Distance Learning

Distance Learning at Greenville Zoo

Visit the zoo without ever leaving your classroom! The Greenville Zoo broadcasts award winning videoconferencing programs directly from our classroom to yours and incorporates a variety of hands-on activities in every class.

The Greenville Zoo has received a 2019-2020 Pinnacle Award from the Center for Interactive Learning and Collaboration (CILC) for its distance learning program. Learn more!

  • Who: Kindergarten - Senior citizens
  • When: Monday through Friday, year-round
  • Where: Anywhere! The Greenville Zoo distance learning programs broadcasts through
    • Videoconference – H.323 (Polycom, Cisco/Tandberg, LifeSize, etc...) 
    • Videoconference – Webcam/desktop (Zoom, Skype, iChat, FieldTripZoom, Vidyo, Movi/Jabber, Blue Jeans, Cisco Webex, Google Meet, etc...) .
    • The zoo can connect through IP technology and with those who have internet access and a camera.
  • Time: Flexible. Each session is from 30 minutes to 2 hours, depending on the grade level and program chosen.
  • Cost: Range from $100-$450 (Greenville County Schools - SC range from $80-$430) per program session. Due to the popularity of these programs, please reserve at least three weeks in advance. Payment is due after the program.

Once your requested date/program has been confirmed, each teacher will receive pre- and post-visit activities, vocabulary words and information regarding the program. To register, see the Distance Learning Topics page and select the "Register" link for the the program you are interested in. This will take you to the CILC website. Follow the steps to complete your request.


Please contact us at 864-467-4850, or via email at zooed@greenvillesc.gov.

Pinnacle Award

The Center for Interactive Learning and Collaboration (CILC) announced The Greenville Zoo’s distance learning program as the winner of the 13th annual Pinnacle Award.

Nearly 8,000 children took part in the program last year. Our instructors received outstanding ratings on program evaluations completed by educators and activity directors. This is the seventh time the zoo has won the award since 2012.