Homeschool Programs

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Our homeschool programs offer lively, hands-on classes that are sure to engage students as they learn. Classes often include experiments, animal encounters, and educational games. Vocabulary and post activities will be provided to ensure that your child gets the most out of these programs. Program length: 90 minutes


AUGUST 27th 10AM-2PM

Free with paid admission

See what makes the Zoo a great classroom.

Summer’s just heating up but it’s about time to go back to school. Come learn in one of the wildest classrooms around! The Greenville Zoo supports K5-8 grade students. Classes are 90 minutes and meet SC standards.

  • Come meet our Home School Coordinator
  • Learn more about our programs
  • Meet our animal ambassadors
Students standing in a classroom, hands to their eyes imitating binoculars.

Program Times

  • K5 - 2nd grade - 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. 
  • 3rd - 5th grade - 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • 6th - 8th grade - 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Individual Program Prices

  • Members - $15 (1 child)
  • Non-members - $20 (1 child)

Bundle Program Prices

Bundles are: (Sept-May) (Sept - Dec) (Jan - Apr) 

  • 4 Month: Members - $55 (1 child)
  • 4 Month: Non-members - $75 (1 child)
  • All Year: Members- $110 (1 child)
  • All Year:Non-members- $150 (1 child)


Great things are happening at the Greenville Zoo! We are currently in the process of implementing a brand new system for online registration. While our online registrations are temporarily offline, please contact Jim Groener at 864-298-2797 to register for Homeschool by phone. 

Thank you for your patience as we move forward.

Program Titles and Dates

A Sea of Possibilities

Splash into the world of amazing aquatic life and learn how we can help them survive!

  • Monday Sessions: September 9, 2019
  • Tuesday Sessions: September 10, 2019

Social Butterflies and Wallflowers

Come explore social networking in the animal kingdom. We'll discuss why some animals are secretive and why some are gregarious. 

  • Monday Sessions: October 7, 2019
  • Tuesday Sessions: October 8, 2019

Let's Eat!

Do you eat like a bird? Maybe like some animals... you prefer 'fast food.' In this class we'll discuss what's on the menu in the animal kingdom!

  • Monday Sessions: November 4, 2019
  • Tuesday Sessions: November 5, 2019

Home Sweet Home

Did you wake up in a tree, a cave, or a swamp? Let's explore the different and diverse areas animals call home. 

  • Monday Sessions: December 9, 2019
  • Tuesday Sessions: December 10, 2019

The Tools of Survival

Animals can use claws, venom, poison, and camouflage to survive. Learn the different ways animal have adapted to stay alive! 

  • Monday Sessions: January 6, 2020
  • Tuesday Sessions: January 7, 2020

Beastly Besties

Just like you might have a best friend or two, there are animal buddies in the wild world too! We will investigate interspecies relationship and why animals have besties. 

  • Monday Sessions: January 27, 2020
  • Tuesday Sessions: January 28, 2020

Beautiful Brachiators

Are you ready for a swinging time? Find out what makes an animal, like gibbons, adapted to life in the tree. 

  • Monday Sessions: March 2, 2020
  • Tuesday Sessions: March 3, 2020

No Backbone, No Problem!

Come explore the amazing world of invertebrates, animals that lack a backbone. Let's examine animals that are large and small that no internal skeletons but have amazing life cycles and surprising survival skills. 

  • Monday Sessions: April 6, 2020
  • Tuesday Sessions: April 7, 2020


Join us on this special opportunity for homeschool families!  Start your adventure with a live animal encounter at the zoo.  We will then be lead into Cleveland Park by zoo staff for a fun educational hike!

Dates and Pricing

Select Tuesdays 10-11 a.m. 

$10.00 per family  (Program only. Does not include admission to tour the zoo). Register Here

  • Tuesday, October 22, 2019
  • Tuesday, March 17, 2020