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

Limited Mobility Guest Assistance

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

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.

Each of our restrooms is outfitted with a wheelchair accessible stall.

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 front desk 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 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 card and photo ID. Click here to download the program flyer. Organizations working with constituents who may benefit from this program are invited to email to request a digital toolkit.

This discount is only available for in-person, same-day ticket purchases. In-person reservations are only available if capacity allows.

Not valid for group visits. See below for group visit scholarship information.

Group Visit Scholarship

Discounted tickets may be awarded to non-profit organizations who are in need of financial assistance. Please click here for more information and to apply.

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 asking us to hold a camp/class for you with your child’s name and age and we will send you our scholarship application.

Guests with Developmental Disabilities and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

Sensory Friendly Map
Social Narrative: Preparing for my daytime visit
Sensory Friendly Daytime Visit Schedule (to print and customize)


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.


Science For All: 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 and loud noises or lights and enjoy science at your own pace. 2023 Spring Sensory Friendly Nights will take place from 5:30pm - 8:00pm (zoo open until 7:00pm) on Thursday, March 23, Thursday, May 11, and Thursday, May 25.