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Saturday Safari

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Family Programs for 4-8 year olds

Classes are designed to help children (ages 4-5 and 6-8) discover the fascinating world of animals. Classes are held in the Conservation Station and combine a lesson with crafts, activities, trips into the Zoo and animals in the classroom. Program length: 2 hours

Price per program:
Members: $15.25 (1 child)
Non-members: $25.25 (1 child)

Bundle Pricing:
Per three-month period, choose Sept-Nov, Dec-Feb and/or Mar-May
Members: $35.50 (1 child)
Non-members: $65.50 (1 child)

Tools of Defense

What kinds of weapons do animals have and why do they need them? Come learn about antlers, horns, venom, armor, teeth and much more with animals at the Zoo!

Sept. 13 10 am to Noon  

Sept. 20 10 am to Noon  

Funny Bones

Bones are amazing! Become a bone detective to find out how animals are put together. Lots of bones, along with live animals will provide clues in this fun investigation.

Oct. 11 10 am to Noon  

Oct. 11 2-4 pm  

Natural Designs

What have humans designed and created by copying nature? How can these inventions help us study animals? Join us as we discover all of the wonderful things that nature can teach us!

Nov. 15 10 am to Noon  

Nov. 15 2-4 pm  

Dino-mite Dinos

It’s a bird! It’s a reptile! No, it’s a… Well, scientists aren’t sure what type of animal dinosaurs were, but they sure were cool! Become a paleontologist for a day and dig up the dirt on dinos.

Dec. 13 10 am to Noon  

Dec. 13 2-4 pm  


From super-strength to bionic vision, invisibility to lightning speed, animals have amazing powers! Put on your mask and fly over to the Zoo to learn all about the super-heroes of the animal kingdom.

Jan. 10 10 am to Noon  

Jan. 24 10 am to Noon   

Loveable Couples

Did you know that a male seahorse carries his babies around in his belly? Or that the female lions are the ones that hunt for food? This program will talk about animal couples and the different roles they play in the family.

Feb 21 10 am to Noon  

Feb. 28 10 am to Noon   

Island Hopping

Let’s take a trip to the islands! We’ll hop from one island to the next around the world discovering the different habits of island animals, like our giant tortoises of Aldabra Island, our lemurs of Madagascar, and many others.

Mar. 14 10 am to Noon  

Mar. 28 10 am to Noon   

Animal Architects

Enter a world of animal architects and engineers, where detailed dwellings are built with simple supplies, and every house fits the needs of its owner. Come put on your construction hats and meet the busy builders of the Greenville Zoo!

Apr. 18 10 am to Noon  

Apr. 25 10 am to Noon   

Creek Kids

Roll up your jeans and wade on in! It’s time to get muddy as we learn about these awesome ecosystems. You will be surprised at all of the animals that call a creek home.

May 9 10 am to Noon  

May 9 2-4 pm