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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. Tickets are on sale now.

  • 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.

  • 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 26.


Upcoming Events & Programs

Thursday, July 24

KinderCamp: Fur, Feather, Shells and Scales
@ 9:00am–12:00pm (ages 4–5)
Sometimes what’s on the outside is truly what matters most. Penguins don’t need shells to survive, and turtles would look strange with feathers. Preschoolers will discover the wonder and importance of different animal coverings.
Cost: $120 members / $190 general public
Week's Enrollment ClosedDay Camps

Wild Weeks—Zooper Heroes: Web of Life
@ 9:00am–3:00pm (ages 6–7)
Why do all living things need food? What is a food chain? Which animals are predators or prey, herbivores or carnivores, scavengers or decomposers? Join the quest to uncover how all living things connect in the great web of life.
Cost: $185 members / $255 general public
Enrollment ClosedDay Camps

Wild Weeks—Riverbanks Rangers: Island Fever
@ 9:00am–3:00pm (ages 8–9)
Get ready to take an excursion across the planet’s strangest yet most amazing islands as we visit the Galapagos, Madagascar and Australia. Campers will have opportunities to learn how islands are created as well as identify some of the unique creatures that inhabit them. Beware! You just might catch the fever about these mysterious places.
Cost: $185 members / $255 general public
Enrollment ClosedDay Camps

Wild Weeks—Z.S.I: Animal Forensics
@ 9:00am–3:00pm (ages 10–12)
NCIS and CSI are not the only crime solvers out there. Don your lab coats as we uncover fingerprints, teeth marks, hair and other evidence animals provide to solve a mystery in the Zoo.
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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