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Lowcounty Zoo

Lowcountry Zoo

The native animals that live in the woods, swamps, and waters of the Lowcountry are being displaced by the rapidly growing population of our area. At the Lowcountry Zoo, you have the opportunity to see these animals in areas maintained as close as possible to their natural habitats as possible.

The Lowcountry Zoo has been an important element of the mission for Brookgreen Gardens since its inception. It is the one of five institutions accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) in South Carolina. The AZA is America's most respected organization for zoos and aquariums. All of the native animals in the Lowcountry Zoo were either bred and raised in captivity, or have sustained a major disability due to injury. In either case, these animals could not survive in the wild.

Mother Nature's Cafe
Walk through the Zoo with an interpreter and observe the animals natural behavior as they are fed a snack in this informative 50 - minute tour. Meet at the Plantation Barn along the Lowcountry Trail. Free with garden admission.
Zookeeper for a day
Spend a day with our zoo staff and learn what it takes to be a zookeeper! Ages 12 and up.

Hours

Open daily from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  During Nights of a Thousand Candles, the Gardens are only open from 3:00 p.m.  - 10:00 p.m. Regular general admission tickets are not valid for these days. Nov. 30, Dec 1-2; Dec 7-9; Dec 14-17.
Closed Christmas Day

Please note: For their safety and the safety of our animal collection, pets are not allowed in Brookgreen Gardens, nor can they be left in vehicles inside Brookgreen.
Service animals are welcome.

Tickets

Under 4
Free
Children 4-12
$8
Adults 13-64
$16
Seniors 65 & Over
$14

Location

1931 Brookgreen Drive

Murrells Inlet, SC 29576

Off US Highway 17 Bypass, between Murrells Inlet and Pawleys Island

843-235-6000