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Zoo Special Events

National Zookeeper Week | July 20-26, 2014

As the need to protect and preserve our wildlife and vanishing habitats has increased, the role as educators and wildlife ambassadors has become essential for zoo keepers. During the third week of July each year, join us as we celebrate National Zoo Keeper Week by thanking and recognizing all our zoo keepers do for each of the animals at the Greenville Zoo!

Date: July 20-26, 2014
Cost: Admission to the Zoo

Ice Cream Social | July 25, 2014

Join us at the second annual Ice Cream Social, with free ice cream sundaes, along with Kona Ice selling other frozen treats! Cool off as we celebrate summer with entertainment for the kids and fun for everyone - including face painting and more!

Time: 11 am-1 pm
Date: Friday, July 25
Cost: Admission to the Zoo

Zoo-A-Palooza | August 2, 2014

The concert provided by B93.7/WFBC is held each August at the Greenville Zoo and features some of today's hottest rising stars, with even some appearances by HUGE artists. In previous years we’ve had: David Archuleta, Mat Kearney, Chris Wallace, Austin Mahone, and Cody Simpson! Proceeds of Zoo-A-Palooza will benefit various programs around the zoo.

Time: 6:30-9:30 pm
Date: Saturday, August 2
Tickets: $75 for Meet and Greet | $25 for Buzzpass | $10 General Admission More Info: B93.7

World Lions Day | August 10, 2014

Since the dawn of man the lion has played an integral role in our lives. To lose the lion from our world would be to lose part of our global heritage. Join us on August 10th to celebrate the lion, create much needed conservation awareness and raise funds for the new lions den. Education staff and zoo keepers will be on hand for designated talks and treats for the lions!

Time: 9 am-1 pm
Date: August 10, 2014
Cost: Admission to the zoo

International Vulture Awareness Day | September 4, 2014

Enjoy a morning at the zoo learning all about Nature's Clean-Up Crew! Meet our vultures, talk with our zoo keepers and watch in amazement as our vultures enjoy feedings several times throughout the celebration. Vultures are an ecologically vital group of birds that face a range of threats in many areas. Join us as we discuss the benefits of these peculiar birds.

Time: 9 am-1 pm
Date: September 4, 2014
Cost: Admission to the zoo

Sippin’ Safari | September 5, 2014

The annual sampling event presented by Friends of the Greenville Zoo transforms the Greenville Zoo into a pathway of wine and food tasting stations, live music, tours of the zoo and a silent auction not to be missed. The purpose of Sippin’ Safari is to raise awareness and funds for various programs around the zoo and Friends of the Greenville Zoo.

Time: 6:30-9:30 pm
Date: September 5, 2014 Tickets: $40 per person

International Red Panda Day | September 20, 2014

Join us as we participate in International Red Panda Day along with an expected 100,000 visitors at more than 40 zoos worldwide! There will be fun and activities celebrating Red Pandas.

Time: 9 am-1 pm
Date: September 20, 2014
Cost: Admission to the zoo

Boo in the Zoo

Boo in the Zoo | October 17-19 and 24-26, 2014

Greenville Zoo’s annual family-friendly Halloween event for children ages 12 and under features trick-or-treating, fun-filled booths and an un-haunted house. Children must be accompanied by an adult, and everyone is invited to come in costume. Tickets go on sale October 3 for Greenville Zoo members and October 13 for the general public.
Boo FAQs

Boo Hours:
Friday 4 pm - 8 pm
Saturday 4 pm - 8 pm
Sunday 4 pm - 8 pm

Safari Santa | December 6, 2014

Don't wait in the boring line at the mall...come enjoy the zoo AND have your photo taken with Santa! The event will offer zoo guests the opportunity to visit with Santa and enjoy an afternoon at the zoo. The first 100 children to have their photo taken with Santa will receive a free cookie and milk. As part of the event, some of the zoo animals will have their own Christmas tree and will enjoy a variety of enrichment treats.

Time: 10 am-Noon
Date: December 6, 2014
Cost: Admission to the zoo