The Greensboro Science Center is a great place for a fun and educational field trip! The Carolina Field Trip Magazine has the Greensboro Science Center ranked among the top three destinations.
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RALEIGH, N.C. — Science bested history in North Carolina tourism choices last year, with the N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences toppling the Biltmore mansion and gardens to become the most popular museum or historic site to visit in the Tar Heel State.
Attendance numbers from 2012 show more than 1.2 million people visited the science museum in Raleigh in 2012, compared to more than 1.1 million who went to Biltmore, the top attraction for the eight previous years. This is the ninth year that Carolina Publishing Associates, based in Matthews, has conducted the annual survey of attendance at North Carolina's museums and historic attractions.
"Clearly, across North Carolina, there's a widespread interest to understand what science can tell us about what's changing in our society and in the environment around us," Alvin Braswell, a deputy director of the museum, said at a news conference Monday.
The Biltmore Estate is now second best on the list of most visited places in North Carolina for the first time in nine years. That's according to Carolina Publishing, which says the NC Museum of Natural Sciences in Raleigh is top dog when it comes to attendance. The museum added a nature research center last spring and outdrew the nation's largest privately owned home by close to a 100-thousand visitors. Biltmore's Vice President of Marketing says after topping the charts all these years, second place isn't a loss. The estate drew 1.1 million visitors in 2012, an all-time record.