Birthday Parties and Special Occasions

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Our birthday package includes a 2-hour rental of the covered picnic area across from the education center inside the Greenville Zoo. The space is covered from rain. Fans are used to keep the space cool in the summer and outdoor heaters are used to keep the space warm in the winter. Untitled presentation (1) (1)

Your birthday package includes admission into the zoo for up to 20 named guests, including the birthday family. (Your guest list must be provided 48 hours before the party.) If you would like to have more than 20 people at your party, you can pre-purchase tickets for your guests online. You can do that here

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Your birthday package includes 24 animal-themed cupcakes from local bakery, Couture Cakes. You get your choice of vanilla or chocolate bases or ½  and ½. All cupcakes include an exquisite tasting buttercream-based frosting. Additional cupcakes are available for an added fee. Basic paper plates and napkins are provided.

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Yard games such as cornhole, giant Jenga, and building blocks are provided. There is a DIY zoo-themed photo booth. Birthday banners and customized signs are provided. You are welcome to bring your own additional decorations, games, food, and guest favors. You may not bring plastic straws, confetti, balloons, or glass items. These items are not allowed on zoo grounds to protect the safety of our animals.Untitled presentation (2) (1)

An animal ambassador will make a guest appearance at your party at a designated time.  Your animal encounter is for one animal and lasts 15 minutes long.  We ask that you select your top 3 choices of animal from our ambassador list that is provided after booking the party. Our encounters focus on conservation messages related to the species chosen as well as their unique animal adaptations.

bookOur birthday parties are $350 for non-member or $340 for zoo members.

Party Rentals at the Greenville Zoo are outdoors and offered rain or shine. The picnic area is covered to protect from rain and sun. Rentals will only be rescheduled in special cases or if the zoo is closed to the public.

The only way to reserve a birthday date and time is to purchase the party. We do not accept partial payments or deposits.

Our birthday parties are only available on select Saturdays. There is an AM and PM time slot.

10:30AM 12:30PM    or    2:00PM – 4:00PM 

Please note that at the end of your rental time, we will begin to clean up and/or set up for the next party. Please be respectful of our rental times and agreements for the birthday space.

If you have additional questions regarding our birthday party packages and available birthday dates please email 

Final booking of your birthday party is completed over the phone. Please call 864-467-4850 for a wild time! 

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