Birthday Parties and Special Occasions

Looking for a unique way to celebrate a special day? Check out these options.


Have a virtual meet and greet with an animal of your choice! Educators can get you up close and personal right in your own home. $75 - $100 

Behind the Scenes Tours

This is the perfect gift for any animal lover! Get to see the inner workings of the Greenville Zoo. What a great way to show an aspiring veterinarian, zoologist, or educator the real world of zoo keeping. Tours are for up to 6 guests ages 5 and up.  $250 includes admission into the zoo

Birthday Party Rental at the Zoo

Birthday rentals include a 2 hour rental of the grassy picnic area across from the Education Center from 2:00pm-4:00pm. Rentals include:

  • 2 Hour Private Use of the Outdoor Picnic Area
  • 24 Cupcakes from Couture Cakes
  • Birthday Banners and Signs
  • Admission into the Zoo for up to 20 Named Guests, Including Birthday Family (guest list must be provided the day of the rental)
  • Private Animal Ambassador Encounter for Birthday Guests
  • $340 for members; $350 for non-members

Please note that guests are required to wear face masks during their entire visit to the Greenville Zoo. Households are encouraged to celebrate while practicing social distancing from other households while in attendance of a party rental. 

Party Rentals at the Greenville Zoo are outdoors and offered rain or shine. The picnic area is covered to protect from rain and sun. Rentals will only be rescheduled in special cases or if the zoo is closed to the public. 

Contact the Education Department at (864) 467-4850 or email for more information, or to book your birthday experience. 

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