Greensboro Science Center

posted on June 15, 2021 by Amy Scott
There hasn't been a better time to check out the Greensboro Science Center. These are just a couple of the reasons we are planning our visit.

Revolution Ridge

Step into the newest expansion of the Greensboro Science Center’s zoo. The new outdoor space features nine new animal exhibits, including the expansion of exhibits for some familiar animals. Revolution Ridge animals include Cassowaries named Dodo (male) and Moana (female); Okapi: Bakari (male), Pygmy Hippos: Ralph (male), Holly (female). Some familiar animals that have received expanded space are Red Pandas: Tai (male), Usha (female) and Fishing Cats: Mako (male), Tallulah (female), Angler (male), Korra (female), Katara (female). There are also Serval (Kira), Sand Cat (Layla), and Flamingos to complete the new expansion.

A statue from the past has returned, the bison from 1971, when the Greensboro Science Center was Country Park Zoo.

The expansion also includes a living research pond, state-of-the-art animal hospital and conservation center, plus over 11 acres of public gathering and green space and an elevated boardwalk. 

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Kiwanisaurus Treehouse Adventure

Adventure for all ages awaits at the Kiwanisaurus Treehouse Adventure; the park offers 4 treehouses and 4 crow’s nests, interconnected by a series of bridges, net climbing structures, hoops, logs, and steps. Guests are encouraged to explore the ecosystem around them and discover local wildlife as they climb. The largest treehouses and a deck are ADA accessible. Fun for all ages and abilities. 

Life-size dinosaur replicas located on the hillside beneath the walkways invite guests to come eye to eye with some of the biggest stars of the prehistoric past, including Triceratops, T. Rex, Spinosaurus, and Apatosaurus.

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The Carousel at the Greensboro Science Center

Ride a Greensboro Grasshopper, Dinosaur, or a traditionally decorated horse at the Greensboro Rotary Carousel. It’s perfect for the young and the young at heart to ride. The Rotary Club of Greensboro Carousel is the largest carousel in the state. It was built to celebrate The Rotary’s Club's 100th anniversary. The beautiful work of art was created by The Carousel Works, Inc. of Mansfield, Ohio. Ride traditional horses, plus animals symbolic to the Greensboro Science Center. The art features prominent local and state history. Rides are an additional charge. 

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SKYWILD is a treetop adventure course located high above the Greensboro Science Center's Animal Discovery Zoo! This treetop adventure park features 60 unique challenges at pulse-pounding heights of up to 45 feet above the Greensboro Science Center's zoo. This Aerial Adventure is multiple nominated by USAToday Best10. Capacity is limited and reservations are highly suggested to experience this exciting and challenging adventure

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Create memories and learn more about the Greensboro Science Center with inside track tours. Currently available are the Penguin Encounter and Aquarium Adventure Tours.

At the Penguin Encounter get close to the African penguins in a special encounter space during this private 45-minute program! Learn about penguins and meet one of their keepers who will explain the ins and outs of feeding, care, and overall management of the African Penguins. Then, get the chance to interact with two ambassador penguins from the colony before ending the encounter with a great photo opportunity!!

At the Aquarium Adventure go take a behind-the-scenes view of the Wiseman Aquarium. See the Shark Reef tank from a new view, you'll get to feed cownose stingrays special treats, and wave hello to the African penguins after their breakfast!

Just returned an Inside Track, behind the scene tour of the zoo.

Reservations are required.

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Revolution Ridge brings new animals, but there are even more at the Greensboro Science Center. Enjoy seeing approximately 1,600 animals with both the zoo and Wiseman Aquarium. At the Wiseman Aquarium, you can pet stingrays, see African penguins, an octopus, jellyfish, and large aquariums featuring both fresh and saltwater exhibits. 

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Later this year, Winter Wonderlights

Celebrating its second year, one of the Triad's newest holiday traditions, Winter Wonderlights, is back, featuring thousands of twinkling lights and music to get you in the spirit of the season.  Get your cameras ready to see 12 magical realms, plus so much more. This year is expected to be bigger and brighter. It's fun and festive for the whole family. Santa and Christmas Carols are present on select dates too. Tickets are expected to go on sale later this year. 

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