Greenville Zoo Wild Things Newsletter


Who's the new, big kid on the block? It's Walter with his new herd at the Turtle Back Zoo! He arrived in NJ on
April 15 and is already making himself at home in the
new facility.

Zoo Camp

Join us for a mega-dose of vitamin Z at Zoo Camp 2016! A variety of incredible activities, including animal encounters and zookeeper talks, are in store during these summer camps at the wildest place in town. Spaces are limited and go quickly, so register today!

Summer Zoo Camp
Join the zoo

Become a Greenville Zoo Member

Annual memberships start at just $42, and a household membership is only $60! Enjoy free or discounted admission to the zoo's education programs, including Zoo Camp, as well as many of the special events, including Boo in the Zoo.

Benefits also include free or discounted admission to over 130 AZA-accredited zoos across the country. Memberships can be purchased at the zoo or online.


During the month of April become a Supporter of our Colobus monkeys for $45 and receive:

  • Personalized certificate of adoption
  • Animal fact sheet
  • Stuffed animal or two guest passes
  • 5 x 7 photo 

Adopt-an-Animal New Parents

Bert Wakeley – Great Horned Owl

Elizabeth McCuen – Giant Anteater

Princess & Pirate: Save the Frogs Day

Princess & Pirate:
Save the Frogs Day

Saturday, April 30 • 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
This annual event is designed to raise awareness of the rapid disappearance of frog species worldwide and features educational activities and frog-inspired arts and crafts. As a special twist, children ages 12 and under who attend the event dressed as a princess or pirate will receive half price admission. Princess and pirate characters will also be strolling the zoo grounds! 

Also, April 25 is DNA Day, the anniversary of the day the structure of DNA was published by Watson and Crick. In honor of DNA Day and Save the Frogs Day, the Clemson University Life Sciences Outreach Center will help zoo patrons isolate DNA from strawberries and learn how DNA information has revolutionized many fields, including species identification and conservation. DNA is helping us save the frogs!
Brunch from 9:00 am – 10:00 am 
Enjoy a delicious brunch, take photos with your favorite princess and pirate characters and meet one of the zoo’s animal ambassadors! Brunch is $15 for members and $20 for non-members. Purchase Brunch Tickets


Missing Orangutan Mother's Day

Saturday, May 7 • 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Join us for MOM Day as we pay tribute to orangutan mothers! Learn all about their plight in the wild and what you can do to help. The MOM Campaign is a positive way to bring attention to the crisis facing these beautiful red apes by encouraging people to help protect them.

Missing Orangutan Mothers day
Endangered Species Day

Endangered Species Day

Friday, May 13 • 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Join the zoo's education staff to learn about endangered species and how to protect them.

Brew in the Zoo

Brew in the Zoo

Presented by RJ Rockers
Friday, May 27 • 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Tap into the wild at the annual Brew in the Zoo! Adults 21 and older can sample an assortment of beers and enjoy food and live music by Charleston rock and soul band The Dead 27s, while exploring the zoo after-hours. 

Brew in the Zoo features breweries including RJ Rockers, Abita, Foothills, Thomas Creek, Brewery 85, Holy City and more to come! Food vendors include Tucanos Brazilian Grill, Marco's Pizza, PDQ, Couture Cakes, Texas Roadhouse, Fuddruckers, Moe's Southwest Grill and Henry's Smokehouse. TapSnap Phototainment, a cutting edge photo booth experience, will also be on site, and guests will be able to print their own personalized souvenir photos. Additionally, all attendees will receive a special souvenir shot glass. 

Early admission to Brew in the Zoo is $50 in advance and $55 the day of the event. Early admission ticket holders will be admitted to the event at 6:00 pm. General admission is $40 in advance and $45 the day of the event. Designated driver tickets are also available for $15. General admission ticket holders will be admitted at 6:30 pm. Purchase tickets here.

All proceeds benefit various programs throughout the zoo. $5.00 per ticket sold will go to the Giraffe Conservation Fund.


Interested in volunteering for Brew in the Zoo? Contact Olitsia Marshall, Membership & Volunteer Coordinator, at

Wild Things Video Enewsletters

For even more information, and a behind-the-scenes look at the zoo, check out our video enewsletters!

Download the Greenville Zoo App!

The Greenville Zoo's new mobile app, GreenvilleZoo, gives users access to the Greenville Zoo anytime, anywhere from their mobile device. Download it to your Android or iPhone today!

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