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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.

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.

Program Times:
2 year olds - 10:30 am to 11:15 am
3 year olds - 11:30 am to 12:15 pm

Program Costs:
SINGLE CLASS: $15 for Zoo Members; $25 for Non-Members
Five Classes: $60 for Members / $100 for Non-Members
Ten Classes: $110 for Members/ $180 for Non-Members

Registration: Download the Registration Form. All registration forms must be in at least three days before the program date.

Please note that Zoo Tots is designed for one parent and one toddler only. Siblings can be a distraction to other participants and the program. There is a $5 fee for extra adults and they can pay that on the day they come. However, it must be approved by the instructor at least 24 hours before the program.

Springtime Surprises

Flowers are blooming and birds are singing! Join us as we discover a few surprises about spring and how it affects the zoo!

Date Time Age Space Still Available?
April 5, 2013 10:30-11:15 am 2 Year Olds Yes
11:30 am-12:15 pm 3 Year Olds Yes
April 9, 2013 10:30-11:15 pm 2 Year Olds Yes
11:30 am-12:15 pm 3 Year Olds Yes

Are You a Fan of the Orangutan?

Rainforests are home to many fascinating animals, including orangutans. Join us as we discover some of the other animals that share their world. Then take a walk to meet the Greenville Zoo’s very own orangs, Mia, Chelsea and Bob.

Date Time Age Space Still Available?
May 3, 2013 10:30-11:15 am 2 Year Olds Yes
11:30 am-12:15 pm 3 Year Olds Yes
May 7, 2013 10:30-11:15 pm 2 Year Olds Yes
11:30 am-12:15 pm 3 Year Olds Yes

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

Registration: Download the Registration Form. All registration forms must be in at least three days before the program date.

Kids for Conservation

What is Conservation? Why is it important? What can we do to help? These are all questions that we will address. Join us as we learn how to get involved in conservation of our natural resources through this fun interactive program.

Date Time Age Space Still Available?
April 12, 2014 10 am-Noon Ages 4-5 Yes
April 26, 2014 10 am-Noon Ages 6-8 Yes

Primarily Primates

Let’s monkey around and visit the primates! We will discover the difference between monkeys, apes and much more!

Date Time Age Space Still Available?
May 10, 2014 10 am-Noon Ages 4-5 Yes
2-4 pm Ages 6-8 Yes