The Rotary Club of Greensboro Carousel’s Public Opening Scheduled for August 26
GREENSBORO, NC -- The Greensboro Science Center (GSC) is excited to announce that The Rotary Club of Greensboro Carousel [greensboroscience.org] will open later this month. GSC members will be invited to visit the carousel on Monday, August 24 and Tuesday, August 25 before it opens to the public on Wednesday, August 26. The carousel will be open from 9am - 5pm daily. Ticket prices are as follows:
GSC Members: $1 per ride or $5 for 7 rides
Non-members: $2 per ride or $10 for 7 rides
The carousel features 56 figures ranging from horses and chariots to dinosaurs and tigers. Each figure was hand-carved and hand-painted by artists from The Carousel Works, Inc. The carousel is surrounded by 32 rounding boards that showcase Greensboro’s rich history.
As the crown jewel of the Battleground Parks District, The Rotary Club of Greensboro Carousel is expected to draw one million visitors annually.
Glenn Dobrogosz, CEO of the GSC, says, "This amazing gift from the Rotary Club of Greensboro to the citizens of our community is so very needed right now. Everyone is looking to the future and returning to some semblance of normal in our daily lives and in our aspirations to create new and inventive ways to improve quality of life for all. The beauty, sounds and nostalgia linked to a carousel just makes people feel good. I think all of us could use some of that today."
The Rotary Club of Greensboro Carousel is a gift to Greensboro from The Rotary Club of Greensboro and will be operated by the Greensboro Science Center. Kathy Neff, the GSC’s Director of Development, says, "We are very thankful to the Rotary Club of Greensboro for giving us such a beautiful carousel and appreciate all of their donors for making the Rotarians’ dream come to life."
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About the Greensboro Science Center
The Greensboro Science Center is a premier family attraction in North Carolina that offers the state's first accredited inland aquarium, a hands-on science museum, an accredited Animal Discovery Zoological Park, a state-of-the-art OmniSphere Theater, and SKYWILD, an animal-inspired treetop adventure park. The GSC is also NC's only dually accredited AZA (Association of Zoos and Aquariums) and AAM (American Alliance of Museums) science attraction – an honor only 14 attractions in the nation can claim. The Greensboro Science Center is located at 4301 Lawndale Drive in Greensboro and is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization. For more information, visit www.greensboroscience.org [greensboroscience.org].