The Creative Education Department of Brookgreen Gardens is the hub of learning for art, history, and nature. Our renowned Gullah Geechee programming is an important part of interpreting the history of the South Carolina Lowcountry.
Brookgreen Gardens offers many education opportunities for youth and adults. Our field trip curriculums are designed to work with teachers and help them prepare students for their Brookgreen visit, and be able to measure what students learned afterwards.
We offer monthly programs for homeschool students, which gives them an opportunity to visit the Gardens, interact with other students and learn in a group environment.
Zookeeper for a Day, gives students (and adults!) 12 and over the opportunity for a firsthand experience at working in a zoo.
Several different week-long day camps are offered during the summer and during school breaks. For a complete listing of camps, go to our event calendar and choose event type "Family and Kids."
Scout Days are workshops that Scouts may come and earn a badge while exploring our Gardens and Zoo. Although these workshops fulfill Scout requirements, they are open to ALL children.
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.