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Greensboro Children’s Museum to Open New Interactive Water Exhibit

Greensboro, NC-  This summer, the Greensboro Children’s Museum (GCM) will open its newest indoor exhibit, an interactive water feature, in the Our Town area. Beginning June 2018, the water feature will offer the captivating sensory experience of playing and controlling water for children of all ages with 10 interactive learning stations. Children can investigate concepts of volume, weight, pressure, force, buoyancy, density and displacement., as well as make decisions, test ideas, and engage problem-solving skills. Waterproof smocks and hand dryers will be available in the exhibit area.

The water feature is Phase 2 of the Museum’s “Reaching Greater Heights” expansion project and capital campaign, which launched in 2015 with the objective of opening multiple signature features to strengthen GCM’s mission. Phase 1 was completed in summer 2017 with the addition of the Outdoor Play Plaza.

“We are thrilled with Phase 1 of Reaching Greater Heights and love hearing the many positive comments from our guests,” says Marian King, GCM chief executive officer. “The community has been incredibly generous in making this transformation possible and we cannot wait to reveal Phase 2 and Phase 3. Please keep your eye on us. Exciting things are happening!”

The Museum expansion has been made possible by the generous support of more than 200 individuals, corporations and foundations. Construction on Phase 3, a technology and interactive media exhibit, will begin in 2019.

 

Greensboro Children’s Museum Unveils New Art

Greensboro, N.C.-  The Greensboro Children’s Museum (GCM) held a public installation of SkyLINK, a sculpture by Brad Oldham and Christy Coltrin, on Wednesday, November 15th at 2:00 pm on the front plaza of the museum.   The public art installation was the last element in the exterior expansion and renovations that have been taking place at the Museum over the last year. 

SkyLINK reflects the theme of the museum’s campaign of reaching greater heights through three interconnected rings that tower nearly 15 feet. Also featured on the sculpture are three SpaceBIRDs (adorned in visors and boots), which echo the museum’s commitment to exploration.  Additionally, the iconic infinity sculpture which has welcomed guests at the museum’s entrance for years has been relocated to the parking lot entrance and will also receive Oldham’s artistic touch.  A fourth bird will perch on the infinity structure, as well as a secret message written in Morse code. 

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Road Trip: Greensboro Children's Museum

For kids who love hopping in and out of emergency vehicles and fire trucks, Greensboro Children's Museum might just be a must-visit destination.

The 37,000-square-foot facility in downtown Greensboro, about 90 minutes from the Triangle, features more than 20 permanent hands-on exhibits that will appeal to kids under age 10 - especially toddlers to young grade schoolers. Read more!

 

30-foot Jungle Gym Opens in Greensboro, Families Enjoy the Added Attraction

GREENSBORO, N.C. -- About 700 people came to the Greensboro Children’s Museum on Saturday, many checking out a brand-new attraction.

The museum opened a new play plaza featuring a 30-foot-tall jungle gym for kids to climb.
”I love sliding down and going up, and pretty much everything,” said Micaiah Lassiter, one of the kids at the museum. Read more!

 

 

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