Grown-Up Game Night!

The Greensboro Science Center (GSC) is hosting Grown-Up Game Night on Tuesday, December 10 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. for adults ages 21 and older. During the event, guests will have the opportunity to enjoy wine and beer – as well as non-alcoholic beverages – while exploring the GSC after hours in an adult-only atmosphere.

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In honor of the GSC’s current temporary exhibit, Toys: The Inside Story, additional games and activities will be located throughout the museum. Guests will be invited to join GSC staff for a round of trivia, participate in a virtual snowball fight, and try their hand at giant jenga, kerplunk, and cornhole.

Jessica Gouge, Event Manager for the GSC, says, “Everyone deserves a night of fun with friends – and what better place to do it than the Greensboro Science Center! Grown-Up Game Night is a chance to let your inner child out for a night and rediscover your love of science and animals!”

Tickets to Grown-Up Game Night are $8 for Greensboro Science Center members and $10 for non-members in advance. At the door, ticket prices will increase to $10 for Greensboro Science Center members and $12 for non-members. Two complimentary drink tickets are included with each admission and guests will have the opportunity to purchase additional drink tickets during the event.

 

Magical Mondays Coming to the Greensboro Science Center

The Greensboro Science Center (GSC) is celebrating the holiday season with a series of four family-friendly Magical Mondays. These evening events will take place from 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. on November 25, December 2, December 9, and December 16.

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Santa will be on site meeting guests and posing for photos while Mrs. Claus helps children discover the science of the season. Crafts and activities will be available, including create-your-own ornaments, coral wreath decorating, and DIY snowflakes. Also included in the ticket price are complimentary hot cocoa and cookies, storytelling, and holiday shows in the OmniSphere Theater. The GSC’s Toy Maze, Toys: The Inside Story, SciPlay Bay, and Prehistoric Passages: Realm of Dragons exhibits will also be open for guests to explore. The aquarium and zoo will be closed.

Tickets to Magical Mondays are required for both children and adults. Prices are as follows:

In advance:
$8 for Greensboro Science Center members
$10 for non-members
Children ages 2 and under are free.

At the door:
$10 for Greensboro Science Center members
$12 for non-members
Children ages 2 and under are free.

Tickets are available online at: greensboroscience.org.

International Red Panda Day

Each year, the third Saturday of September (September 21, this year) is celebrated as International Red Panda Day. The Red Panda Network coordinates this event to raise awareness about the importance of saving this unique animal. Currently, red pandas are classified as a vulnerable species on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.

Taiji

Taiji

The Greensboro Science Center is home to the only red panda in an accredited zoo in North Carolina. Taiji (affectionately nicknamed Tai by keepers) came to the Center in March of this year and is on exhibit in Animal Discovery Zoo. In an effort to encourage folks to learn more about Tai and his fellow red pandas, we’d like to share the Red Panda Network’s Red Panda Ranger program. By participating in a series of activities, children can earn an official Red Panda Ranger certificate and badge!

Click here to download the 2013 Activity Book and become a Red Panda Ranger!

PLEASE SHARE: Once you earn your Red Panda Ranger badge, please take a picture of yourself sporting your badge or certificate and share it on our Facebook page. We’d love to see photos of this year’s Red Panda Rangers!

Taiji's finished product

Taiji’s finished product

Additionally, we are pleased to announce that the GSC will be hosting its own International Red Panda Day celebration on Saturday, September 21 from 10 AM to 4 PM. During this time, we will be hosting educational activities including special Keeper talks/training demos at Taiji’s exhibit, activity sheets for kids, a red panda canvas painting raffle (tickets on sale for $2 in the gift shop), fun facts, and more. Please join us for this very special event! All raffle proceeds will benefit the Red Panda Network.