Greenville Zoo

Greenville Zoo: Hours, Address, Greenville Zoo Reviews: 4/5

Greenville Zoo
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9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Debra
Cedar Key, FL46 contributions
Family
Small zoo. Took less then an hour but if you want can go again. Bring a water vessel. Drinks are ridiculous price and there a water fountain to fill up. Animal displays are good. Nice mix but it really is small. I would go again. Great play areas for the kids. Right now reservations are required to get in and specific times are given to enter.
Written May 22, 2021
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tumbleweedchris
Richland, WA823 contributions
The Greenville Zoo sits on a pretty narrow piece of land. As a result, it is one of the smaller zoos I have ever visited. They do a good job with the space they do have though. The animals were pretty active, even on a cold day. The Red Panda and the Siamangs were particularly fun to watch. The admission price is also about right for the size of the zoo so you don't feel ripped off. All in all, this zoo is going to take you an hour max to get through and possibly less. I'd recommend only visiting if you need a half day activity. Don't go expecting much more and no need to take a big detour to check it out. Set your expectations for what it is and you will have a nice time.
Written December 21, 2020
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GattoViziato
Lexington, KY725 contributions
Family
Easy to find off of downtown Greenville. Free parking is a plus. They have a fairly large playground/picnic area outside of the gates and one smaller one inside the zoo. Even though they have signs saying you must purchase tickets online, they still were happy to sell us tickets at the box office. It’s a very small zoo… likely the smallest I have been to. But, I try to support all zoos. It’s very clean, easy to navigate with a stroller, and there is ample seating along the walk and hand sanitizer. Their signage was educational. It was blazing hot when we were there midday. The animals were hot and sleepy. My kids enjoyed their giraffes the most (3 adults 1 baby). They didn’t have any pay to feed the giraffes area like other zoos. 2 gorgeous lions in an an almost too small enclosure. 2 adult and 1 baby orangutans. A flock of flamingos. Lots of turtles and snakes. A red panda. Some primates. A variety of other animals. If you are a local stay at home mom or weekend zoo frequenter, a membership would be reasonable for a nice walk with kids, but if you frequent larger zoos, this one might be too small for you.
Written June 14, 2021
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Trek53540
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I purchased tickets to the Greenville Zoo through a charity event last year that expired 4/25/21. I called to see if I had to come at a specific time for Covid safety for tomorrow. I was bluntly informed that they weren't honoring my tickets. They offered no other option. I asked then if my tickets were worthless. The woman basically said yes. I am deeply disappointed in this response to public interest in the Greenville zoo. I had also purchased tickets to the Riverside Zoo in Columbia, SC, for charity last year and they had no problem in accepting them. They also had offered to extent the expiration date 3 mos. I was able to spend a great day with my new grandson and our families. I was very grateful to that zoo for not making us victims of the pandemic. Not so, to the Greenville Zoo.
Written April 21, 2021
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travelwriter52
Clinton, SC3,231 contributions
Since I drive an electric vehicle, wished I had checked to see if there was a free (level 2) charger, but I didn't and there are two of them. Aside from that, this is a small zoo, typical of the zoos of yesteryear, where animals were behind cages and glass. I will also say I saw signs of building new habitats. It is a small zoo, so don't know if that will support the new types of habitats that are now preferred by zoos. It is essentially two loops. i came early in the morning so the animals were more concerned about being fed than seen, yet I saw a good many animals. I didn't take a lot of pictures because many were behind mesh fence. Ideal for families with small children who live in the Greenville area. For me it won't be a repeat visit. The only comment I would make is that it needs better signage.
Written August 22, 2021
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KentuckyTravelBug80
Pikeville, KY2,450 contributions
Family
Took our one year d daughter here for spring break. Zoo is very small and took us less than an hour to tour. Several exhibits were closed or being cleaned so the animals were put up. Entry is timed and tickets must be purchased online. Masks are required and the zoo has one way traffic throughout to assist with social distancing. There are hand sanitizer stations throughout. There are rest rooms, strollers for rent, a small gift shop and snack bar. Would consider visiting again. The zoo is next door to Cleveland Park that is attached to the Swamp Rabbit Trail. Really nice morning spent at this location!
Written April 17, 2021
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Jon H
Fort Myers, FL548 contributions
Couples
The Greenville zoo is in a pretty area of town and laid out very nicely. The number of animals is not large but the walkways and viewing areas were good. Our only complaint was the number of schools and children that were visiting. Due to the smaller size of the zoo, the presence of at least 60,000 kids under 10 made the visit a little difficult. Zoo management should limit them or limit everyone else.
Written May 13, 2022
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JD1
Greenville, SC433 contributions
Family
This is such a sweet zoo. It is about one mile around the entire zoo, so easy for little ones. This is an older zoo and it is small. Takes around 45 min to 2 hours depending on how much you read signs etc. Admission is 9.75 for adults and I am not sure about children. However, fairly priced for size. There is a large playground and park right next to the zoo. Additionally, the zoo offers two play areas as well. If you want to see a large, all-day visit type of a zoo, then Riverbanks in Columbia is wonderful.
Written January 7, 2020
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Tania G
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Family
I’m very disappointed at the fact that most of the animals were missing or closed off. Waste of money and time! This zoo is small as it is and to close off most of the animals was ridiculous. My children didn’t even get to see any animals they wanted to see. Don’t go.
Written June 10, 2020
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caitlin f
South Carolina182 contributions
My husband and I were excited to have our little boy experience this zoo. Because of COVID, we reserved tickets online ahead of time.

While this is not a big zoo, it was perfect for little ones to get their first zoo experience.The walk around the zoo to see all of the exhibits was about one mile, and took a little over an hour. Several of the exhibits were closed, primarily due to construction, but that just means that we will have to make another trip in the future.

Overall, great little zoo. Perfect for young children.
Written November 16, 2020
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Greenville Zoo is open:
  • Sun - Sat 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM