Greensboro Science Center

Accessibility

The Greensboro Science Center’s Science for All initiative is dedicated to developing inclusive and accessible GSC experiences for all guests.

Guests with Developmental Disabilities and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

SENSORY BACKPACKS
A limited number of sensory backpacks, intended to enhance and support the experience of guests with sensory-processing adjustments, are available to guests for use on a first-come, first-served basis. A photo ID is required for sensory backpack check-out.

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SENSORY FRIENDLY NIGHT
The Greensboro Science Center offers after-hours events designed specifically for guests with sensory-related challenges, such as Autism Spectrum Disorder or PTSD, and their families. This is a night to avoid crowds, loud noises, or lights and enjoy science at your own pace.

2024 Spring Sensory Friendly Nights will take place from 5:30pm – 8:00pm (zoo open until 7:00pm) on March 14, April 25, and May 16.

Limited Mobility Guest Assistance

PARKING
Parking is available for free on a first-come, first-first served basis. Eleven (11) parking spaces are reserved for vehicles displaying handicap placards.

WHEELCHAIRS
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.

RESTROOMS
Each of our restrooms is outfitted with a wheelchair accessible stall. A family restroom is located in our Revolution Ridge plaza.

Guests with Service Animals

The Greensboro Science Center welcomes all ADA service animals or those in a recognized training program. All service animals must be checked in at the admissions window before proceeding into the facility. There are currently no access limitations for guests with service animals, but this is subject to change pending any potential animal concerns.

Financial Assistance

SNAP/EBT/WIC Discount Program
Individuals and families enrolled in a Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) from any state can receive up to five $5.00 + tax general admission tickets by presenting a SNAP/EBT/WIC card and photo ID.
Organizations working with constituents who may benefit from this program are invited to email in**@gr***************.org to request a digital toolkit.
This discount is only available for in-person, same-day ticket purchases. Not valid for group visits. See below for group visit scholarship information.

Camps & Classes Scholarships
We offer summer camps, after-school classes, early learning adventures, homeschool series and robotics classes and leagues for ages 3-14. Financial assistance is offered on a needs basis in increments of 25, 50 or 75% off the Member or Non-member rate, with an annual family cap of $250 in support.
To apply, send an email to ca***@gr***************.org asking us to hold a camp/class for you with your child’s name and age and we will send you our scholarship application.