Animal Senses

by  Greenville Zoo

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Animal Senses investigates the many ways animals use their five main senses (sight, touch, hearing, smell, and taste) to survive in their habitats. During this program, we will define the five main senses, explore how animals use their senses to survive, and demonstrate how animals may use their senses differently than we do. All programs include up close encounters with our education animal ambassadors.

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About This Program


Multipoint: $100.00
Point to Point: $100.00


45 minutes

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) Pre-K Students, Kindergarten, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5Public Library: Library Patrons

Minimum participants:


Maximum participants:


Primary Disciplines

Fine Arts, Health/Physical Education, Sciences

Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference – Webcam/desktop (Zoom, Google Meet, Cisco WebEx, GoToMeeting, Microsoft Teams, etc...)

Booking Information

Our availability includes: Year round Tuesday - Friday 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. 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 2 weeks in advance when possible.

Sorry, this program is not currently available. To inquire about future availability, please contact Greenville Zoo

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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.

About This Provider

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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!

Zoo Education

Program Details


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

1. Introduce / Review the five main senses (Hearing, Smell, Taste, Touch, Sight)
2. Investigate how the senses can help an animal to survive in the wild
3. Explore each individual sense in depth, focusing on how animals may differ from humans.


Upon completion of this program, participants should be able to:
• List the five main senses (Sight, Hearing, Touch, Taste, and Smell)
• Describe at least one way senses help animals to survive (avoid predators, find food, etc.)
• Describe at least one way animals may use their senses differently than we do (echolocation, ‘hearing’ through vibrations, monocular vision, etc.)

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