Greenville Zoo Newsletter

Spring is in the air and the animals are ready to enjoy the warmer weather!
The Greenville Zoo has an exciting year planned with new exhibits, animals,
fun-filled educational programs and special events.

Zoom Through the Zoo
Zoom Through the Zoo

Pelham Immediate Care
Zoom Through the Zoo

Join Us April 1 for Greenville's ONLY Zoo Run!

8:30 a.m. - 5K Start

9:30 a.m. - Awards/post race activities in Cleveland Park

Our 5K course includes a loop through the zoo! You won't get to race through the zoo any other time of the year!

All 5K participants who register before March 15 will receive a t-shirt. Shirts are not guaranteed after March 15. 


Zoom Through the Zoo is sponsored by Pelham Immediate Care, Pelham Medical Center and Innovative Manufacturing and Design.  

Member Appreciation Night

Member Appreciation Night

Friday, April 7 • 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Join the Greenville Zoo for a cool evening exclusively for members! This free event features:

  • Live music by Darby Wilcox
  • Animal encounters
  • Children's activities
  • Costume characters
  • Star Wars Stormtroopers and Biker Scouts
  • Greenville Swamp Rabbits
  • Face painting by Color Me Happy 
  • Zookeeper talks
  • Free popcorn and Pepsi
  • Free ice cream from Pet Dairy
  • City of Greenville Mobi-Rec
  • Giveaways
  • 20% discount at Safari Gift Shop

Not a current zoo member? Don't worry - it's not too late to renew and take part in this special evening, but you must purchase your membership BEFORE the event!

*Member Appreciation Night is open to Greenville Zoo members only. Zoo guest tickets and reciprocal zoo memberships will not be accepted. Memberships will NOT be sold on the night of the event.

Follow us on Facebook for more information.

Enrichment Day

Enrichment Day

Saturday, April 8 • 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

We provide our Greenville Zoo residents with lots of enrichment items and activities to keep them healthy, stimulated and happy! Simply put, enrichment is creating a challenging environment to address an animal's social, psychological and physical needs and encourage natural behaviors. 

Join us for this special day as the keepers celebrate all things enrichment! Lions will pounce and monkeys will leap, while educators describe the behaviors and activities taking place. Mark your calendar for this exciting day of fun!

Zoo Camp

Zoo Camp!

Ages 3-14

Join us for a mega-dose of vitamin Z at Zoo Camp 2017! A variety of incredible activities, including animal encounters, games, experiments, crafts and zookeeper talks are in store during these summer camps at the wildest place in town.

Spaces are limited and go quickly! Register for Zoo Camp today!

Greenville Zoo Education Programs

Education Programs

Pre-register for these exciting programs online:

Zoo Tots - April 1 or 5
Saturday Safari - April 8
Homeschool - April 10 or 11
Behind-the-Scenes - Tour on March 18 and April 15

Enjoy these programs for FREE (with paid admission)!

Tell Me About it Tuesdays - 10:30 a.m. & 12:30 p.m. at select exhibits
Wild for Reading Wednesdays - 2:30 p.m. near the Farmyard
Learning Safari Thursday – 1st & 3rd Thursdays at 3:30 p.m. at the Education Center



March Adopt-an-Animal Special!
Choose the Supporter Level adoption of our Amur Leopards for $45 and receive:

  • Personalized certificate of adoption
  • Animal fact sheet
  • Animal plush or two guest passes
  • 5x7 photo of animal family

New Adopt-an-Animal Parents

Graham Gallivant – Red Pandas
Kelly Guthy – Masai Giraffe

Corley deTuro – Rheas
Melissa Tumminia – Masai Giraffe
Vivie & Jordie Lieberman – Masai Giraffe
Jody Usher – Masai Giraffe
Leo Olejnicak – Ocelot
Kailyn Jasienowski – Leopard

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