Zoo Rules

The Greenville Zoo strives to maintain a family-oriented environment where all guests an enjoy their visit. You can make the most of your visit, and ensure the same experience for others by keeping these rules in mind as you explore the Zoo. 

  • The Greenville Zoo is a smoke-free facility. Those wishing to smoke must do so outside the zoo, at least 10 feet from any entry.
  • No alcohol is allowed in the zoo. Alcohol is only allowed in the zoo during special events when permits, insurance and alcohol licenses have been obtained and approved.
  • The following are not allowed inside the zoo: weapons, bikes, rollerblades, skates, skateboards, hoverboards, fireworks, balloons, or streamers. 
  • Shirts and shoes are required to enter the zoo and are required in all areas of the zoo. 
  • Always remain on public pathways. 
  • Animals should not be taunted in any way. Please do not throw food or other objects into any animal enclosure.
  • Pets are not allowed inside zoo grounds. 
  • SERVICE ANIMAL POLICY: The Greenville Zoo welcomes any trained service dog in the company of its owner onto zoo grounds. We are happy to comply with state and federal laws to allow this access. 
    • SERVICE ANIMAL DEFINITIONService Animals are defined as dogs that are individually trained to do work or perform specific tasks for people with disabilities. Dogs whose sole function is to provide comfort or emotional support do not qualify as service animals under the American Disabilities Act (ADA).

      In order to determine if an animal is a service animal, Greenville Zoo staff may ask the following questions:

      • Is this a service animal required for assistance with a disability?
      • What work or task has the animal been trained to perform?
      • In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, only trained service animals are permitted on Zoo grounds. Pets, exotic species, therapy, or emotional-support animals are not permitted. Service animals in training are permitted into the Zoo with prior notification to the Zoo’s management team. To view the full ADA policy, please visit the ADA website.