The CDC has announced that fully vaccinated people no longer need to wear face masks indoors or outdoors except in crowded settings. Based on the new guidance and barring additional changes from the CDC, face coverings are optional for staff, volunteers, and guests throughout all areas of Brookgreen. We are updating all of our COVID-19 safety policies and protocols to align with current CDC and SCDHEC guidelines.
Our priority has always been the safety of our staff, volunteers and guests, and we fully respect those who choose to continue to wear masks.
Visitors' Map and Information
As Brookgreen Gardens is home to many different types of wildlife, we recommend the following for a safe visit.
- Be aware of your surroundings.
- Do not approach, feed, or otherwise bother wildlife.
- Avoid the edge of ponds and ricefields.
- No swimming or wading in any pools, ponds, or other bodies of water.
- Closed-toe shoes are recommended.
- Stay on the paths.
- Bring sunscreen and insect repellent if necessary. This is also available to purchase at Keepsakes.
Can I bring my pet to Brookgreen Gardens?
No, for your pet's safety and the safety of our zoo collection, we do not allow pets in Brookgreen Gardens. Pets also cannot be left in cars.
We have partnered with a local doggie day-cares that will be glad to take care of your pet while you visit.
Service animals are defined as dogs that are individually trained to do work or perform tasks for people with disabilities. Examples of such work or tasks include guiding people who are blind, alerting people who are deaf, pulling a wheelchair, alerting and protecting a person who is having a seizure, reminding a person with mental illness to take prescribed medications, calming a person with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) during an anxiety attack, or performing other duties. Service animals are working animals, not pets. The work or task a dog has been trained to provide must be directly related to the person’s disability.
Dogs whose sole function is to provide comfort or emotional support do not qualify as service animals under the ADA.
Do you have a restaurant?
Yes, check our dining page for all the information.
Are picnics allowed?
We have two designated picnic areas where you may picnic.
May we ride bicycles at Brookgreen?
Bicycles are welcome on the hard surface (automobile accessible) roads of Brookgreen. For the safety of walkers and strollers, no bikes are allowed on walking paths in the gardens or the zoo.
Are you handicapped accessible?
The following companies provide wheelchair and scooter rentals. Wheelchairs and mobility scooters are welcome in all Brookgreen Gardens venues
Is there parking for RVs?
Yes, we have a designated area for RVs.
How do I find out about available jobs at Brookgreen?
Go to our Careers Page to find a link to all currently available positions.
Can we have our family/engagement/pregnancy/senior/prom photos taken at Brookgreen?
We do allow photography sessions by appointment. Details are on our Photography page.