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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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  • 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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  • 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! Now taking reservations for May 9.

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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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  • Rhythm and Blooms

    Music and flowers after-hours! Thursday evenings in May at Riverbanks Botanical Garden, 6pm until 9pm — Tickets: $5 for General Public, FREE for Members.

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Please Note

WINE TASTING SOLD OUT:

Tickets for the 2015 Wine Tasting at Riverbanks Botanical Garden are now sold out. Please make plans to join us at Rhythm and Blooms, Thursday evenings in May.

Upcoming Events & Programs

Tuesday, April 21

Discovery Day: Jammin’ Jellies
@ 10:45am (ages 2–5)
Is a jellyfish actually a fish or something else entirely? Who else is in that family tree? Drift by the Zoo to learn the story behind some of the world’s most misunderstood creatures.
Cost: $6 for one child (with one adult) per class. Plus admission for general public.

Wednesday, April 22

Discovery Day: Jammin’ Jellies
@ 10:45am (ages 2–5)
Is a jellyfish actually a fish or something else entirely? Who else is in that family tree? Drift by the Zoo to learn the story behind some of the world’s most misunderstood creatures.
Cost: $6 for one child (with one adult) per class. Plus admission for general public.

Thursday, April 23

Backyard Buds: Spectacular Seeds
@ 10:00–10:45am (ages 2–5)
Seeds are incredible tiny magical things with baby plants just waiting to grow inside of them. We will take a look at different types of seeds and how they move about in this fun seed exploration.
Cost: $6 for one child (with one adult) per class. Plus admission for general public.

Friday, April 24

Wine Tasting at Riverbanks Botanical Garden
@ 7:00–9:30pm (ages 21 and up)
The annual Wine Tasting at Riverbanks Botanical Garden invites wine novices and enthusiasts alike to sip a variety of domestic and imported wines in one of the nation’s most beautiful and inspiring public gardens. Listen to live jazz, sample light bites from local restaurants and gab about grapes with wine experts. Proceeds support ongoing conservation and education efforts at Riverbanks.
Cost: $45 Riverbanks members / $55 general public. $65 day of event
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Saturday, April 25

Party for the Planet
@ 9:00am–3:00pm
This fun-filled celebration will give guests a closer look at ways they can make a positive impact on our environment. Party-goers can engage in interactive and exciting educational activities.
All activities are free with paid admission or membership.
Animal Enrichment

Join us for a wild day at the Zoo and earn credits towards badge requirements, achievements and electives. Scout Saturday Programs will start with a brief interactive educational program including live animal encounters, games and activities. Scout Saturdays are designed to work in conjunction with special events at the Zoo and feature activities for scouts that are related to the topic of the day and will add to your guest experience. Please take advantage of these special activities and visit the themed stations located throughout the park prior to the program start time. Information stations, games and activities will be offered at no additional charge and are open to the public 9:00am–3:00pm. Zoo admission is not included and will be required.*

*Scout Saturday Programs will work on credits towards both Cub Scout and Girl Scout Badge Requirements, depending on troop work and program topic and theme.

Cost: $10 per Scout (with one adult) plus admission for general public.

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WINE TASTING SOLD OUT
Tickets for the 2015 Wine Tasting at Riverbanks Botanical Garden are now sold out. Please make plans to join us at Rhythm and Blooms, Thursday evenings in May.
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