Greensboro Science Center reveals 2 projects for expansion, tourism attraction

GREENSBORO, NC — The Greensboro Science Center is revealing details of two projects “designed to establish Greensboro as a leader in science-based tourism in North Carolina.”

According to the post, the city has agreed to commit $20 million of the upcoming $70 million Greensboro Parks and Recreation Bond to what the Greensboro Science Center calls a “vision gate.”

“With the huge attendance success fueled by Revolution Ridge, it has become abundantly clear that GSC members, locals, donors and hundreds of thousands of tourists now expect us to come up with big ideas and build even bolder projects. Expedition Rainforest and ARCC are not only bold ideas, they will change the role of Greensboro in science education, tourism and conservation of species at the national and global levels,” said GSC CEO Glenn Dobrogosh.

The release states that the Rainforest Expedition, a complex of interconnected bio-domes, “will offer students, families and tourists an exciting dome journey into our planet’s most diverse ecosystem.”

Guests can get up close and personal with sloths, toucans, clouded leopards, caimans, capybaras and other animals.

GSC’s Wiseman Aquarium was the first indoor aquarium in North Carolina, and GSC intends to build on that legacy with the Aquatic Animal Rehabilitation and Care Complex. It will provide students, families, guests and universities with conservation and research at the unique “Ocean Lab”.

Guests will be able to get to know ARCC and interact with aquarists, biologists and veterinarians as they work.

“When I look back over the past 19 years and we have been told many times that Greensboro will never be able to support the construction of an aquarium, an expanded science museum or a zoo, I am incredibly proud that we have remained true to our original mission and vision. A bright future for Greensboro will be built around leaders and organizations that “think big,” innovate, and deliver,” says Dobrogosh.

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