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Greenville Zoo
150 Cleveland Park Drive
Greenville
SC
29601
Tel: 864-467-4300

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The animals await your arrival at 150 Cleveland Park Drive, Greenville, 29601. There are two parking lots available free of charge, located directly across from the zoo entrance.

Where are we going today?

Do you know what sound an elephant makes?  Yes?  Do you want to hear it with your own ears!?  Exciting!

Greenville Zoo is 10 acres of great family friendly fun featuring beautiful and exotic animals from across the globe.  

Lively, jumping monkeys await your attention - from the Black Headed Spider Monkey to the fluffy Angola Colobus Monkey.  A collection of cute, weird and wonderful reptiles can be found in the Reptile Building.  Haven’t been to Africa?  No problem - because it has come to you!  The Masai Giraffes are beautiful and graceful creatures and can be found within the park, and various members of the cat family such as the cute eared ocelots and regal African lions also roam.

The zoo is also a great place to learn about these creatures you are seeing - how and where they live, what makes them different and what is special about them.  A number of great hands-on programs are offered to continue the eduction outside of the classroom.  Some examples are Saturday Safari which help children aged 5-8 discover the amazing world of these animals through crafts and activities, and “Zoo Tots” which are designed for both the parent and the toddler to discover the fascinating worlds that exist for these creatures.

The zoo also put on fun events and concerts across the year - from the delicious Hot Dog Day to the musical Zoo-A-Palooza featuring some great musicians and singers.  There are often seasonal events based around Christmas and Halloween so keep an eye out for those!
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How much does it cost?

  • Adults$8.75
  • Children$5.50 (3 to 15 years)
  • Free Under: 3
LAST UPDATED 2014

When can we go?

March 1 - Sept 30 extended hours - 9am - 5pm

open 7 days a week except Thanksgiving, New Years Eve and Christmas Day.

Teachers corner

There are a number of educational programs available which can be suited to all educational needs. There are specific homeschooling programs that occur on select Mondays and Tuesdays throughout the year to add a hands on element to their education. There are career days for those who might be interested in an animal career, and specific school programs which offer specific courses for age groups between K4 and high school..

Any Top Tips?

Back home and want to know what those cute animals are up to? You can watch your favourite giraffes through live video streaming! Ask about giraffe cam during your visit. Also, allow about 1.5 to 2 hours to enjoy the entire zoo. .

Doing our bit

The zoo ensures all the animals are happy and healthy in their new home by becoming an AZA accredited institution. This means the zoo and its facilities and methods are approved by official zoo experts from the commission. So don’t worry - the animals will always be treated wonderfully!.

Need a little extra help?

Greenville Zoo is completely accessible to wheelchairs. If you need one, make sure you bring your own as they are unavailable to rent in the park. .

Can I get one of those?

If you were inspired by the museum and fancy taking home your very own scientific kits to play with, then head to the gift shop. If you want to impress your friends, there are also sharks teeth, polished rocks, and even fossilized dinosaur droppings to take home! There are also fun wooden toys available..

What people are saying?

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    First visit to the Zoo. We all loved it! You can tell the staff really cares about the animals..great place for the family..We live in North Carolina and will be going back! We loved it so much, we became members.

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    Delightful little zoo that was just perfect for my grand-kids, ages 3-8...they honestly couldn't have lasted longer than the 2 hours that we were there anyway. They were close enough to see all of the animals very well (at some bigger zoos, we have often not been able to see animals who were naturally camouflaged or too far away). It was clean and well maintained. The kinetic playground at the park across from the zoo was an added plus. Would recommend to families with young kids.

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    I have never been there, however,,,,,,I do watch their Giraffe cam,,,,,,,every day,
    love to watch mom Autum, dad walter and baby boy Kiko,,,,,,,,,the camera was down today so I made the call,,,,,,,,,the lady was wonderful, she gave me some background,

    One day I will make the trip from California to meet my favorite pets, they are so well taken care of,,,,,,,,their stalls are cleaning daily, well fed,,,,,,,,,,,,Kiko is such a joy to watch

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    I hate to say it, but this place sucks. Save your time and spend a bit more on gas and go to Columbia, SC Riverbanks Zoo. This zoo in Greenville is insanely small, takes about an hour to see everything, even with paying attention to every exhibit and background information signs. I think the worst part though is the charging for "food" to give to the animals. There are, I think, 5 types of animals you can feed, such as Giraffes, Elephants, Goats, etc. and it costs 3 dollars for a pack of graham crackers (not really but they're identical). While...Read More

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    I have pictures of my dad and I at the zoo on the curb eating ice cream. They haven't changed much since I was a kid. A thing they really need to thing of looking into changing is the reptile exhibit. that is about the only thing that has not changed since I was a kid ( I am 23) I take my three kids ages 3.5, 2.5, and almost 1. My boys always have a blast and enjoy looking at the animals, it's perfect for them. It normally takes us about 2 hours to get through the whole thing. I love the new giraffe that was born this week. He is such a cutie. Greenville...Read More

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by Brad Johannsen

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I hate to say it, but this place sucks. Save your time and spend a bit more on gas and go to Columbia, SC Riverbanks Zoo. This zoo in Greenville is insanely small, takes about an hour to see everything, even with paying attention to every exhibit and background information signs. I think the worst part though is the charging for "food" to give to the animals. There are, I think, 5 types of animals you can feed, such as Giraffes, Elephants, Goats, etc. and it costs 3 dollars for a pack of graham crackers (not really but they're identical). While it's an awesome concept, the problem is that the animals are so far away that you can't get close enough to feed them. We walked the whole park and never got a chance to hand off even one cracker. Well, except for the goats, which clearly they don't care about crackers because it was apparent that their pen was where everyone else was throwing their crackers. The goat pen is littered with crackers. It's kind of ridiculous. Anyway, it's pretty "blah" and the feeding thing is ridiculous. Riverbanks in Columbia has exhibits where Giraffes walk right up to you and you can feed them from your hand. It's awesome. Greenville Zoo? Not so much. Skip this one.

by Shanai Peery

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I have pictures of my dad and I at the zoo on the curb eating ice cream. They haven't changed much since I was a kid. A thing they really need to thing of looking into changing is the reptile exhibit. that is about the only thing that has not changed since I was a kid ( I am 23) I take my three kids ages 3.5, 2.5, and almost 1. My boys always have a blast and enjoy looking at the animals, it's perfect for them. It normally takes us about 2 hours to get through the whole thing. I love the new giraffe that was born this week. He is such a cutie. Greenville Zoo has a lot of unused space they need to put to good work. Its just sitting there.

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