October E-newsletter
Greenville Health System Boo in the Zoo

Greenville Health System Boo in the Zoo

The Greenville Zoo’s annual family-friendly Halloween event for children ages 12 and under, is ending this weekend! Join us October 23 from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. and October 24 – 25 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. The event will feature trick-or-treating, fun-filled booths, a princess castle and characters, an extinct species graveyard and an un-haunted house.
The event will features a free park and ride service, provided by Greenlink. Each night, starting one hour before the event, three buses will transport event attendees from County Square (301 University Ridge) to the zoo, and the buses will run continuously between the two locations until 9 p.m. Attendees are strongly encouraged to utilize this free, convenient service, as parking will not be permitted on Woodland Way (from Cleveirvine Avenue to McDaniel Avenue) or on Woodland Way Circle.     
Avoid the long lines and purchase your tickets online at www.greenvillezoo.com/boo. Tickets can also be purchased at the zoo ticket booth during regular zoo hours: 10 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.

Ticket prices for zoo members are $5 for children and free for adults. Ticket prices for the general public are $6 for children and $5 for adults.
Children must be accompanied by an adult, and everyone is invited to come in costume. For safety reasons, attendees are asked not to bring plastic pumpkins, Halloween bags or sacks. The zoo will provide special treat bags for the children.

Education classes

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

Behind-the-Scenes Tours

Behind-the-Scenes Tour

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. Our next tour is November 7! Find out more and register online! 

Become a Zoo Member!

Membership has its benefits!

The zoo has a variety of membership choices available  tailored to meet your family size. All mem

berships 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
Membership Special


Stop by the zoo and meet baby Willie, our newest Red Panda! During the month of October choose the Supporter level adoption of our Red Pandas for $45 and receive:

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

Meet Our Newest Wild Parents!



Levi Reeves- African Lions

Lila Reeves- Bornean Orangutans
Shout out to- Troop 1183
DeYana Hayes-White Nosed Coati
Natalie Huerfano-African Lions
Katie Ioamidis- Amur Leopards
Rebecca Simpson-Amur Leopards
Kylee Wheeler- Amur Leopards
Jillian Swire-Clark- Masai Giraffe
Reagan Dunlap- Aldabra Tortoises
Lilly Humphries- Aldabra Tortoises
Katie Kilborn-Red Pandas
Grace Scott- Red Pandas
Valerie Janowski-Red Pandas
Raina Harwoo-Colobus Monkeys
Caraline Gray- Ocelots


Drew Sullivan- African Lions­

Who's Who at the Greenville Zoo

Who's Who at the Greenville Zoo

Meet our newest Education Instructors, Kyra Thurow and Karen Love!

Greenville Zoo Foundation

Greenville Zoo Foundation
New Board Members

Will Gibbs

Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP

Jon Hammond


Thomas Parry


Laura Whitney, MD

The Children's Medical Center

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