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Join our Circle of Friends!

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And run with the furry, scaly, spotted, shelled, slimy, leathery and feathery crowd.

Our family needs a friend like you.

The Friends of the Greenville Zoo is a non-profit organization focused on supporting the Greenville Zoo and its dedication to animal care, education, conservation, and the overall enjoyment of the community. With financial support from the Friends, the Greenville Zoo is able to provide an elevated level of care in an enriched environment for the animals. The Friends’ support also helps the zoo offer exciting special events and ensures positive growth in the future. A master plan is currently in development by the zoo, the City of Greenville, and the Friends to guarantee a first class destination for all to enjoy.

The Greenville Zoo is one of the top rated tourist attractions in the Upstate of South Carolina welcoming over 270,000 visitors annually. The 14-acre facility features wildlife from around the world including giraffes, monkeys, giant tortoises, elephants and a variety of reptiles. The zoo is proud to be one of a select group of zoos accredited by the Association of Zoos & Aquariums (only 10% of the US zoos and aquariums meet the AZA’s high standards). AZA accreditation is an impressive accomplishment that acknowledges the highest standards of animal health, enrichment and welfare, conservation, education and recreation. This is a credit to both the zoo staff, as well as the hard work of the Friends of the Greenville Zoo.

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Join Our Circle of Friends!

Friend's Society (previously Peacock) - $112

  • Free admission for two (2) adults plus children or grandchildren under the age of 18
  • Four guests any time plus 10 additional guest tickets
  • Early sign-up and discounts to educational programs, camps and special events
  • Reciprocal free or discount admission to more than 140 other zoos in the US
  • 10 percent discount in Greenville Zoo Safari Shop
  • Car magnet

Friend's Patron - $250

  • Same benefits as "Friend’s Society" plus:
  • "Meet the Keeper" talk at select exhibit (elephant, lion, giraffe or orangutan)*

Friend's Gallery - $500

  • Same benefits as "Friend’s Society" plus:
  • "Meet the Keeper" talk at select exhibit (elephant, lion, giraffe or orangutan)*
  • Two (2) tickets to Sippin’ Safari or Brew in the Zoo signature events

Friend's Benefactor - $1000

  • Same benefits as "Friend’s Society" plus:
  • One (1) Behind-the-Scenes tour for four (4)*
  • Two (2) tickets and VIP tent access to Sippin’ Safari or Brew in the Zoo, our signature events
  • Recognition on donor board located at the Zoo and website

Friend's Conservationist - $2500

  • Same benefits as "Friend’s Society" plus:
  • One (1) Behind-the-Scenes tour for eight (8)*
  • Four (4) tickets and VIP tent access to Sippin’ Safari or Brew in the Zoo, our signature events
  • 25 percent discount on facility rental
  • Recognition on donor board located at the Zoo and website

Friend's Circle of Friendship - $5000

  • Same benefits as "Friend’s Society" plus:
  • One (1) Behind-the-Scenes tour for ten (10)*
  • Four (4) tickets and VIP tent access to Sippin’ Safari AND Brew in the Zoo, our signature events
  • 50 percent discount on facility rental
  • Recognition on donor board located at the Zoo and website

* Important Note: Keeper Talks and Behind-the-Scenes tours are given on specific dates and will be coordinated by the Friends with the Greenville Zoo. Some age restrictions apply.