Private Behind the Scenes Tours

Would you like to add more to your visit? This behind the scenes tour offers you a glimpse into the inner workings of the Greenville Zoo! All tours are for ages 5 and up. All participants under the age of 18 must have an adult or guardian present.

Full Tour

Visitors see our commissary area and learn about the nutritional needs of the animals in the zoo. From there, we wind our way around the zoo, visiting various exhibits, meeting zoo keepers, and having close-up encounters with the zoo residents.

Tours are a flat rate of $295 and can accommodate up to 6 participants ages 5 and up. Behind the scenes tours are around 60 minutes. Before or after their tour, guests are allowed to tour the public side of the zoo, admission is included. 

At this time, participants are required to wear face masks in order to visit behind the scenes facilities. 

Please book at least 2 weeks in advance.  

To book your Behind the Scenes Tour, call 864-467-4850 or email

Behind the Scenes Tour