-05-19 14:56:12 GMT

Join us this Saturday at 11 am for a musical storytelling experience! Hear the story, Abiyoyo performed by the Greensboro Symphony's percussion ensemble and narrator, Logie Meachum. Free with Museum admission!

Published The Greensboro Children's Museum on 2016-05-19 13:25:23 GMT

Don't miss OrKIDStra's season finale this Saturday at The Greensboro Children's Museum!

Published Greensboro Symphony Orchestra on 2016-05-18 14:18:09 GMT

The co-chairs of The Green Acres Gala at the Greensboro Children's Museum are ready for an amazing evening! THANK YOU Parrish Lentz Peddrick, Alison Adams Durham and Tara Grigat Thacker for ensuring that all children in Greensboro have a place to imagine, discover and learn! #greenacresgala2016 #sogso #gcm #powerofplay

Published The Greensboro Children's Museum on 2016-05-14 22:41:51 GMT

Please note: GCM closes at 5pm today and will be closed all day Saturday for The Green Acres fundraiser.

Published The Greensboro Children's Museum on 2016-05-13 19:44:20 GMT

Carruthers & Roth. P.A. is proud to present "Chipping In," hosted by the RMA Young Professionals Triad Chapter. All proceeds go to The Greensboro Children's Museum!

Published Carruthers & Roth, P.A. on 2016-05-12 20:56:47 GMT

Published The Greensboro Children's Museum on 2016-05-11 20:26:40 GMT

The Greensboro Children's Museum's favorite run is back on Saturday, June 4th - John's Run 4 Kids! The only kids obstacle run in North Carolina. Register your kiddos today! All proceeds benefit our friends at BackPack Beginnings #gcm #johnsrun #soGSO #DGSO #BPB

Published The Greensboro Children's Museum on 2016-05-10 17:13:33 GMT

Our Tiny Tots class at The Greensboro Children's Museum was so much FUN! We love playing yoga with YOU! Stay tuned for more Wren's Nest yoga classes at GCM!

Published Wren's Nest on 2016-05-09 21:24:33 GMT

We had so much fun moving and playing in yoga this morning with Wren's Nest owner Katie Page. Stay tuned for more yoga classes at GCM!

Published The Greensboro Children's Museum on 2016-05-09 15:58:23 GMT

Register for the #FitFamilyChallengeNC online and you could win tickets to SciWorks, The Greensboro Children's Museum or Emerald Pointe/Wet 'n Wild North Carolina!

Published Piedmont Parent Magazine on 2016-05-09 00:17:12 GMT

TODAY is the day! We are so excited to spend the day after Mother's Day at The Greensboro Children's Museum playing yoga with Mamas and Tiny Tots! See you soon! #wrensnestyoga

Published Wren's Nest on 2016-05-09 11:49:26 GMT

Happy Mother's Day from the Greensboro Children's Museum! Mothers are admitted for FREE today. Plus...Sunday admission is half-price. Open from 1-5pm on Sundays.

Published The Greensboro Children's Museum on 2016-05-08 14:11:58 GMT

Happy Free Comic Book Day! Bring the family for free comics while supplies last and free character sketches, and then stay and play! It's a beautiful day to come downtown and explore the Edible Schoolyard. Regular Museum admission applies today. #DCFCBD #sogso

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