Homeschool Programs

Homeschool Registration Button September 20th and 21st. Theme: Scaly Tails

Registration opens August 1st! 

Homeschool students will experience a wide variety of interactive, hands-on learning as they explore the Greenville Zoo! The classroom will come to life with   up-close animal encounters, educational games, take home crafts, and zookeeper chats. Join us for these learning adventures! 


Member Price: $25 per class 

Non-member Price: $30 per class 

Know Before You Go!

  • Please send students to class with a water bottle and a snack that does not contain nut products. 
  • Please dress students in weather appropriate attire with close-toed shoes.
  • Classes will only be cancelled if the zoo is required to close to the public.

September 20th & 21st – Scaly Tails

September's homeschool theme is scaly tails! Alligators, lizards, turtle, and snakes!

October 18th & 19th - Who Glows There? 

Bioluminescence is living light! Discover the science behind the animals that glow in the dark as we experiment and play with materials that will light up the night.

November 15th & 16th - What’s the scoop on poop?

Everybody poops! Learn how to identify animals, their diets, and more just by observing their scat! 

December: 12th & 13th - Zoo Toy Shop

*Virtual Class  

Zoo Toy Shop introduces students to all the ways animals have fun at the Greenville Zoo! During this program, we will define animal enrichment, investigate various zoo toys, and even have up-close encounters with fun-loving education animal ambassadors.


January 10th & 11th - Zoo Tunes                

Why do animals make sounds? Do these sounds mean different things? Join us while we discover the world of animal music and learn the importance of sound in the animal kingdom!

February 14th & 15th - Skin and Bones

What is inside all our animal friends that gives them their shape? Join us as we explore skeletal systems and invertebrates alike.


March 14th & 15th - Creature Kaleidoscope 

Red ladybugs, orange frogs, yellow snakes, green spiders, blue tang fish, and purple birds! Discover why colors are important for animals and their survival! 


April 11th & 12th – Beast Besties

We will investigate interspecies relationships and how some animals have best friends that help them survive! 

May 16th & 17th - Home is where the animal is

Caves, deserts, rainforests, and more! Animals live in some amazing places. We will explore different habitats and how animals survive there.