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  • Spreading Our Wings

    Over the next 2 years, the landscape at Riverbanks will vastly change as a result of a $32 million dollar expansion. Stay up-to-date on how your Zoo’s future is shaping up!

  • Brew at the Zoo

    Join us for the coolest suds sippin’ safari in town! Friday, August 1 — 7:00pm until 9:30pm. Hurry! Tickets are selling fast and VIP packages are sold out.

  • Parents Night Out

    Leave your kids with us for a fun-filled adventure at the Zoo while you enjoy a quiet
    evening playing grown-up! Reserve your spot by July 30.

  • Pay Two-for-One Admission

    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 3 through August 26.


Upcoming Events & Programs

Tuesday, July 29

Toucan Tuesdays
@ 9:00am–6:00pm
Guests can enjoy buy-one get-one free admission to Riverbanks Zoo and Garden every Tuesday this summer with a donation of two cans of food for Harvest Hope Food Bank.

Wednesday, July 30

KinderCamp: Dino-mite!
@ 9:00am–12:00pm (ages 4–5)
Are you crazy about dinosaurs? Step back in time with us as we dig up the answers to what these gigantic lizards ate, where they lived, and get a chance to meet their modern day relatives.
Cost: $120 members / $190 general public
Week's Enrollment ClosedDay Camps

Wild Weeks—Zooper Heroes: Fight or Flight
@ 9:00am–3:00pm (ages 6–7)
Secret weapons or great escapes are what it takes to survive where the wild things are. Don’t miss out on discovering the art of animal armor and defenses.
Cost: $185 members / $255 general public
Enrollment ClosedDay Camps

Wild Weeks—Riverbanks Rangers: Animal Aviators
@ 9:00am–3:00pm (ages 8–9)
Did you know that birds and bats are not the only frequent flyers in the animal kingdom? Come soar with us as we explore the wonders of ballooning, gliding, parachuting and flying. Discover how aerodynamics makes aviation possible for some unlikely creatures in this fun-filled camp.
Cost: $185 members / $255 general public
Enrollment ClosedDay Camps

Wild Weeks—Z.S.I: Wild Teams
@ 9:00am–3:00pm (ages 10–12)
With the Winter Olympics just behind us, everyone is in the team spirit. Discover what it takes to be part of a pack, pride, herd or troop as campers compete to become the ultimate zoo team through games, activities, and more.
Cost: $185 members / $255 general public
Enrollment ClosedDay Camps

Sprout Camp
@ 9:30–11:30am (ages 3–4 w/an adult)
This summer little sprouts will plant seeds, explore a vegetable garden and discover the wonders of nature. This hands-on camp for 3- and 4-year-olds with an adult is a great way to foster natural curiosity and imagination as we get up close with flowers, bugs and cool plants. Each day will consist of garden adventures, games, art projects and stories as little ones discover the joys of gardening. Sprout camp is perfect to nurture those budding naturalists!
Cost: $84 members / $114 general public
Week's Enrollment ClosedDay Camps

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Brew at the Zoo
Friday, August 1 @ 7:00–9:30pm
$30 Zoo Members / $40 Regular Admission
$50 Day of Event
500 Wildlife Parkway • Columbia, SC 29210 • 803.779.8717
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