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  • Make a Play Date

    Grab your friends and see what's new at the Zoo! Share your visit on Instagram by using #ZooPlayDate.

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  • Riverbanks ZOOfari

    The wildest fundraiser in town is set for Friday, September 25 at 7:00pm. Enjoy fabulous food, cocktails, silent and live auctions and up-close animal encounters!

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  • Plan a Field Trip

    Gather the flock for a field trip to the Zoo! Check out our engaging education programs, lunch options and group discounts today.

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Upcoming Events & Programs

Tuesday, September 1

Discovery Day: Kangaroo Kraze
@ 9:45am (ages 2–5)
G’Day Mate! Hop on over to the Zoo to experience the Kangaroo Kraze!
Cost: $6 for one child (with one adult) per class. Plus admission for general public.

Wednesday, September 2

Discovery Day: Kangaroo Kraze
@ 9:45am (ages 2–5)
G’Day Mate! Hop on over to the Zoo to experience the Kangaroo Kraze!
Cost: $6 for one child (with one adult) per class. Plus admission for general public.

Thursday, September 3

Backyard Buds: Sowing Seeds
@ 10:00–10:45am (ages 2–5)
Discover how seeds move from one place to another through hands-on exploration. Make jumping apple seeds and plant your own lettuce seeds to take home and watch them grow.
Cost: $6 for one child (with one adult) per class. Plus admission for general public.

Saturday, September 5

Pony Classes: Pony Bath
@ 9:00am (ages 3 and up)
At the end of a long summer day, it’s important for horses to be able to cool down and relax. Participants in this class will learn the importance of a proper cool down, safety around horses, and then will have the opportunity to give a bath to the ponies at Riverbanks. Be prepared to get wet!
Cost: $22 per child (plus admission for general public.)

Thursday, September 10

Backyard Buds: Sowing Seeds
@ 10:00–10:45am (ages 2–5)
Discover how seeds move from one place to another through hands-on exploration. Make jumping apple seeds and plant your own lettuce seeds to take home and watch them grow.
Cost: $6 for one child (with one adult) per class. Plus admission for general public.

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Our Partners:
Riverbanks ZOOfari
Friday, September 25 @ 7:00pm
$55 Zoo Members / $65 Regular Admission
$75 Day of Event
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500 Wildlife Parkway • Columbia, SC 29210 • 803.779.8717
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