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Animal Senses

from Greenville Zoo

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How do snakes hear without ears? What do millipedes taste with? Students will explore their own five senses and compare those with animal senses. They will discover similarities and differences from humans to others within the animal kingdom through hands-on activities and meeting several animals from the Greenville Zoo.

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About This Program


Multipoint: $120.00
Point to Point: $120.00

Any audience that books five programs at the same time can book a sixth for free (buy five get one free).

A purchase order or full payment must be received three weeks after the date of the program.

Each teacher will receive pre and post activities via email confirmation of the requested program.

This program must be booked at least 3 weeks before program date to be able to send the appropriate materials.


45 minutes

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 1, 2, 3, 4Public Library: Library Patrons

Minimum participants:


Maximum participants:


Primary Disciplines

Fine Arts, Health/Physical Education, Sciences

Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference – Webcam/desktop (Zoom, Skype, iChat, Vidyo, Movi/Jabber, Blue Jeans, etc...)

Booking Information

Our availability includes: Year round Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. If you would like a program outside of this time, please feel free to ask and we will see what we can do for you! Please reserve 3 weeks in advance when possible

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Provider's Cancellation Policy

CANCELLATION POLICY: In the event that a program must be canceled due to weather, technical issues, or other circumstances beyond the control of the Zoo or program recipient, the program may be rescheduled at a later date agreeable to both parties for no additional charge (dependent on availability). If cancellation occurs for any other reason than listed above, a cancellation fee will apply.

RESCHEDULING POLICY: In the event that a program needs to be rescheduled for any reason other than those listed above, then the Zoo must be notified at least three weeks before the date of the program. We do not reschedule inside the three weeks of the scheduled program date. A rescheduling fee will apply.

REFUND POLICY: Once registration is confirmed, the Greenville Zoo adheres to a no-refund, no-credit policy. If a program is canceled at any time for any reason other than those listed above, no refund or credit will be given. Substitution of another group of participants of the same age is permitted with prior notification given at least three weeks before the date of the program.

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Greenville Zoo

Greenville, SC
United States

The Greenville Zoo is a 14-acre facility featuring hundreds of wildlife from all over the world including giraffe, monkeys, giant tortoises and leopards. Join us on a wildlife adventure through the zoo’s beautifully landscaped acres filled with up close and personal views of its residents! Through engaging programs, educational events and animal exhibits, the Greenville Zoo provides a wonderfully wild experience for the entire family that will keep you coming back all year long!

Kyra Thurow

Program Details


The Greenville Zoo will send you a package of materials in order to participate in hands-on activities during the program.

1. Discussion of the five senses that people have and how we use them.
2. An in-depth look at each sense along with animal guests.
3. Build a Popsicle harmonica as a group and learn how snakes hear through vibrations.


1. Students will be able to list the five human senses.
2. Students will understand that some animals have different senses than people.
3. Students will be able to point out how the senses of animals may be similar or different from people.

Standards Alignment

National Standards

NS.K-4.3: Life Science: The characteristics of organisms

State Standards

Meets South Carolina Health Education Standards G-1.1.1

NGSS: 4-LS1-2: From Molecules to Organisms: Structures and Processes

ISTE 1: Empowered Learner
ISTE 7: Global Collaborator
ISTE 6: Creative Communicator