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  • Spreading Our Wings

    Over the next 2 years, the landscape at Riverbanks will vastly change 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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  • 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.

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  • Zip to the Zoo for an All-New Thrill

    Soar to new heights at Riverbanks Zoo and Garden: Zip the Zoo or ZOOm the River! Reserve your zip line tour today — Limited space available. Call 803.602.0003 for gift certificates.

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  • Connect with Wildlife

    Join us for Riverbanks ZOOfari - Friday, September 26, 7:00pm. Enjoy fabulous food, libations, silent and live auctions, up-close animal encounters and a behind-the-scenes tour!

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Upcoming Events & Programs

Tuesday, August 26

Toucan Tuesdays
@ 9:00am–5:00pm
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.

Saturday, September 6

Pony Classes: Ponies 101
@ 9:00am (ages 6–11)
Meet our Shetland ponies up close and personal! Sure to be an unforgettable experience for young pony lovers. Parent participation is required.
Cost: $18 per parent-child pair (plus admission for general public.)

Tuesday, September 16

Discovery Day: Vulture Voyage
@ 10:45am (ages 2–5 with an adult)
Are vultures really gross? Or are they actually good at cleaning up? Find out why these birds are so important during this fun-filled program.
Cost: $6 for one child (with one adult) per class. Plus admission for general public.

Wednesday, September 17

Discovery Day: Vulture Voyage
@ 10:45am (ages 2–5 with an adult)
Are vultures really gross? Or are they actually good at cleaning up? Find out why these birds are so important during this fun-filled program.
Cost: $6 for one child (with one adult) per class. Plus admission for general public.

Friday, September 19

Family on Safari: Fall Fest Event
@ 6:00pm until 9:00am the next day (ages 5–adult ONLY)
There is a change in the air! Now that summer has come to an end, we are celebrating the arrival of fall! Join us for a fun-filled evening all about autumn! Dinner, snack and breakfast will be provided.

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Our Partners:
Riverbanks ZOOfari
Friday, September 26 @ 7:00pm
$50 Riverbanks members / $60 general public. $70 day of event. Safari/casual attire.
500 Wildlife Parkway • Columbia, SC 29210 • 803.779.8717
(c)Riverbanks Zoo and Garden