Located within Brookgreen Gardens in Murrells Inlet, South Carolina, the Myrtle Beach Zoo gives guests an opportunity to learn about animals that are native to this beautiful coastal area. Also known as the Lowcountry Zoo, it’s the only accredited zoo on the coast of North and South Carolina and holds the highest standards for animal care, education, wildlife conservation, and science. Guests can observe a variety of Lowcountry species such as alligators, bald eagles, and river otters, interact with beautiful birds, and admire a variety of domestic mammals – all just a short drive from Seaside Vacations! The next time you visit our area, spend some time at the Myrtle Beach Zoo and get to know the Grand Strand’s fascinating wildlife.
Take a Trip to the Myrtle Beach Zoo
See the Animals
The Myrtle Beach Zoo is home to a wide variety of mammal, amphibian, and insect species that can be viewed in naturalistic habitats by guests. Feel free to check out their Native Zoo which features area locals like snakes and alligators, bald eagles, grey foxes, hawks, owls, river otters, and white-tailed deer, or visit with Domestic Animals and Historic Rare Breeds area where you’ll see mule, sheep, Spanish goats, wild turkeys, Dominique chickens, and Marsh Tacky horses. Don’t forget to stop by the one-of-a-kind Cypress Aviary, where you can stroll on an elevated boardwalk and observe birds like black-crowned herons, egrets, and ibises feeding in the swamp and flying overhead.
Take a Tour
Visitors can learn more about their favorite species with two different Myrtle Beach Zoo tours, offered daily. On the Mother Nature’s Cafe tour, you’ll be guided through the zoo by an interpreter and can observe the animal’s natural behavior as zookeepers feed them a lunchtime snack. This 50-minute tour is offered at 1 PM each day and meets at the Plantation Barn. Then, get up-close and personal with the zoo’s furry friends on a Meet the Animals Tour at 2:30 PM. You’ll be able to interact with the animals during this 45-minute program and will make wonderful memories that you’ll never forget!
More Myrtle Beach Attractions
If you’re an animal lover who just can’t get enough, the Waccatee Zoo is less than 30 minutes away and features over 100 species of exotic and domestic animals and 500 acres of winding trails and shady trees. At this natural wildlife sanctuary, you can watch herds of buffalo and zebra roam the grassland, admire big cats like leopards, lions, and tigers, and even meet Chico the Chimp. The Waccatee Zoo is open 365 days a year and is a great place to bring the whole family.
Head Home to Seaside Vacations
After a fun-filled day at the zoo, come back to one of our beautiful North Myrtle Beach vacation rentals and take a stroll down to the beach. You can end your day with your toes in the sand, reminisce about your trip to the zoo, and enjoy a front-row seat to a beautiful Carolina sunset. We can’t wait to see where your Myrtle Beach vacation takes you!For more information on fun things to do in Myrtle Beach, including visiting the Waccamaw National Wildlife Refuge, download our free vacation guide.
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