Greensboro Science Center has announced a $10 million expansion campaign. The plans include doubling the size of the Center’s zoo.
CEO Glenn Dobrogosz said, “It really is our attempt to be different – to set Greensboro aside as an innovator in science-based tourism and also equally important to draw people to our community for economic development.”
Dobrogosz explained that the new animals featured – including pygmy hippo, cassowary and forest giraffe – will be new to North Carolina and species that “need the help for breeding purposes but are also unique, colorful and most people have never even heard of.”
Greensboro currently attracts around 500, 000 visitors a year and it is hoped that this will increase as the Center is developed. The aquarium expansion is expected to open in spring and the renovated dinosaur gallery will open later in 2017.
To date the Center has already raised $8.3 million of the total $10 million needed.
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