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Visitor Center/Admission: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily

Closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day (park grounds open-free admission)

Animal Forest: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., daily

Closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day 

Animal Forest restroom remains closed.

The bobcat exhibit is currently closed for renovation work.  We apologize for the inconvenience.

Adventure Ship: CURRENTLY CLOSED to boarding for deck replacement.

Common House: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., daily

City of Charleston face mask ordinance in effect as of July 1.

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HOURS

9 a.m.- 5 p.m., daily

OFFICE

9 a.m. -5 p.m., daily

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ADMISSION

$12/adult; $7.50/S.C. Senior; $7/youth age 6-15; Free for children 5 and younger.

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PETS

Pets are allowed in most outdoor areas provided they are kept under physical restraint or on a leash not longer than six feet. Pets are not permitted in the Animal Forest.

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Animal Encounters

Our Pig-Casso Program is now ZOOMing to your device! 

While our in-person Pig-Casso Program is on-hold, we are excited to offer a Virtual Pig-Casso Program, where you can watch our resident Guinea Hog reveal her artistic side from the comfort of your own home! You'll learn how zookeepers train animals, and why it's an important practice in zoos. Depending on which package you choose, you will either receive a digital copy of Madame's masterpiece or the original, straight from the artist's snout! 
 
$10.00 Digital Doodles - A ZOOM program + digital copy of Madame's artwork. 
Program will include virtual interaction with a zookeeper, and Madame the Guinea Hog. You will also receive a digital copy of the painting Madame created during the ZOOM session sent via email. 
 
$50.00 Hog-Wild - A ZOOM program + Madame's original artwork + a hog snout!
Program will include virtual interaction with a zookeeper, and Madame the Guinea Hog, as well as the original artwork Madame created during the ZOOM session. You will also receive a fun hog snout, so you can paint like a pig at home! After the program, you may pick up Madame's painting and the snout at the Visitor's Center, and while you're here, why not visit the famous artist, Madame, herself? If you are unable to pick up the painting, we will gladly mail it to you! 

Call (843) 573-8517 to book your ZOOM session today!

THESE ANIMAL ENCOUNTER PROGRAMS BELOW ARE TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED DUE TO COVID-19.

Pig-Casso Paint Program

At the Pig-Casso Painting Party, children watch as our resident guinea hog reveals her artistic side. You will learn how zookeepers train animals, and why training is an important practice in zoos. Put paint to canvas as you create your own personal piece of art. There is a catch… you will have to paint like Madame Mazell. Look mom, no hands! This is a snouts-only art class; when you paint like a pig you can really go hog-wild!

What to bring: camera, bug spray and water

Meeting place: At the "Pig-Casso Paint Program Meets Here" sign in the Animal Forest, just past the Bear Habitat

Price: $10.00 per participant plus park admission. No more than 5 participants per session. 


Behind the Scenes - The "Otter" Side of the Fence Program

When you think of otters, what do you think?  Cute, cuddly critters, right? Come find out the truth for yourself, up close and personal. You are invited to see the "otter" side of the fence, or wall in this case, as we take you behind the scenes of the otter habitat. The otters are pretty amazing, and you'll get a rare opportunity to see the training that goes on behind the scenes to ensure their good health. Please allow at least 15 minutes to walk from the parking lot to the Animal Forest otter habitat.

What to bring: camera, bug spray and water

Meeting place: Otter habitat in the Animal Forest

Price: $5.00 per participant plus park admission. No more than 10 participants per session.


To book either of these experiences, please call the park at 843-573-8517 to select a date and register. Programs must be paid for at the time they are booked. Bookings must be made at least 48 hours in advance.


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