Special Events

International Vulture Awareness Day

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

Every year, the first Saturday in September is set aside to consider the ecological importance of a bird that is usually dismissed with a shudder. With some species under severe threat of extinction, International Vulture Awareness Day aims to educate a reluctant public about the critical role this creature plays in the well-being of the environment.

Sippin' Safari

September 7, 6:30 - 9:30 p.m.

Celebrating its 12th year, this popular event features wine sampling, restaurant vendors, raffles and live music! Enjoy a stroll through the zoo and choose from more than 50 wines.


VIP area with early access (6 p.m.), exclusive wines and Blockhouse Oyster Bar. All VIP guests are automatically entered to win a wheelbarrow of wine!

General Admission: $50
VIP: $75
Designated Driver: $20 

Ticket sales are limited. All ticket prices increase September 1. No refunds; however, tickets can be transferred to another person.

To purchase tickets, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sippin-safari-2018-tickets-48382945693.

Must be 21 or older to attend and ID is required for admission.

Sponsored by: Liquid Catering, MY102.5, Go with Garrett's Golf Cars & Specialty Vehicles, Pepsi, Bacon Brothers, Nothing Bundt Cakes, Seasons Cafe and Catering, The Sweetery, The Melting Pot and many more to come...

Learn more at sippinsafari.com.

International Red Panda Day

September 15, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Zoos all over the world celebrate International Red Panda Day on the third Saturday of September to raise awareness about conservation of this unique species. Come learn about red pandas' habitat in the eastern Himalayas and southwest China and the challenges they face.

Boo in the Zoo

October 19-21 & 26-28
Fridays 5:30 - 8 p.m. and Saturdays & Sundays 4 - 8 p.m.

Don't miss Greenville's most popular family-friendly Halloween event! In addition to trick-or-treating, fun-filled booths and Dragon Alley, this year's event will feature the NEW Alice's Fun House. Children must be accompanied by an adult and everyone is invited to come in costume.

Safari Santa

December 1, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Come enjoy the zoo AND have your photo taken with Santa! The first 100 children to visit with Santa will receive a free cookie and milk. As part of the event, some of the zoo animals will have a variety of enrichment treats to enjoy.