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Below is a listing of the Greenville Zoo Foundation Events. These are fundraising events for the Greenville Zoo. For a full listing of all the Greenville Zoo events please go to the Greenville Zoo events webpage.

Upcoming events

    • Saturday, April 25, 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • Greenville Zoo

    The Green Tie Gala has been postponed in an effort to follow CDC recommendations to help slow the spread of COVID-19. As soon as a new date is approved, we will notify all attendees and sponsors. You may request a refund by emailing or choose to keep your tickets and attend the event at a later date. We hope to see you at the Green Tie Gala later this year enjoying an evening of fun and celebration while supporting our Zoo.

    The Greenville Zoo Foundation is excited to present its first-ever Green-Tie Gala on April 25, 2020 at the Greenville Zoo.  Don your green (if you wish) and attend this inaugural fundraising event celebrating the Greenville Zoo’s mission of furthering conservation and serving the Greenville community.

    Begin your evening with a stroll through Zoo grounds, enjoying cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. Meet some special ambassador animals, hear from zoo keepers, and see up close what makes the Zoo such a special part of Greenville. Hear briefly from special guests speakers about the importance of Zoo’s to the community and what it takes for a zoo to survive. A seated dinner with a live band and a silent auction will round out an evening of elegance and fun in one of the most unique locales in Greenville. 

    Seating is limited, and we recommend purchasing your tickets early. This event is for 21 and older.

    Individual Tickets: $150
    Table of 8: $1,000

    6:00 pm – Cocktail Hour
    7:00 pm – Plated Dinner and Drinks
    8:30 pm – After Party: Drinks, Dessert and Live Music
    6:00 – 8:30 pm – Silent Auction

    Formal Attire. Guests may dress in theme if they wish. All footwear is acceptable, as a wild walk through the Zoo is a part of the evening festivities.


    Sponsorship opportunities are available. Please contact

    • Saturday, May 09, 2020
    • 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Greenville Zoo


    Join us for Greenville’s only 5K with a loop through the Greenville Zoo! Our race also includes a Kids Fun Run!

    Zoom Through the Zoo is a fundraiser for the Greenville Zoo, presented by the Greenville Zoo Foundation. Zoom Through the Zoo is also a Greenville Track Club Corporate Shield event.

    5K cost is $25.00 per registrant. Kids Fun Run is $5.00. Parents are welcome to run with their children on the Kids Fun Run. 
    Strollers and walkers are welcome, pets are not permitted.  
    5k participants receive a race t-shirt (Unisex and Youth sizes) and Kids

    Fun Run participants receive a Zoom Through the Zoo medal (Kids Fun Run participants can receive a t-shirt for an extra $10.00).Participants also receive one free guest pass to the Greenville Zoo!

    Following the race, enjoy music, snacks, and an awards presentation in Cleveland Park. Awards include yearly memberships to the Greenville Zoo!

    Strollers and walkers are welcome, pets are not permitted. Parents are welcome to run with their children on the Kids Fun Run.

    Packet pick-up will be at Fleet Feet Sports on Augusta Road dates TBD.

    Packet pick-up will also be open at 7:00 am before the race at the Greenville Zoo.

    Register by June 30 to ensure you receive a sized t-shirt (we are planning to provide a t-shirt for all registrants but cannot ensure that after June 30).

    Thank you to our sponsors!

    Silver Sponsors:
    Fleet Feet Sports

    102.5 The Lake

    The Little Gym of Greenville

    Topgolf Greenville

    Bronze Sponsors:

    Fins Carwash

    Dave & Busters

    Turning Point Church

    In-Kind Sponsors:

    Entenmann's Little Bites of Hope

    St. Francis Sports Medicine

    Giggles Drop-in Childcare


    Swamp Rabbit Cafe

The Greenville Zoo Foundation is a non-profit organization that serves as an independent community outreach group, whose purpose is to provide financial, resource and advocacy support for the needs of the Greenville Zoo.

As a 501(c)3 organization, the Greenville Zoo Foundation’s efforts assist the Zoo in completing its mission to service the Upstate of South Carolina by promoting an appreciation of nature and wildlife while providing innovative programs for education and conservation.

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