The Kiwanis Club of Greensboro and Nat Greene Kiwanis have partnered with the Greensboro Science Center (GSC) to build a one-of-a-kind science exploration playground in the trees. The Kiwanisaurus Tree House Adventure will blend specialized tree houses, interactive adventure bridges and tree-themed play elements with dinosaurs and other science storylines to encourage new perspectives about life and adventure from a birds-eye view.
Thanks to The Kiwanis Club of Greensboro and Nat Greene Kiwanis, guests of all ages – including children younger than 8 (who don’t meet the age requirement for SKYWILD, the GSC’s aerial adventure course) – will now have a new, elevated adventure park to explore. In addition, a significant portion of this new playground will be ADA-accessible. The Hagan Family and the Cummings Family have also generously sponsored individual treehouses that will serve as fun, educational outposts for children of all ages to experience.
Kiwanisaurus Tree House Adventure will be constructed between the GSC’s existing Animal Discovery Zoo and the soon-to-be-built Revolution Ridge zoo expansion.
With gibbons to your back and red pandas to your front, this signature playground will place kids and families at the center of it all as the GSC continues to expand and diversify meaningful and memorable experiences for all guests.
Construction is set to begin this fall and will take approximately four months to complete. GSC staff will add dinosaurs, educational graphics and storylines over the winter in preparation for a Spring 2020 grand opening.
Glenn Dobrogosz, CEO of the GSC, says, “Kiwanis International is at the forefront of building playgrounds across America. Our local friends with Kiwanis have been amazing to work with. We are so thankful that two of our local clubs want to keep this tradition alive right here in Greensboro. Also, the beauty of this tree house design is that it can grow and expand and maybe someday create an incredible bridge between our current and future zoo.”