Greenville Zoo March Newsletter

Spring is an exciting time at the Greenville Zoo! 

Spring will be here before you know it and so will all of our spring events!
Don't miss out on any Greenville Zoo fun this season!

The Palmetto Basics Get Out and Play Day

Palmetto Basics
Get Out & Play Day

Saturday, March 30, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. 

Join the Greenville Zoo, Palmetto Basics and a variety of organizations as we demonstrate activities that will help get children outside to learn about science and nature and celebrate the great outdoors! Sponsored by The Palmetto Basics. Free with paid admission to the zoo.

Member Appreciation Night

Member Appreciation Night

Friday, April 5, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

We’re lucky to have such amazing members! Thank you, Greenville Zoo members, for your continued support. Join us for this FREE night of live music, drinks and popcorn, princesses from Once Upon a Dream, keeper talks, animal encounters and so much more.

If you're not a member or need to renew your membership, now is a great time. Members enjoy free or discounted admission to the zoo's education programs, including Zoo Camp, as well as many of the special events. Benefits also include free or discounted admission to over 130 AZA-accredited zoos across the country. Memberships can be purchased at the zoo or online.

Sponsored by The Little Gym.

REMINDER: For speedy entry, members should bring their membership card and photo ID. If you have purchased your membership in the last two weeks and have not received your membership packet, please contact the membership office at 864-467-4542.

Enrichment Day

Enrichment Day

Saturday, April 6, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. 

Get an inside glimpse of ways the zoo staff use enrichment to address an animal's social, psychological and physical needs. Zookeepers and education docents will be interacting with zoo guests and explaining the process of enrichment throughout the day.

Imagine Upstate STEAMFARI

iMAGINE Upstate

Saturday, April 6, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Be sure to check out ScanSource STEAMFARI, a zoo-inspired exhibit at iMAGINE Upstate that will feature interactive displays and hands-on activities, blending ScanSource’s technology with the Greenville Zoo’s life science education.

Take control of a pan-tilt-zoom security camera to spy on “zoo animals” across the falls, see how a snake hunts using thermal vision and learn how zoo experts track animals using RFID technology. 

Secrets of Survival Zoo Camp

Zoo Camp 2019: Secrets of Survival

Summer Zoo Camp registration is open!  

Join us as we explore the animal kingdom during Zoo Camp 2019. A variety of activities including animal encounters, games, experiments, crafts and zookeeper talks are in store for campers at the wildest place in town this summer. 

Register online at Spaces are limited and go quickly.

Volunteers needed! We're looking for teen volunteers to assist with zoo camp this summer. Visit for more information. The deadline to apply is March 31.

Zoom Through the Zoo

Zoom Through the Zoo
5K & Kids Fun Run
Saturday, May 11

Registration is now open for Greenville's only 5K with a loop through the Greenville Zoo!

5K participants will receive a race t-shirt and Kids Fun Run participants will receive a Zoom Through the Zoo medal. All participants will receive a complimentary ticket to the Greenville Zoo! 

Zoom Through the Zoo is a Greenville Track Club Corporate Shield event and is part of an eight-race schedule that allows teams to earn points for both placement and participation in four categories: open, female, masters and grandmasters. 

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