GSC Gift Guide: SKYWILD Gift Certificate

GSC Gift Guide: SKYWILD Gift Certificate

Looking for the perfect holiday gift or stocking stuffer for the thrill seeker in your life? How about a SKYWILD gift certificate?! For just $46 per person (including tax), a gift certificate to SKYWILD will give your loved ones an exciting, memorable and rewarding day of adventure. SKYWILD gift certificates can be purchased right on our website at skywild.org.

A gift certificate will allow your loved ones to enjoy two full hours of mentally and physically challenging obstacles that range from beginner levels all the way up to advanced. In addition to completing as many obstacles as they like during their two hour adventure, they can also enjoy a full day of discovery at the Greensboro Science Center! Each SKYWILD ticket includes admission to the GSC for the day.

One distinct characteristic that separates this aerial park from others is that most of the challenges on this course are modeled after the movements of wild animals. For example, the Penguin Waddle obstacle requires you to walk like a penguin by “waddling” across two poles that run parallel from platform to platform. Another example is Leaping Lemurs,

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Leaping Lemurs 

which is made up of a series of swinging wooden platforms that descend from one platform to another. You complete this obstacle by holding on to the white ropes, and reaching out for the next set and step carefully onto the next platform, similar to a lemur leaping around it’s habitat.  

The overall objective of these animal-themed obstacles is to enable participants to experience a variety of animal behaviors while enjoying an exhilarating workout. By imitating animal actions, such as waddling, leaping and crawling, participants will gain a greater understanding and appreciation for the diversity of life.

Give the gift of adventure right here at home with a SKYWILD Gift Certificate!

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Destination: SKYWILD

The weather here in North Carolina is slowly starting to cool down and we are finally transitioning into fall! With several events and adventure destinations so close to home, there are endless possibilities for local weekend activities this season!

If you’re looking for a way to get the family active right here in town, look no further than the Greensboro Science Center’s very own aerial adventure park, SKYWILD. With various difficulty levels, there are obstacles for everyone to be challenged.

One distinct characteristic that separates this aerial park from others is that the challenges on this course are modeled after the movements of wild animals. For example, the Butterfly Glider obstacle  uses a glider platform shaped like a butterfly.

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Butterfly Glider

Participants have to use the rope system to pull the glider in close enough to get on, and then ride the butterfly across the zoo path to the next platform. Our Gator in the Grass obstacle features several zig-zag logs suspended in the air. To complete this challenge you have to cross the wobbly log path, while combing through the green ropes (grasses) that are also suspended above you!

The overall objective of these animal-themed obstacles is to enable participants to experience a variety of animal behaviors while enjoying an exhilarating workout. Many of these obstacles will encourage participants to imitate animal actions, such as waddling, leaping, and crawling to help them gain a greater understanding and appreciation for the diversity of life.

Our fall hours are as follows:

11:30am-3:30pm on weekdays.

9:30am-3:30pm on weekends.

For more information and prices, please visit our website.

Fitness Gift Ideas “Yule” Love

Gifting experiences has gained a lot of popularity over the past few years. The Greensboro Science Center has a couple of unique gift ideas for those of you with active friends and family members.

The adventure-seeker in your life will love the rush of adrenaline that comes from conquering SKYWILD, our treetop adventure park. Featuring 60 elements located as high as 45 feet above the Greensboro Science Center’s zoo, SKYWILD is a great gift for anyone who might enjoy an experience that challenges both mind and body.

SKYWILDGift certificates to SKYWILD are available online at skywild.org. These gift certificates will allow participants two hours of adventure as they traverse the treetops on a series of exciting elements. After conquering the course, participants can spend the rest of the day exploring the GSC’s aquarium, museum, and zoo with the complimentary admission that’s included in each SKYWILD adventure.

If SKYWILD is a little too adventurous for the active person in your life, or if you’re looking for a gift for younger athletes, give them a reason to run with registration to a race that supports an important cause – African penguin conservation! The Tuxedo Trot: Run for the Penguins will take place on Saturday, May 21.

Tuxedo TrotA gift registration enables the recipient to enjoy a fun, family-friendly 5K that takes runners along a beautiful two-loop course along Lawndale Drive and through Country Park. Following the race, runners are invited to spend the day enjoying all that the GSC has to offer with complimentary general admission. Registration is just $30 through January 31 and can be purchased online at tuxedotrot.com. Kids’ Fun Run registration is available for children ages 10 and younger who might not want to participate in the full 5K.