Homeschool Programs

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

Program Times

  • K5 - 2nd grade - 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. -SOLD OUT
  • 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 - $10 (1 child)
  • Non-members - $15 (1 child)

Bundle Program Prices

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

  • 4 Month: Members - $32 (1 child)
  • 4 Month: Non-members - $52 (1 child)
  • All Year: Members- $62 (1 child)
  • All Year:Non-members- $102 (1 child)
Kids Looking into a Giant Tortoise Exhibit

2018-2019 Program Topics

The Root of the Matter - Plants are all around us in more ways that we can imagine! Join us as we explore how plants are a vital part of life for us and for the animal world!

  • Sept 10 or Sept 11
Homeschool Days at the Zoo Logo

Scat & Tracks - We will investigate the importance of these many animal signs this month.

  • Oct 1 or Oct 2

Conservation Nation - Protecting the Earth and its' resources is something that everyone can do! We will discover some of the biggest threats to the environment and what we can do in our daily lives to be conservationists.

  • Nov 5 or Nov 6

Rise & Shine - Some animals sleep all day and some animals sleep all night. What determines when an animal will rise and shine? Come discover diurnal, nocturnal, and crepuscular animals at the Greenville Zoo.

  •  Dec 3 or Dec 4

The Circle of Life - Why do some animals have one form their whole lives while others go through several stages? We will delve into the many different life cycles of the animal world in this fun-filled class.

  • Jan 7 or Jan 8

Creatures Below Us - What lies beneath our feet? Often times the answer is a whole world of life! Join us as we discover a whole new world that lies right beneath the surface.

  • Jan 28 or Jan 29

Say What? -Animals can communicate through movements, sounds, sights, scents, and more! Come explore these different styles of communication and how they are important for the animals that use them.

  • Mar 4 or 5

Birds of a Feather - What has beaks and feathers? Birds! Let's take a look at the amazing world of birds including getting to know some of the birds in our own backyard and how to be a friend to these flighty, feathery creatures.

  • Apr 1 or 2


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!

Signing up for a hike enrolls you as part of our Family Nature Play Club.  

Dates and Pricing

Select Fridays 10-11 a.m., September-March

$5.00 per family  (Program only. Does not include admission to the zoo)

  • September 21, 2018- Tree ID Hike
  • October 26, 2018- Edible Hike
  • November 30, 2018- Animal Signs
  • February 22, 2019- Colors of Nature
  • March 8, 2019- Bug Hunt

Register for Homeschool Hikes