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Family Programs at the Zoo
Zoo Tots

Zoo Tots

2 to 4 years old with adult
45 minutes • Select Wednesdays and Saturdays

Zoo Tots classes are designed to help children explore and engage with the natural world. Classes combine an “on your own” exploratory play time, featuring crafts, sensory bins, and educational stations, with a structured circle time and animal encounter.
More information and registration

Saturday Safari

Saturday Safari

4 to 6 years old • Drop off class
Select Saturdays • 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Classes are designed to help children discover the fascinating world of animals. Classes are held in the Conservation Station and combine a lesson with crafts, activities, trips into the zoo, and live animal encounters!
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Nature Play

Nature Play

For families of all ages • Select Saturdays
Reconnect with nature on hikes, bird explorations, night time frog searches, and so much more. No plan, no itinerary, just come as you are and enjoy! 
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Family Workshops

Family Workshops

Fun for the whole family!
2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. • Select Saturdays

Family workshops are designed to help families discover the wonders of the natural world—together! Classes typically combine a lesson with crafts, activities, trips into the zoo, and live animal encounters.
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K5 - 8th grade • Drop off class
Select Mondays and Tuesdays 
Classes are designed to engage in the world of science and nature at the zoo. Hands-on activities and experiments are complemented by zoo explorations and live animal encounters. More information and registration

Homeschool Pouch Academy

Continue the learning each month with a special box from the Pouch Academy!
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Overnights at the zoo

I Snoozed at the Greenville Zoo

Spend the night at the zoo! Ages 5 and up
See the zoo in a whole new light! Behind-the-scenes visits, animal encounters, activities, crafts, games, and a flashlight safari are all part of this overnight adventure. Great for church groups, schools, team building, scouts, etc. 
More information and registration

Professional Development

Teacher Workshops
The Greenville Zoo's education department is excited to offer professional development opportunities. Workshops are open to all educators. Explore new curriculum, participate in hands-on activities and build your knowledge of the natural world. Each professional development session is available for continuing education credits or professional development growth points.
More information and registration

Vulture Awareness Day

International Vulture Awareness Day

Saturday, September 2, 2017 • 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
The first Saturday in September is set aside as a day to consider the ecological importance of a bird of prey that is otherwise mostly dismissed with a shudder. With some species under severe threat of extinction, International Vulture Day aims to educate a reluctant public about the critical role this creature plays in the well-being of the environment.

Sippin' Safari

Sippin’ Safari

Friday, September 8
6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

The annual sampling event presented by the Greenville Zoo Foundation transforms the Greenville Zoo into a pathway of wine and food tasting stations and live music! The purpose of Sippin’ Safari is to raise awareness and funds for various zoo programs and the Greenville Zoo Foundation.
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International Red Panda Day

International Red Panda Day

Saturday, September 16
10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Live music by Jef Chandler from 12 to - 2 p.m.

Join us for International Red Panda Day and learn about red pandas and the vulnerability of the species, which is native to the eastern Himalayas and southwest China.


Our animal of the month is the Red Panda! Visit our website to learn more about adopting a Greenville Zoo animal and becoming a Wild Parent.

Meet our newest Wild Parents!


Elle Hawks–Ocelot


Mei Lynne Ray–Amur Leopard

Edwards Pickering–Ocelot

Dowlen Waldrop–Amur Leopard

Jean Martin–Ocelot

Jean Martin–African Lion

Marco Hernandez-Paris–Red Panda


Blaise Keeler–Amur Leopard

Adopt an Animal

Membership has its benefits.

The zoo has a variety of membership choices available that are tailored to meet your family size and visitation habits. Learn more about becoming a member by visiting our website.

Thank you to all our volunteers!

We love our volunteers and appreciate all you do! If you are interested in becoming a Greenville Zoo volunteer, find out more about it here.
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