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Family Programs

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The Greenville Zoo’s Education Department offers lively hands-on programs sure to engage your children.

Note: Family programs run from September through May. Please check back for our 2014-15 school year schedule.

Parent and Child Programs

Enjoy a family adventure together. Programs are designed to encourage parent/child learning opportunities while having fun. For ages 6 and up.

Members $30 (1 adult & 1 child) Non-members $40 (1 adult & 1 child) Extra participants $10

People of the Forest

May 17- 10 am to Noon

Rainforests include many fascinating animals, including orangutans. Join us as we discover some of the animals who share their world. We will get to meet some of these animals in the classroom and then, go behind the scenes to meet the Greenville Zoo’s very own orangs: Mia, Chelsea and Bob. Call our education department at 864-467-4850 to register. Download Registration Form

Zoo Tots

Zoo Tots is designed for one parent and their toddler (ages two and three) and provides an opportunity to discover the fascinating world of animals. Classes are held in the Conservation Station and combine "on your own explore time" with a more structured "animal time." Program length: 45 minutes.

Saturday Safari

Saturday Safaris meet in the Conservation Station, located just past the ticket booth. Classes are designed to help children (ages 5-6 or 7-8) discover the fascinating world of animals and combine a lesson with crafts, activities, trips into the Zoo and animals in the classroom. Program length: 2 hours

Classes are designed to help children (4 to 8 years old) discover the fascinating world of animals while combining lessons with crafts, activities and excursions into the Zoo as well as a visit with an animal in the classroom.

Program Costs:
SINGLE CLASS: $15 for Zoo Members; $25 for Non-Members
Five Classes: $60 for Members / $100 for Non-Members
Nine Classes:$100 for Members/ $170 for Non-Members