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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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  • 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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Please Note

OPEN LABOR DAY MONDAY:

Riverbanks Zoo and Garden will be open Labor Day Monday with extended hours until 6pm.

Upcoming Events & Programs

Thursday, September 4

Backyard Buds: Rocks
@ 10:00am (ages 2–5)
Rocks are everywhere and they come in all shapes and sizes. Join us as we explore a variety of rocks through games, experiments, and even art!
Cost: $6 for one child (with one adult) per class. Plus admission for general public.

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.)

Nature Explorers: Insect-igations
@ 9:30am–2:30pm (ages 6–10)
Explore the intricate world of insects through an up-close look at the bugs around us. We will play games, hunt for bugs and make crafts. This all-day workshop will make everyone a bug expert!
Cost: $20 per child per class. Plus admission for general public.

Thursday, September 11

Backyard Buds: Rocks
@ 10:00am (ages 2–5)
Rocks are everywhere and they come in all shapes and sizes. Join us as we explore a variety of rocks through games, experiments, and even art!
Cost: $6 for one child (with one adult) per class. 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.

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OPEN LABOR DAY MONDAY

Riverbanks Zoo and Garden will be open Labor Day Monday with extended hours until 6pm.

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