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  • Grab a Glass and Discover a New Wine

    Join us April 25 for Wine Tasting at Riverbanks Botanical Garden. Sip a variety of wines and support conservation in one of the nation’s most beautiful and inspiring gardens.

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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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  • Spring Plant Sale

    Jazz up your Garden this spring! Choose from 40+ varieties of Riverbanks’ favorites, Saturday, April 26 from 9am until noon. Arrive early — selections are popular and sell fast!

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  • 40-day Countdown to 40

    Join us for the Zoo’s 40-day Countdown to 40, March 17 – April 25. Thanks to everyone in the community, our members and guests for making our first 40 years wildly successful!

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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/$15.95 children ages 3–12. Zoo admission not included. Reserve your seats by May 5!

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  • Summer Zoo Camp

    The adventure begins June 9. Campers enjoy up-close encounters, behind-the-scenes tours, zoo walks, games, crafts and more! Learn more and register today.

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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! Reserve your spot by May 3.

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Please Note

EXTENDED WEEKEND HOURS:

Riverbanks Zoo and Garden will offer extended hours this weekend. The park will be open from 9am until 6pm, Friday, April 18 through Sunday, April 21.

Upcoming Events & Programs

Tuesday, April 22

Discovery Day: Fabulous Flamingos
@ 10:45am (ages 2–5)
What has a long neck, webbed feet, and is pink all over? A flamingo, of course! This brightly colored bird is all that and more. Wondering what makes a flamingo so pink? What’s the deal with its curious behavior? Venture over to the Zoo and find out!
Cost: $6 for one child (with one adult) per class. Plus admission for general public.

Wednesday, April 23

Discovery Day: Fabulous Flamingos
@ 10:45am (ages 2–5)
What has a long neck, webbed feet, and is pink all over? A flamingo, of course! This brightly colored bird is all that and more. Wondering what makes a flamingo so pink? What’s the deal with its curious behavior? Venture over to the Zoo and find out!
Cost: $6 for one child (with one adult) per class. Plus admission for general public.

Thursday, April 24

Backyard Buds: Less Is More—Earth Day
@ 10:00–10:45am (ages 2–5)
Earth Day is a time to celebrate the Earth, and to learn some good things we can do to help take care of it through activities and a craft.
Cost: $6 for one child (with one adult) per class. Plus admission for general public.

Friday, April 25

Mark your calendar as Riverbanks celebrates 40 wild years. The official countdown begins on Monday, March 17 with weekly discounts, specials and fun happenings. Stay up-to-date with details here or on Facebook.

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. Event is rain or shine.
Cost: $40 members / $50 general public / $60 day of event

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EXTENDED WEEKEND HOURS

Riverbanks Zoo and Garden will offer extended hours this weekend. The park will be open from 9am until 6pm, Friday, April 18 through Sunday, April 21.

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