Your comprehensive Greenville Zoo Guide 

The Greenville Zoo in South Carolina is a global collection of mammals, reptiles & amphibians. Are you looking for something to do, especially with young children in tow, in the upstate South Carolina area?

The Greenville Zoo is centrally located, easy to find and perfect in size. It takes about 1 – 2 hours to see some exotic animals and learn about conservation, education, animal behavior and feeding demonstrations.

Silke walking up to the Greenville Zoo

Zoo Address & Parking

The Greenville Zoo is located at 150 Cleveland Park Dr, Greenville, SC 29601

Two free parking lots are located directly across from the zoo entrance, plus, additional parking is provided for special events. Get directions to the zoo coming from any direction into Greenville.

Membership & General Admission

An annual membership at Greenville Zoo starts at just $52 and a household membership is $70. Membership has its benefits and the zoo has a variety of options tailored to meet your family size and visitation habits.

General Admission Ticket Prices:

Adults $9.75
Children ages 3 – 12 $6.50
Children 2 and under (admitted only with an adult) Free
Active or retired Military with proof of Military ID and their spouse with proof of Military ID $8.75
Active or retired Military’s children w/Military ID $5.50
Seniors 65 and above w/ID $8.75

Learn more about Greenville Zoo Membership.

Zoo Hours

Spring and Summer Hours
March 1 – September 30
Admission to the zoo is 9 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. daily. The zoo closes at 5:00 p.m.

Fall and Winter Hours
October 1 – February 28
Admission to the zoo is 10 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. daily.
The zoo closes daily at 5:00 p.m.

Holiday Closures
The zoo is closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day. The zoo is open all other holidays.

Annual Maintenance Closure
The zoo typically closes for the first two weeks in February, so that staff can complete larger annual maintenance projects.

A nesting Rhea male at the Greenville Zoo


There’s always something happening at the zoo. Join the Zoo staff for a wild time at one of their events! Check out the Greenville Zoo Events page for upcoming special events, corporate events and event sponsorship information.

Did You Know?

The Greenville Zoo strives to protect wildlife around the world, and you can help! $.50 of your admission ticket goes to a conversation project and you can tell us where the money goes.

Quarters for Conservation Greenville Zoo

Use the Quarters for Conservation kiosk in the Conservation corridor, near the anteater exhibit, to tell us what you want your quarters to help support. Five projects are selected each year by zoo staff to reach wildlife both in our backyards and around the world.

2019 Conservation Projects:

  • Anteaters and Highways
  • Bat Conservation International
  • Cross River Gorilla: World Wildlife Fund
  • Red Panda Network
  • Wildcats Conservation Alliance
Baby Giraffe in Greenville SC Zoo

The Greenville Zoo is helping to preserve and protect Wildlife around the World.

Some of the residents at the zoo don’t necessarily stay with them for their entire life. The Greenville Zoo is part of a breeding program that helps to provide genetically diverse populations for threatened and endangered animals within accredited organizations of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums.

The AZA will pair animals together using complex genetic studies and recommendations. Animals that mate for life will find that perfect match, while animals who have different partners might move from zoo to zoo in order to protect their DNA.

Flamingoes at Greenville SC Zoo

A Behind-the-Scenes tour offers you a glimpse into the inner workings of the Greenville Zoo.

Schedule a tour for a Unique Experience.

Zoo Keeper Talks, Animal Training or Feeding Demonstrations

  • Monday @ 3 PM – White Nosed Coatimundi
  • Tuesday @ 3 PM – Lion
  • Wednesday @ 3 PM – Aviary
  • Thursday @ 3 PM – Sumatran Orangutan
  • Friday @ 3 PM – Farm Yard Goats
  • Saturday @ 3 PM – Alligator Snapping Turtles
  • Sunday @ 3 PM – Guenons

The Greenville Zoo has partnered with KultureCity to provide accessibility solutions for individuals with sensory disorders. They have created a more sensory inclusive environment at the zoo.

Greenville Zoo a great place for kids

The Greenville Zoo is a great place for small children to learn about exotic animals and conservation. Be sure to check out their website to discover, explore and connect!

Did you find the information you needed in our Greenville Zoo Guide?

When you’re making your upcoming travel plans for the South Carolina upstate be sure to include the Greenville Zoo as a stop. It will be a relaxing, fun and interesting couple of hours to you and your children. 

What’s your favorite part about visiting a Zoo? Leave us a comment below.

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