New aquarium in Greensboro
North Carolina’s first inland aquarium is now open at the Greensboro Science Center. The 22,000 square-foot Carolina SciQuarium features exhibits with African penguins, fishing cats, Asian small-clawed otters, a stingray touch tank and a 100,000-gallon Shark Reef filled with three species of sharks, southern stingrays, moray eels and hundreds of fish of every shape, size and color. Visitors learn about the animals, their habitats and aquatic veterinary care at hi-tech “SciPods” throughout the complex. The Greensboro Science Center offers an accredited aquarium, zoo and science museum all in one destination. It’s open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, and is wheelchair accessible. (336) 288-3769 or www.greensboroscience.org.