Greensboro Science Center

Winter Wonderlights

November 22-December 31, 2023

 

HOURS OF OPERATION – 5:30PM – 10:00PM

CLOSED: THANKSGIVING DAY, CHRISTMAS EVE, CHRISTMAS DAY, NOV. 21, 27 & 28, and DEC. 4 & 5

REGULAR ADMISSION

Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, and Week of Christmas

Greensboro Science Center Members:
Ages 3 and up: $20
Children 2 and under: FREE

Non-Members:
Ages 3 and up: $25
Children 2 and under: FREE

Group rate (for groups of 15+ paying individuals)
$20 per person

DISCOUNT DAY ADMISSION

Monday-Thursday (except week of Christmas)
All Tickets
Ages 3 and up: $16
Children 2 and under: FREE

Please plan to arrive no more than 15 minutes before your ticketed time.

Online reservations are encouraged.

Carpooling is suggested and appreciated!

Special Events

New for the 2023 season, the GSC is excited to announce Jingle Brew, a 21 and older holiday beer event on November 17, 2023 from 6:00pm – 9:30pm!

Jingle Brew offers the opportunity to experience the enchantment of Winter Wonderlights while sampling local drafts from South End Brewing Company, Foothills Brewing and Little Brother Brewing, with hors d’oeuvres provided by Pepper Moon Catering.

Tickets will be $45 each and include two drink tickets. Additional drink tickets will be available for purchase on site. Designated driver tickets will be $35 each.

Organizations, businesses, and groups can take advantage of special discounted pricing at one of our Polar Preview Nights, November 6-20th. Reservations are required for Polar Preview Nights.

Our Sponsors

GARY AND PATTY BROWN

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Winter Wonderlights FAQs

Yes, we will allow you to enter at a later time. Please plan to check in no more than 5 – 10 minutes before your scheduled time. This will create a more enjoyable time for all of our guests by minimizing wait times and maximizing views and experiences.

Yes, tickets can be purchased on site, but online purchases are strongly encouraged for a seamless and efficient check-in experience. Ticket sales end two hours before closing.

 

The following discounts are available:
• Groups of 15+ paying individuals receive our discounted group admission rate.
• GSC members receive discounted admission (please log in to receive discounted tickets). Reciprocal memberships and SNAP/EBT discounts cannot be used on Winter Wonderlights admission.

A limited number of wheelchairs are available to guests for use on a first-come, first-served basis. A photo ID is required for wheelchair check-out. Because we cannot guarantee wheelchair availability, nor place holds on wheelchairs, we ask that you bring your own wheelchair if possible.

This is a rain or shine event. If the event is cancelled by the Greensboro Science Center due to extreme weather causing unsafe conditions, power outage, etc, an alternative date will be offered. Refunds will not be given. If you are unable to attend, please consider your admission a donation to the Greensboro Science Center.

Animals will not be on exhibit during this event.

Outside food and drinks are not permitted. Food and drink will be available for purchase throughout the event. On site food options include Meerkat Café food tents, featuring hot cocoa, apple cider and cookies.

Yes, please see a guest services associate to receive a hand stamp to show upon reentry.

Jingle Brew FAQs

Head to the ID check table in the front circle to have your ID checked and receive your wristbands. Please have your ID ready! After you’ve put your wristbands on, head to the admissions windows to check in.

Valid, non-expired driver’s license, state issued ID card, or a valid and non-expired passport.

Yes! This event is strictly a 21+ event! 

Yes! There will be kiosks in the upper and lower plaza of the zoo to purchase drink tickets for $5.

Parking is available free of charge on a first come, first served basis. Carpooling is encouraged and appreciated! Also consider Lyft or Uber for safe commuting after the event.

The rain date for Jingle Brew is Sunday, November 19!

Contact Us

Questions or comments? Email wi****************@gr***************.org.