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Sippin' Safari

Sippin’ Safari

Friday, September 11, 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

The annual sampling event presented by the Greenville Zoo Foundation transforms the Greenville Zoo into a pathway of wine and food tasting stations, live music, tours of the zoo and a silent auction not to be missed. The purpose of Sippin’ Safari is to raise awareness and funds for various programs around the zoo and the Greenville Zoo Foundation
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International Red Panda Day

International Red Panda Day

Saturday, September 19, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Join us for International Red Panda Day and learn about red pandas and the vulnerability of the species, which is native to the eastern Himalayas and southwest China.

Boo in the Zoo

Greenville Health System

Boo in the Zoo
October 16-18 and 23-25
5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. on Fridays
4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays

We are proud to announce that Greenville Health System is the Title Sponsor for Boo in the Zoo. Greenville Zoo’s annual family-friendly Halloween event for children ages 12 and under features trick-or-treating, fun-filled booths and an unhaunted house. Children must be accompanied by an adult, and everyone is invited to come in costume. Tickets go on sale October 2 for Greenville Zoo members and October 12 for the general public.
Ticket Prices: Non-member adult – $5.00; Non-member child – $6.00; Member adult – FREE; Member child – $5.00

Behind-the-Scenes Tour

Go Behind-the-Scenes at the Greenville Zoo.

Would you like to add more to your visit?
The Behind-the-Scenes tour offers you a glimpse into the inner workings of the Greenville Zoo! 
Tours are held from 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. on select Saturdays beginning September 12. Find out more and register online! 

Education Programs

The Greenville Zoo’s Education Department offers lively hands-on programs sure to engage your children. 
Be sure to check out these great programs at the Greenville Zoo:
•    Zoo Tots – 2 and 3 year olds
•    Saturday Safari – 4 to 8 year olds
•    Home School – K5 to 8th grade
•    Tell Me About it Tuesdays – all ages
•    Wild for Reading Wednesday – all ages
•    Learning Safari Thursday – all ages

Become a member!

Membership has its benefits

The zoo has a variety of membership choices available  tailored to meet your family size. All memberships include the following:

  • Free admission for one full year.
  • Guest tickets for admission to the Greenville Zoo
  • Early sign-up and discounts on all education programs, including Zoo Camp!
  • Free or discounted admission to more than 130 other zoos around the country. 
  • Free or discounted admission to special events such as Boo in the Zoo and Member Appreciation Night.
  • 10% discount in the gift shop and concessions
  • Quarterly video newsletters, updates and notices of special events


Stop by the zoo and meet baby George, our newest Siamang Gibbon! During the month of September choose the Supporter level adoption of our Siamang Gibbons for $45 and receive:

  • Personalized certificate of adoption
  • Animal fact sheet
  • Stuffed animal or two guest passes
  • 5 x 7 photo of the animal family.

Meet our newest Wild Parents!


Keeper: Collie Tubbs – Pot Bellied Pig
Keeper: Davis Barron – African Lions

Keeper: Libby Barron – African Lions

Fall Hours

Starting on October 1, the zoo will be open from 10:00 a.m. – 4:15 p.m. 

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