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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Plant Sale

    Saturday, April 18 - 9am until noon - Liven up your landscape with proven performers from Riverbanks Botanical Garden!

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Upcoming Events & Programs

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
Registration ClosedDay Camps

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
Registration ClosedDay Camps

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.

Tuesday, April 7

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 8

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

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Our Partners:
Wine Tasting at Riverbanks
Botanical Garden
Friday, April 24 @ 7:00–9:30pm
$45 Riverbanks members / $55 general public
$65 day of event
500 Wildlife Parkway • Columbia, SC 29210 • 803.779.8717
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