Zoo Tots 2-4 Year Olds

Zoo Tots, Greenville Zoo

Zoo Tots classes are designed to help children explore and engage with the natural world. Classes combine an "on your own" exploratory play time featuring crafts, sensory bins and educational stations with a structured circle time and an animal encounter. Program length is 45 minutes.

Curious about the curriculum of Zoo Tots? Check out Why Attend Zoo Tots to learn more about how we plan classes to help our students meet various developmental milestones.

Have your own guardian and me group? Interested in a unique preschool birthday? Want to supplement a preschool field trip? We offer private Zoo Tots classes! Contact the Education Department at (864) 467-4850 or email zooed@greenvillesc.gov for more information. 


Please call the Education Department at (864) 467-4850  to register for Zoo Tot programs.

What steps are being taken to ensure your child’s safety?

In additional to amplified cleaning practices, and daily employee health screening, our practices have been modified to keep your children safe. 

Classes conducted in person will take place in our outdoor classroom areas. Outdoor classrooms are shaded and separated from the public. To ensure social distancing, class sizes will be kept to 10 students and 10 adults. Students will have individual work spaces for themselves and their siblings if applicable. Class supplies will be allocated for individual students and parent combos, to allow for singular use. At this time, only one class is offered a day to ensure thorough cleaning in between use.  

 In compliance with the Governor’s Executive Order, masks are required to be worn at the zoo, under age 2 is the exception.

In case of light rain, the outdoor classrooms are covered. Please dress students in weather appropriate attire and close-toed shoes. In the case of inclement weather, classes will be moved to a safe shelter that still allows for social distancing. Classes will only be cancelled if the zoo is required to close to the public.

Program Times

Offered on the first Saturday of the month at 10:15 a.m. 

Individual Program Prices

  • Members: $10 (1 adult/child pair)
  • Non-members: $22 (1 adult/child pair) includes admission into the zoo

Zoo Tots Programs for 2021

January 9th: Big and Small 

Animals come in all shapes and sizes! This class is all about animals that are really big and animals that are really little. 

January 30th: Tricera-Tots

The prehistoric class is all about dinosaurs! We are going to investigate what dinosaurs ate, how big they were, and what their bones looked like.   

March 6th: Superman-imals

Superheroes are not the only ones with super powers. This class will discover the real life super strength and speed of wild animals. 

April 3rd: A Bug's Life

Between beautiful butterflies and creepy crawlies, bugs are everywhere! This class will explore the wide world of insects.

May 1st: Night Lights

Nighttime is not always as dark as it seems! Join us as we explore animals that make their own night-lights.

* Please note that Zoo Tots is designed for one parent and one toddler.There is a $5 fee for extra adults and that can be paid on the day of the program. However, it must be approved by the instructor at least 24 hours before the program.