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.
We have exciting news to share! John and her five baby otters are now on exhibit at the Lowcountry Zoo!
Our compassionate, caring, kind and oh, so hard working, zoo staff is exceptional! Their devotion to and love of the animals at the Lowcountry Zoo shines through with the high quality of care and attention our animals receive every single day.
Thank you for your passion. What a difference you make.
Hours: 9:30AM - 5:00PM (closed during daytime hours on Nights of a Thousand Candles)
4:00PM - 9:00PM on Nights of a Thousand Candles
For their safety and the safety of our animal collection, pets are not allowed, nor can they be left in vehicles inside Brookgreen. Service animals that have received special training to assist disabled persons are welcome.
Daily General Admission Tickets for 7 consecutive days