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Looks like The Natural Science Center is getting a 23,000 square foot aquarium.

http://www.news-record.com/content/2011/07/19/article/new_aquarium_approved_for_natural_science_center

"The Natural Science Center's vision to build North Carolina's only center-of-state aquarium in Greensboro will finally move from blueprints to building construction"

http://www.myfox8.com/news/wghp-story-new-aquarium-approved-natural-science-center-110719,0,4454206.story

other plans include expansion of the zoo. The Greensboro Natural Science Center has an OmniSphere Theater which is like an IMAX dome theater.

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Natural Science Center breaks ground on Carolina Sciquarium

http://www.digtriad.com/news/local/article/192108/327/Natural-Science-Center-Breaks-Ground-On-The-Sciquarium

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I also didn't know that Greensboro is one of four cities in the world that has this state-of-the-art Omnisphere technology. Greensboro was the first city in the United States to use this technology.

http://charlotte.news14.com/content/local_news/624844/natural-science-center-adds-new-high-tech-projector

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I like the idea of Aquarium in the city, but shouldn't it be located in downtown Greensboro?

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I like the idea of Aquarium in the city, but shouldn't it be located in downtown Greensboro?

If it were up to me I would put it downtown next to the Childrens Museum in a mixed-use development on the old Duke Power site. I would also include a "true" IMAX theater with the project. But this will still be great for Greensboro, It will be the only aquarium in the central part of the state. I'm actually surprised that Charlotte hasn't built a major aquarium in uptown Charlotte.

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The Natural Science Center of Greensboro has a new name and logo. It will be called The Greensboro Science Center....Aquarium-Museum-Zoo

 

The aquarium is the center's newest attraction along with an expanded zoo. It will be the only facility in North Carolina with a zoo, museum and aquarium. The center also has an OmniSphere Theater which is like a 3D dome IMAX. EPCOT at Disney World also has an OmniSphere Theater.

The projector in Greensboro's OmniSphere is called the Super MediaGlobe Projector II, and it's the first of its kind in the United States. There's four total in the world, three in Japan, one of them here in the United States here in Greensboro. It is the single strongest projection system, projector, ever manufactured. 

 

 http://www.bizjournals.com/triad/blog/morning-edition/2013/03/natural-science-center-changes-name.html


http://www.news-record.com/news/829114-88/story

 
center website:
http://www.greensboroscience.org/

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^Actually it won't be the first inland aquarium in NC as Discovery Place in Charlotte has had one for years and which has been expanded in 2008.  Albeit it is small - but it is still the first inland aquarium.

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The article probably means the first accredited inland aquarium in North Carolina. The Discovery Place has an aquarium section. By comparison I think the largest tank at the Discovery Place is 22,000 gallons. Carolina Sciquarium will have a tank over 100,000 gallons of water.

 

 

http://www.greensboroscience.org/attractions/sciquarium/index.shtml

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ribbon cutting for aquarium next friday. interesting facts according to the news and record.

 

 

* It’s the state’s first inland aquarium.
* It’s the first AZA (Association of Zoos and Aquariums) accredited aquarium in the United States to be LEED-certified.
* Its addition makes the Greensboro Science Center the state’s only aquarium, museum and zoo in one attraction

 

http://www.news-record.com/news/article_ec992a72-da8c-11e2-86e4-0019bb30f31a.html

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For comparison... 70,000 on the first day for the Nature Research Center expansion of the Natural Science Museum in Raleigh.

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