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Upcoming Events and Programs

Here’s a look at all of the events and programs currently scheduled at Riverbanks Zoo and Garden. This schedule is (of course) subject to revision. As the year goes on, please revisit this page for any changes.

July 2017

Tuesday, July 25

Summer Zoo Camp: Sense-able Animals (HALF Day)
@ 9:00am–12:00pm (ages 4–5)
Ever wonder how animals see after dark, hear under the water and feel without fingers? In this “tasteful” camp we will see how humans and animals make “sense” of things as they explore their homes.
COST: $125 members / $195 general public.
Registration Closed  Day Camps

 
Summer Zoo Camp: Animal Architects
@ 9:00am–4:00pm (ages 8–9)
From tunnels to nests, dens to dams, discover some amazing animal creations! Come participate in activities testing your own building skills as we learn about animal homes under construction at the zoo.
COST: $190 members / $260 general public.
Registration Closed  Day Camps

 
Ever wonder how animals see after dark, hear under the water and feel without fingers? In this “tasteful” camp we will see how humans and animals make “sense” of things as they explore their homes.
COST: $190 members / $260 general public.
Registration Closed  Day Camps

 
Summer Zoo Camp: Survivor: Riverbanks
@ 9:00am–4:00pm (ages 10–13)
Ever wonder if you could survive in the wild like the animals do? Campers will discover the skills they need by identifying edible plants, marking trails, orienteering, using the sun to cook and setting up shelter for a night.
COST: $190 members / $260 general public.
Registration Closed  Day Camps

 
Summer Zoo Camp: ZooBorns
@ 9:00am–4:00pm (ages 6–7)
Everyone loves babies! Find out how zoo youngsters spend their first hours, days and years of life. Join the fun as we investigate the colorful world of eggs, wild parenting strategies, life cycles and much more!
COST: $190 members / $260 general public.
Registration Closed  Day Camps

 
Toucan Tuesdays
@ 9:00am–5:00pm
Enjoy BOGO admission at Riverbanks every Tuesday this summer with a donation of two cans of food to Harvest Hope Food Bank. In addition to pay-one-price admission, guests who donate on a Toucan Tuesday also will receive hot savings on cool treats: $2 16oz. ICEE’s, $2 24oz. fountain drinks and a 2-for-$20 special on misting fans sold at various locations throughout the park. Donation bins will be located at both the Zoo and Garden entrance.

 
Summer Zoo Camp: Life around the Pond
@ 9:30–11:30am (ages 3–4 w/an adult)
Dive in to the amazing world of bugs, frogs and flytraps that live around water as we explore the pond through imaginative games and activities.
COST: $84 members / $114 general public.
Registration Closed  Day Camps

Wednesday, July 26

Summer Zoo Camp: Sense-able Animals (HALF Day)
@ 9:00am–12:00pm (ages 4–5)
Ever wonder how animals see after dark, hear under the water and feel without fingers? In this “tasteful” camp we will see how humans and animals make “sense” of things as they explore their homes.
COST: $125 members / $195 general public.

 
Summer Zoo Camp: Animal Architects
@ 9:00am–4:00pm (ages 8–9)
From tunnels to nests, dens to dams, discover some amazing animal creations! Come participate in activities testing your own building skills as we learn about animal homes under construction at the zoo.
COST: $190 members / $260 general public.

 
Ever wonder how animals see after dark, hear under the water and feel without fingers? In this “tasteful” camp we will see how humans and animals make “sense” of things as they explore their homes.
COST: $190 members / $260 general public.

 
Summer Zoo Camp: Survivor: Riverbanks
@ 9:00am–4:00pm (ages 10–13)
Ever wonder if you could survive in the wild like the animals do? Campers will discover the skills they need by identifying edible plants, marking trails, orienteering, using the sun to cook and setting up shelter for a night.
COST: $190 members / $260 general public.

 
Summer Zoo Camp: ZooBorns
@ 9:00am–4:00pm (ages 6–7)
Everyone loves babies! Find out how zoo youngsters spend their first hours, days and years of life. Join the fun as we investigate the colorful world of eggs, wild parenting strategies, life cycles and much more!
COST: $190 members / $260 general public.

 
Summer Zoo Camp: Life around the Pond
@ 9:30–11:30am (ages 3–4 w/an adult)
Dive in to the amazing world of bugs, frogs and flytraps that live around water as we explore the pond through imaginative games and activities.
COST: $84 members / $114 general public.

Thursday, July 27

Summer Zoo Camp: Sense-able Animals (HALF Day)
@ 9:00am–12:00pm (ages 4–5)
Ever wonder how animals see after dark, hear under the water and feel without fingers? In this “tasteful” camp we will see how humans and animals make “sense” of things as they explore their homes.
COST: $125 members / $195 general public.

 
Summer Zoo Camp: Animal Architects
@ 9:00am–4:00pm (ages 8–9)
From tunnels to nests, dens to dams, discover some amazing animal creations! Come participate in activities testing your own building skills as we learn about animal homes under construction at the zoo.
COST: $190 members / $260 general public.

 
Ever wonder how animals see after dark, hear under the water and feel without fingers? In this “tasteful” camp we will see how humans and animals make “sense” of things as they explore their homes.
COST: $190 members / $260 general public.

 
Summer Zoo Camp: Survivor: Riverbanks
@ 9:00am–4:00pm (ages 10–13)
Ever wonder if you could survive in the wild like the animals do? Campers will discover the skills they need by identifying edible plants, marking trails, orienteering, using the sun to cook and setting up shelter for a night.
COST: $190 members / $260 general public.

 
Summer Zoo Camp: ZooBorns
@ 9:00am–4:00pm (ages 6–7)
Everyone loves babies! Find out how zoo youngsters spend their first hours, days and years of life. Join the fun as we investigate the colorful world of eggs, wild parenting strategies, life cycles and much more!
COST: $190 members / $260 general public.

 
Summer Zoo Camp: Life around the Pond
@ 9:30–11:30am (ages 3–4 w/an adult)
Dive in to the amazing world of bugs, frogs and flytraps that live around water as we explore the pond through imaginative games and activities.
COST: $84 members / $114 general public.

Friday, July 28

Summer Zoo Camp: Sense-able Animals (HALF Day)
@ 9:00am–12:00pm (ages 4–5)
Ever wonder how animals see after dark, hear under the water and feel without fingers? In this “tasteful” camp we will see how humans and animals make “sense” of things as they explore their homes.
COST: $125 members / $195 general public.

 
Summer Zoo Camp: Animal Architects
@ 9:00am–4:00pm (ages 8–9)
From tunnels to nests, dens to dams, discover some amazing animal creations! Come participate in activities testing your own building skills as we learn about animal homes under construction at the zoo.
COST: $190 members / $260 general public.

 
Ever wonder how animals see after dark, hear under the water and feel without fingers? In this “tasteful” camp we will see how humans and animals make “sense” of things as they explore their homes.
COST: $190 members / $260 general public.

 
Summer Zoo Camp: Survivor: Riverbanks
@ 9:00am–4:00pm (ages 10–13)
Ever wonder if you could survive in the wild like the animals do? Campers will discover the skills they need by identifying edible plants, marking trails, orienteering, using the sun to cook and setting up shelter for a night.
COST: $190 members / $260 general public.

 
Summer Zoo Camp: ZooBorns
@ 9:00am–4:00pm (ages 6–7)
Everyone loves babies! Find out how zoo youngsters spend their first hours, days and years of life. Join the fun as we investigate the colorful world of eggs, wild parenting strategies, life cycles and much more!
COST: $190 members / $260 general public.

Monday, July 31

Summer Zoo Camp: Wild Seasons (HALF Day)
@ 9:00am–12:00pm (ages 4–5)
Do you like to visit the beach in the summer, anticipate snow in the winter, play in the leaves come fall, and watch flowers bloom in the spring? Animals and plants change their activities too! Join the fun as we discover the wonders of each season.
COST: $125 members / $195 general public.

 
Summer Zoo Camp: Animal Architects
@ 9:00am–4:00pm (ages 8–9)
From tunnels to nests, dens to dams, discover some amazing animal creations! Come participate in activities testing your own building skills as we learn about animal homes under construction at the zoo.
COST: $190 members / $260 general public.

 
Summer Zoo Camp: Survivor: Riverbanks
@ 9:00am–4:00pm (ages 10–13)
Ever wonder if you could survive in the wild like the animals do? Campers will discover the skills they need by identifying edible plants, marking trails, orienteering, using the sun to cook and setting up shelter for a night.
COST: $190 members / $260 general public.

 
Summer Zoo Camp: Watery World
@ 9:00am–4:00pm (ages 6–7)
Dive into the amazing world of water as we investigate the water cycle, its properties and animals that call it home. Campers will have a splashing good time learning about sharks, sea turtles, frogs – and lizards that can walk on water!
COST: $190 members / $260 general public.

 
Summer Zoo Camp: Wild Seasons (FULL Day)
@ 9:00am–4:00pm (ages 4–5)
Do you like to visit the beach in the summer, anticipate snow in the winter, play in the leaves come fall, and watch flowers bloom in the spring? Animals and plants change their activities too! Join the fun as we discover the wonders of each season.
COST: $190 members / $260 general public.

August 2017

Tuesday, August 1

Summer Zoo Camp: Wild Seasons (HALF Day)
@ 9:00am–12:00pm (ages 4–5)
Do you like to visit the beach in the summer, anticipate snow in the winter, play in the leaves come fall, and watch flowers bloom in the spring? Animals and plants change their activities too! Join the fun as we discover the wonders of each season.
COST: $125 members / $195 general public.

 
Summer Zoo Camp: Animal Architects
@ 9:00am–4:00pm (ages 8–9)
From tunnels to nests, dens to dams, discover some amazing animal creations! Come participate in activities testing your own building skills as we learn about animal homes under construction at the zoo.
COST: $190 members / $260 general public.

 
Summer Zoo Camp: Survivor: Riverbanks
@ 9:00am–4:00pm (ages 10–13)
Ever wonder if you could survive in the wild like the animals do? Campers will discover the skills they need by identifying edible plants, marking trails, orienteering, using the sun to cook and setting up shelter for a night.
COST: $190 members / $260 general public.

 
Summer Zoo Camp: Watery World
@ 9:00am–4:00pm (ages 6–7)
Dive into the amazing world of water as we investigate the water cycle, its properties and animals that call it home. Campers will have a splashing good time learning about sharks, sea turtles, frogs – and lizards that can walk on water!
COST: $190 members / $260 general public.

 
Summer Zoo Camp: Wild Seasons (FULL Day)
@ 9:00am–4:00pm (ages 4–5)
Do you like to visit the beach in the summer, anticipate snow in the winter, play in the leaves come fall, and watch flowers bloom in the spring? Animals and plants change their activities too! Join the fun as we discover the wonders of each season.
COST: $190 members / $260 general public.

 
Toucan Tuesdays
@ 9:00am–5:00pm
Enjoy BOGO admission at Riverbanks every Tuesday this summer with a donation of two cans of food to Harvest Hope Food Bank. In addition to pay-one-price admission, guests who donate on a Toucan Tuesday also will receive hot savings on cool treats: $2 16oz. ICEE’s, $2 24oz. fountain drinks and a 2-for-$20 special on misting fans sold at various locations throughout the park. Donation bins will be located at both the Zoo and Garden entrance.

 
Summer Zoo Camp: Goodnight Garden
@ 9:30–11:30am (ages 3–4 w/an adult)
Discover what happens in the garden while we are sleeping, through games, crafts and activities about the nocturnal plants and animals in our backyards.
COST: $84 members / $114 general public.

Wednesday, August 2

Summer Zoo Camp: Wild Seasons (HALF Day)
@ 9:00am–12:00pm (ages 4–5)
Do you like to visit the beach in the summer, anticipate snow in the winter, play in the leaves come fall, and watch flowers bloom in the spring? Animals and plants change their activities too! Join the fun as we discover the wonders of each season.
COST: $125 members / $195 general public.

 
Summer Zoo Camp: Animal Architects
@ 9:00am–4:00pm (ages 8–9)
From tunnels to nests, dens to dams, discover some amazing animal creations! Come participate in activities testing your own building skills as we learn about animal homes under construction at the zoo.
COST: $190 members / $260 general public.

 
Summer Zoo Camp: Survivor: Riverbanks
@ 9:00am–4:00pm (ages 10–13)
Ever wonder if you could survive in the wild like the animals do? Campers will discover the skills they need by identifying edible plants, marking trails, orienteering, using the sun to cook and setting up shelter for a night.
COST: $190 members / $260 general public.

 
Summer Zoo Camp: Watery World
@ 9:00am–4:00pm (ages 6–7)
Dive into the amazing world of water as we investigate the water cycle, its properties and animals that call it home. Campers will have a splashing good time learning about sharks, sea turtles, frogs – and lizards that can walk on water!
COST: $190 members / $260 general public.

 
Summer Zoo Camp: Wild Seasons (FULL Day)
@ 9:00am–4:00pm (ages 4–5)
Do you like to visit the beach in the summer, anticipate snow in the winter, play in the leaves come fall, and watch flowers bloom in the spring? Animals and plants change their activities too! Join the fun as we discover the wonders of each season.
COST: $190 members / $260 general public.

 
Summer Zoo Camp: Goodnight Garden
@ 9:30–11:30am (ages 3–4 w/an adult)
Discover what happens in the garden while we are sleeping, through games, crafts and activities about the nocturnal plants and animals in our backyards.
COST: $84 members / $114 general public.

Thursday, August 3

Summer Zoo Camp: Wild Seasons (HALF Day)
@ 9:00am–12:00pm (ages 4–5)
Do you like to visit the beach in the summer, anticipate snow in the winter, play in the leaves come fall, and watch flowers bloom in the spring? Animals and plants change their activities too! Join the fun as we discover the wonders of each season.
COST: $125 members / $195 general public.

 
Summer Zoo Camp: Animal Architects
@ 9:00am–4:00pm (ages 8–9)
From tunnels to nests, dens to dams, discover some amazing animal creations! Come participate in activities testing your own building skills as we learn about animal homes under construction at the zoo.
COST: $190 members / $260 general public.

 
Summer Zoo Camp: Survivor: Riverbanks
@ 9:00am–4:00pm (ages 10–13)
Ever wonder if you could survive in the wild like the animals do? Campers will discover the skills they need by identifying edible plants, marking trails, orienteering, using the sun to cook and setting up shelter for a night.
COST: $190 members / $260 general public.

 
Summer Zoo Camp: Watery World
@ 9:00am–4:00pm (ages 6–7)
Dive into the amazing world of water as we investigate the water cycle, its properties and animals that call it home. Campers will have a splashing good time learning about sharks, sea turtles, frogs – and lizards that can walk on water!
COST: $190 members / $260 general public.

 
Summer Zoo Camp: Wild Seasons (FULL Day)
@ 9:00am–4:00pm (ages 4–5)
Do you like to visit the beach in the summer, anticipate snow in the winter, play in the leaves come fall, and watch flowers bloom in the spring? Animals and plants change their activities too! Join the fun as we discover the wonders of each season.
COST: $190 members / $260 general public.

 
Summer Zoo Camp: Goodnight Garden
@ 9:30–11:30am (ages 3–4 w/an adult)
Discover what happens in the garden while we are sleeping, through games, crafts and activities about the nocturnal plants and animals in our backyards.
COST: $84 members / $114 general public.

Friday, August 4

Summer Zoo Camp: Wild Seasons (HALF Day)
@ 9:00am–12:00pm (ages 4–5)
Do you like to visit the beach in the summer, anticipate snow in the winter, play in the leaves come fall, and watch flowers bloom in the spring? Animals and plants change their activities too! Join the fun as we discover the wonders of each season.
COST: $125 members / $195 general public.

 
Summer Zoo Camp: Animal Architects
@ 9:00am–4:00pm (ages 8–9)
From tunnels to nests, dens to dams, discover some amazing animal creations! Come participate in activities testing your own building skills as we learn about animal homes under construction at the zoo.
COST: $190 members / $260 general public.

 
Summer Zoo Camp: Survivor: Riverbanks
@ 9:00am–4:00pm (ages 10–13)
Ever wonder if you could survive in the wild like the animals do? Campers will discover the skills they need by identifying edible plants, marking trails, orienteering, using the sun to cook and setting up shelter for a night.
COST: $190 members / $260 general public.

 
Summer Zoo Camp: Watery World
@ 9:00am–4:00pm (ages 6–7)
Dive into the amazing world of water as we investigate the water cycle, its properties and animals that call it home. Campers will have a splashing good time learning about sharks, sea turtles, frogs – and lizards that can walk on water!
COST: $190 members / $260 general public.

 
Summer Zoo Camp: Wild Seasons (FULL Day)
@ 9:00am–4:00pm (ages 4–5)
Do you like to visit the beach in the summer, anticipate snow in the winter, play in the leaves come fall, and watch flowers bloom in the spring? Animals and plants change their activities too! Join the fun as we discover the wonders of each season.
COST: $190 members / $260 general public.

 
Brew at the Zoo
@ 7:00–9:30pm (ages 21 and up)
Tap into this sell-out event that supports wildlife and wild places with samples of cold, frothy beer. From domestics to imports to specialty micros, guests can choose their brew and meander through the Zoo or hang out in the plaza and listen to live music. No one under 21 will be admitted.
COST: $40 Riverbanks members / $50 general public. The VIP option is SOLD OUT.

Saturday, August 5

Family on Safari: Amazing African Adventure
@ 6:00pm until 9:00am the next day (ages 5–adult)
Come celebrate the end of summer with an African adventure. Explore the different habitats, culture, and of course the incredible animals that call this amazing place home. Admission for the park on the day following the event is included in ticket price. Dinner, snack and breakfast are also included.
COST: $45 per person.

Monday, August 7

Summer Zoo Camp: Sense-able Animals (HALF Day)
@ 9:00am–12:00pm (ages 4–5)
Ever wonder how animals see after dark, hear under the water and feel without fingers? In this “tasteful” camp we will see how humans and animals make “sense” of things as they explore their homes.
COST: $125 members / $195 general public.

 
Summer Zoo Camp: Animal Architects
@ 9:00am–4:00pm (ages 8–9)
From tunnels to nests, dens to dams, discover some amazing animal creations! Come participate in activities testing your own building skills as we learn about animal homes under construction at the zoo.
COST: $190 members / $260 general public.

 
Ever wonder how animals see after dark, hear under the water and feel without fingers? In this “tasteful” camp we will see how humans and animals make “sense” of things as they explore their homes.
COST: $190 members / $260 general public.

 
Summer Zoo Camp: Survivor: Riverbanks
@ 9:00am–4:00pm (ages 10–13)
Ever wonder if you could survive in the wild like the animals do? Campers will discover the skills they need by identifying edible plants, marking trails, orienteering, using the sun to cook and setting up shelter for a night.
COST: $190 members / $260 general public.

 
Summer Zoo Camp: ZooBorns
@ 9:00am–4:00pm (ages 6–7)
Everyone loves babies! Find out how zoo youngsters spend their first hours, days and years of life. Join the fun as we investigate the colorful world of eggs, wild parenting strategies, life cycles and much more!
COST: $190 members / $260 general public.

Tuesday, August 8

Summer Zoo Camp: Sense-able Animals (HALF Day)
@ 9:00am–12:00pm (ages 4–5)
Ever wonder how animals see after dark, hear under the water and feel without fingers? In this “tasteful” camp we will see how humans and animals make “sense” of things as they explore their homes.
COST: $125 members / $195 general public.

 
Summer Zoo Camp: Animal Architects
@ 9:00am–4:00pm (ages 8–9)
From tunnels to nests, dens to dams, discover some amazing animal creations! Come participate in activities testing your own building skills as we learn about animal homes under construction at the zoo.
COST: $190 members / $260 general public.

 
Ever wonder how animals see after dark, hear under the water and feel without fingers? In this “tasteful” camp we will see how humans and animals make “sense” of things as they explore their homes.
COST: $190 members / $260 general public.

 
Summer Zoo Camp: Survivor: Riverbanks
@ 9:00am–4:00pm (ages 10–13)
Ever wonder if you could survive in the wild like the animals do? Campers will discover the skills they need by identifying edible plants, marking trails, orienteering, using the sun to cook and setting up shelter for a night.
COST: $190 members / $260 general public.

 
Summer Zoo Camp: ZooBorns
@ 9:00am–4:00pm (ages 6–7)
Everyone loves babies! Find out how zoo youngsters spend their first hours, days and years of life. Join the fun as we investigate the colorful world of eggs, wild parenting strategies, life cycles and much more!
COST: $190 members / $260 general public.

 
Toucan Tuesdays
@ 9:00am–5:00pm
Enjoy BOGO admission at Riverbanks every Tuesday this summer with a donation of two cans of food to Harvest Hope Food Bank. In addition to pay-one-price admission, guests who donate on a Toucan Tuesday also will receive hot savings on cool treats: $2 16oz. ICEE’s, $2 24oz. fountain drinks and a 2-for-$20 special on misting fans sold at various locations throughout the park. Donation bins will be located at both the Zoo and Garden entrance.

 
Summer Zoo Camp: Life around the Pond
@ 9:30–11:30am (ages 3–4 w/an adult)
Dive in to the amazing world of bugs, frogs and flytraps that live around water as we explore the pond through imaginative games and activities.
COST: $84 members / $114 general public.

Wednesday, August 9

Summer Zoo Camp: Sense-able Animals (HALF Day)
@ 9:00am–12:00pm (ages 4–5)
Ever wonder how animals see after dark, hear under the water and feel without fingers? In this “tasteful” camp we will see how humans and animals make “sense” of things as they explore their homes.
COST: $125 members / $195 general public.

 
Summer Zoo Camp: Animal Architects
@ 9:00am–4:00pm (ages 8–9)
From tunnels to nests, dens to dams, discover some amazing animal creations! Come participate in activities testing your own building skills as we learn about animal homes under construction at the zoo.
COST: $190 members / $260 general public.

 
Ever wonder how animals see after dark, hear under the water and feel without fingers? In this “tasteful” camp we will see how humans and animals make “sense” of things as they explore their homes.
COST: $190 members / $260 general public.

 
Summer Zoo Camp: Survivor: Riverbanks
@ 9:00am–4:00pm (ages 10–13)
Ever wonder if you could survive in the wild like the animals do? Campers will discover the skills they need by identifying edible plants, marking trails, orienteering, using the sun to cook and setting up shelter for a night.
COST: $190 members / $260 general public.

 
Summer Zoo Camp: ZooBorns
@ 9:00am–4:00pm (ages 6–7)
Everyone loves babies! Find out how zoo youngsters spend their first hours, days and years of life. Join the fun as we investigate the colorful world of eggs, wild parenting strategies, life cycles and much more!
COST: $190 members / $260 general public.

 
Summer Zoo Camp: Life around the Pond
@ 9:30–11:30am (ages 3–4 w/an adult)
Dive in to the amazing world of bugs, frogs and flytraps that live around water as we explore the pond through imaginative games and activities.
COST: $84 members / $114 general public.

Thursday, August 10

Summer Zoo Camp: Sense-able Animals (HALF Day)
@ 9:00am–12:00pm (ages 4–5)
Ever wonder how animals see after dark, hear under the water and feel without fingers? In this “tasteful” camp we will see how humans and animals make “sense” of things as they explore their homes.
COST: $125 members / $195 general public.

 
Summer Zoo Camp: Animal Architects
@ 9:00am–4:00pm (ages 8–9)
From tunnels to nests, dens to dams, discover some amazing animal creations! Come participate in activities testing your own building skills as we learn about animal homes under construction at the zoo.
COST: $190 members / $260 general public.

 
Ever wonder how animals see after dark, hear under the water and feel without fingers? In this “tasteful” camp we will see how humans and animals make “sense” of things as they explore their homes.
COST: $190 members / $260 general public.

 
Summer Zoo Camp: Survivor: Riverbanks
@ 9:00am–4:00pm (ages 10–13)
Ever wonder if you could survive in the wild like the animals do? Campers will discover the skills they need by identifying edible plants, marking trails, orienteering, using the sun to cook and setting up shelter for a night.
COST: $190 members / $260 general public.

 
Summer Zoo Camp: ZooBorns
@ 9:00am–4:00pm (ages 6–7)
Everyone loves babies! Find out how zoo youngsters spend their first hours, days and years of life. Join the fun as we investigate the colorful world of eggs, wild parenting strategies, life cycles and much more!
COST: $190 members / $260 general public.

 
Summer Zoo Camp: Life around the Pond
@ 9:30–11:30am (ages 3–4 w/an adult)
Dive in to the amazing world of bugs, frogs and flytraps that live around water as we explore the pond through imaginative games and activities.
COST: $84 members / $114 general public.

Friday, August 11

Summer Zoo Camp: Sense-able Animals (HALF Day)
@ 9:00am–12:00pm (ages 4–5)
Ever wonder how animals see after dark, hear under the water and feel without fingers? In this “tasteful” camp we will see how humans and animals make “sense” of things as they explore their homes.
COST: $125 members / $195 general public.

 
Summer Zoo Camp: Animal Architects
@ 9:00am–4:00pm (ages 8–9)
From tunnels to nests, dens to dams, discover some amazing animal creations! Come participate in activities testing your own building skills as we learn about animal homes under construction at the zoo.
COST: $190 members / $260 general public.

 
Ever wonder how animals see after dark, hear under the water and feel without fingers? In this “tasteful” camp we will see how humans and animals make “sense” of things as they explore their homes.
COST: $190 members / $260 general public.

 
Summer Zoo Camp: Survivor: Riverbanks
@ 9:00am–4:00pm (ages 10–13)
Ever wonder if you could survive in the wild like the animals do? Campers will discover the skills they need by identifying edible plants, marking trails, orienteering, using the sun to cook and setting up shelter for a night.
COST: $190 members / $260 general public.

 
Summer Zoo Camp: ZooBorns
@ 9:00am–4:00pm (ages 6–7)
Everyone loves babies! Find out how zoo youngsters spend their first hours, days and years of life. Join the fun as we investigate the colorful world of eggs, wild parenting strategies, life cycles and much more!
COST: $190 members / $260 general public.

 
The big screen returns to Riverbanks on select Friday nights this summer. Explore Waterfall Junction then enjoy a family-friendly movie beginning at dusk (Waterfall Junction will open at 6:00pm and close just prior to the start of the movie). Food and beverages also will be available for purchase. More information will be posted closer-to-date.
COST: $3 Riverbanks members / $5 general public.

Monday, August 14

Summer Zoo Camp: Poisons and Potions
@ 9:00am–4:00pm (ages 10–13)
Join Riverbanks wizards as we explore herbology by brewing potions, discover the plants around us with magical powers and get an up close look at the magical creatures of the wizarding world. This camp is sure to be a magical experience!
COST: $190 members / $260 general public.

 
Summer Zoo Camp: Watery World
@ 9:00am–4:00pm (ages 6–7)
Dive into the amazing world of water as we investigate the water cycle, its properties and animals that call it home. Campers will have a splashing good time learning about sharks, sea turtles, frogs – and lizards that can walk on water!
COST: $190 members / $260 general public.

 
Summer Zoo Camp: Wild Seasons (FULL Day)
@ 9:00am–4:00pm (ages 4–5)
Do you like to visit the beach in the summer, anticipate snow in the winter, play in the leaves come fall, and watch flowers bloom in the spring? Animals and plants change their activities too! Join the fun as we discover the wonders of each season.
COST: $190 members / $260 general public.

 
Summer Zoo Camp: Wildlife Trackers
@ 9:00am–4:00pm (ages 8–9)
Wildlife is hiding all around us, yet the signs they leave behind are often overlooked. Become an expert at identifying tracks, scat, sounds and understanding animal behavior this summer.
COST: $190 members / $260 general public.

Tuesday, August 15

Summer Zoo Camp: Poisons and Potions
@ 9:00am–4:00pm (ages 10–13)
Join Riverbanks wizards as we explore herbology by brewing potions, discover the plants around us with magical powers and get an up close look at the magical creatures of the wizarding world. This camp is sure to be a magical experience!
COST: $190 members / $260 general public.

 
Summer Zoo Camp: Watery World
@ 9:00am–4:00pm (ages 6–7)
Dive into the amazing world of water as we investigate the water cycle, its properties and animals that call it home. Campers will have a splashing good time learning about sharks, sea turtles, frogs – and lizards that can walk on water!
COST: $190 members / $260 general public.

 
Summer Zoo Camp: Wild Seasons (FULL Day)
@ 9:00am–4:00pm (ages 4–5)
Do you like to visit the beach in the summer, anticipate snow in the winter, play in the leaves come fall, and watch flowers bloom in the spring? Animals and plants change their activities too! Join the fun as we discover the wonders of each season.
COST: $190 members / $260 general public.

 
Summer Zoo Camp: Wildlife Trackers
@ 9:00am–4:00pm (ages 8–9)
Wildlife is hiding all around us, yet the signs they leave behind are often overlooked. Become an expert at identifying tracks, scat, sounds and understanding animal behavior this summer.
COST: $190 members / $260 general public.

 
Toucan Tuesdays
@ 9:00am–5:00pm
Enjoy BOGO admission at Riverbanks every Tuesday this summer with a donation of two cans of food to Harvest Hope Food Bank. In addition to pay-one-price admission, guests who donate on a Toucan Tuesday also will receive hot savings on cool treats: $2 16oz. ICEE’s, $2 24oz. fountain drinks and a 2-for-$20 special on misting fans sold at various locations throughout the park. Donation bins will be located at both the Zoo and Garden entrance.

Wednesday, August 16

Summer Zoo Camp: Poisons and Potions
@ 9:00am–4:00pm (ages 10–13)
Join Riverbanks wizards as we explore herbology by brewing potions, discover the plants around us with magical powers and get an up close look at the magical creatures of the wizarding world. This camp is sure to be a magical experience!
COST: $190 members / $260 general public.

 
Summer Zoo Camp: Watery World
@ 9:00am–4:00pm (ages 6–7)
Dive into the amazing world of water as we investigate the water cycle, its properties and animals that call it home. Campers will have a splashing good time learning about sharks, sea turtles, frogs – and lizards that can walk on water!
COST: $190 members / $260 general public.

 
Summer Zoo Camp: Wild Seasons (FULL Day)
@ 9:00am–4:00pm (ages 4–5)
Do you like to visit the beach in the summer, anticipate snow in the winter, play in the leaves come fall, and watch flowers bloom in the spring? Animals and plants change their activities too! Join the fun as we discover the wonders of each season.
COST: $190 members / $260 general public.

 
Summer Zoo Camp: Wildlife Trackers
@ 9:00am–4:00pm (ages 8–9)
Wildlife is hiding all around us, yet the signs they leave behind are often overlooked. Become an expert at identifying tracks, scat, sounds and understanding animal behavior this summer.
COST: $190 members / $260 general public.

Thursday, August 17

Summer Zoo Camp: Poisons and Potions
@ 9:00am–4:00pm (ages 10–13)
Join Riverbanks wizards as we explore herbology by brewing potions, discover the plants around us with magical powers and get an up close look at the magical creatures of the wizarding world. This camp is sure to be a magical experience!
COST: $190 members / $260 general public.

 
Summer Zoo Camp: Watery World
@ 9:00am–4:00pm (ages 6–7)
Dive into the amazing world of water as we investigate the water cycle, its properties and animals that call it home. Campers will have a splashing good time learning about sharks, sea turtles, frogs – and lizards that can walk on water!
COST: $190 members / $260 general public.

 
Summer Zoo Camp: Wild Seasons (FULL Day)
@ 9:00am–4:00pm (ages 4–5)
Do you like to visit the beach in the summer, anticipate snow in the winter, play in the leaves come fall, and watch flowers bloom in the spring? Animals and plants change their activities too! Join the fun as we discover the wonders of each season.
COST: $190 members / $260 general public.

 
Summer Zoo Camp: Wildlife Trackers
@ 9:00am–4:00pm (ages 8–9)
Wildlife is hiding all around us, yet the signs they leave behind are often overlooked. Become an expert at identifying tracks, scat, sounds and understanding animal behavior this summer.
COST: $190 members / $260 general public.

Friday, August 18

Summer Zoo Camp: Poisons and Potions
@ 9:00am–4:00pm (ages 10–13)
Join Riverbanks wizards as we explore herbology by brewing potions, discover the plants around us with magical powers and get an up close look at the magical creatures of the wizarding world. This camp is sure to be a magical experience!
COST: $190 members / $260 general public.

 
Summer Zoo Camp: Watery World
@ 9:00am–4:00pm (ages 6–7)
Dive into the amazing world of water as we investigate the water cycle, its properties and animals that call it home. Campers will have a splashing good time learning about sharks, sea turtles, frogs – and lizards that can walk on water!
COST: $190 members / $260 general public.

 
Summer Zoo Camp: Wild Seasons (FULL Day)
@ 9:00am–4:00pm (ages 4–5)
Do you like to visit the beach in the summer, anticipate snow in the winter, play in the leaves come fall, and watch flowers bloom in the spring? Animals and plants change their activities too! Join the fun as we discover the wonders of each season.
COST: $190 members / $260 general public.

 
Summer Zoo Camp: Wildlife Trackers
@ 9:00am–4:00pm (ages 8–9)
Wildlife is hiding all around us, yet the signs they leave behind are often overlooked. Become an expert at identifying tracks, scat, sounds and understanding animal behavior this summer.
COST: $190 members / $260 general public.

Monday, August 21

Single-Day Zoo Camp: Sunsational Eclipse
@ 9:00am–5:00pm (ages 5–9)
From day to night in the blink of an eye! On August 21, Columbia will experience a total solar eclipse. Join us to learn about all the wacky things we call behavior, learn about the eclipse and take a moment to track animal behavior during the eclipse! This day camp will include crafts, games, zoo walks, animal encounters and more.
COST: $50 members / $65 general public.

Tuesday, August 22

Toucan Tuesdays
@ 9:00am–5:00pm
Enjoy BOGO admission at Riverbanks every Tuesday this summer with a donation of two cans of food to Harvest Hope Food Bank. In addition to pay-one-price admission, guests who donate on a Toucan Tuesday also will receive hot savings on cool treats: $2 16oz. ICEE’s, $2 24oz. fountain drinks and a 2-for-$20 special on misting fans sold at various locations throughout the park. Donation bins will be located at both the Zoo and Garden entrance.

Thursday, August 31

Indulge in this all-new culinary experience featuring gourmet, organic fare prepared by Riverbanks’ executive chef. Handcrafted cocktails and views of elephants and gorillas will complement the al fresco summer evening. All proceeds benefit ongoing wildlife conservation and education efforts at Riverbanks.
COST: $80 Riverbanks members / $100 general public.

September 2017

Saturday, September 9

Beekeeping is a growing in popularity as people learn the importance of the honeybee. Learn what it takes to be a beekeeper and the time and equipment necessary to be successful. This intro will help you figure out if beekeeping is right for you before investing your time and money to this hobby. If you decide to pursue beekeeping, we recommend a comprehensive beekeeper course through a local beekeeping agency.
COST: $10 per person per class.

 
From there to here, from here to there, wonderful trees are everywhere! Explore the world of trees, the role they play in our environment, and how you can be a good steward of native plant life in South Carolina. We will explore the trees and plants of the Garden, make a wooden craft, meet a Riverbanks horticulturist, plant a tree to take home and design a tree recipe.
The program will cover the following: Cub Scouts — Tigers in the Wild #6; Wolf grow something #1–3; Bear Fur, Feathers and Ferns #6; Webeleos Into the Woods (#5*). Boy Scouts — Plant Science #2, 4, 5*, 7*, Option #2a, b*, c4*. Girl Scouts — Daisy Clover*; Junior Gardener #1, 3, 4*; Cadette Trees #1–3, 5.
COST: $10 Scout/Child. If you are not a Riverbanks member, a general admission ticket will also be required. Riverbanks WILD About Scouts patches can be purchased for an additional fee.

Friday, September 15

Party “under the sea” in this unique experience with pirates and mermaids! We encourage our guests to wear costumes! Enjoy boat races down Waterfall Junction’s stream, go on a treasure hunt, discover life from a mermaid’s perspective and more. Be sure to visit with our special Mermaid and Pirate guests too! Activities are geared to children ages 3–10, but all ages are welcome. Enjoy water play from 6:00–7:00pm. Crafts and activities will take place from 7:00–8:00pm.
COST: $5 per child / $15 per adult. Tickets required for both child and adult. Plus admission for general public.

Saturday, September 16

Animal Enrichment Day
@ 10:00am–4:30pm
Watch wildlife in action during this fall favorite. Guests will have an opportunity to see the Zoo’s residents sniff, stomp, pounce and play with tempting treats designed to exercise their minds and bodies.
COST: All activities are free with paid admission or membership.

Friday, September 22

Don’t miss the wildest event in town at Riverbanks ZOOfari—the Zoo’s premier fundraiser. Take an evening stroll through the Zoo, catch a glimpse of some wild creatures, savor tasty cuisine and cool cocktails, and bid on one-of-a-kind silent and live auction items. Proceeds support ongoing conservation and education efforts at Riverbanks.
COST: $60 Riverbanks members / $70 general public.
On Sale August 1  More Info

Saturday, September 23

Propagation is a great way to create new plants through leaf and stem cuttings of existing plants. This workshop will cover some basic techniques as well as teach participants which plants do well from cuttings.
COST: $15 per person per class.

Saturday, September 30

Waterfall Junction Family on Safari: Noises of the Night
@ 6:00pm until 9:00am the next day (ages 5–adult)
Open up your senses to a whole new nighttime adventure! You’ll have a “hoot” of a good time identifying different frog songs, insect chatter, coyote howls and local owl calls. *Each family will be provided with a 4-person tent and foam camping mats. Admission for the park on the day following the event is included in ticket price. Dinner, snack and breakfast are also included.
COST: $45 per person.

October 2017

Saturday, October 14

Girl Scout Overnight: Wildlife in Winter
@ 6:45pm until 9:00am the next day (ages 5–adult ONLY)
Surviving winter is no easy task. Join other small Girl Scout troops for a fun-filled adventure as we uncover winter adaptations that local wildlife use to overcome the challenges of cold weather and little food. Participants will take away some fun ideas on how to reuse household items and help animals in their own backyard *This program is reserved for females only and requires a minimum of 25 registered participants to hold the program as scheduled.
COST: $45 per participant.

Friday, October 20

Creepy Creature Feature
@ 5:30–7:30pm
We dare you and your troop or pack to join us for an “engrossing” evening adventure at the Zoo! Girls and boys are invited to this Creepy Creature Feature and Trick-or-Treat Trek that is a not-so-scary night of creepy crawly critters and candy, of course! The Creepy Creature Feature will include activities and animal encounters that highlight the scaly, slimy and mythunderstood friends of the animal kingdom, earning credit towards badge and merit requirements, depending on troop work. This wild night will begin with a Creepy Meet and Greet. We will throw in a few mysterious activities, crafts and end with a Trick-or-Treat Trek, where you will change into your costume** and enjoy the Zoo’s popular Halloween spook-tacular, Boo at the Zoo! On your self-guided trek through Boo, you will experience Frankenstein's Foam Zone, an eeky freaky DJ dance party, a trick-or-treat trail with candy and much more!
COST: $10 per Scout/Child (Ages: 5–13) / $22 per Adult.

 
Boo at the Zoo
@ 6:00–9:00pm
Make tracks to Riverbanks for the Zoo’s annual Halloween spook-tacular. Guests will enjoy 11 wild nights of safe, affordable, family-friendly activities. Trick-or-treat throughout the Zoo, frolic in Frankenstein’s Foam Zone, rock the night away at Mummy’s Eeky Freaky Dance Party, plus much more. For an additional charge, guests can also toast s’mores, take a spin on the Haunted Carousel or hop aboard the Spooky Spots and Stripes Railroad.
COST: $9 Riverbanks members / $11 general public / children younger than 2 free.
On Sale September 1  More Info

 
Waterfall Junction Family on Safari: Wild Survival 101
@ 6:00pm until 9:00am the next day (ages 5–adult)
Ever wonder if you could survive in the wild like the animals do? Join the fun as we teach you the skills of how to purify water, identify edible plants and much more. *Each family will be provided with a 4-person tent and foam camping mats. Admission for the park on the day following the event is included in ticket price. Dinner, snack and breakfast are also included.
COST: $45 per person.

Saturday, October 21

Boo at the Zoo
@ 6:00–9:00pm
Make tracks to Riverbanks for the Zoo’s annual Halloween spook-tacular. Guests will enjoy 11 wild nights of safe, affordable, family-friendly activities. Trick-or-treat throughout the Zoo, frolic in Frankenstein’s Foam Zone, rock the night away at Mummy’s Eeky Freaky Dance Party, plus much more. For an additional charge, guests can also toast s’mores, take a spin on the Haunted Carousel or hop aboard the Spooky Spots and Stripes Railroad.
COST: $9 Riverbanks members / $11 general public / children younger than 2 free.
On Sale September 1  More Info

Sunday, October 22

Boo at the Zoo
@ 6:00–9:00pm
Make tracks to Riverbanks for the Zoo’s annual Halloween spook-tacular. Guests will enjoy 11 wild nights of safe, affordable, family-friendly activities. Trick-or-treat throughout the Zoo, frolic in Frankenstein’s Foam Zone, rock the night away at Mummy’s Eeky Freaky Dance Party, plus much more. For an additional charge, guests can also toast s’mores, take a spin on the Haunted Carousel or hop aboard the Spooky Spots and Stripes Railroad.
COST: $9 Riverbanks members / $11 general public / children younger than 2 free.
On Sale September 1  More Info

Monday, October 23

Boo at the Zoo
@ 6:00–9:00pm
Make tracks to Riverbanks for the Zoo’s annual Halloween spook-tacular. Guests will enjoy 11 wild nights of safe, affordable, family-friendly activities. Trick-or-treat throughout the Zoo, frolic in Frankenstein’s Foam Zone, rock the night away at Mummy’s Eeky Freaky Dance Party, plus much more. For an additional charge, guests can also toast s’mores, take a spin on the Haunted Carousel or hop aboard the Spooky Spots and Stripes Railroad.
COST: $9 Riverbanks members / $11 general public / children younger than 2 free.
On Sale September 1  More Info

Tuesday, October 24

Boo at the Zoo
@ 6:00–9:00pm
Make tracks to Riverbanks for the Zoo’s annual Halloween spook-tacular. Guests will enjoy 11 wild nights of safe, affordable, family-friendly activities. Trick-or-treat throughout the Zoo, frolic in Frankenstein’s Foam Zone, rock the night away at Mummy’s Eeky Freaky Dance Party, plus much more. For an additional charge, guests can also toast s’mores, take a spin on the Haunted Carousel or hop aboard the Spooky Spots and Stripes Railroad.
COST: $9 Riverbanks members / $11 general public / children younger than 2 free.
On Sale September 1  More Info

Wednesday, October 25

Boo at the Zoo
@ 6:00–9:00pm
Make tracks to Riverbanks for the Zoo’s annual Halloween spook-tacular. Guests will enjoy 11 wild nights of safe, affordable, family-friendly activities. Trick-or-treat throughout the Zoo, frolic in Frankenstein’s Foam Zone, rock the night away at Mummy’s Eeky Freaky Dance Party, plus much more. For an additional charge, guests can also toast s’mores, take a spin on the Haunted Carousel or hop aboard the Spooky Spots and Stripes Railroad.
COST: $9 Riverbanks members / $11 general public / children younger than 2 free.
On Sale September 1  More Info

Thursday, October 26

Boo at the Zoo
@ 6:00–9:00pm
Make tracks to Riverbanks for the Zoo’s annual Halloween spook-tacular. Guests will enjoy 11 wild nights of safe, affordable, family-friendly activities. Trick-or-treat throughout the Zoo, frolic in Frankenstein’s Foam Zone, rock the night away at Mummy’s Eeky Freaky Dance Party, plus much more. For an additional charge, guests can also toast s’mores, take a spin on the Haunted Carousel or hop aboard the Spooky Spots and Stripes Railroad.
COST: $9 Riverbanks members / $11 general public / children younger than 2 free.
On Sale September 1  More Info

Friday, October 27

Boo at the Zoo
@ 6:00–9:00pm
Make tracks to Riverbanks for the Zoo’s annual Halloween spook-tacular. Guests will enjoy 11 wild nights of safe, affordable, family-friendly activities. Trick-or-treat throughout the Zoo, frolic in Frankenstein’s Foam Zone, rock the night away at Mummy’s Eeky Freaky Dance Party, plus much more. For an additional charge, guests can also toast s’mores, take a spin on the Haunted Carousel or hop aboard the Spooky Spots and Stripes Railroad.
COST: $9 Riverbanks members / $11 general public / children younger than 2 free.
On Sale September 1  More Info

Saturday, October 28

Boo at the Zoo
@ 6:00–9:00pm
Make tracks to Riverbanks for the Zoo’s annual Halloween spook-tacular. Guests will enjoy 11 wild nights of safe, affordable, family-friendly activities. Trick-or-treat throughout the Zoo, frolic in Frankenstein’s Foam Zone, rock the night away at Mummy’s Eeky Freaky Dance Party, plus much more. For an additional charge, guests can also toast s’mores, take a spin on the Haunted Carousel or hop aboard the Spooky Spots and Stripes Railroad.
COST: $9 Riverbanks members / $11 general public / children younger than 2 free.
On Sale September 1  More Info

Sunday, October 29

Boo at the Zoo
@ 6:00–9:00pm
Make tracks to Riverbanks for the Zoo’s annual Halloween spook-tacular. Guests will enjoy 11 wild nights of safe, affordable, family-friendly activities. Trick-or-treat throughout the Zoo, frolic in Frankenstein’s Foam Zone, rock the night away at Mummy’s Eeky Freaky Dance Party, plus much more. For an additional charge, guests can also toast s’mores, take a spin on the Haunted Carousel or hop aboard the Spooky Spots and Stripes Railroad.
COST: $9 Riverbanks members / $11 general public / children younger than 2 free.
On Sale September 1  More Info

Monday, October 30

Boo at the Zoo
@ 6:00–9:00pm
Make tracks to Riverbanks for the Zoo’s annual Halloween spook-tacular. Guests will enjoy 11 wild nights of safe, affordable, family-friendly activities. Trick-or-treat throughout the Zoo, frolic in Frankenstein’s Foam Zone, rock the night away at Mummy’s Eeky Freaky Dance Party, plus much more. For an additional charge, guests can also toast s’mores, take a spin on the Haunted Carousel or hop aboard the Spooky Spots and Stripes Railroad.
COST: $9 Riverbanks members / $11 general public / children younger than 2 free.
On Sale September 1  More Info

November 2017

Saturday, November 4

Pumpkin Smash
@ 10:00am–3:00pm
Riverbanks’ residents will enjoy a post-Halloween treat during the Zoo’s annual Pumpkin Smash. Watch as our mammals, reptiles, birds and fish enjoy and interact with pumpkins of all shapes and sizes—even some with extra treats. Riverbanks’ pumpkin smash is a form of animal enrichment used daily at the Zoo to encourage natural behaviors.
COST: All activities are free with paid admission or membership.

Saturday, November 11

Veterans Day
@ 9:00am–5:00pm
All military veterans, who have served or are serving in the United States Armed Forces, will receive free admission to the Zoo and Garden in honor of Veterans Day.

Saturday, November 18

Riverbanks Run
@ 7:30am
Race over to Riverbanks for the Zoo’s holiday 5K to benefit wildlife conservation. The run will begin at 7:30am. Additional information, including registration fees, will be posted closer to the event date.
Opens September 1  More Info

 
Lights Before Christmas
@ 5:00–9:00pm
Riverbanks will celebrate 30 years of Lights Before Christmas when Columbia’s longest running holiday tradition kicks off this November. The Zoo will illuminate each evening with nearly one million twinkling lights and countless animated images. Guests are invited to meander through the park while soaking in the sights and sounds of the holidays. Riverbanks also is the only place in town where it snows every night.
COST: $11 Adults / $9 Children ages 2–12. All Riverbanks members receive one free visit.
On Sale November 1  More Info

 
Twilight Trek: Sea Lion Special Edition
@ 5:00–10:00pm (ages 4–adult)
Are you fascinated with all things pinniped? Join us for a splashing good time as we learn about the Zoo’s newest exhibit and the animals that call it home. Guests will take a behind-the-scenes tour of the sea lion kitchen and enjoy a scavenger hunt around the public exhibit. Dinner, admission to Lights Before Christmas and snack are included.
COST: $30 per person.

 
Girl Scout Overnight: Lights Before Christmas
@ 6:45pm until 9:00am the next day (ages 5–adult ONLY)
Surviving winter is no easy task. Join other small Girl Scout troops for a fun-filled adventure as we uncover winter adaptations that local wildlife use to overcoming the challenges of cold weather and little food. Participants will take away some fun ideas on how to reuse household items and help animals in their own backyard. Program also includes an hour in the park to enjoy Lights Before Christmas. *This program is reserved for females only and requires a minimum of 25 registered participants to hold the program as scheduled.
COST: $50 per participant.

Sunday, November 19

Lights Before Christmas
@ 5:00–9:00pm
Riverbanks will celebrate 30 years of Lights Before Christmas when Columbia’s longest running holiday tradition kicks off this November. The Zoo will illuminate each evening with nearly one million twinkling lights and countless animated images. Guests are invited to meander through the park while soaking in the sights and sounds of the holidays. Riverbanks also is the only place in town where it snows every night.
COST: $11 Adults / $9 Children ages 2–12. All Riverbanks members receive one free visit.
On Sale November 1  More Info

Monday, November 20

Lights Before Christmas
@ 5:00–9:00pm
Riverbanks will celebrate 30 years of Lights Before Christmas when Columbia’s longest running holiday tradition kicks off this November. The Zoo will illuminate each evening with nearly one million twinkling lights and countless animated images. Guests are invited to meander through the park while soaking in the sights and sounds of the holidays. Riverbanks also is the only place in town where it snows every night.
COST: $11 Adults / $9 Children ages 2–12. All Riverbanks members receive one free visit.
On Sale November 1  More Info

Tuesday, November 21

Lights Before Christmas
@ 5:00–9:00pm
Riverbanks will celebrate 30 years of Lights Before Christmas when Columbia’s longest running holiday tradition kicks off this November. The Zoo will illuminate each evening with nearly one million twinkling lights and countless animated images. Guests are invited to meander through the park while soaking in the sights and sounds of the holidays. Riverbanks also is the only place in town where it snows every night.
COST: $11 Adults / $9 Children ages 2–12. All Riverbanks members receive one free visit.
On Sale November 1  More Info

Wednesday, November 22

Lights Before Christmas
@ 5:00–9:00pm
Riverbanks will celebrate 30 years of Lights Before Christmas when Columbia’s longest running holiday tradition kicks off this November. The Zoo will illuminate each evening with nearly one million twinkling lights and countless animated images. Guests are invited to meander through the park while soaking in the sights and sounds of the holidays. Riverbanks also is the only place in town where it snows every night.
COST: $11 Adults / $9 Children ages 2–12. All Riverbanks members receive one free visit.
On Sale November 1  More Info

Friday, November 24

Lights Before Christmas
@ 5:00–9:00pm
Riverbanks will celebrate 30 years of Lights Before Christmas when Columbia’s longest running holiday tradition kicks off this November. The Zoo will illuminate each evening with nearly one million twinkling lights and countless animated images. Guests are invited to meander through the park while soaking in the sights and sounds of the holidays. Riverbanks also is the only place in town where it snows every night.
COST: $11 Adults / $9 Children ages 2–12. All Riverbanks members receive one free visit.
On Sale November 1  More Info

Saturday, November 25

Lights Before Christmas
@ 5:00–9:00pm
Riverbanks will celebrate 30 years of Lights Before Christmas when Columbia’s longest running holiday tradition kicks off this November. The Zoo will illuminate each evening with nearly one million twinkling lights and countless animated images. Guests are invited to meander through the park while soaking in the sights and sounds of the holidays. Riverbanks also is the only place in town where it snows every night.
COST: $11 Adults / $9 Children ages 2–12. All Riverbanks members receive one free visit.
On Sale November 1  More Info

Sunday, November 26

Lights Before Christmas
@ 5:00–9:00pm
Riverbanks will celebrate 30 years of Lights Before Christmas when Columbia’s longest running holiday tradition kicks off this November. The Zoo will illuminate each evening with nearly one million twinkling lights and countless animated images. Guests are invited to meander through the park while soaking in the sights and sounds of the holidays. Riverbanks also is the only place in town where it snows every night.
COST: $11 Adults / $9 Children ages 2–12. All Riverbanks members receive one free visit.
On Sale November 1  More Info

Monday, November 27

Lights Before Christmas
@ 5:00–9:00pm
Riverbanks will celebrate 30 years of Lights Before Christmas when Columbia’s longest running holiday tradition kicks off this November. The Zoo will illuminate each evening with nearly one million twinkling lights and countless animated images. Guests are invited to meander through the park while soaking in the sights and sounds of the holidays. Riverbanks also is the only place in town where it snows every night.
COST: $11 Adults / $9 Children ages 2–12. All Riverbanks members receive one free visit.
On Sale November 1  More Info

Tuesday, November 28

Lights Before Christmas
@ 5:00–9:00pm
Riverbanks will celebrate 30 years of Lights Before Christmas when Columbia’s longest running holiday tradition kicks off this November. The Zoo will illuminate each evening with nearly one million twinkling lights and countless animated images. Guests are invited to meander through the park while soaking in the sights and sounds of the holidays. Riverbanks also is the only place in town where it snows every night.
COST: $11 Adults / $9 Children ages 2–12. All Riverbanks members receive one free visit.
On Sale November 1  More Info

Wednesday, November 29

Lights Before Christmas
@ 5:00–9:00pm
Riverbanks will celebrate 30 years of Lights Before Christmas when Columbia’s longest running holiday tradition kicks off this November. The Zoo will illuminate each evening with nearly one million twinkling lights and countless animated images. Guests are invited to meander through the park while soaking in the sights and sounds of the holidays. Riverbanks also is the only place in town where it snows every night.
COST: $11 Adults / $9 Children ages 2–12. All Riverbanks members receive one free visit.
On Sale November 1  More Info

Thursday, November 30

Lights Before Christmas
@ 5:00–9:00pm
Riverbanks will celebrate 30 years of Lights Before Christmas when Columbia’s longest running holiday tradition kicks off this November. The Zoo will illuminate each evening with nearly one million twinkling lights and countless animated images. Guests are invited to meander through the park while soaking in the sights and sounds of the holidays. Riverbanks also is the only place in town where it snows every night.
COST: $11 Adults / $9 Children ages 2–12. All Riverbanks members receive one free visit.
On Sale November 1  More Info

December 2017

Friday, December 1

Lights Before Christmas
@ 5:00–9:00pm
Riverbanks will celebrate 30 years of Lights Before Christmas when Columbia’s longest running holiday tradition kicks off this November. The Zoo will illuminate each evening with nearly one million twinkling lights and countless animated images. Guests are invited to meander through the park while soaking in the sights and sounds of the holidays. Riverbanks also is the only place in town where it snows every night.
COST: $11 Adults / $9 Children ages 2–12. All Riverbanks members receive one free visit.
On Sale November 1  More Info

Saturday, December 2

Lights Before Christmas
@ 5:00–9:00pm
Riverbanks will celebrate 30 years of Lights Before Christmas when Columbia’s longest running holiday tradition kicks off this November. The Zoo will illuminate each evening with nearly one million twinkling lights and countless animated images. Guests are invited to meander through the park while soaking in the sights and sounds of the holidays. Riverbanks also is the only place in town where it snows every night.
COST: $11 Adults / $9 Children ages 2–12. All Riverbanks members receive one free visit.
On Sale November 1  More Info

Sunday, December 3

Lights Before Christmas
@ 5:00–9:00pm
Riverbanks will celebrate 30 years of Lights Before Christmas when Columbia’s longest running holiday tradition kicks off this November. The Zoo will illuminate each evening with nearly one million twinkling lights and countless animated images. Guests are invited to meander through the park while soaking in the sights and sounds of the holidays. Riverbanks also is the only place in town where it snows every night.
COST: $11 Adults / $9 Children ages 2–12. All Riverbanks members receive one free visit.
On Sale November 1  More Info

Monday, December 4

Lights Before Christmas
@ 5:00–9:00pm
Riverbanks will celebrate 30 years of Lights Before Christmas when Columbia’s longest running holiday tradition kicks off this November. The Zoo will illuminate each evening with nearly one million twinkling lights and countless animated images. Guests are invited to meander through the park while soaking in the sights and sounds of the holidays. Riverbanks also is the only place in town where it snows every night.
COST: $11 Adults / $9 Children ages 2–12. All Riverbanks members receive one free visit.
On Sale November 1  More Info

Tuesday, December 5

Lights Before Christmas
@ 5:00–9:00pm
Riverbanks will celebrate 30 years of Lights Before Christmas when Columbia’s longest running holiday tradition kicks off this November. The Zoo will illuminate each evening with nearly one million twinkling lights and countless animated images. Guests are invited to meander through the park while soaking in the sights and sounds of the holidays. Riverbanks also is the only place in town where it snows every night.
COST: $11 Adults / $9 Children ages 2–12. All Riverbanks members receive one free visit.
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Wednesday, December 6

Lights Before Christmas
@ 5:00–9:00pm
Riverbanks will celebrate 30 years of Lights Before Christmas when Columbia’s longest running holiday tradition kicks off this November. The Zoo will illuminate each evening with nearly one million twinkling lights and countless animated images. Guests are invited to meander through the park while soaking in the sights and sounds of the holidays. Riverbanks also is the only place in town where it snows every night.
COST: $11 Adults / $9 Children ages 2–12. All Riverbanks members receive one free visit.
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Thursday, December 7

Lights Before Christmas
@ 5:00–9:00pm
Riverbanks will celebrate 30 years of Lights Before Christmas when Columbia’s longest running holiday tradition kicks off this November. The Zoo will illuminate each evening with nearly one million twinkling lights and countless animated images. Guests are invited to meander through the park while soaking in the sights and sounds of the holidays. Riverbanks also is the only place in town where it snows every night.
COST: $11 Adults / $9 Children ages 2–12. All Riverbanks members receive one free visit.
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Friday, December 8

Lights Before Christmas
@ 5:00–9:00pm
Riverbanks will celebrate 30 years of Lights Before Christmas when Columbia’s longest running holiday tradition kicks off this November. The Zoo will illuminate each evening with nearly one million twinkling lights and countless animated images. Guests are invited to meander through the park while soaking in the sights and sounds of the holidays. Riverbanks also is the only place in town where it snows every night.
COST: $11 Adults / $9 Children ages 2–12. All Riverbanks members receive one free visit.
On Sale November 1  More Info

 
Gift-A-Paloo-Zoo!
@ 5:30–7:30pm
Come see the Zoo in a different light — with nearly one million twinkling lights! There will be plenty to see and lots to do! Gift-A-Paloo-Zoo is a fun-filled evening of crafts, animal encounters and activities that will earn credits towards your badge requirements and journeys. We will be making gifts for your pets at home and those furry friends without a home for Christmas (maybe even one for you too)! The wildest night ever will begin with a SWAPs meet*, squeeze in a few “cool” activities and end with a Holly Jolly Night Hike, where you will enjoy Lights Before Christmas**! On your self-guided hike, you will see some of Riverbanks’ most loved residents as colorful animated images and have the opportunity to take a photo with Santa, see it snow, roast marshmallows and sip hot cocoa at the Jingle Bell Bonfire!
COST: $10 per Scout/Child (Ages: 5–13) / $22 per Adult.

Saturday, December 9

Lights Before Christmas
@ 5:00–9:00pm
Riverbanks will celebrate 30 years of Lights Before Christmas when Columbia’s longest running holiday tradition kicks off this November. The Zoo will illuminate each evening with nearly one million twinkling lights and countless animated images. Guests are invited to meander through the park while soaking in the sights and sounds of the holidays. Riverbanks also is the only place in town where it snows every night.
COST: $11 Adults / $9 Children ages 2–12. All Riverbanks members receive one free visit.
On Sale November 1  More Info

 
Gift-A-Paloo-Zoo!
@ 5:30–7:30pm
Come see the Zoo in a different light — with nearly one million twinkling lights! There will be plenty to see and lots to do! Gift-A-Paloo-Zoo is a fun-filled evening of crafts, animal encounters and activities that will earn credits towards your badge requirements and journeys. We will be making gifts for your pets at home and those furry friends without a home for Christmas (maybe even one for you too)! The wildest night ever will begin with a SWAPs meet*, squeeze in a few “cool” activities and end with a Holly Jolly Night Hike, where you will enjoy Lights Before Christmas**! On your self-guided hike, you will see some of Riverbanks’ most loved residents as colorful animated images and have the opportunity to take a photo with Santa, see it snow, roast marshmallows and sip hot cocoa at the Jingle Bell Bonfire!
COST: $10 per Scout/Child (Ages: 5–13) / $22 per Adult.

Sunday, December 10

Lights Before Christmas
@ 5:00–9:00pm
Riverbanks will celebrate 30 years of Lights Before Christmas when Columbia’s longest running holiday tradition kicks off this November. The Zoo will illuminate each evening with nearly one million twinkling lights and countless animated images. Guests are invited to meander through the park while soaking in the sights and sounds of the holidays. Riverbanks also is the only place in town where it snows every night.
COST: $11 Adults / $9 Children ages 2–12. All Riverbanks members receive one free visit.
On Sale November 1  More Info

Monday, December 11

Lights Before Christmas
@ 5:00–9:00pm
Riverbanks will celebrate 30 years of Lights Before Christmas when Columbia’s longest running holiday tradition kicks off this November. The Zoo will illuminate each evening with nearly one million twinkling lights and countless animated images. Guests are invited to meander through the park while soaking in the sights and sounds of the holidays. Riverbanks also is the only place in town where it snows every night.
COST: $11 Adults / $9 Children ages 2–12. All Riverbanks members receive one free visit.
On Sale November 1  More Info

Tuesday, December 12

Lights Before Christmas
@ 5:00–9:00pm
Riverbanks will celebrate 30 years of Lights Before Christmas when Columbia’s longest running holiday tradition kicks off this November. The Zoo will illuminate each evening with nearly one million twinkling lights and countless animated images. Guests are invited to meander through the park while soaking in the sights and sounds of the holidays. Riverbanks also is the only place in town where it snows every night.
COST: $11 Adults / $9 Children ages 2–12. All Riverbanks members receive one free visit.
On Sale November 1  More Info

Wednesday, December 13

Lights Before Christmas
@ 5:00–9:00pm
Riverbanks will celebrate 30 years of Lights Before Christmas when Columbia’s longest running holiday tradition kicks off this November. The Zoo will illuminate each evening with nearly one million twinkling lights and countless animated images. Guests are invited to meander through the park while soaking in the sights and sounds of the holidays. Riverbanks also is the only place in town where it snows every night.
COST: $11 Adults / $9 Children ages 2–12. All Riverbanks members receive one free visit.
On Sale November 1  More Info

Thursday, December 14

Lights Before Christmas
@ 5:00–9:00pm
Riverbanks will celebrate 30 years of Lights Before Christmas when Columbia’s longest running holiday tradition kicks off this November. The Zoo will illuminate each evening with nearly one million twinkling lights and countless animated images. Guests are invited to meander through the park while soaking in the sights and sounds of the holidays. Riverbanks also is the only place in town where it snows every night.
COST: $11 Adults / $9 Children ages 2–12. All Riverbanks members receive one free visit.
On Sale November 1  More Info

Friday, December 15

Lights Before Christmas
@ 5:00–9:00pm
Riverbanks will celebrate 30 years of Lights Before Christmas when Columbia’s longest running holiday tradition kicks off this November. The Zoo will illuminate each evening with nearly one million twinkling lights and countless animated images. Guests are invited to meander through the park while soaking in the sights and sounds of the holidays. Riverbanks also is the only place in town where it snows every night.
COST: $11 Adults / $9 Children ages 2–12. All Riverbanks members receive one free visit.
On Sale November 1  More Info

Saturday, December 16

Lights Before Christmas
@ 5:00–9:00pm
Riverbanks will celebrate 30 years of Lights Before Christmas when Columbia’s longest running holiday tradition kicks off this November. The Zoo will illuminate each evening with nearly one million twinkling lights and countless animated images. Guests are invited to meander through the park while soaking in the sights and sounds of the holidays. Riverbanks also is the only place in town where it snows every night.
COST: $11 Adults / $9 Children ages 2–12. All Riverbanks members receive one free visit.
On Sale November 1  More Info

Sunday, December 17

Lights Before Christmas
@ 5:00–9:00pm
Riverbanks will celebrate 30 years of Lights Before Christmas when Columbia’s longest running holiday tradition kicks off this November. The Zoo will illuminate each evening with nearly one million twinkling lights and countless animated images. Guests are invited to meander through the park while soaking in the sights and sounds of the holidays. Riverbanks also is the only place in town where it snows every night.
COST: $11 Adults / $9 Children ages 2–12. All Riverbanks members receive one free visit.
On Sale November 1  More Info

Monday, December 18

Lights Before Christmas
@ 5:00–9:00pm
Riverbanks will celebrate 30 years of Lights Before Christmas when Columbia’s longest running holiday tradition kicks off this November. The Zoo will illuminate each evening with nearly one million twinkling lights and countless animated images. Guests are invited to meander through the park while soaking in the sights and sounds of the holidays. Riverbanks also is the only place in town where it snows every night.
COST: $11 Adults / $9 Children ages 2–12. All Riverbanks members receive one free visit.
On Sale November 1  More Info

Tuesday, December 19

Lights Before Christmas
@ 5:00–9:00pm
Riverbanks will celebrate 30 years of Lights Before Christmas when Columbia’s longest running holiday tradition kicks off this November. The Zoo will illuminate each evening with nearly one million twinkling lights and countless animated images. Guests are invited to meander through the park while soaking in the sights and sounds of the holidays. Riverbanks also is the only place in town where it snows every night.
COST: $11 Adults / $9 Children ages 2–12. All Riverbanks members receive one free visit.
On Sale November 1  More Info

Wednesday, December 20

Lights Before Christmas
@ 5:00–9:00pm
Riverbanks will celebrate 30 years of Lights Before Christmas when Columbia’s longest running holiday tradition kicks off this November. The Zoo will illuminate each evening with nearly one million twinkling lights and countless animated images. Guests are invited to meander through the park while soaking in the sights and sounds of the holidays. Riverbanks also is the only place in town where it snows every night.
COST: $11 Adults / $9 Children ages 2–12. All Riverbanks members receive one free visit.
On Sale November 1  More Info

Thursday, December 21

Lights Before Christmas
@ 5:00–9:00pm
Riverbanks will celebrate 30 years of Lights Before Christmas when Columbia’s longest running holiday tradition kicks off this November. The Zoo will illuminate each evening with nearly one million twinkling lights and countless animated images. Guests are invited to meander through the park while soaking in the sights and sounds of the holidays. Riverbanks also is the only place in town where it snows every night.
COST: $11 Adults / $9 Children ages 2–12. All Riverbanks members receive one free visit.
On Sale November 1  More Info

Friday, December 22

Lights Before Christmas
@ 5:00–9:00pm
Riverbanks will celebrate 30 years of Lights Before Christmas when Columbia’s longest running holiday tradition kicks off this November. The Zoo will illuminate each evening with nearly one million twinkling lights and countless animated images. Guests are invited to meander through the park while soaking in the sights and sounds of the holidays. Riverbanks also is the only place in town where it snows every night.
COST: $11 Adults / $9 Children ages 2–12. All Riverbanks members receive one free visit.
On Sale November 1  More Info

Saturday, December 23

Lights Before Christmas
@ 5:00–9:00pm
Riverbanks will celebrate 30 years of Lights Before Christmas when Columbia’s longest running holiday tradition kicks off this November. The Zoo will illuminate each evening with nearly one million twinkling lights and countless animated images. Guests are invited to meander through the park while soaking in the sights and sounds of the holidays. Riverbanks also is the only place in town where it snows every night.
COST: $11 Adults / $9 Children ages 2–12. All Riverbanks members receive one free visit.
On Sale November 1  More Info

Tuesday, December 26

Lights Before Christmas
@ 5:00–9:00pm
Riverbanks will celebrate 30 years of Lights Before Christmas when Columbia’s longest running holiday tradition kicks off this November. The Zoo will illuminate each evening with nearly one million twinkling lights and countless animated images. Guests are invited to meander through the park while soaking in the sights and sounds of the holidays. Riverbanks also is the only place in town where it snows every night.
COST: $11 Adults / $9 Children ages 2–12. All Riverbanks members receive one free visit.
On Sale November 1  More Info

Wednesday, December 27

Lights Before Christmas
@ 5:00–9:00pm
Riverbanks will celebrate 30 years of Lights Before Christmas when Columbia’s longest running holiday tradition kicks off this November. The Zoo will illuminate each evening with nearly one million twinkling lights and countless animated images. Guests are invited to meander through the park while soaking in the sights and sounds of the holidays. Riverbanks also is the only place in town where it snows every night.
COST: $11 Adults / $9 Children ages 2–12. All Riverbanks members receive one free visit.
On Sale November 1  More Info

Thursday, December 28

Lights Before Christmas
@ 5:00–9:00pm
Riverbanks will celebrate 30 years of Lights Before Christmas when Columbia’s longest running holiday tradition kicks off this November. The Zoo will illuminate each evening with nearly one million twinkling lights and countless animated images. Guests are invited to meander through the park while soaking in the sights and sounds of the holidays. Riverbanks also is the only place in town where it snows every night.
COST: $11 Adults / $9 Children ages 2–12. All Riverbanks members receive one free visit.
On Sale November 1  More Info

Friday, December 29

Lights Before Christmas
@ 5:00–9:00pm
Riverbanks will celebrate 30 years of Lights Before Christmas when Columbia’s longest running holiday tradition kicks off this November. The Zoo will illuminate each evening with nearly one million twinkling lights and countless animated images. Guests are invited to meander through the park while soaking in the sights and sounds of the holidays. Riverbanks also is the only place in town where it snows every night.
COST: $11 Adults / $9 Children ages 2–12. All Riverbanks members receive one free visit.
On Sale November 1  More Info

Saturday, December 30

Lights Before Christmas
@ 5:00–9:00pm
Riverbanks will celebrate 30 years of Lights Before Christmas when Columbia’s longest running holiday tradition kicks off this November. The Zoo will illuminate each evening with nearly one million twinkling lights and countless animated images. Guests are invited to meander through the park while soaking in the sights and sounds of the holidays. Riverbanks also is the only place in town where it snows every night.
COST: $11 Adults / $9 Children ages 2–12. All Riverbanks members receive one free visit.
On Sale November 1  More Info