Free Programs

Tell me about it Tuesday logo with a spider monkey

Would you like more information about the lions, the alligators or another one of our residents? Docents will be on hand in front of select exhibits throughout the zoo every Tuesday, September through May. Join us during these displayed times to speak with our knowledgeable staff about our animal ambassadors.

Tuesdays, September through May, at 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.


September 6, 2022- Anteater and Rhea

September 13, 2022- Spider Monkey

September 20, 2022- Guenons

September 27, 2022- Colobus Monkey

October 4, 2022- Docent's Choice

October 11, 2022- Lemurs

October 18, 2022- Prehensile-Tailed Skink

October 25, 2022- Rhinoceros Iguana

November 1, 2022- Bat-Eared Fox and Vultures

November 8, 2022- Aldabra Tortoise 

November 15, 2022- Lions

November 22, 2022- Giraffes

December 6, 2022- Orangutans

December 13, 2022- Leopards

January 10, 2023- Madagascar Hissing Cockroaches

January 17, 2023- Burmese Python

January 24, 2023- Squirrels! (Squirrel Appreciation Day)

February 14, 2023- Docent's Choice

February 21, 2023- Docent's Choice - Which Animal would you pick for president? 😊

February 28, 2023- Red Panda

March 7, 2023- Siamangs

March 14, 2023- Pollinator Garden (Learn About Butterflies Day!).

March 21, 2023- Eurasian Eagle Owl

March 28, 2023- Harris’s Hawk

April 4, 2023- Aviary Birds (National Birding Day)

April 11, 2023- Farmyard (National Farm Animal Day)

April 18, 2023- Bat House (International Bat Appreciation)

April 25, 2023- Ocelots

May 2, 2023- Leopards (International Leopard Day)

May 9, 2023- Lagoon

May 16, 2023- Alligator

May 23, 2023- Aldabra Tortoise (World Turtle Day)

May 30, 2023- Barred Owl

June 6, 2023- Last TMAIT before summer- Docent’s Choice!

Wild for Reading logo with a pink flamingo

Wiggle on over to the zoo with your little book worm!  On Wednesdays, September through May, the education department will celebrate reading with a new book and animal friend. Join us during this free program near the Farmyard Exhibit at the Greenville Zoo for a reading of a children’s book then a live animal presentation.

  • When: Wednesdays, September through May, at 12:30 p.m.
  • Where: Farmyard exhibit
  • Cost: Admission to the zoo 
Safari Thursday Logo with a barred owl in the background

Would you like to get close to a snake? How about a box turtle? Maybe you would like to touch the teeth on a lion skull? Have you ever wondered what alligator skin feels like? Who knows what you might see!

  • When: Select Saturdays, September through May, at 3:30 p.m.
  • Where: Front of the Education Building
  • Cost: Admission to the zoo