The Greensboro Science Center Gives Back

The Greensboro Science Center’s (GSC) mission is to provide our community with a dynamic, experiential and family-focused attraction designed to inspire scientific curiosity as well as to encourage personal discovery about life and the natural world. With a zoo and aquarium fully accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums as well as a museum accredited by the American Association of Museums, visitors can be assured that we adhere to the highest standards for facilities of our kind.

The dollars of visitors, members and donors provide much of the support the GSC needs to adequately house and care for both our animals and non-living collections. The community has supported us for more than 60 years, so we are always looking for ways to pay that kindness forward. Knowing that not everyone is able to absorb the full admission price of a visit here, we’ve established the Group Visit Scholarship Assistance Fund, a reserve for nonprofit organizations to apply to receive financial assistance to help with offsetting admission costs.

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In just the last five years, the Fund has served more than 2,600 children and adults. During this time, more than 43 awards totaling over $17,800 have been granted. Groups served include nonprofits serving autistic children and adults, parent-child engagement initiatives, retirement communities, organizations aiding low-income families, faith-based social programs, and beyond.

The Group Visit Scholarship Assistance Fund is made possible by private donations as well as by the donations dropped in our black wishing well (currently located in Destination: Dinosaur). Visit our website to learn more about the Fund and application process.

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Chipotle “Chips In” to Support the GSC

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Make dinner a selfless act by joining Chipotle Mexican Grill for a fundraiser to support the Greensboro Science Center. Stop in for dinner at Chipotle on Westover Terrace and Battleground Ave. on Tuesday, November 19th, from 4:00pm to 8:00pm, and bring this flyer*, show it on your smartphone or just tell the cashier and they’ll donate 50% of the proceeds to the GSC’s Animal Enrichment Fund.

The GSC’s Animal Enrichment Program has been carefully crafted by zookeepers to enhance animals’ lives by providing objects designed to increase their natural behavior, such as digging, foraging and problem solving. As the GSC’s animal collection continues to grow, the organization is seeking funds to purchase additional enrichment objects that will continue to provide the highest quality of life possible for each animal.

*Flyer is available for download at greensboroscience.org/events