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  • Destination Riverbanks Ahead

    The new North American river otter and grizzly bear habitats are now open, and even more exciting plans are in the works! Get the latest on Destination Riverbanks today.

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  • Toucan Tuesdays Returns

    Donate two cans of non-perishable food to Harvest Hope Food Bank and pay two-for-one admission during Toucan Tuesdays every Tuesday this summer, June 9 through August 18.

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  • Explore…Learn…Enjoy

    Join us for Members’ Night Out — Friday, July 24, from 6:00–9:00pm. It’s free, after-hours and for members only.

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  • Brew at the Zoo

    Friday, August 7 from 7:00–9:30pm. Enjoy a variety of imports, domestics and micro-brews, live entertainment, animal encounters and more! Proceeds support wildlife conservation.

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Upcoming Events & Programs

Tuesday, July 7

KinderCamp (HALF Day): Wild Seasons
@ 9:00am–12:00pm (ages 4–5)
Do you like to visit the beach in the summer, anticipate snow in the winter, play in the leaves come fall, and watch flowers bloom in the spring? Animals and plants change their activities, too! Join the fun as we discover the wonders of each season.
Cost: $120 members / $190 general public
Registration ClosedDay Camps

KinderCamp (FULL Day): Wild Seasons
@ 9:00am–3:00pm (ages 4–5)
Do you like to visit the beach in the summer, anticipate snow in the winter, play in the leaves come fall, and watch flowers bloom in the spring? Animals and plants change their activities, too! Join the fun as we discover the wonders of each season.
Cost: $185 members / $255 general public
Registration ClosedDay Camps

Wild Weeks—Zooper Heroes: Watery World
@ 9:00am–3:00pm (ages 6–7)
Dive into the amazing world of water as we investigate the water cycle, its properties and the animals that call it home. Campers will have a splashing good time learning about sharks, sea turtles, frogs and lizards that can walk on water!
Cost: $185 members / $255 general public
Registration ClosedDay Camps

Wildlife is hiding all around us, yet the signs they leave behind are often overlooked. Become an expert at identifying tracks, scat and sounds and understanding animal behavior this summer.
Cost: $185 members / $255 general public
Registration ClosedDay Camps

Wild Weeks—Z.S.I: Yuckology
@ 9:00am–3:00pm (ages 10–12)
Animals do some weird, creepy and completely yucky stuff. Owls regurgitate their food, vampire bats drink blood and koala mom’s feed their joeys poop! Spend the week with us investigating how being gross can be good for survival.
Cost: $185 members / $255 general public
Registration ClosedDay Camps

Toucan Tuesdays
@ 9:00am–5:00pm
Two can get in for the price of one during this summer promotion, but you must bring in two cans (or non-perishable items) to qualify. Promotion applies to general admission rates only (Explorer wristbands and memberships not included). Purchase one admission and get the second of equal or lesser value free. Visitor must turn in two canned or other non-perishable food items to receive the discount.

Sprout Camp
@ 9:30–11:30am (ages 3–4 w/an adult)
Discover the wonders of the Garden as we play games, make crafts and go on garden adventures. We will explore how plants, bugs and animals all need each other as we look at food growing, hunt for bugs, and focus on animals in our backyard. This hands-on camp for 3 and 4-year-olds with an adult is a great way to encourage a love of nature through natural curiosity and imagination.
Cost: $84 members / $114 general public
Week’s Registration ClosedDay Camps

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Brew at the Zoo
Friday, August 7 @ 7:00–9:30pm
$35 Zoo Members / $45 Regular Admission
$55 Day of Event
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500 Wildlife Parkway • Columbia, SC 29210 • 803.779.8717
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