Greenville Zoo

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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!




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Programs by Greenville Zoo

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Animal Senses

Animal Senses investigates the many ways animals use their five main senses (sight, touch, hearing, smell, and taste) to survive in their habitats.  All programs include up close encounters with our education animal ambassadors. 


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Beast Feast

Beast Feast explores the food chain, types of consumers, relationships between predator and prey, and how we provide food at the Zoo with the help of our animal ambassadors. 


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Careers with Animals!

Always had an interest in working with animals, but don’t know how to start?  This program explores strategies for picking a fulfilling career, discusses educational requirements and potential salaries for various careers with animals!


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Discovering Habitats

Discovering Habitats explores the globe; from the arctic tundra to the depths of the ocean. During this program, we will define habitats and discuss what animals need to survive these landscapes. 


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Genetics and the Modern Zoo

Genetics and the Modern Zoo demonstrates how AZA accredited zoos use the scientific study of genetics to make real-world decisions about the animals in their care. This program discusses genetics, inheritance, mutations, and more!     


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We Built a Zoo

We Built a Zoo takes an in depth look at the process of creating a high quality exhibit at a zoo. This program will discuss how quality exhibit design meets the needs of animals, staff, and visitors at the same time. 


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Who's Who in the Zoo

During this program we will explore the basic and complex needs of animals, day-to-day animal care, and animal training with the help of our ambassador animals.


More About This Provider

Type of Organization

Science Center/Zoo


Maxene Van Damme
Greenville Zoo
Greenville SC 29601
United States

Primary Disciplines

The programs of Greenville Zoo cover:

Career Education

Awards, Quotes, Testimonials

"The content went perfect with the Project Based Learning we were about to implement. It really got the students pumped up about their project. It follows perfectly with SC standards and my students loved it. They are still talking about it a week later. It went perfectly with the standards and kept the students engaged. It fired them up about the PBL we were starting and worked perfectly as an entry level event. It gave them base knowledge they are using for the project."

"I loved when she went out to the exhibit. Students are making an exhibit so they gained a lot of knowledge about how to make it work for class 1 animals. It also helped them realize that zookeepers do have to enter exhibits for more than just feeding that cleaning is also necessary."

"The program pumped them up. They were ecstatic about starting their project."

"Our instructor, Ren, was amazing! Very knowledgeable and kept it flowing for my students. I appreciated the quality of the content and the enthusiasm of the instructor."

"The students enjoyed seeing the live animals." 

"We were so engaged and interested that we didn't want the program to end." 

"I really enjoyed learning about the different animals. I learned new vocabulary and facts about the various animal groups. Supplemented what I already knew so I can better teach my students."

"I thought the program was fantastic. The program followed our standards and it was a great introduction for my students. The presenter did a wonderful job connecting the material to the students and engaging the students by connecting the material to their interests. The presenter answered the students questions thoroughly. She provided specific feedback to my students in regards to their answers and if a student answered incorrectly, she encouraged them and led them to the correct answer or thanked them and gave them feedback about why their answer was on the right track, but not correct."

"I liked the "hands on" and real world exposure to the animals and learning. It brought the content to life for my students."