Greensboro Science Center

Public Programs

Public Programs

The Greensboro Science Center offers an array of captivating Public Programs that bring science to life in exciting and interactive ways. From fascinating Science on the Spots to mind-blowing OmniSphere shows, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

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Conservation Creation

Join our Early Learning Guide on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10:30am to learn more about the flora and fauna around us! There is a new theme each month, and a craft/project available for guests to get hands on with their learning. From Crafting Corals to Sensational Spiders, there’s something for everyone in our early learning areas!

This month: Pollinator Parade 🐛🦋🐝
This May, join our educator in the amphitheater in Jeansboro Junction or in our upper zoo plaza on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10:30am to learn about the different kinds of pollinators and their importance. We will have pollinator scavenger hunts available for guests to take and fill in or bring home and search for pollinators in their backyard! In addition, guests will have also the opportunity to create their caterpillar, based on the caterpillar species we will have in our butterfly garden this year!

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Starry Safari

Embark on a celestial journey with Starry Safari every Friday, except the third Friday of the month, weather permitting. Explore the night sky with powerful telescopes in this outdoor experience. Dress for the weather and check our social media or website by mid-afternoon for cancellations due to clouds. Join us for an enchanting evening of stargazing and cosmic exploration!

Next potential showing: 05.10.24

Science On the Spot

Science on the Spot

Science On the Spot is a series of drop-in, interactive science demonstrations, and animal meet-and-greets that are open to all guests and included with your admission. Check next to the Membership Desk in the front lobby for each day’s schedule and location.

OmniSphere Shows

We Are Stars - Daily 12:30
We Are Stars

What are we made of? Where did it all come from?

Explore the secrets of our cosmic chemistry and our explosive origins. Connect life on Earth to the evolution of the Universe by following the formation of Hydrogen atoms to the synthesis of Carbon, and the molecules for life.

Run time: Approximately 26 minutes

Wildest Weather - Daily 1:30
Wildest Weather

Join National Geographic on a spectacular journey to witness the most beautiful, powerful, and mysterious weather phenomena in the solar system. From a storm the size of a 100-megaton hydrogen bomb, to a 400-year-old hurricane, to a dust tempest that could engulf entire planets, you’ll be glad you live on Earth!

Audiences will fly through the thick atmosphere of Venus, magnetic storms on the sun, liquid methane showers on Titan, and anticyclones whirling at hundreds of miles per hour on Jupiter. Packed with eye-popping visuals, high-end CGI, and cutting-edge science.

Run time: Approximately 24 minutes

We Are Stars - Daily 2:30
We Are Stars

What are we made of? Where did it all come from?

Explore the secrets of our cosmic chemistry and our explosive origins. Connect life on Earth to the evolution of the Universe by following the formation of Hydrogen atoms to the synthesis of Carbon, and the molecules for life.

Run time: Approximately 26 minutes

Astronaut Daily - 3:30
Astronaut

This show takes you from Earth into space … and beyond! Presented in high-definition fulldome digital video with explosive surround sound, Astronaut is an adventure unlike anything you’ve ever encountered.

Experience a rocket launch from inside the body of an astronaut. Explore the amazing worlds of inner and outer space, from floating around the International Space Station to maneuvering through microscopic regions of the human body. Meet the animated test astronaut Chad and discover the perils that lurk in space from his viewpoint.

Run time: Approximately 23 minutes

Enchanted Reef Weekends - 11:30
Kaluoka'hina: The Enchanted Reef

The vastness of our planet’s oceans holds unimaginable secrets. One of its most precious is Kaluoka’hina, the enchanted reef, whose magic protects it from being discovered by humans. Kaluoka’hina’s colorful inhabitants have thus always lived in peace… until the volcano erupts and the spell is broken. Now it’s up to the young saw-fish Jake and his paranoid pal Shorty to restore the magic of Kaluoka’hina. Their only lead: the ancient legend that tells of touching the moon. But how is a fish supposed to touch the moon? This is just one of the intriguing puzzles that Jake and Shorty have to solve on their most exciting adventure ever: the quest to save their beloved reef.

Run time: Approximately 32 minutes

Adventure Theater Shows

Talk with Tai

Thursday – Monday: 10:30am
Location: Deep Sea Drama Theater (SciPlay Bay)

Talk with Tai

Our Red Panda, Tai, is not just a big fan of bamboo, but he’s an ocean explorer, too! If you’ve never conversed with a curious furry creature who loves laughing and learning with everyone he meets, a “Talk with Tai” will make you believe! From the control console of his own personal panda yellow submarine, Tai talks live and interactively with GSC guests of all ages about ocean life, the science center and just about anything else they’d like to discuss, both under the sea and above it.

Duration: Approximately 15 minutes

Saturday & Sunday: 11:30am, 3:30pm
Location: Adventure Theater 1

Our Robot Dog

One of the GSC’s newest “animal” additions is a computerized canine, a robot dog named ARF-2D2. Starring in his own, all-new free public show, “OUR ROBOT DOG,” ARF-2 pits his computer-controlled abilities against those of biologically-based canines of flesh and blood. Using his 5 pairs of depth-sensing “eyes,” 3 sets of sound-sensing “ears,” and dozen motors, he can run as fast as a squirrel can scamper (11 mph) and weighs as much as a two-year-old toddler (26 lbs.). In this 35-minute show, he’ll dash, dance, fetch, beg, roil over, play ball and even artistically paint his way into your heart!

Duration: Approximately 35 minutes

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Saturday & Sunday: 2:30pm
Location: Adventure Theater 1

Indiana Bones and the Raiders of the Lost Archosaurs

In this hilarious, action-packed adventure, GSC villain Dean O. Saur’s nephew, Al, travels back in time to steal some valuable items from the past! With the help of audience members, GSC’s resident paleontologist Indiana Bones faces the daunting task of finding and returning the prehistoric pieces to their place in time, by way of a crazed wormhole! Dr. Bones faces a series of entertaining challenges as he travels back to the Cretaceous period, meeting plenty of awe-inspiring ancient animals along the way. Will Dr. Bones return to the present before an asteroid leads to extinction? Find out at Indiana Bones and the Raiders of the Lost Archosaurs!

Duration: Approximately 35 minutes

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Currently not showing.

Kats: The Meerkat Musical

“KATS: The Meerkat Musical” has these adorable furry performers taking center stage in Adventure Theater 2. Audience members will be immersed in the story of one little meerkat pup and her family as they follow the songs these African animals sing about themselves. The theater magically “transports” audience members into the middle of the Kalahari Desert, home of these musical ‘Kats’. Guests of all ages will have fun learning about meerkats through interactive trivia games and special surprises.

Sing along and tap your feet to the beat of life that’s lived beneath the desert sands and under the African sun.

Duration: Approximately 35 minutes

2024 Evening Laser Shows

Our must-see evening laser shows combine your favorite music with an amazing laser light show that dances across the OmniSphere Theater’s 40-foot dome!
Showtimes are 7:00, 8:00, & 9:00pm. Seating is limited. Tickets are $7 each.
Please note: Once the show begins, no additional guests will be admitted to the theater. Please plan to arrive prior to showtime.