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  • Spreading Our Wings

    The landscape at Riverbanks is getting ready to change vastly as a result of a $36 million dollar expansion. Stay up-to-date on how your Zoo’s future is shaping up!

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  • Springtime at the Garden

    Dig up inspiration for a successful gardening season at Riverbanks Botanical Garden — Saturday, March 28 from 9:00am until 4:00pm.

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  • comPOOst Load Sale

    100% all-natural composted Zoo poo — Order your load for fall gardening today and pick up on Friday, April 17, between 5:00pm and 8:00pm.

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  • Wine Tasting at Riverbanks Botanical Garden

    Friday, April 24, 7-9:30pm - Sample a variety of domestic and imported wines in one of the nation’s most beautiful and inspiring public gardens. Tickets on sale now.

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  • Top 10 Plant Picks

    Riverbanks is pleased to announce our Top 10 Plant Picks for 2015. These preferred picks have proven track records.

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  • Mother’s Day Brunch in the Garden

    Enjoy a bountiful buffet in the Garden’s Magnolia Room on Sunday, May 11. Tickets: $39.95 adults/$25.95 children ages 2–12. Zoo admission not included. Reserve your seats by May 7!

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  • Summer Zoo Camp

    The adventure begins June 8 - Campers enjoy up-close encounters, behind-the-scenes tours, zoo walks, games, crafts and more. Register today!

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Upcoming Events & Programs

Saturday, March 28

Get expert advice on keeping your backyards in bloom, learn how to manage pesky seasonal pests and see what’s growing on at Riverbanks Botanical Garden. In addition to garden-related activities, enjoy live music with Elliot and the Untouchables and arts-and-crafts stations just for kids.
Cost: Free with membership or general admission.

Tuesday, March 31

Spring Break Zoo Camp
@ 9:00am–3:00pm (ages 5–9)
What is the most happening place in the city after dark? Riverbanks Zoo, that’s whooo! From bats to owls to opossums, meet some incredible animals whose eyes glow in the dark and who love to party after the sun goes down. Spring Break Camp includes daily animal encounters, behind-the-scenes tours, arts and crafts, story time, games and more!
Cost: $110 members / $150 general public

Wednesday, April 1

Spring Break Zoo Camp
@ 9:00am–3:00pm (ages 5–9)
What is the most happening place in the city after dark? Riverbanks Zoo, that’s whooo! From bats to owls to opossums, meet some incredible animals whose eyes glow in the dark and who love to party after the sun goes down. Spring Break Camp includes daily animal encounters, behind-the-scenes tours, arts and crafts, story time, games and more!
Cost: $110 members / $150 general public

Thursday, April 2

Spring Break Zoo Camp
@ 9:00am–3:00pm (ages 5–9)
What is the most happening place in the city after dark? Riverbanks Zoo, that’s whooo! From bats to owls to opossums, meet some incredible animals whose eyes glow in the dark and who love to party after the sun goes down. Spring Break Camp includes daily animal encounters, behind-the-scenes tours, arts and crafts, story time, games and more!
Cost: $110 members / $150 general public

Backyard Buds: Busy Bees
@ 10:00–10:45am (ages 2–5)
Try your hand at being a bee as we role play all the different jobs bees have in a colony. We will delve into pollination and life inside the hive!
Cost: $6 for one child (with one adult) per class. Plus admission for general public.

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Springtime at the Garden Festival
Saturday, March 28 @ 9:00am–4:00pm
Free with membership or general admission
500 Wildlife Parkway • Columbia, SC 29210 • 803.779.8717
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