Greensboro Science Center Reports Record-Breaking Attendance
GREENSBORO, NC — The Greensboro Science Center (GSC) has broken its fiscal year attendance record for the second consecutive year. During its 2018-2019 fiscal year (July 1, 2018 – June 30, 2019), the GSC welcomed 445,646 guests, an increase over the previous year’s record-setting attendance of 436,506 guests. This new record also surpasses 2018’s record-breaking calendar year attendance of just over 444,000 guests.
Zip code analysis shows that these guests traveled to the GSC from all 100 counties in North Carolina and all 50 states in the United States of America – as well as from abroad.
GSC leaders expect the trajectory of growth to continue; news of this record comes prior to near-exponential growth anticipated from the future openings of Revolution Ridge (expected to open late 2020) and the Rotary Club of Greensboro Carousel (expected to open Spring 2020). Additional expansion projects already underway include The Cole Family Butterfly House, a Malayan tiger exhibit expansion and breeding center, Komodo dragon exhibit expansion, and a new front entrance complex. The cumulative impact of GSC growth is projected to advance attendance beyond 700,000 guests annually.
The GSC’s CEO, Glenn Dobrogosz, says, “When the GSC unveiled its first true master plan in 2006, attendance was about 125,000 guests per year. Soon, Greensboro will be home to a top-five state attraction with over 700,000 guests visiting our rapidly evolving science center and community. We are incredibly proud and humbled that SCIENCE will take center stage as the leading motivator in attracting new visitors to Greensboro.”
“Over the next decade, the combination of the GSC’s all-new master plan, The Gateway Project, combined with the Battleground Parks District initiative, will completely reinvent how Greensboro is perceived by surrounding cities and states. By reimagining and reinventing what we already have, it is Greensboro’s time to take the lead through innovative thinking and design.”
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About the Greensboro Science Center
The Greensboro Science Center is a premier family attraction in North Carolina that offers the state’s first accredited inland aquarium, a hands-on science museum, an accredited Animal Discovery Zoological Park, a state-of-the-art OmniSphere Theater, and SKYWILD, an animal-inspired treetop adventure park. The GSC is also NC’s only dually accredited AZA (Association of Zoos and Aquariums) and AAM (American Alliance of Museums) science attraction – an honor only 14 attractions in the nation can claim. The Greensboro Science Center is located at 4301 Lawndale Drive in Greensboro and is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization. For more information, visit www.greensboroscience.org