Upcoming Events

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.

April 2014

Wednesday, April 16

Wildlife Gardener Camp
@ 9:00am–3:00pm (ages 7–10)
This three-day camp for budding naturalists, ages 7 to 10, fosters an understanding of wildlife and teaches kids to appreciate the value of the natural world in a garden habitat. Campers will enjoy fun, hands-on activities that emphasize animal habitats, food sources and gardening. Participants will play games, go on hikes, and make crafts as they learn about the wildlife in our backyards.
Cost: $100 per child. Includes a T-shirt.
Registration ClosedGarden Programs

Spring Break Zoo Camp
@ 9:00am–3:00pm (ages 5–9)
Children ages 5 to 9 will explore the splendor and significance of rainforests during this week-long tropical safari. Campers also will discover the different species that inhabit these areas including the Zoo’s rainforest ambassadors: tigers, piranhas, gorillas, dart frogs and boa constrictors. In addition, other animal encounters, behind-the-scenes tours, zoo walks, stories and games are part of the experience. Extended stay and play is also available for an additional charge.
Cost: $185 members / $255 general public
Enrollment ClosedDay Camps

Thursday, April 17

Spring Break Zoo Camp
@ 9:00am–3:00pm (ages 5–9)
Children ages 5 to 9 will explore the splendor and significance of rainforests during this week-long tropical safari. Campers also will discover the different species that inhabit these areas including the Zoo’s rainforest ambassadors: tigers, piranhas, gorillas, dart frogs and boa constrictors. In addition, other animal encounters, behind-the-scenes tours, zoo walks, stories and games are part of the experience. Extended stay and play is also available for an additional charge.
Cost: $185 members / $255 general public
Enrollment ClosedDay Camps

Backyard Buds: Pollen and Seeds
@ 10:00–10:45am (ages 2–5)
Plants make pollen in order to make seeds. Learn the magic of pollination and how bugs help with this important task as we play pollination games.
Cost: $6 for one child (with one adult) per class. Plus admission for general public.

Friday, April 18

Spring Break Zoo Camp
@ 9:00am–3:00pm (ages 5–9)
Children ages 5 to 9 will explore the splendor and significance of rainforests during this week-long tropical safari. Campers also will discover the different species that inhabit these areas including the Zoo’s rainforest ambassadors: tigers, piranhas, gorillas, dart frogs and boa constrictors. In addition, other animal encounters, behind-the-scenes tours, zoo walks, stories and games are part of the experience. Extended stay and play is also available for an additional charge.
Cost: $185 members / $255 general public
Enrollment ClosedDay Camps

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

Saturday, April 26

Spring Plant Sale
@ 9:00am–12:00pm
Liven up your landscape this growing season with a wide selection of flowers, plants and shrubs available during Riverbanks’ spring plant sale. Pick from more than 60 varieties of plants including a few staff favorites. Find a complete list of plants for sale and other important details online in early April.

Party for the Planet
@ 9:00am–3:00pm
Come out to Riverbanks, as we gear up for Earth Day with a Party for the Planet! This fun-filled celebration will give guests a closer look at ways they can make a positive impact on the environment. Party-goers can engage in interactive and exciting educational activities.
All activities are free with paid admission or membership.
Animal Enrichment

Join us for a wild day at the Zoo and earn credits towards badge requirements, achievements and electives. Programs are designed specifically to assist Daisy, Brownie, Junior Scouts and Cub Scouts with achievements and badge requirements. Scout Saturday Programs will start with a brief interactive educational program including live animal encounters, games and activities. Materials for a self-guided adventure through the day and into the Zoo are also provided. Zoo admission is not included. Program will be held in the Discovery Center.

Scout Saturdays are designed to work in conjunction with special events at the Zoo and feature activities for scouts that are related to the topic of the day and will add to your guest experience. Please take advantage of these special activities and visit the themed stations located throughout the park prior to the program start time. Information stations, games and activities will be offered at no additional charge and are open to the public between 9:00am–3:00pm. Please plan accordingly.

Cost: $10 per Scout (with one adult) plus admission for general public.

Monday, April 28

Plants and animals are always growing and changing! In this interactive program we will investigate some interesting and unique plant and animal life cycles. We will follow the journey from tiny seed to full-grown plant, and then find out just who hatches out of an egg and who doesn’t.
Cost: $5 per participant. Plus admission for general public.

May 2014

Thursday, May 1

Backyard Buds: Lucky Ladybugs
@ 10:00–10:45am (ages 2–5)
Ladybugs are considered lucky in many cultures. Discover why these spotted ladies are good to have around!
Cost: $6 for one child (with one adult) per class. Plus admission for general public.

Music and flowers after hours—you won’t experience a night like this anywhere else in Columbia! Guests can enjoy live entertainment and local artists in the Botanical Garden every Thursday night in May. Cash bar and food will be available for purchase at the event.
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Saturday, May 3

Discovery Day: Gentle Giraffes
@ 10:45am (ages 2–5)
The tallest animal in the world is nothing but grace and beauty. Take a safari into Africa and discover the amazing ways that giraffes survive in their home!
Cost: $6 for one child (with one adult) per class. Plus admission for general public.

Tuesday, May 6

Discovery Day: Gentle Giraffes
@ 10:45am (ages 2–5)
The tallest animal in the world is nothing but grace and beauty. Take a safari into Africa and discover the amazing ways that giraffes survive in their home!
Cost: $6 for one child (with one adult) per class. Plus admission for general public.

Wednesday, May 7

Discovery Day: Gentle Giraffes
@ 10:45am (ages 2–5)
The tallest animal in the world is nothing but grace and beauty. Take a safari into Africa and discover the amazing ways that giraffes survive in their home!
Cost: $6 for one child (with one adult) per class. Plus admission for general public.

Thursday, May 8

Backyard Buds: Lucky Ladybugs
@ 10:00–10:45am (ages 2–5)
Ladybugs are considered lucky in many cultures. Discover why these spotted ladies are good to have around!
Cost: $6 for one child (with one adult) per class. Plus admission for general public.

Music and flowers after hours—you won’t experience a night like this anywhere else in Columbia! Guests can enjoy live entertainment and local artists in the Botanical Garden every Thursday night in May. Cash bar and food will be available for purchase at the event.
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Saturday, May 10

Nature Explorers: Creative Containers
@ 10:00–11:00am (ages 5–10)
Each child will make a container out of an unexpected, everyday item. We will learn how to grow plants in containers as we get dirty and creative in this hands-on program.
Cost: $10 per child per class. Plus admission for general public.

Bring your own 18” to 24” container and we will help you fill it with thriving tropical plants for the summer! You will learn great design tips for spectacular, year-round containers as you make a potted plant that your neighbors will envy. To help in the care of your new container, please choose sun or shade when you register.
Cost: $40 per person per class.

Horticulture experts from Clemson Extension will be on-site to answer your gardening questions, diagnose plant problems and even accept soil samples for testing at Riverbanks Botanical Garden Visitors Center. Soil tests cost $6 and may be paid with cash or check (payable to Clemson Extension).

Parents Night Out
@ 6:00–9:00pm (ages 4–11)
Plan a night out on the town while your kids enjoy a fun-filled, educational evening at the Zoo. Kids ages 4 to 11 will be under the care of Riverbanks’ staff and ZooTeen volunteers. Supervised activities will include up-close animal encounters, games, crafts plus a kid-friendly movie with popcorn and pizza for dinner. Reservations are required.
Cost: $20 per child/Zoo members and $25 per child/non-members.
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Sunday, May 11

Magnolia Room * Riverbanks Botanical Garden. Enjoy a variety of brunch favorites, a Make-Your-Own Bloody Mary Bar, and live music! A cash bar will also be available. Register online by Monday, May 5. Reserve your space early to make sure you don’t miss out on all of the fun!
Cost: $39.95 adults / $15.95 children ages 3–12. Zoo admission is not included.
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Magnolia Room * Riverbanks Botanical Garden. Enjoy a variety of brunch favorites, a Make-Your-Own Bloody Mary Bar, and live music! A cash bar will also be available. Register online by Monday, May 5. Reserve your space early to make sure you don’t miss out on all of the fun!
Cost: $39.95 adults / $15.95 children ages 3–12. Zoo admission is not included.
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Monday, May 12

Plants and animals are always growing and changing! In this interactive program we will investigate some interesting and unique plant and animal life cycles. We will follow the journey from tiny seed to full-grown plant, and then find out just who hatches out of an egg and who doesn’t.
Cost: $5 per participant. Plus admission for general public.

Tuesday, May 13

Discovery Day: Zany Zebras
@ 10:45am (ages 2–5)
Are they white with black stripes or black with white stripes? Zebras are known for their stylish look, but do you know the true reason behind the patterns? These animals are adapted for survival, and you can learn all about them here at Riverbanks Zoo!
Cost: $6 for one child (with one adult) per class. Plus admission for general public.

Wednesday, May 14

Discovery Day: Zany Zebras
@ 10:45am (ages 2–5)
Are they white with black stripes or black with white stripes? Zebras are known for their stylish look, but do you know the true reason behind the patterns? These animals are adapted for survival, and you can learn all about them here at Riverbanks Zoo!
Cost: $6 for one child (with one adult) per class. Plus admission for general public.

Thursday, May 15

Backyard Buds: Crawly Caterpillars
@ 10:00–10:45am (ages 2–5)
Caterpillars can be just as showy as their adult butterfly forms. Learn how caterpillars live and protect themselves before their triumphant change into butterflies.
Cost: $6 for one child (with one adult) per class. Plus admission for general public.

Music and flowers after hours—you won’t experience a night like this anywhere else in Columbia! Guests can enjoy live entertainment and local artists in the Botanical Garden every Thursday night in May. Cash bar and food will be available for purchase at the event.
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Friday, May 16

Members’ Night Series
@ 6:00pm gates open
The 2014 Members’ Night Series is free, after-hours and for members only (no guest passes, please). Riverbanks members can stroll through the Zoo on three Friday evenings for three extraordinary hours – when the park is normally closed to the public. Come one evening or all three. Parking is at the main Zoo entrance only.
Free for Riverbanks members only
($5 per guest—no guest passes please).
Pre-registration is not required.
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Saturday, May 17

Endangered Species Day
@ 9:00am–3:00pm
Join Riverbanks as we celebrate and take an in-depth look at conservation projects happening here in South Carolina and across the world to help save some of the rare species that call Riverbanks home.
All activities are free with paid admission or membership.
Animal Enrichment

Join us for a wild day at the Zoo and earn credits towards badge requirements, achievements and electives. Programs are designed specifically to assist Daisy, Brownie, Junior Scouts and Cub Scouts with achievements and badge requirements. Scout Saturday Programs will start with a brief interactive educational program including live animal encounters, games and activities. Materials for a self-guided adventure through the day and into the Zoo are also provided. Zoo admission is not included. Program will be held in the Discovery Center.

Scout Saturdays are designed to work in conjunction with special events at the Zoo and feature activities for scouts that are related to the topic of the day and will add to your guest experience. Please take advantage of these special activities and visit the themed stations located throughout the park prior to the program start time. Information stations, games and activities will be offered at no additional charge and are open to the public between 9:00am–3:00pm. Please plan accordingly.

Cost: $10 per Scout (with one adult) plus admission for general public.

Girl Scouts Night Out: BeZOOjeweled!
@ 6:30–8:30pm (ages 5–13)

Come and be BeZooJeweled! We are excited to offer again this year this “girls only” program in recognition of Endangered Species Day! This will be a fun-filled evening of jewelry making, animal encounters, conservation education and activities that will earn credits towards your badge requirements and journeys. As we travel through the layers of a tropical rainforest, we will introduce you to its hidden jewels, the bling of the jungle and the animals who reign here. You will meet a few of our animal ambassadors, learn about what you can do to help endangered animals, save their habitats and, of course, create an entire collection of your very own unique, eco-friendly, handmade jewelry. The night will conclude with a beaded or bejeweled-themed SWAPs meet*.

*Please plan to participate and bring a beaded or bejeweled-themed S.W.A.P.s to exchange with your fellow Girl Scouts!

Program and activities will work towards Girl Scout badge requirements for all levels that may include, but are not limited to: Daisy— Clover Petal: Use Resources Wisely, Journey— Between the Earth and Sky: Clover Award, Brownie— Eco-Explorer and Household Elf Badge. Junior— Get Moving! Jewelers Badge and Amuse: Animals Habitats Badge.

Cost: $15 per Scout / $5 per Adult.

Thursday, May 22

Backyard Buds: Crawly Caterpillars
@ 10:00–10:45am (ages 2–5)
Caterpillars can be just as showy as their adult butterfly forms. Learn how caterpillars live and protect themselves before their triumphant change into butterflies.
Cost: $6 for one child (with one adult) per class. Plus admission for general public.

Music and flowers after hours—you won’t experience a night like this anywhere else in Columbia! Guests can enjoy live entertainment and local artists in the Botanical Garden every Thursday night in May. Cash bar and food will be available for purchase at the event.
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Thursday, May 29

Music and flowers after hours—you won’t experience a night like this anywhere else in Columbia! Guests can enjoy live entertainment and local artists in the Botanical Garden every Thursday night in May. Cash bar and food will be available for purchase at the event.
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June 2014

Monday, June 9

KinderCamp: Fur, Feather, Shells and Scales
@ 9:00am–12:00pm (ages 4–5)
Sometimes what’s on the outside is truly what matters most. Penguins don’t need shells to survive, and turtles would look strange with feathers. Preschoolers will discover the wonder and importance of different animal coverings.
Cost: $120 members / $190 general public

Wild Weeks—Zooper Heroes: Web of Life
@ 9:00am–3:00pm (ages 6–7)
Why do all living things need food? What is a food chain? Which animals are predators or prey, herbivores or carnivores, scavengers or decomposers? Join the quest to uncover how all living things connect in the great web of life.
Cost: $185 members / $255 general public

Wild Weeks—Riverbanks Rangers: Island Fever
@ 9:00am–3:00pm (ages 8–9)
Get ready to take an excursion across the planet’s strangest yet most amazing islands as we visit the Galapagos, Madagascar and Australia. Campers will have opportunities to learn how islands are created as well as identify some of the unique creatures that inhabit them. Beware! You just might catch the fever about these mysterious places.
Cost: $185 members / $255 general public

Wild Weeks—Z.S.I: Animal Forensics
@ 9:00am–3:00pm (ages 10–12)
NCIS and CSI are not the only crime solvers out there. Don your lab coats as we uncover fingerprints, teeth marks, hair and other evidence animals provide to solve a mystery in the Zoo.
Cost: $185 members / $255 general public

Tuesday, June 10

KinderCamp: Fur, Feather, Shells and Scales
@ 9:00am–12:00pm (ages 4–5)
Sometimes what’s on the outside is truly what matters most. Penguins don’t need shells to survive, and turtles would look strange with feathers. Preschoolers will discover the wonder and importance of different animal coverings.
Cost: $120 members / $190 general public

Wild Weeks—Zooper Heroes: Web of Life
@ 9:00am–3:00pm (ages 6–7)
Why do all living things need food? What is a food chain? Which animals are predators or prey, herbivores or carnivores, scavengers or decomposers? Join the quest to uncover how all living things connect in the great web of life.
Cost: $185 members / $255 general public

Wild Weeks—Riverbanks Rangers: Island Fever
@ 9:00am–3:00pm (ages 8–9)
Get ready to take an excursion across the planet’s strangest yet most amazing islands as we visit the Galapagos, Madagascar and Australia. Campers will have opportunities to learn how islands are created as well as identify some of the unique creatures that inhabit them. Beware! You just might catch the fever about these mysterious places.
Cost: $185 members / $255 general public

Wild Weeks—Z.S.I: Animal Forensics
@ 9:00am–3:00pm (ages 10–12)
NCIS and CSI are not the only crime solvers out there. Don your lab coats as we uncover fingerprints, teeth marks, hair and other evidence animals provide to solve a mystery in the Zoo.
Cost: $185 members / $255 general public

Sprout Camp
@ 9:30–11:30am (ages 3–4 w/an adult)
This summer little sprouts will plant seeds, explore a vegetable garden and discover the wonders of nature. This hands-on camp for 3- and 4-year-olds with an adult is a great way to foster natural curiosity and imagination as we get up close with flowers, bugs and cool plants. Each day will consist of garden adventures, games, art projects and stories as little ones discover the joys of gardening. Sprout camp is perfect to nurture those budding naturalists!
Cost: $84 members / $114 general public

Wednesday, June 11

KinderCamp: Fur, Feather, Shells and Scales
@ 9:00am–12:00pm (ages 4–5)
Sometimes what’s on the outside is truly what matters most. Penguins don’t need shells to survive, and turtles would look strange with feathers. Preschoolers will discover the wonder and importance of different animal coverings.
Cost: $120 members / $190 general public

Wild Weeks—Zooper Heroes: Web of Life
@ 9:00am–3:00pm (ages 6–7)
Why do all living things need food? What is a food chain? Which animals are predators or prey, herbivores or carnivores, scavengers or decomposers? Join the quest to uncover how all living things connect in the great web of life.
Cost: $185 members / $255 general public

Wild Weeks—Riverbanks Rangers: Island Fever
@ 9:00am–3:00pm (ages 8–9)
Get ready to take an excursion across the planet’s strangest yet most amazing islands as we visit the Galapagos, Madagascar and Australia. Campers will have opportunities to learn how islands are created as well as identify some of the unique creatures that inhabit them. Beware! You just might catch the fever about these mysterious places.
Cost: $185 members / $255 general public

Wild Weeks—Z.S.I: Animal Forensics
@ 9:00am–3:00pm (ages 10–12)
NCIS and CSI are not the only crime solvers out there. Don your lab coats as we uncover fingerprints, teeth marks, hair and other evidence animals provide to solve a mystery in the Zoo.
Cost: $185 members / $255 general public

Sprout Camp
@ 9:30–11:30am (ages 3–4 w/an adult)
This summer little sprouts will plant seeds, explore a vegetable garden and discover the wonders of nature. This hands-on camp for 3- and 4-year-olds with an adult is a great way to foster natural curiosity and imagination as we get up close with flowers, bugs and cool plants. Each day will consist of garden adventures, games, art projects and stories as little ones discover the joys of gardening. Sprout camp is perfect to nurture those budding naturalists!
Cost: $84 members / $114 general public

Thursday, June 12

KinderCamp: Fur, Feather, Shells and Scales
@ 9:00am–12:00pm (ages 4–5)
Sometimes what’s on the outside is truly what matters most. Penguins don’t need shells to survive, and turtles would look strange with feathers. Preschoolers will discover the wonder and importance of different animal coverings.
Cost: $120 members / $190 general public

Wild Weeks—Zooper Heroes: Web of Life
@ 9:00am–3:00pm (ages 6–7)
Why do all living things need food? What is a food chain? Which animals are predators or prey, herbivores or carnivores, scavengers or decomposers? Join the quest to uncover how all living things connect in the great web of life.
Cost: $185 members / $255 general public

Wild Weeks—Riverbanks Rangers: Island Fever
@ 9:00am–3:00pm (ages 8–9)
Get ready to take an excursion across the planet’s strangest yet most amazing islands as we visit the Galapagos, Madagascar and Australia. Campers will have opportunities to learn how islands are created as well as identify some of the unique creatures that inhabit them. Beware! You just might catch the fever about these mysterious places.
Cost: $185 members / $255 general public

Wild Weeks—Z.S.I: Animal Forensics
@ 9:00am–3:00pm (ages 10–12)
NCIS and CSI are not the only crime solvers out there. Don your lab coats as we uncover fingerprints, teeth marks, hair and other evidence animals provide to solve a mystery in the Zoo.
Cost: $185 members / $255 general public

Sprout Camp
@ 9:30–11:30am (ages 3–4 w/an adult)
This summer little sprouts will plant seeds, explore a vegetable garden and discover the wonders of nature. This hands-on camp for 3- and 4-year-olds with an adult is a great way to foster natural curiosity and imagination as we get up close with flowers, bugs and cool plants. Each day will consist of garden adventures, games, art projects and stories as little ones discover the joys of gardening. Sprout camp is perfect to nurture those budding naturalists!
Cost: $84 members / $114 general public

Friday, June 13

KinderCamp: Fur, Feather, Shells and Scales
@ 9:00am–12:00pm (ages 4–5)
Sometimes what’s on the outside is truly what matters most. Penguins don’t need shells to survive, and turtles would look strange with feathers. Preschoolers will discover the wonder and importance of different animal coverings.
Cost: $120 members / $190 general public

Wild Weeks—Zooper Heroes: Web of Life
@ 9:00am–3:00pm (ages 6–7)
Why do all living things need food? What is a food chain? Which animals are predators or prey, herbivores or carnivores, scavengers or decomposers? Join the quest to uncover how all living things connect in the great web of life.
Cost: $185 members / $255 general public

Wild Weeks—Riverbanks Rangers: Island Fever
@ 9:00am–3:00pm (ages 8–9)
Get ready to take an excursion across the planet’s strangest yet most amazing islands as we visit the Galapagos, Madagascar and Australia. Campers will have opportunities to learn how islands are created as well as identify some of the unique creatures that inhabit them. Beware! You just might catch the fever about these mysterious places.
Cost: $185 members / $255 general public

Wild Weeks—Z.S.I: Animal Forensics
@ 9:00am–3:00pm (ages 10–12)
NCIS and CSI are not the only crime solvers out there. Don your lab coats as we uncover fingerprints, teeth marks, hair and other evidence animals provide to solve a mystery in the Zoo.
Cost: $185 members / $255 general public

Saturday, June 14

Horticulture experts from Clemson Extension will be on-site to answer your gardening questions, diagnose plant problems and even accept soil samples for testing at Riverbanks Botanical Garden Visitors Center. Soil tests cost $6 and may be paid with cash or check (payable to Clemson Extension).

Monday, June 16

KinderCamp: Dino-mite!
@ 9:00am–12:00pm (ages 4–5)
Are you crazy about dinosaurs? Step back in time with us as we dig up the answers to what these gigantic lizards ate, where they lived, and get a chance to meet their modern day relatives.
Cost: $120 members / $190 general public

Wild Weeks—Zooper Heroes: Fight or Flight
@ 9:00am–3:00pm (ages 6–7)
Secret weapons or great escapes are what it takes to survive where the wild things are. Don’t miss out on discovering the art of animal armor and defenses.
Cost: $185 members / $255 general public

Wild Weeks—Riverbanks Rangers: Animal Aviators
@ 9:00am–3:00pm (ages 8–9)
Did you know that birds and bats are not the only frequent flyers in the animal kingdom? Come soar with us as we explore the wonders of ballooning, gliding, parachuting and flying. Discover how aerodynamics makes aviation possible for some unlikely creatures in this fun-filled camp.
Cost: $185 members / $255 general public

Wild Weeks—Z.S.I: Wild Teams
@ 9:00am–3:00pm (ages 10–12)
With the Winter Olympics just behind us, everyone is in the team spirit. Discover what it takes to be part of a pack, pride, herd or troop as campers compete to become the ultimate zoo team through games, activities, and more.
Cost: $185 members / $255 general public

Tuesday, June 17

KinderCamp: Dino-mite!
@ 9:00am–12:00pm (ages 4–5)
Are you crazy about dinosaurs? Step back in time with us as we dig up the answers to what these gigantic lizards ate, where they lived, and get a chance to meet their modern day relatives.
Cost: $120 members / $190 general public

Wild Weeks—Zooper Heroes: Fight or Flight
@ 9:00am–3:00pm (ages 6–7)
Secret weapons or great escapes are what it takes to survive where the wild things are. Don’t miss out on discovering the art of animal armor and defenses.
Cost: $185 members / $255 general public

Wild Weeks—Riverbanks Rangers: Animal Aviators
@ 9:00am–3:00pm (ages 8–9)
Did you know that birds and bats are not the only frequent flyers in the animal kingdom? Come soar with us as we explore the wonders of ballooning, gliding, parachuting and flying. Discover how aerodynamics makes aviation possible for some unlikely creatures in this fun-filled camp.
Cost: $185 members / $255 general public

Wild Weeks—Z.S.I: Wild Teams
@ 9:00am–3:00pm (ages 10–12)
With the Winter Olympics just behind us, everyone is in the team spirit. Discover what it takes to be part of a pack, pride, herd or troop as campers compete to become the ultimate zoo team through games, activities, and more.
Cost: $185 members / $255 general public

Sprout Camp
@ 9:30–11:30am (ages 3–4 w/an adult)
This summer little sprouts will plant seeds, explore a vegetable garden and discover the wonders of nature. This hands-on camp for 3- and 4-year-olds with an adult is a great way to foster natural curiosity and imagination as we get up close with flowers, bugs and cool plants. Each day will consist of garden adventures, games, art projects and stories as little ones discover the joys of gardening. Sprout camp is perfect to nurture those budding naturalists!
Cost: $84 members / $114 general public

Wednesday, June 18

KinderCamp: Dino-mite!
@ 9:00am–12:00pm (ages 4–5)
Are you crazy about dinosaurs? Step back in time with us as we dig up the answers to what these gigantic lizards ate, where they lived, and get a chance to meet their modern day relatives.
Cost: $120 members / $190 general public

Wild Weeks—Zooper Heroes: Fight or Flight
@ 9:00am–3:00pm (ages 6–7)
Secret weapons or great escapes are what it takes to survive where the wild things are. Don’t miss out on discovering the art of animal armor and defenses.
Cost: $185 members / $255 general public

Wild Weeks—Riverbanks Rangers: Animal Aviators
@ 9:00am–3:00pm (ages 8–9)
Did you know that birds and bats are not the only frequent flyers in the animal kingdom? Come soar with us as we explore the wonders of ballooning, gliding, parachuting and flying. Discover how aerodynamics makes aviation possible for some unlikely creatures in this fun-filled camp.
Cost: $185 members / $255 general public

Wild Weeks—Z.S.I: Wild Teams
@ 9:00am–3:00pm (ages 10–12)
With the Winter Olympics just behind us, everyone is in the team spirit. Discover what it takes to be part of a pack, pride, herd or troop as campers compete to become the ultimate zoo team through games, activities, and more.
Cost: $185 members / $255 general public

Sprout Camp
@ 9:30–11:30am (ages 3–4 w/an adult)
This summer little sprouts will plant seeds, explore a vegetable garden and discover the wonders of nature. This hands-on camp for 3- and 4-year-olds with an adult is a great way to foster natural curiosity and imagination as we get up close with flowers, bugs and cool plants. Each day will consist of garden adventures, games, art projects and stories as little ones discover the joys of gardening. Sprout camp is perfect to nurture those budding naturalists!
Cost: $84 members / $114 general public

Thursday, June 19

KinderCamp: Dino-mite!
@ 9:00am–12:00pm (ages 4–5)
Are you crazy about dinosaurs? Step back in time with us as we dig up the answers to what these gigantic lizards ate, where they lived, and get a chance to meet their modern day relatives.
Cost: $120 members / $190 general public

Wild Weeks—Zooper Heroes: Fight or Flight
@ 9:00am–3:00pm (ages 6–7)
Secret weapons or great escapes are what it takes to survive where the wild things are. Don’t miss out on discovering the art of animal armor and defenses.
Cost: $185 members / $255 general public

Wild Weeks—Riverbanks Rangers: Animal Aviators
@ 9:00am–3:00pm (ages 8–9)
Did you know that birds and bats are not the only frequent flyers in the animal kingdom? Come soar with us as we explore the wonders of ballooning, gliding, parachuting and flying. Discover how aerodynamics makes aviation possible for some unlikely creatures in this fun-filled camp.
Cost: $185 members / $255 general public

Wild Weeks—Z.S.I: Wild Teams
@ 9:00am–3:00pm (ages 10–12)
With the Winter Olympics just behind us, everyone is in the team spirit. Discover what it takes to be part of a pack, pride, herd or troop as campers compete to become the ultimate zoo team through games, activities, and more.
Cost: $185 members / $255 general public

Sprout Camp
@ 9:30–11:30am (ages 3–4 w/an adult)
This summer little sprouts will plant seeds, explore a vegetable garden and discover the wonders of nature. This hands-on camp for 3- and 4-year-olds with an adult is a great way to foster natural curiosity and imagination as we get up close with flowers, bugs and cool plants. Each day will consist of garden adventures, games, art projects and stories as little ones discover the joys of gardening. Sprout camp is perfect to nurture those budding naturalists!
Cost: $84 members / $114 general public

Friday, June 20

KinderCamp: Dino-mite!
@ 9:00am–12:00pm (ages 4–5)
Are you crazy about dinosaurs? Step back in time with us as we dig up the answers to what these gigantic lizards ate, where they lived, and get a chance to meet their modern day relatives.
Cost: $120 members / $190 general public

Wild Weeks—Zooper Heroes: Fight or Flight
@ 9:00am–3:00pm (ages 6–7)
Secret weapons or great escapes are what it takes to survive where the wild things are. Don’t miss out on discovering the art of animal armor and defenses.
Cost: $185 members / $255 general public

Wild Weeks—Riverbanks Rangers: Animal Aviators
@ 9:00am–3:00pm (ages 8–9)
Did you know that birds and bats are not the only frequent flyers in the animal kingdom? Come soar with us as we explore the wonders of ballooning, gliding, parachuting and flying. Discover how aerodynamics makes aviation possible for some unlikely creatures in this fun-filled camp.
Cost: $185 members / $255 general public

Wild Weeks—Z.S.I: Wild Teams
@ 9:00am–3:00pm (ages 10–12)
With the Winter Olympics just behind us, everyone is in the team spirit. Discover what it takes to be part of a pack, pride, herd or troop as campers compete to become the ultimate zoo team through games, activities, and more.
Cost: $185 members / $255 general public

Members’ Night Series
@ 6:00pm gates open
The 2014 Members’ Night Series is free, after-hours and for members only (no guest passes, please). Riverbanks members can stroll through the Zoo on three Friday evenings for three extraordinary hours – when the park is normally closed to the public. Come one evening or all three. Parking is at the main Zoo entrance only.
Free for Riverbanks members only
($5 per guest—no guest passes please).
Pre-registration is not required.
Learn More

Monday, June 23

KinderCamp: Fur, Feather, Shells and Scales
@ 9:00am–12:00pm (ages 4–5)
Sometimes what’s on the outside is truly what matters most. Penguins don’t need shells to survive, and turtles would look strange with feathers. Preschoolers will discover the wonder and importance of different animal coverings.
Cost: $120 members / $190 general public

Wild Weeks—Zooper Heroes: Web of Life
@ 9:00am–3:00pm (ages 6–7)
Why do all living things need food? What is a food chain? Which animals are predators or prey, herbivores or carnivores, scavengers or decomposers? Join the quest to uncover how all living things connect in the great web of life.
Cost: $185 members / $255 general public

Wild Weeks—Riverbanks Rangers: Island Fever
@ 9:00am–3:00pm (ages 8–9)
Get ready to take an excursion across the planet’s strangest yet most amazing islands as we visit the Galapagos, Madagascar and Australia. Campers will have opportunities to learn how islands are created as well as identify some of the unique creatures that inhabit them. Beware! You just might catch the fever about these mysterious places.
Cost: $185 members / $255 general public

Wild Weeks—Z.S.I: Animal Forensics
@ 9:00am–3:00pm (ages 10–12)
NCIS and CSI are not the only crime solvers out there. Don your lab coats as we uncover fingerprints, teeth marks, hair and other evidence animals provide to solve a mystery in the Zoo.
Cost: $185 members / $255 general public

Tuesday, June 24

KinderCamp: Fur, Feather, Shells and Scales
@ 9:00am–12:00pm (ages 4–5)
Sometimes what’s on the outside is truly what matters most. Penguins don’t need shells to survive, and turtles would look strange with feathers. Preschoolers will discover the wonder and importance of different animal coverings.
Cost: $120 members / $190 general public

Wild Weeks—Zooper Heroes: Web of Life
@ 9:00am–3:00pm (ages 6–7)
Why do all living things need food? What is a food chain? Which animals are predators or prey, herbivores or carnivores, scavengers or decomposers? Join the quest to uncover how all living things connect in the great web of life.
Cost: $185 members / $255 general public

Wild Weeks—Riverbanks Rangers: Island Fever
@ 9:00am–3:00pm (ages 8–9)
Get ready to take an excursion across the planet’s strangest yet most amazing islands as we visit the Galapagos, Madagascar and Australia. Campers will have opportunities to learn how islands are created as well as identify some of the unique creatures that inhabit them. Beware! You just might catch the fever about these mysterious places.
Cost: $185 members / $255 general public

Wild Weeks—Z.S.I: Animal Forensics
@ 9:00am–3:00pm (ages 10–12)
NCIS and CSI are not the only crime solvers out there. Don your lab coats as we uncover fingerprints, teeth marks, hair and other evidence animals provide to solve a mystery in the Zoo.
Cost: $185 members / $255 general public

Sprout Camp
@ 9:30–11:30am (ages 3–4 w/an adult)
This summer little sprouts will plant seeds, explore a vegetable garden and discover the wonders of nature. This hands-on camp for 3- and 4-year-olds with an adult is a great way to foster natural curiosity and imagination as we get up close with flowers, bugs and cool plants. Each day will consist of garden adventures, games, art projects and stories as little ones discover the joys of gardening. Sprout camp is perfect to nurture those budding naturalists!
Cost: $84 members / $114 general public

Wednesday, June 25

KinderCamp: Fur, Feather, Shells and Scales
@ 9:00am–12:00pm (ages 4–5)
Sometimes what’s on the outside is truly what matters most. Penguins don’t need shells to survive, and turtles would look strange with feathers. Preschoolers will discover the wonder and importance of different animal coverings.
Cost: $120 members / $190 general public

Wild Weeks—Zooper Heroes: Web of Life
@ 9:00am–3:00pm (ages 6–7)
Why do all living things need food? What is a food chain? Which animals are predators or prey, herbivores or carnivores, scavengers or decomposers? Join the quest to uncover how all living things connect in the great web of life.
Cost: $185 members / $255 general public

Wild Weeks—Riverbanks Rangers: Island Fever
@ 9:00am–3:00pm (ages 8–9)
Get ready to take an excursion across the planet’s strangest yet most amazing islands as we visit the Galapagos, Madagascar and Australia. Campers will have opportunities to learn how islands are created as well as identify some of the unique creatures that inhabit them. Beware! You just might catch the fever about these mysterious places.
Cost: $185 members / $255 general public

Wild Weeks—Z.S.I: Animal Forensics
@ 9:00am–3:00pm (ages 10–12)
NCIS and CSI are not the only crime solvers out there. Don your lab coats as we uncover fingerprints, teeth marks, hair and other evidence animals provide to solve a mystery in the Zoo.
Cost: $185 members / $255 general public

Sprout Camp
@ 9:30–11:30am (ages 3–4 w/an adult)
This summer little sprouts will plant seeds, explore a vegetable garden and discover the wonders of nature. This hands-on camp for 3- and 4-year-olds with an adult is a great way to foster natural curiosity and imagination as we get up close with flowers, bugs and cool plants. Each day will consist of garden adventures, games, art projects and stories as little ones discover the joys of gardening. Sprout camp is perfect to nurture those budding naturalists!
Cost: $84 members / $114 general public

Thursday, June 26

KinderCamp: Fur, Feather, Shells and Scales
@ 9:00am–12:00pm (ages 4–5)
Sometimes what’s on the outside is truly what matters most. Penguins don’t need shells to survive, and turtles would look strange with feathers. Preschoolers will discover the wonder and importance of different animal coverings.
Cost: $120 members / $190 general public

Wild Weeks—Zooper Heroes: Web of Life
@ 9:00am–3:00pm (ages 6–7)
Why do all living things need food? What is a food chain? Which animals are predators or prey, herbivores or carnivores, scavengers or decomposers? Join the quest to uncover how all living things connect in the great web of life.
Cost: $185 members / $255 general public

Wild Weeks—Riverbanks Rangers: Island Fever
@ 9:00am–3:00pm (ages 8–9)
Get ready to take an excursion across the planet’s strangest yet most amazing islands as we visit the Galapagos, Madagascar and Australia. Campers will have opportunities to learn how islands are created as well as identify some of the unique creatures that inhabit them. Beware! You just might catch the fever about these mysterious places.
Cost: $185 members / $255 general public

Wild Weeks—Z.S.I: Animal Forensics
@ 9:00am–3:00pm (ages 10–12)
NCIS and CSI are not the only crime solvers out there. Don your lab coats as we uncover fingerprints, teeth marks, hair and other evidence animals provide to solve a mystery in the Zoo.
Cost: $185 members / $255 general public

Sprout Camp
@ 9:30–11:30am (ages 3–4 w/an adult)
This summer little sprouts will plant seeds, explore a vegetable garden and discover the wonders of nature. This hands-on camp for 3- and 4-year-olds with an adult is a great way to foster natural curiosity and imagination as we get up close with flowers, bugs and cool plants. Each day will consist of garden adventures, games, art projects and stories as little ones discover the joys of gardening. Sprout camp is perfect to nurture those budding naturalists!
Cost: $84 members / $114 general public

Friday, June 27

KinderCamp: Fur, Feather, Shells and Scales
@ 9:00am–12:00pm (ages 4–5)
Sometimes what’s on the outside is truly what matters most. Penguins don’t need shells to survive, and turtles would look strange with feathers. Preschoolers will discover the wonder and importance of different animal coverings.
Cost: $120 members / $190 general public

Wild Weeks—Zooper Heroes: Web of Life
@ 9:00am–3:00pm (ages 6–7)
Why do all living things need food? What is a food chain? Which animals are predators or prey, herbivores or carnivores, scavengers or decomposers? Join the quest to uncover how all living things connect in the great web of life.
Cost: $185 members / $255 general public

Wild Weeks—Riverbanks Rangers: Island Fever
@ 9:00am–3:00pm (ages 8–9)
Get ready to take an excursion across the planet’s strangest yet most amazing islands as we visit the Galapagos, Madagascar and Australia. Campers will have opportunities to learn how islands are created as well as identify some of the unique creatures that inhabit them. Beware! You just might catch the fever about these mysterious places.
Cost: $185 members / $255 general public

Wild Weeks—Z.S.I: Animal Forensics
@ 9:00am–3:00pm (ages 10–12)
NCIS and CSI are not the only crime solvers out there. Don your lab coats as we uncover fingerprints, teeth marks, hair and other evidence animals provide to solve a mystery in the Zoo.
Cost: $185 members / $255 general public

Saturday, June 28

World Oceans Day
@ 9:00am–3:00pm
Dive in to the fun and fascinating world under the sea while learning how our actions impact waterways.
All activities are free with paid admission or membership.
Animal Enrichment

Join us for a wild day at the Zoo and earn credits towards badge requirements, achievements and electives. Programs are designed specifically to assist Daisy, Brownie, Junior Scouts and Cub Scouts with achievements and badge requirements. Scout Saturday Programs will start with a brief interactive educational program including live animal encounters, games and activities. Materials for a self-guided adventure through the day and into the Zoo are also provided. Zoo admission is not included. Program will be held in the Discovery Center.

Scout Saturdays are designed to work in conjunction with special events at the Zoo and feature activities for scouts that are related to the topic of the day and will add to your guest experience. Please take advantage of these special activities and visit the themed stations located throughout the park prior to the program start time. Information stations, games and activities will be offered at no additional charge and are open to the public between 9:00am–3:00pm. Please plan accordingly.

Cost: $10 per Scout (with one adult) plus admission for general public.

Monday, June 30

KinderCamp: Dino-mite!
@ 9:00am–12:00pm (ages 4–5)
Are you crazy about dinosaurs? Step back in time with us as we dig up the answers to what these gigantic lizards ate, where they lived, and get a chance to meet their modern day relatives.
Cost: $96 members / $152 general public

Wild Weeks—Zooper Heroes: Fight or Flight
@ 9:00am–3:00pm (ages 6–7)
Secret weapons or great escapes are what it takes to survive where the wild things are. Don’t miss out on discovering the art of animal armor and defenses.
Cost: $148 members / $204 general public

Wild Weeks—Riverbanks Rangers: Animal Aviators
@ 9:00am–3:00pm (ages 8–9)
Did you know that birds and bats are not the only frequent flyers in the animal kingdom? Come soar with us as we explore the wonders of ballooning, gliding, parachuting and flying. Discover how aerodynamics makes aviation possible for some unlikely creatures in this fun-filled camp.
Cost: $148 members / $204 general public

Wild Weeks—Z.S.I: Wild Teams
@ 9:00am–3:00pm (ages 10–12)
With the Winter Olympics just behind us, everyone is in the team spirit. Discover what it takes to be part of a pack, pride, herd or troop as campers compete to become the ultimate zoo team through games, activities, and more.
Cost: $148 members / $204 general public

July 2014

Tuesday, July 1

KinderCamp: Dino-mite!
@ 9:00am–12:00pm (ages 4–5)
Are you crazy about dinosaurs? Step back in time with us as we dig up the answers to what these gigantic lizards ate, where they lived, and get a chance to meet their modern day relatives.
Cost: $96 members / $152 general public

Wild Weeks—Zooper Heroes: Fight or Flight
@ 9:00am–3:00pm (ages 6–7)
Secret weapons or great escapes are what it takes to survive where the wild things are. Don’t miss out on discovering the art of animal armor and defenses.
Cost: $148 members / $204 general public

Wild Weeks—Riverbanks Rangers: Animal Aviators
@ 9:00am–3:00pm (ages 8–9)
Did you know that birds and bats are not the only frequent flyers in the animal kingdom? Come soar with us as we explore the wonders of ballooning, gliding, parachuting and flying. Discover how aerodynamics makes aviation possible for some unlikely creatures in this fun-filled camp.
Cost: $148 members / $204 general public

Wild Weeks—Z.S.I: Wild Teams
@ 9:00am–3:00pm (ages 10–12)
With the Winter Olympics just behind us, everyone is in the team spirit. Discover what it takes to be part of a pack, pride, herd or troop as campers compete to become the ultimate zoo team through games, activities, and more.
Cost: $148 members / $204 general public

Sprout Camp
@ 9:30–11:30am (ages 3–4 w/an adult)
This summer little sprouts will plant seeds, explore a vegetable garden and discover the wonders of nature. This hands-on camp for 3- and 4-year-olds with an adult is a great way to foster natural curiosity and imagination as we get up close with flowers, bugs and cool plants. Each day will consist of garden adventures, games, art projects and stories as little ones discover the joys of gardening. Sprout camp is perfect to nurture those budding naturalists!
Cost: $84 members / $114 general public

Wednesday, July 2

KinderCamp: Dino-mite!
@ 9:00am–12:00pm (ages 4–5)
Are you crazy about dinosaurs? Step back in time with us as we dig up the answers to what these gigantic lizards ate, where they lived, and get a chance to meet their modern day relatives.
Cost: $96 members / $152 general public

Wild Weeks—Zooper Heroes: Fight or Flight
@ 9:00am–3:00pm (ages 6–7)
Secret weapons or great escapes are what it takes to survive where the wild things are. Don’t miss out on discovering the art of animal armor and defenses.
Cost: $148 members / $204 general public

Wild Weeks—Riverbanks Rangers: Animal Aviators
@ 9:00am–3:00pm (ages 8–9)
Did you know that birds and bats are not the only frequent flyers in the animal kingdom? Come soar with us as we explore the wonders of ballooning, gliding, parachuting and flying. Discover how aerodynamics makes aviation possible for some unlikely creatures in this fun-filled camp.
Cost: $148 members / $204 general public

Wild Weeks—Z.S.I: Wild Teams
@ 9:00am–3:00pm (ages 10–12)
With the Winter Olympics just behind us, everyone is in the team spirit. Discover what it takes to be part of a pack, pride, herd or troop as campers compete to become the ultimate zoo team through games, activities, and more.
Cost: $148 members / $204 general public

Sprout Camp
@ 9:30–11:30am (ages 3–4 w/an adult)
This summer little sprouts will plant seeds, explore a vegetable garden and discover the wonders of nature. This hands-on camp for 3- and 4-year-olds with an adult is a great way to foster natural curiosity and imagination as we get up close with flowers, bugs and cool plants. Each day will consist of garden adventures, games, art projects and stories as little ones discover the joys of gardening. Sprout camp is perfect to nurture those budding naturalists!
Cost: $84 members / $114 general public

Thursday, July 3

KinderCamp: Dino-mite!
@ 9:00am–12:00pm (ages 4–5)
Are you crazy about dinosaurs? Step back in time with us as we dig up the answers to what these gigantic lizards ate, where they lived, and get a chance to meet their modern day relatives.
Cost: $96 members / $152 general public

Wild Weeks—Zooper Heroes: Fight or Flight
@ 9:00am–3:00pm (ages 6–7)
Secret weapons or great escapes are what it takes to survive where the wild things are. Don’t miss out on discovering the art of animal armor and defenses.
Cost: $148 members / $204 general public

Wild Weeks—Riverbanks Rangers: Animal Aviators
@ 9:00am–3:00pm (ages 8–9)
Did you know that birds and bats are not the only frequent flyers in the animal kingdom? Come soar with us as we explore the wonders of ballooning, gliding, parachuting and flying. Discover how aerodynamics makes aviation possible for some unlikely creatures in this fun-filled camp.
Cost: $148 members / $204 general public

Wild Weeks—Z.S.I: Wild Teams
@ 9:00am–3:00pm (ages 10–12)
With the Winter Olympics just behind us, everyone is in the team spirit. Discover what it takes to be part of a pack, pride, herd or troop as campers compete to become the ultimate zoo team through games, activities, and more.
Cost: $148 members / $204 general public

Sprout Camp
@ 9:30–11:30am (ages 3–4 w/an adult)
This summer little sprouts will plant seeds, explore a vegetable garden and discover the wonders of nature. This hands-on camp for 3- and 4-year-olds with an adult is a great way to foster natural curiosity and imagination as we get up close with flowers, bugs and cool plants. Each day will consist of garden adventures, games, art projects and stories as little ones discover the joys of gardening. Sprout camp is perfect to nurture those budding naturalists!
Cost: $84 members / $114 general public

Monday, July 7

KinderCamp: Fur, Feather, Shells and Scales
@ 9:00am–12:00pm (ages 4–5)
Sometimes what’s on the outside is truly what matters most. Penguins don’t need shells to survive, and turtles would look strange with feathers. Preschoolers will discover the wonder and importance of different animal coverings.
Cost: $120 members / $190 general public

Wild Weeks—Zooper Heroes: Web of Life
@ 9:00am–3:00pm (ages 6–7)
Why do all living things need food? What is a food chain? Which animals are predators or prey, herbivores or carnivores, scavengers or decomposers? Join the quest to uncover how all living things connect in the great web of life.
Cost: $185 members / $255 general public

Wild Weeks—Riverbanks Rangers: Island Fever
@ 9:00am–3:00pm (ages 8–9)
Get ready to take an excursion across the planet’s strangest yet most amazing islands as we visit the Galapagos, Madagascar and Australia. Campers will have opportunities to learn how islands are created as well as identify some of the unique creatures that inhabit them. Beware! You just might catch the fever about these mysterious places.
Cost: $185 members / $255 general public

Wild Weeks—Z.S.I: Animal Forensics
@ 9:00am–3:00pm (ages 10–12)
NCIS and CSI are not the only crime solvers out there. Don your lab coats as we uncover fingerprints, teeth marks, hair and other evidence animals provide to solve a mystery in the Zoo.
Cost: $185 members / $255 general public

Tuesday, July 8

KinderCamp: Fur, Feather, Shells and Scales
@ 9:00am–12:00pm (ages 4–5)
Sometimes what’s on the outside is truly what matters most. Penguins don’t need shells to survive, and turtles would look strange with feathers. Preschoolers will discover the wonder and importance of different animal coverings.
Cost: $120 members / $190 general public

Wild Weeks—Zooper Heroes: Web of Life
@ 9:00am–3:00pm (ages 6–7)
Why do all living things need food? What is a food chain? Which animals are predators or prey, herbivores or carnivores, scavengers or decomposers? Join the quest to uncover how all living things connect in the great web of life.
Cost: $185 members / $255 general public

Wild Weeks—Riverbanks Rangers: Island Fever
@ 9:00am–3:00pm (ages 8–9)
Get ready to take an excursion across the planet’s strangest yet most amazing islands as we visit the Galapagos, Madagascar and Australia. Campers will have opportunities to learn how islands are created as well as identify some of the unique creatures that inhabit them. Beware! You just might catch the fever about these mysterious places.
Cost: $185 members / $255 general public

Wild Weeks—Z.S.I: Animal Forensics
@ 9:00am–3:00pm (ages 10–12)
NCIS and CSI are not the only crime solvers out there. Don your lab coats as we uncover fingerprints, teeth marks, hair and other evidence animals provide to solve a mystery in the Zoo.
Cost: $185 members / $255 general public

Sprout Camp
@ 9:30–11:30am (ages 3–4 w/an adult)
This summer little sprouts will plant seeds, explore a vegetable garden and discover the wonders of nature. This hands-on camp for 3- and 4-year-olds with an adult is a great way to foster natural curiosity and imagination as we get up close with flowers, bugs and cool plants. Each day will consist of garden adventures, games, art projects and stories as little ones discover the joys of gardening. Sprout camp is perfect to nurture those budding naturalists!
Cost: $84 members / $114 general public

Wednesday, July 9

KinderCamp: Fur, Feather, Shells and Scales
@ 9:00am–12:00pm (ages 4–5)
Sometimes what’s on the outside is truly what matters most. Penguins don’t need shells to survive, and turtles would look strange with feathers. Preschoolers will discover the wonder and importance of different animal coverings.
Cost: $120 members / $190 general public

Wild Weeks—Zooper Heroes: Web of Life
@ 9:00am–3:00pm (ages 6–7)
Why do all living things need food? What is a food chain? Which animals are predators or prey, herbivores or carnivores, scavengers or decomposers? Join the quest to uncover how all living things connect in the great web of life.
Cost: $185 members / $255 general public

Wild Weeks—Riverbanks Rangers: Island Fever
@ 9:00am–3:00pm (ages 8–9)
Get ready to take an excursion across the planet’s strangest yet most amazing islands as we visit the Galapagos, Madagascar and Australia. Campers will have opportunities to learn how islands are created as well as identify some of the unique creatures that inhabit them. Beware! You just might catch the fever about these mysterious places.
Cost: $185 members / $255 general public

Wild Weeks—Z.S.I: Animal Forensics
@ 9:00am–3:00pm (ages 10–12)
NCIS and CSI are not the only crime solvers out there. Don your lab coats as we uncover fingerprints, teeth marks, hair and other evidence animals provide to solve a mystery in the Zoo.
Cost: $185 members / $255 general public

Sprout Camp
@ 9:30–11:30am (ages 3–4 w/an adult)
This summer little sprouts will plant seeds, explore a vegetable garden and discover the wonders of nature. This hands-on camp for 3- and 4-year-olds with an adult is a great way to foster natural curiosity and imagination as we get up close with flowers, bugs and cool plants. Each day will consist of garden adventures, games, art projects and stories as little ones discover the joys of gardening. Sprout camp is perfect to nurture those budding naturalists!
Cost: $84 members / $114 general public

Thursday, July 10

KinderCamp: Fur, Feather, Shells and Scales
@ 9:00am–12:00pm (ages 4–5)
Sometimes what’s on the outside is truly what matters most. Penguins don’t need shells to survive, and turtles would look strange with feathers. Preschoolers will discover the wonder and importance of different animal coverings.
Cost: $120 members / $190 general public

Wild Weeks—Zooper Heroes: Web of Life
@ 9:00am–3:00pm (ages 6–7)
Why do all living things need food? What is a food chain? Which animals are predators or prey, herbivores or carnivores, scavengers or decomposers? Join the quest to uncover how all living things connect in the great web of life.
Cost: $185 members / $255 general public

Wild Weeks—Riverbanks Rangers: Island Fever
@ 9:00am–3:00pm (ages 8–9)
Get ready to take an excursion across the planet’s strangest yet most amazing islands as we visit the Galapagos, Madagascar and Australia. Campers will have opportunities to learn how islands are created as well as identify some of the unique creatures that inhabit them. Beware! You just might catch the fever about these mysterious places.
Cost: $185 members / $255 general public

Wild Weeks—Z.S.I: Animal Forensics
@ 9:00am–3:00pm (ages 10–12)
NCIS and CSI are not the only crime solvers out there. Don your lab coats as we uncover fingerprints, teeth marks, hair and other evidence animals provide to solve a mystery in the Zoo.
Cost: $185 members / $255 general public

Sprout Camp
@ 9:30–11:30am (ages 3–4 w/an adult)
This summer little sprouts will plant seeds, explore a vegetable garden and discover the wonders of nature. This hands-on camp for 3- and 4-year-olds with an adult is a great way to foster natural curiosity and imagination as we get up close with flowers, bugs and cool plants. Each day will consist of garden adventures, games, art projects and stories as little ones discover the joys of gardening. Sprout camp is perfect to nurture those budding naturalists!
Cost: $84 members / $114 general public

Friday, July 11

KinderCamp: Fur, Feather, Shells and Scales
@ 9:00am–12:00pm (ages 4–5)
Sometimes what’s on the outside is truly what matters most. Penguins don’t need shells to survive, and turtles would look strange with feathers. Preschoolers will discover the wonder and importance of different animal coverings.
Cost: $120 members / $190 general public

Wild Weeks—Zooper Heroes: Web of Life
@ 9:00am–3:00pm (ages 6–7)
Why do all living things need food? What is a food chain? Which animals are predators or prey, herbivores or carnivores, scavengers or decomposers? Join the quest to uncover how all living things connect in the great web of life.
Cost: $185 members / $255 general public

Wild Weeks—Riverbanks Rangers: Island Fever
@ 9:00am–3:00pm (ages 8–9)
Get ready to take an excursion across the planet’s strangest yet most amazing islands as we visit the Galapagos, Madagascar and Australia. Campers will have opportunities to learn how islands are created as well as identify some of the unique creatures that inhabit them. Beware! You just might catch the fever about these mysterious places.
Cost: $185 members / $255 general public

Wild Weeks—Z.S.I: Animal Forensics
@ 9:00am–3:00pm (ages 10–12)
NCIS and CSI are not the only crime solvers out there. Don your lab coats as we uncover fingerprints, teeth marks, hair and other evidence animals provide to solve a mystery in the Zoo.
Cost: $185 members / $255 general public

Monday, July 14

KinderCamp: Dino-mite!
@ 9:00am–12:00pm (ages 4–5)
Are you crazy about dinosaurs? Step back in time with us as we dig up the answers to what these gigantic lizards ate, where they lived, and get a chance to meet their modern day relatives.
Cost: $120 members / $190 general public

Wild Weeks—Zooper Heroes: Fight or Flight
@ 9:00am–3:00pm (ages 6–7)
Secret weapons or great escapes are what it takes to survive where the wild things are. Don’t miss out on discovering the art of animal armor and defenses.
Cost: $185 members / $255 general public

Wild Weeks—Riverbanks Rangers: Animal Aviators
@ 9:00am–3:00pm (ages 8–9)
Did you know that birds and bats are not the only frequent flyers in the animal kingdom? Come soar with us as we explore the wonders of ballooning, gliding, parachuting and flying. Discover how aerodynamics makes aviation possible for some unlikely creatures in this fun-filled camp.
Cost: $185 members / $255 general public

Wild Weeks—Z.S.I: Wild Teams
@ 9:00am–3:00pm (ages 10–12)
With the Winter Olympics just behind us, everyone is in the team spirit. Discover what it takes to be part of a pack, pride, herd or troop as campers compete to become the ultimate zoo team through games, activities, and more.
Cost: $185 members / $255 general public

Tuesday, July 15

KinderCamp: Dino-mite!
@ 9:00am–12:00pm (ages 4–5)
Are you crazy about dinosaurs? Step back in time with us as we dig up the answers to what these gigantic lizards ate, where they lived, and get a chance to meet their modern day relatives.
Cost: $120 members / $190 general public

Wild Weeks—Zooper Heroes: Fight or Flight
@ 9:00am–3:00pm (ages 6–7)
Secret weapons or great escapes are what it takes to survive where the wild things are. Don’t miss out on discovering the art of animal armor and defenses.
Cost: $185 members / $255 general public

Wild Weeks—Riverbanks Rangers: Animal Aviators
@ 9:00am–3:00pm (ages 8–9)
Did you know that birds and bats are not the only frequent flyers in the animal kingdom? Come soar with us as we explore the wonders of ballooning, gliding, parachuting and flying. Discover how aerodynamics makes aviation possible for some unlikely creatures in this fun-filled camp.
Cost: $185 members / $255 general public

Wild Weeks—Z.S.I: Wild Teams
@ 9:00am–3:00pm (ages 10–12)
With the Winter Olympics just behind us, everyone is in the team spirit. Discover what it takes to be part of a pack, pride, herd or troop as campers compete to become the ultimate zoo team through games, activities, and more.
Cost: $185 members / $255 general public

Sprout Camp
@ 9:30–11:30am (ages 3–4 w/an adult)
This summer little sprouts will plant seeds, explore a vegetable garden and discover the wonders of nature. This hands-on camp for 3- and 4-year-olds with an adult is a great way to foster natural curiosity and imagination as we get up close with flowers, bugs and cool plants. Each day will consist of garden adventures, games, art projects and stories as little ones discover the joys of gardening. Sprout camp is perfect to nurture those budding naturalists!
Cost: $84 members / $114 general public

Wednesday, July 16

KinderCamp: Dino-mite!
@ 9:00am–12:00pm (ages 4–5)
Are you crazy about dinosaurs? Step back in time with us as we dig up the answers to what these gigantic lizards ate, where they lived, and get a chance to meet their modern day relatives.
Cost: $120 members / $190 general public

Wild Weeks—Zooper Heroes: Fight or Flight
@ 9:00am–3:00pm (ages 6–7)
Secret weapons or great escapes are what it takes to survive where the wild things are. Don’t miss out on discovering the art of animal armor and defenses.
Cost: $185 members / $255 general public

Wild Weeks—Riverbanks Rangers: Animal Aviators
@ 9:00am–3:00pm (ages 8–9)
Did you know that birds and bats are not the only frequent flyers in the animal kingdom? Come soar with us as we explore the wonders of ballooning, gliding, parachuting and flying. Discover how aerodynamics makes aviation possible for some unlikely creatures in this fun-filled camp.
Cost: $185 members / $255 general public

Wild Weeks—Z.S.I: Wild Teams
@ 9:00am–3:00pm (ages 10–12)
With the Winter Olympics just behind us, everyone is in the team spirit. Discover what it takes to be part of a pack, pride, herd or troop as campers compete to become the ultimate zoo team through games, activities, and more.
Cost: $185 members / $255 general public

Sprout Camp
@ 9:30–11:30am (ages 3–4 w/an adult)
This summer little sprouts will plant seeds, explore a vegetable garden and discover the wonders of nature. This hands-on camp for 3- and 4-year-olds with an adult is a great way to foster natural curiosity and imagination as we get up close with flowers, bugs and cool plants. Each day will consist of garden adventures, games, art projects and stories as little ones discover the joys of gardening. Sprout camp is perfect to nurture those budding naturalists!
Cost: $84 members / $114 general public

Thursday, July 17

KinderCamp: Dino-mite!
@ 9:00am–12:00pm (ages 4–5)
Are you crazy about dinosaurs? Step back in time with us as we dig up the answers to what these gigantic lizards ate, where they lived, and get a chance to meet their modern day relatives.
Cost: $120 members / $190 general public

Wild Weeks—Zooper Heroes: Fight or Flight
@ 9:00am–3:00pm (ages 6–7)
Secret weapons or great escapes are what it takes to survive where the wild things are. Don’t miss out on discovering the art of animal armor and defenses.
Cost: $185 members / $255 general public

Wild Weeks—Riverbanks Rangers: Animal Aviators
@ 9:00am–3:00pm (ages 8–9)
Did you know that birds and bats are not the only frequent flyers in the animal kingdom? Come soar with us as we explore the wonders of ballooning, gliding, parachuting and flying. Discover how aerodynamics makes aviation possible for some unlikely creatures in this fun-filled camp.
Cost: $185 members / $255 general public

Wild Weeks—Z.S.I: Wild Teams
@ 9:00am–3:00pm (ages 10–12)
With the Winter Olympics just behind us, everyone is in the team spirit. Discover what it takes to be part of a pack, pride, herd or troop as campers compete to become the ultimate zoo team through games, activities, and more.
Cost: $185 members / $255 general public

Sprout Camp
@ 9:30–11:30am (ages 3–4 w/an adult)
This summer little sprouts will plant seeds, explore a vegetable garden and discover the wonders of nature. This hands-on camp for 3- and 4-year-olds with an adult is a great way to foster natural curiosity and imagination as we get up close with flowers, bugs and cool plants. Each day will consist of garden adventures, games, art projects and stories as little ones discover the joys of gardening. Sprout camp is perfect to nurture those budding naturalists!
Cost: $84 members / $114 general public

Friday, July 18

KinderCamp: Dino-mite!
@ 9:00am–12:00pm (ages 4–5)
Are you crazy about dinosaurs? Step back in time with us as we dig up the answers to what these gigantic lizards ate, where they lived, and get a chance to meet their modern day relatives.
Cost: $120 members / $190 general public

Wild Weeks—Zooper Heroes: Fight or Flight
@ 9:00am–3:00pm (ages 6–7)
Secret weapons or great escapes are what it takes to survive where the wild things are. Don’t miss out on discovering the art of animal armor and defenses.
Cost: $185 members / $255 general public

Wild Weeks—Riverbanks Rangers: Animal Aviators
@ 9:00am–3:00pm (ages 8–9)
Did you know that birds and bats are not the only frequent flyers in the animal kingdom? Come soar with us as we explore the wonders of ballooning, gliding, parachuting and flying. Discover how aerodynamics makes aviation possible for some unlikely creatures in this fun-filled camp.
Cost: $185 members / $255 general public

Wild Weeks—Z.S.I: Wild Teams
@ 9:00am–3:00pm (ages 10–12)
With the Winter Olympics just behind us, everyone is in the team spirit. Discover what it takes to be part of a pack, pride, herd or troop as campers compete to become the ultimate zoo team through games, activities, and more.
Cost: $185 members / $255 general public

Members’ Night Series
@ 6:00pm gates open
The 2014 Members’ Night Series is free, after-hours and for members only (no guest passes, please). Riverbanks members can stroll through the Zoo on three Friday evenings for three extraordinary hours – when the park is normally closed to the public. Come one evening or all three. Parking is at the main Zoo entrance only.
Free for Riverbanks members only
($5 per guest—no guest passes please).
Pre-registration is not required.
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Monday, July 21

KinderCamp: Fur, Feather, Shells and Scales
@ 9:00am–12:00pm (ages 4–5)
Sometimes what’s on the outside is truly what matters most. Penguins don’t need shells to survive, and turtles would look strange with feathers. Preschoolers will discover the wonder and importance of different animal coverings.
Cost: $120 members / $190 general public

Wild Weeks—Zooper Heroes: Web of Life
@ 9:00am–3:00pm (ages 6–7)
Why do all living things need food? What is a food chain? Which animals are predators or prey, herbivores or carnivores, scavengers or decomposers? Join the quest to uncover how all living things connect in the great web of life.
Cost: $185 members / $255 general public

Wild Weeks—Riverbanks Rangers: Island Fever
@ 9:00am–3:00pm (ages 8–9)
Get ready to take an excursion across the planet’s strangest yet most amazing islands as we visit the Galapagos, Madagascar and Australia. Campers will have opportunities to learn how islands are created as well as identify some of the unique creatures that inhabit them. Beware! You just might catch the fever about these mysterious places.
Cost: $185 members / $255 general public

Wild Weeks—Z.S.I: Animal Forensics
@ 9:00am–3:00pm (ages 10–12)
NCIS and CSI are not the only crime solvers out there. Don your lab coats as we uncover fingerprints, teeth marks, hair and other evidence animals provide to solve a mystery in the Zoo.
Cost: $185 members / $255 general public

Tuesday, July 22

KinderCamp: Fur, Feather, Shells and Scales
@ 9:00am–12:00pm (ages 4–5)
Sometimes what’s on the outside is truly what matters most. Penguins don’t need shells to survive, and turtles would look strange with feathers. Preschoolers will discover the wonder and importance of different animal coverings.
Cost: $120 members / $190 general public

Wild Weeks—Zooper Heroes: Web of Life
@ 9:00am–3:00pm (ages 6–7)
Why do all living things need food? What is a food chain? Which animals are predators or prey, herbivores or carnivores, scavengers or decomposers? Join the quest to uncover how all living things connect in the great web of life.
Cost: $185 members / $255 general public

Wild Weeks—Riverbanks Rangers: Island Fever
@ 9:00am–3:00pm (ages 8–9)
Get ready to take an excursion across the planet’s strangest yet most amazing islands as we visit the Galapagos, Madagascar and Australia. Campers will have opportunities to learn how islands are created as well as identify some of the unique creatures that inhabit them. Beware! You just might catch the fever about these mysterious places.
Cost: $185 members / $255 general public

Wild Weeks—Z.S.I: Animal Forensics
@ 9:00am–3:00pm (ages 10–12)
NCIS and CSI are not the only crime solvers out there. Don your lab coats as we uncover fingerprints, teeth marks, hair and other evidence animals provide to solve a mystery in the Zoo.
Cost: $185 members / $255 general public

Sprout Camp
@ 9:30–11:30am (ages 3–4 w/an adult)
This summer little sprouts will plant seeds, explore a vegetable garden and discover the wonders of nature. This hands-on camp for 3- and 4-year-olds with an adult is a great way to foster natural curiosity and imagination as we get up close with flowers, bugs and cool plants. Each day will consist of garden adventures, games, art projects and stories as little ones discover the joys of gardening. Sprout camp is perfect to nurture those budding naturalists!
Cost: $84 members / $114 general public

Wednesday, July 23

KinderCamp: Fur, Feather, Shells and Scales
@ 9:00am–12:00pm (ages 4–5)
Sometimes what’s on the outside is truly what matters most. Penguins don’t need shells to survive, and turtles would look strange with feathers. Preschoolers will discover the wonder and importance of different animal coverings.
Cost: $120 members / $190 general public

Wild Weeks—Zooper Heroes: Web of Life
@ 9:00am–3:00pm (ages 6–7)
Why do all living things need food? What is a food chain? Which animals are predators or prey, herbivores or carnivores, scavengers or decomposers? Join the quest to uncover how all living things connect in the great web of life.
Cost: $185 members / $255 general public

Wild Weeks—Riverbanks Rangers: Island Fever
@ 9:00am–3:00pm (ages 8–9)
Get ready to take an excursion across the planet’s strangest yet most amazing islands as we visit the Galapagos, Madagascar and Australia. Campers will have opportunities to learn how islands are created as well as identify some of the unique creatures that inhabit them. Beware! You just might catch the fever about these mysterious places.
Cost: $185 members / $255 general public

Wild Weeks—Z.S.I: Animal Forensics
@ 9:00am–3:00pm (ages 10–12)
NCIS and CSI are not the only crime solvers out there. Don your lab coats as we uncover fingerprints, teeth marks, hair and other evidence animals provide to solve a mystery in the Zoo.
Cost: $185 members / $255 general public

Sprout Camp
@ 9:30–11:30am (ages 3–4 w/an adult)
This summer little sprouts will plant seeds, explore a vegetable garden and discover the wonders of nature. This hands-on camp for 3- and 4-year-olds with an adult is a great way to foster natural curiosity and imagination as we get up close with flowers, bugs and cool plants. Each day will consist of garden adventures, games, art projects and stories as little ones discover the joys of gardening. Sprout camp is perfect to nurture those budding naturalists!
Cost: $84 members / $114 general public

Thursday, July 24

KinderCamp: Fur, Feather, Shells and Scales
@ 9:00am–12:00pm (ages 4–5)
Sometimes what’s on the outside is truly what matters most. Penguins don’t need shells to survive, and turtles would look strange with feathers. Preschoolers will discover the wonder and importance of different animal coverings.
Cost: $120 members / $190 general public

Wild Weeks—Zooper Heroes: Web of Life
@ 9:00am–3:00pm (ages 6–7)
Why do all living things need food? What is a food chain? Which animals are predators or prey, herbivores or carnivores, scavengers or decomposers? Join the quest to uncover how all living things connect in the great web of life.
Cost: $185 members / $255 general public

Wild Weeks—Riverbanks Rangers: Island Fever
@ 9:00am–3:00pm (ages 8–9)
Get ready to take an excursion across the planet’s strangest yet most amazing islands as we visit the Galapagos, Madagascar and Australia. Campers will have opportunities to learn how islands are created as well as identify some of the unique creatures that inhabit them. Beware! You just might catch the fever about these mysterious places.
Cost: $185 members / $255 general public

Wild Weeks—Z.S.I: Animal Forensics
@ 9:00am–3:00pm (ages 10–12)
NCIS and CSI are not the only crime solvers out there. Don your lab coats as we uncover fingerprints, teeth marks, hair and other evidence animals provide to solve a mystery in the Zoo.
Cost: $185 members / $255 general public

Sprout Camp
@ 9:30–11:30am (ages 3–4 w/an adult)
This summer little sprouts will plant seeds, explore a vegetable garden and discover the wonders of nature. This hands-on camp for 3- and 4-year-olds with an adult is a great way to foster natural curiosity and imagination as we get up close with flowers, bugs and cool plants. Each day will consist of garden adventures, games, art projects and stories as little ones discover the joys of gardening. Sprout camp is perfect to nurture those budding naturalists!
Cost: $84 members / $114 general public

Friday, July 25

KinderCamp: Fur, Feather, Shells and Scales
@ 9:00am–12:00pm (ages 4–5)
Sometimes what’s on the outside is truly what matters most. Penguins don’t need shells to survive, and turtles would look strange with feathers. Preschoolers will discover the wonder and importance of different animal coverings.
Cost: $120 members / $190 general public

Wild Weeks—Zooper Heroes: Web of Life
@ 9:00am–3:00pm (ages 6–7)
Why do all living things need food? What is a food chain? Which animals are predators or prey, herbivores or carnivores, scavengers or decomposers? Join the quest to uncover how all living things connect in the great web of life.
Cost: $185 members / $255 general public

Wild Weeks—Riverbanks Rangers: Island Fever
@ 9:00am–3:00pm (ages 8–9)
Get ready to take an excursion across the planet’s strangest yet most amazing islands as we visit the Galapagos, Madagascar and Australia. Campers will have opportunities to learn how islands are created as well as identify some of the unique creatures that inhabit them. Beware! You just might catch the fever about these mysterious places.
Cost: $185 members / $255 general public

Wild Weeks—Z.S.I: Animal Forensics
@ 9:00am–3:00pm (ages 10–12)
NCIS and CSI are not the only crime solvers out there. Don your lab coats as we uncover fingerprints, teeth marks, hair and other evidence animals provide to solve a mystery in the Zoo.
Cost: $185 members / $255 general public

Monday, July 28

KinderCamp: Dino-mite!
@ 9:00am–12:00pm (ages 4–5)
Are you crazy about dinosaurs? Step back in time with us as we dig up the answers to what these gigantic lizards ate, where they lived, and get a chance to meet their modern day relatives.
Cost: $120 members / $190 general public

Wild Weeks—Zooper Heroes: Fight or Flight
@ 9:00am–3:00pm (ages 6–7)
Secret weapons or great escapes are what it takes to survive where the wild things are. Don’t miss out on discovering the art of animal armor and defenses.
Cost: $185 members / $255 general public

Wild Weeks—Riverbanks Rangers: Animal Aviators
@ 9:00am–3:00pm (ages 8–9)
Did you know that birds and bats are not the only frequent flyers in the animal kingdom? Come soar with us as we explore the wonders of ballooning, gliding, parachuting and flying. Discover how aerodynamics makes aviation possible for some unlikely creatures in this fun-filled camp.
Cost: $185 members / $255 general public

Wild Weeks—Z.S.I: Wild Teams
@ 9:00am–3:00pm (ages 10–12)
With the Winter Olympics just behind us, everyone is in the team spirit. Discover what it takes to be part of a pack, pride, herd or troop as campers compete to become the ultimate zoo team through games, activities, and more.
Cost: $185 members / $255 general public

Tuesday, July 29

KinderCamp: Dino-mite!
@ 9:00am–12:00pm (ages 4–5)
Are you crazy about dinosaurs? Step back in time with us as we dig up the answers to what these gigantic lizards ate, where they lived, and get a chance to meet their modern day relatives.
Cost: $120 members / $190 general public

Wild Weeks—Zooper Heroes: Fight or Flight
@ 9:00am–3:00pm (ages 6–7)
Secret weapons or great escapes are what it takes to survive where the wild things are. Don’t miss out on discovering the art of animal armor and defenses.
Cost: $185 members / $255 general public

Wild Weeks—Riverbanks Rangers: Animal Aviators
@ 9:00am–3:00pm (ages 8–9)
Did you know that birds and bats are not the only frequent flyers in the animal kingdom? Come soar with us as we explore the wonders of ballooning, gliding, parachuting and flying. Discover how aerodynamics makes aviation possible for some unlikely creatures in this fun-filled camp.
Cost: $185 members / $255 general public

Wild Weeks—Z.S.I: Wild Teams
@ 9:00am–3:00pm (ages 10–12)
With the Winter Olympics just behind us, everyone is in the team spirit. Discover what it takes to be part of a pack, pride, herd or troop as campers compete to become the ultimate zoo team through games, activities, and more.
Cost: $185 members / $255 general public

Sprout Camp
@ 9:30–11:30am (ages 3–4 w/an adult)
This summer little sprouts will plant seeds, explore a vegetable garden and discover the wonders of nature. This hands-on camp for 3- and 4-year-olds with an adult is a great way to foster natural curiosity and imagination as we get up close with flowers, bugs and cool plants. Each day will consist of garden adventures, games, art projects and stories as little ones discover the joys of gardening. Sprout camp is perfect to nurture those budding naturalists!
Cost: $84 members / $114 general public

Wednesday, July 30

KinderCamp: Dino-mite!
@ 9:00am–12:00pm (ages 4–5)
Are you crazy about dinosaurs? Step back in time with us as we dig up the answers to what these gigantic lizards ate, where they lived, and get a chance to meet their modern day relatives.
Cost: $120 members / $190 general public

Wild Weeks—Zooper Heroes: Fight or Flight
@ 9:00am–3:00pm (ages 6–7)
Secret weapons or great escapes are what it takes to survive where the wild things are. Don’t miss out on discovering the art of animal armor and defenses.
Cost: $185 members / $255 general public

Wild Weeks—Riverbanks Rangers: Animal Aviators
@ 9:00am–3:00pm (ages 8–9)
Did you know that birds and bats are not the only frequent flyers in the animal kingdom? Come soar with us as we explore the wonders of ballooning, gliding, parachuting and flying. Discover how aerodynamics makes aviation possible for some unlikely creatures in this fun-filled camp.
Cost: $185 members / $255 general public

Wild Weeks—Z.S.I: Wild Teams
@ 9:00am–3:00pm (ages 10–12)
With the Winter Olympics just behind us, everyone is in the team spirit. Discover what it takes to be part of a pack, pride, herd or troop as campers compete to become the ultimate zoo team through games, activities, and more.
Cost: $185 members / $255 general public

Sprout Camp
@ 9:30–11:30am (ages 3–4 w/an adult)
This summer little sprouts will plant seeds, explore a vegetable garden and discover the wonders of nature. This hands-on camp for 3- and 4-year-olds with an adult is a great way to foster natural curiosity and imagination as we get up close with flowers, bugs and cool plants. Each day will consist of garden adventures, games, art projects and stories as little ones discover the joys of gardening. Sprout camp is perfect to nurture those budding naturalists!
Cost: $84 members / $114 general public

Thursday, July 31

KinderCamp: Dino-mite!
@ 9:00am–12:00pm (ages 4–5)
Are you crazy about dinosaurs? Step back in time with us as we dig up the answers to what these gigantic lizards ate, where they lived, and get a chance to meet their modern day relatives.
Cost: $120 members / $190 general public

Wild Weeks—Zooper Heroes: Fight or Flight
@ 9:00am–3:00pm (ages 6–7)
Secret weapons or great escapes are what it takes to survive where the wild things are. Don’t miss out on discovering the art of animal armor and defenses.
Cost: $185 members / $255 general public

Wild Weeks—Riverbanks Rangers: Animal Aviators
@ 9:00am–3:00pm (ages 8–9)
Did you know that birds and bats are not the only frequent flyers in the animal kingdom? Come soar with us as we explore the wonders of ballooning, gliding, parachuting and flying. Discover how aerodynamics makes aviation possible for some unlikely creatures in this fun-filled camp.
Cost: $185 members / $255 general public

Wild Weeks—Z.S.I: Wild Teams
@ 9:00am–3:00pm (ages 10–12)
With the Winter Olympics just behind us, everyone is in the team spirit. Discover what it takes to be part of a pack, pride, herd or troop as campers compete to become the ultimate zoo team through games, activities, and more.
Cost: $185 members / $255 general public

Sprout Camp
@ 9:30–11:30am (ages 3–4 w/an adult)
This summer little sprouts will plant seeds, explore a vegetable garden and discover the wonders of nature. This hands-on camp for 3- and 4-year-olds with an adult is a great way to foster natural curiosity and imagination as we get up close with flowers, bugs and cool plants. Each day will consist of garden adventures, games, art projects and stories as little ones discover the joys of gardening. Sprout camp is perfect to nurture those budding naturalists!
Cost: $84 members / $114 general public

August 2014

Friday, August 1

KinderCamp: Dino-mite!
@ 9:00am–12:00pm (ages 4–5)
Are you crazy about dinosaurs? Step back in time with us as we dig up the answers to what these gigantic lizards ate, where they lived, and get a chance to meet their modern day relatives.
Cost: $120 members / $190 general public

Wild Weeks—Zooper Heroes: Fight or Flight
@ 9:00am–3:00pm (ages 6–7)
Secret weapons or great escapes are what it takes to survive where the wild things are. Don’t miss out on discovering the art of animal armor and defenses.
Cost: $185 members / $255 general public

Wild Weeks—Riverbanks Rangers: Animal Aviators
@ 9:00am–3:00pm (ages 8–9)
Did you know that birds and bats are not the only frequent flyers in the animal kingdom? Come soar with us as we explore the wonders of ballooning, gliding, parachuting and flying. Discover how aerodynamics makes aviation possible for some unlikely creatures in this fun-filled camp.
Cost: $185 members / $255 general public

Wild Weeks—Z.S.I: Wild Teams
@ 9:00am–3:00pm (ages 10–12)
With the Winter Olympics just behind us, everyone is in the team spirit. Discover what it takes to be part of a pack, pride, herd or troop as campers compete to become the ultimate zoo team through games, activities, and more.
Cost: $185 members / $255 general public

Brew at the Zoo
@ 7:00–9:30pm (ages 21 and up)
Make plans now to join us for the coolest suds sippin’ safari in Columbia! Brew at the Zoo provides the perfect remedy to those muggy Midlands’ days—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. Event is rain or shine. No one under 21 will be admitted. Proceeds support ongoing conservation and education efforts at Riverbanks.
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Monday, August 4

KinderCamp: Fur, Feather, Shells and Scales
@ 9:00am–12:00pm (ages 4–5)
Sometimes what’s on the outside is truly what matters most. Penguins don’t need shells to survive, and turtles would look strange with feathers. Preschoolers will discover the wonder and importance of different animal coverings.
Cost: $120 members / $190 general public

Wild Weeks—Zooper Heroes: Web of Life
@ 9:00am–3:00pm (ages 6–7)
Why do all living things need food? What is a food chain? Which animals are predators or prey, herbivores or carnivores, scavengers or decomposers? Join the quest to uncover how all living things connect in the great web of life.
Cost: $185 members / $255 general public

Wild Weeks—Riverbanks Rangers: Island Fever
@ 9:00am–3:00pm (ages 8–9)
Get ready to take an excursion across the planet’s strangest yet most amazing islands as we visit the Galapagos, Madagascar and Australia. Campers will have opportunities to learn how islands are created as well as identify some of the unique creatures that inhabit them. Beware! You just might catch the fever about these mysterious places.
Cost: $185 members / $255 general public

Wild Weeks—Z.S.I: Animal Forensics
@ 9:00am–3:00pm (ages 10–12)
NCIS and CSI are not the only crime solvers out there. Don your lab coats as we uncover fingerprints, teeth marks, hair and other evidence animals provide to solve a mystery in the Zoo.
Cost: $185 members / $255 general public

Tuesday, August 5

KinderCamp: Fur, Feather, Shells and Scales
@ 9:00am–12:00pm (ages 4–5)
Sometimes what’s on the outside is truly what matters most. Penguins don’t need shells to survive, and turtles would look strange with feathers. Preschoolers will discover the wonder and importance of different animal coverings.
Cost: $120 members / $190 general public

Wild Weeks—Zooper Heroes: Web of Life
@ 9:00am–3:00pm (ages 6–7)
Why do all living things need food? What is a food chain? Which animals are predators or prey, herbivores or carnivores, scavengers or decomposers? Join the quest to uncover how all living things connect in the great web of life.
Cost: $185 members / $255 general public

Wild Weeks—Riverbanks Rangers: Island Fever
@ 9:00am–3:00pm (ages 8–9)
Get ready to take an excursion across the planet’s strangest yet most amazing islands as we visit the Galapagos, Madagascar and Australia. Campers will have opportunities to learn how islands are created as well as identify some of the unique creatures that inhabit them. Beware! You just might catch the fever about these mysterious places.
Cost: $185 members / $255 general public

Wild Weeks—Z.S.I: Animal Forensics
@ 9:00am–3:00pm (ages 10–12)
NCIS and CSI are not the only crime solvers out there. Don your lab coats as we uncover fingerprints, teeth marks, hair and other evidence animals provide to solve a mystery in the Zoo.
Cost: $185 members / $255 general public

Sprout Camp
@ 9:30–11:30am (ages 3–4 w/an adult)
This summer little sprouts will plant seeds, explore a vegetable garden and discover the wonders of nature. This hands-on camp for 3- and 4-year-olds with an adult is a great way to foster natural curiosity and imagination as we get up close with flowers, bugs and cool plants. Each day will consist of garden adventures, games, art projects and stories as little ones discover the joys of gardening. Sprout camp is perfect to nurture those budding naturalists!
Cost: $84 members / $114 general public

Wednesday, August 6

KinderCamp: Fur, Feather, Shells and Scales
@ 9:00am–12:00pm (ages 4–5)
Sometimes what’s on the outside is truly what matters most. Penguins don’t need shells to survive, and turtles would look strange with feathers. Preschoolers will discover the wonder and importance of different animal coverings.
Cost: $120 members / $190 general public

Wild Weeks—Zooper Heroes: Web of Life
@ 9:00am–3:00pm (ages 6–7)
Why do all living things need food? What is a food chain? Which animals are predators or prey, herbivores or carnivores, scavengers or decomposers? Join the quest to uncover how all living things connect in the great web of life.
Cost: $185 members / $255 general public

Wild Weeks—Riverbanks Rangers: Island Fever
@ 9:00am–3:00pm (ages 8–9)
Get ready to take an excursion across the planet’s strangest yet most amazing islands as we visit the Galapagos, Madagascar and Australia. Campers will have opportunities to learn how islands are created as well as identify some of the unique creatures that inhabit them. Beware! You just might catch the fever about these mysterious places.
Cost: $185 members / $255 general public

Wild Weeks—Z.S.I: Animal Forensics
@ 9:00am–3:00pm (ages 10–12)
NCIS and CSI are not the only crime solvers out there. Don your lab coats as we uncover fingerprints, teeth marks, hair and other evidence animals provide to solve a mystery in the Zoo.
Cost: $185 members / $255 general public

Sprout Camp
@ 9:30–11:30am (ages 3–4 w/an adult)
This summer little sprouts will plant seeds, explore a vegetable garden and discover the wonders of nature. This hands-on camp for 3- and 4-year-olds with an adult is a great way to foster natural curiosity and imagination as we get up close with flowers, bugs and cool plants. Each day will consist of garden adventures, games, art projects and stories as little ones discover the joys of gardening. Sprout camp is perfect to nurture those budding naturalists!
Cost: $84 members / $114 general public

Thursday, August 7

KinderCamp: Fur, Feather, Shells and Scales
@ 9:00am–12:00pm (ages 4–5)
Sometimes what’s on the outside is truly what matters most. Penguins don’t need shells to survive, and turtles would look strange with feathers. Preschoolers will discover the wonder and importance of different animal coverings.
Cost: $120 members / $190 general public

Wild Weeks—Zooper Heroes: Web of Life
@ 9:00am–3:00pm (ages 6–7)
Why do all living things need food? What is a food chain? Which animals are predators or prey, herbivores or carnivores, scavengers or decomposers? Join the quest to uncover how all living things connect in the great web of life.
Cost: $185 members / $255 general public

Wild Weeks—Riverbanks Rangers: Island Fever
@ 9:00am–3:00pm (ages 8–9)
Get ready to take an excursion across the planet’s strangest yet most amazing islands as we visit the Galapagos, Madagascar and Australia. Campers will have opportunities to learn how islands are created as well as identify some of the unique creatures that inhabit them. Beware! You just might catch the fever about these mysterious places.
Cost: $185 members / $255 general public

Wild Weeks—Z.S.I: Animal Forensics
@ 9:00am–3:00pm (ages 10–12)
NCIS and CSI are not the only crime solvers out there. Don your lab coats as we uncover fingerprints, teeth marks, hair and other evidence animals provide to solve a mystery in the Zoo.
Cost: $185 members / $255 general public

Sprout Camp
@ 9:30–11:30am (ages 3–4 w/an adult)
This summer little sprouts will plant seeds, explore a vegetable garden and discover the wonders of nature. This hands-on camp for 3- and 4-year-olds with an adult is a great way to foster natural curiosity and imagination as we get up close with flowers, bugs and cool plants. Each day will consist of garden adventures, games, art projects and stories as little ones discover the joys of gardening. Sprout camp is perfect to nurture those budding naturalists!
Cost: $84 members / $114 general public

Friday, August 8

KinderCamp: Fur, Feather, Shells and Scales
@ 9:00am–12:00pm (ages 4–5)
Sometimes what’s on the outside is truly what matters most. Penguins don’t need shells to survive, and turtles would look strange with feathers. Preschoolers will discover the wonder and importance of different animal coverings.
Cost: $120 members / $190 general public

Wild Weeks—Zooper Heroes: Web of Life
@ 9:00am–3:00pm (ages 6–7)
Why do all living things need food? What is a food chain? Which animals are predators or prey, herbivores or carnivores, scavengers or decomposers? Join the quest to uncover how all living things connect in the great web of life.
Cost: $185 members / $255 general public

Wild Weeks—Riverbanks Rangers: Island Fever
@ 9:00am–3:00pm (ages 8–9)
Get ready to take an excursion across the planet’s strangest yet most amazing islands as we visit the Galapagos, Madagascar and Australia. Campers will have opportunities to learn how islands are created as well as identify some of the unique creatures that inhabit them. Beware! You just might catch the fever about these mysterious places.
Cost: $185 members / $255 general public

Wild Weeks—Z.S.I: Animal Forensics
@ 9:00am–3:00pm (ages 10–12)
NCIS and CSI are not the only crime solvers out there. Don your lab coats as we uncover fingerprints, teeth marks, hair and other evidence animals provide to solve a mystery in the Zoo.
Cost: $185 members / $255 general public

Monday, August 11

KinderCamp: Dino-mite!
@ 9:00am–12:00pm (ages 4–5)
Are you crazy about dinosaurs? Step back in time with us as we dig up the answers to what these gigantic lizards ate, where they lived, and get a chance to meet their modern day relatives.
Cost: $120 members / $190 general public

Wild Weeks—Zooper Heroes: Fight or Flight
@ 9:00am–3:00pm (ages 6–7)
Secret weapons or great escapes are what it takes to survive where the wild things are. Don’t miss out on discovering the art of animal armor and defenses.
Cost: $185 members / $255 general public

Wild Weeks—Riverbanks Rangers: Animal Aviators
@ 9:00am–3:00pm (ages 8–9)
Did you know that birds and bats are not the only frequent flyers in the animal kingdom? Come soar with us as we explore the wonders of ballooning, gliding, parachuting and flying. Discover how aerodynamics makes aviation possible for some unlikely creatures in this fun-filled camp.
Cost: $185 members / $255 general public

Wild Weeks—Z.S.I: Wild Teams
@ 9:00am–3:00pm (ages 10–12)
With the Winter Olympics just behind us, everyone is in the team spirit. Discover what it takes to be part of a pack, pride, herd or troop as campers compete to become the ultimate zoo team through games, activities, and more.
Cost: $185 members / $255 general public

Tuesday, August 12

KinderCamp: Dino-mite!
@ 9:00am–12:00pm (ages 4–5)
Are you crazy about dinosaurs? Step back in time with us as we dig up the answers to what these gigantic lizards ate, where they lived, and get a chance to meet their modern day relatives.
Cost: $120 members / $190 general public

Wild Weeks—Zooper Heroes: Fight or Flight
@ 9:00am–3:00pm (ages 6–7)
Secret weapons or great escapes are what it takes to survive where the wild things are. Don’t miss out on discovering the art of animal armor and defenses.
Cost: $185 members / $255 general public

Wild Weeks—Riverbanks Rangers: Animal Aviators
@ 9:00am–3:00pm (ages 8–9)
Did you know that birds and bats are not the only frequent flyers in the animal kingdom? Come soar with us as we explore the wonders of ballooning, gliding, parachuting and flying. Discover how aerodynamics makes aviation possible for some unlikely creatures in this fun-filled camp.
Cost: $185 members / $255 general public

Wild Weeks—Z.S.I: Wild Teams
@ 9:00am–3:00pm (ages 10–12)
With the Winter Olympics just behind us, everyone is in the team spirit. Discover what it takes to be part of a pack, pride, herd or troop as campers compete to become the ultimate zoo team through games, activities, and more.
Cost: $185 members / $255 general public

Wednesday, August 13

KinderCamp: Dino-mite!
@ 9:00am–12:00pm (ages 4–5)
Are you crazy about dinosaurs? Step back in time with us as we dig up the answers to what these gigantic lizards ate, where they lived, and get a chance to meet their modern day relatives.
Cost: $120 members / $190 general public

Wild Weeks—Zooper Heroes: Fight or Flight
@ 9:00am–3:00pm (ages 6–7)
Secret weapons or great escapes are what it takes to survive where the wild things are. Don’t miss out on discovering the art of animal armor and defenses.
Cost: $185 members / $255 general public

Wild Weeks—Riverbanks Rangers: Animal Aviators
@ 9:00am–3:00pm (ages 8–9)
Did you know that birds and bats are not the only frequent flyers in the animal kingdom? Come soar with us as we explore the wonders of ballooning, gliding, parachuting and flying. Discover how aerodynamics makes aviation possible for some unlikely creatures in this fun-filled camp.
Cost: $185 members / $255 general public

Wild Weeks—Z.S.I: Wild Teams
@ 9:00am–3:00pm (ages 10–12)
With the Winter Olympics just behind us, everyone is in the team spirit. Discover what it takes to be part of a pack, pride, herd or troop as campers compete to become the ultimate zoo team through games, activities, and more.
Cost: $185 members / $255 general public

Thursday, August 14

KinderCamp: Dino-mite!
@ 9:00am–12:00pm (ages 4–5)
Are you crazy about dinosaurs? Step back in time with us as we dig up the answers to what these gigantic lizards ate, where they lived, and get a chance to meet their modern day relatives.
Cost: $120 members / $190 general public

Wild Weeks—Zooper Heroes: Fight or Flight
@ 9:00am–3:00pm (ages 6–7)
Secret weapons or great escapes are what it takes to survive where the wild things are. Don’t miss out on discovering the art of animal armor and defenses.
Cost: $185 members / $255 general public

Wild Weeks—Riverbanks Rangers: Animal Aviators
@ 9:00am–3:00pm (ages 8–9)
Did you know that birds and bats are not the only frequent flyers in the animal kingdom? Come soar with us as we explore the wonders of ballooning, gliding, parachuting and flying. Discover how aerodynamics makes aviation possible for some unlikely creatures in this fun-filled camp.
Cost: $185 members / $255 general public

Wild Weeks—Z.S.I: Wild Teams
@ 9:00am–3:00pm (ages 10–12)
With the Winter Olympics just behind us, everyone is in the team spirit. Discover what it takes to be part of a pack, pride, herd or troop as campers compete to become the ultimate zoo team through games, activities, and more.
Cost: $185 members / $255 general public

Friday, August 15

KinderCamp: Dino-mite!
@ 9:00am–12:00pm (ages 4–5)
Are you crazy about dinosaurs? Step back in time with us as we dig up the answers to what these gigantic lizards ate, where they lived, and get a chance to meet their modern day relatives.
Cost: $120 members / $190 general public

Wild Weeks—Zooper Heroes: Fight or Flight
@ 9:00am–3:00pm (ages 6–7)
Secret weapons or great escapes are what it takes to survive where the wild things are. Don’t miss out on discovering the art of animal armor and defenses.
Cost: $185 members / $255 general public

Wild Weeks—Riverbanks Rangers: Animal Aviators
@ 9:00am–3:00pm (ages 8–9)
Did you know that birds and bats are not the only frequent flyers in the animal kingdom? Come soar with us as we explore the wonders of ballooning, gliding, parachuting and flying. Discover how aerodynamics makes aviation possible for some unlikely creatures in this fun-filled camp.
Cost: $185 members / $255 general public

Wild Weeks—Z.S.I: Wild Teams
@ 9:00am–3:00pm (ages 10–12)
With the Winter Olympics just behind us, everyone is in the team spirit. Discover what it takes to be part of a pack, pride, herd or troop as campers compete to become the ultimate zoo team through games, activities, and more.
Cost: $185 members / $255 general public

September 2014

Saturday, September 20

Animal Enrichment Day
@ 10:00am–4:30pm
Save the date for Riverbanks’ annual Animal Enrichment Day. Enrichment day gives guests an opportunity to watch wildlife in action as our animals sniff, stomp, pounce and play with tempting treats designed to stimulate their minds and bodies and enhance their overall well-being. Additional details to follow closer to the event date.
All activities are free with paid admission or membership.
Animal Enrichment

Friday, September 26

Don’t miss the wildest event in town! 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.
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October 2014

Friday, October 17

Boo at the Zoo
@ 6:00–9:00pm
Hey, kids! Put on your cutest costume and head over to Riverbanks Zoo and Garden for the Zoo’s popular Halloween spook-tacular, Boo at the Zoo! Children 12 and under are invited to wear costumes for a spook-fest complete with Frankenstein’s Foam Zone, an eeky freaky DJ dance party and a trick-or-treat trail with candy and much more. This family-friendly festival runs for 13 nights leading up to Halloween—rain or shine.
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Saturday, October 18

Boo at the Zoo
@ 6:00–9:00pm
Hey, kids! Put on your cutest costume and head over to Riverbanks Zoo and Garden for the Zoo’s popular Halloween spook-tacular, Boo at the Zoo! Children 12 and under are invited to wear costumes for a spook-fest complete with Frankenstein’s Foam Zone, an eeky freaky DJ dance party and a trick-or-treat trail with candy and much more. This family-friendly festival runs for 13 nights leading up to Halloween—rain or shine.
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Sunday, October 19

Boo at the Zoo
@ 6:00–9:00pm
Hey, kids! Put on your cutest costume and head over to Riverbanks Zoo and Garden for the Zoo’s popular Halloween spook-tacular, Boo at the Zoo! Children 12 and under are invited to wear costumes for a spook-fest complete with Frankenstein’s Foam Zone, an eeky freaky DJ dance party and a trick-or-treat trail with candy and much more. This family-friendly festival runs for 13 nights leading up to Halloween—rain or shine.
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Monday, October 20

Boo at the Zoo
@ 6:00–9:00pm
Hey, kids! Put on your cutest costume and head over to Riverbanks Zoo and Garden for the Zoo’s popular Halloween spook-tacular, Boo at the Zoo! Children 12 and under are invited to wear costumes for a spook-fest complete with Frankenstein’s Foam Zone, an eeky freaky DJ dance party and a trick-or-treat trail with candy and much more. This family-friendly festival runs for 13 nights leading up to Halloween—rain or shine.
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Tuesday, October 21

Boo at the Zoo
@ 6:00–9:00pm
Hey, kids! Put on your cutest costume and head over to Riverbanks Zoo and Garden for the Zoo’s popular Halloween spook-tacular, Boo at the Zoo! Children 12 and under are invited to wear costumes for a spook-fest complete with Frankenstein’s Foam Zone, an eeky freaky DJ dance party and a trick-or-treat trail with candy and much more. This family-friendly festival runs for 13 nights leading up to Halloween—rain or shine.
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Wednesday, October 22

Boo at the Zoo
@ 6:00–9:00pm
Hey, kids! Put on your cutest costume and head over to Riverbanks Zoo and Garden for the Zoo’s popular Halloween spook-tacular, Boo at the Zoo! Children 12 and under are invited to wear costumes for a spook-fest complete with Frankenstein’s Foam Zone, an eeky freaky DJ dance party and a trick-or-treat trail with candy and much more. This family-friendly festival runs for 13 nights leading up to Halloween—rain or shine.
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Thursday, October 23

Boo at the Zoo
@ 6:00–9:00pm
Hey, kids! Put on your cutest costume and head over to Riverbanks Zoo and Garden for the Zoo’s popular Halloween spook-tacular, Boo at the Zoo! Children 12 and under are invited to wear costumes for a spook-fest complete with Frankenstein’s Foam Zone, an eeky freaky DJ dance party and a trick-or-treat trail with candy and much more. This family-friendly festival runs for 13 nights leading up to Halloween—rain or shine.
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Friday, October 24

Boo at the Zoo
@ 6:00–9:00pm
Hey, kids! Put on your cutest costume and head over to Riverbanks Zoo and Garden for the Zoo’s popular Halloween spook-tacular, Boo at the Zoo! Children 12 and under are invited to wear costumes for a spook-fest complete with Frankenstein’s Foam Zone, an eeky freaky DJ dance party and a trick-or-treat trail with candy and much more. This family-friendly festival runs for 13 nights leading up to Halloween—rain or shine.
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Saturday, October 25

Boo at the Zoo
@ 6:00–9:00pm
Hey, kids! Put on your cutest costume and head over to Riverbanks Zoo and Garden for the Zoo’s popular Halloween spook-tacular, Boo at the Zoo! Children 12 and under are invited to wear costumes for a spook-fest complete with Frankenstein’s Foam Zone, an eeky freaky DJ dance party and a trick-or-treat trail with candy and much more. This family-friendly festival runs for 13 nights leading up to Halloween—rain or shine.
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Sunday, October 26

Boo at the Zoo
@ 6:00–9:00pm
Hey, kids! Put on your cutest costume and head over to Riverbanks Zoo and Garden for the Zoo’s popular Halloween spook-tacular, Boo at the Zoo! Children 12 and under are invited to wear costumes for a spook-fest complete with Frankenstein’s Foam Zone, an eeky freaky DJ dance party and a trick-or-treat trail with candy and much more. This family-friendly festival runs for 13 nights leading up to Halloween—rain or shine.
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Monday, October 27

Boo at the Zoo
@ 6:00–9:00pm
Hey, kids! Put on your cutest costume and head over to Riverbanks Zoo and Garden for the Zoo’s popular Halloween spook-tacular, Boo at the Zoo! Children 12 and under are invited to wear costumes for a spook-fest complete with Frankenstein’s Foam Zone, an eeky freaky DJ dance party and a trick-or-treat trail with candy and much more. This family-friendly festival runs for 13 nights leading up to Halloween—rain or shine.
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Tuesday, October 28

Boo at the Zoo
@ 6:00–9:00pm
Hey, kids! Put on your cutest costume and head over to Riverbanks Zoo and Garden for the Zoo’s popular Halloween spook-tacular, Boo at the Zoo! Children 12 and under are invited to wear costumes for a spook-fest complete with Frankenstein’s Foam Zone, an eeky freaky DJ dance party and a trick-or-treat trail with candy and much more. This family-friendly festival runs for 13 nights leading up to Halloween—rain or shine.
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Wednesday, October 29

Boo at the Zoo
@ 6:00–9:00pm
Hey, kids! Put on your cutest costume and head over to Riverbanks Zoo and Garden for the Zoo’s popular Halloween spook-tacular, Boo at the Zoo! Children 12 and under are invited to wear costumes for a spook-fest complete with Frankenstein’s Foam Zone, an eeky freaky DJ dance party and a trick-or-treat trail with candy and much more. This family-friendly festival runs for 13 nights leading up to Halloween—rain or shine.
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Thursday, October 30

Boo at the Zoo
@ 6:00–9:00pm
Hey, kids! Put on your cutest costume and head over to Riverbanks Zoo and Garden for the Zoo’s popular Halloween spook-tacular, Boo at the Zoo! Children 12 and under are invited to wear costumes for a spook-fest complete with Frankenstein’s Foam Zone, an eeky freaky DJ dance party and a trick-or-treat trail with candy and much more. This family-friendly festival runs for 13 nights leading up to Halloween—rain or shine.
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November 2014

Tuesday, November 11

Veterans Day
@ 9:00am–5:00pm
Active duty and retired military personnel with a military ID card receive free admission in honor of Veterans Day.

Friday, November 21

Lights Before Christmas
@ 6:00–9:00pm
Experience Columbia’s longest running holiday tradition—the 27th annual Lights Before Christmas at Riverbanks Zoo and Garden. The Zoo will light up each evening with more than one million twinkling lights and countless animated images representing some of Riverbanks’ most loveable residents. Guests can roast marshmallows at the jingle bell bonfire, visit with Santa and enjoy the festive sounds of the Music in Motion lights spectacular. Riverbanks is also the only place in town where it snows every night!
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Saturday, November 22

Lights Before Christmas
@ 6:00–9:00pm
Experience Columbia’s longest running holiday tradition—the 27th annual Lights Before Christmas at Riverbanks Zoo and Garden. The Zoo will light up each evening with more than one million twinkling lights and countless animated images representing some of Riverbanks’ most loveable residents. Guests can roast marshmallows at the jingle bell bonfire, visit with Santa and enjoy the festive sounds of the Music in Motion lights spectacular. Riverbanks is also the only place in town where it snows every night!
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Sunday, November 23

Lights Before Christmas
@ 6:00–9:00pm
Experience Columbia’s longest running holiday tradition—the 27th annual Lights Before Christmas at Riverbanks Zoo and Garden. The Zoo will light up each evening with more than one million twinkling lights and countless animated images representing some of Riverbanks’ most loveable residents. Guests can roast marshmallows at the jingle bell bonfire, visit with Santa and enjoy the festive sounds of the Music in Motion lights spectacular. Riverbanks is also the only place in town where it snows every night!
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Monday, November 24

Lights Before Christmas
@ 6:00–9:00pm
Experience Columbia’s longest running holiday tradition—the 27th annual Lights Before Christmas at Riverbanks Zoo and Garden. The Zoo will light up each evening with more than one million twinkling lights and countless animated images representing some of Riverbanks’ most loveable residents. Guests can roast marshmallows at the jingle bell bonfire, visit with Santa and enjoy the festive sounds of the Music in Motion lights spectacular. Riverbanks is also the only place in town where it snows every night!
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Tuesday, November 25

Lights Before Christmas
@ 6:00–9:00pm
Experience Columbia’s longest running holiday tradition—the 27th annual Lights Before Christmas at Riverbanks Zoo and Garden. The Zoo will light up each evening with more than one million twinkling lights and countless animated images representing some of Riverbanks’ most loveable residents. Guests can roast marshmallows at the jingle bell bonfire, visit with Santa and enjoy the festive sounds of the Music in Motion lights spectacular. Riverbanks is also the only place in town where it snows every night!
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Wednesday, November 26

Lights Before Christmas
@ 6:00–9:00pm
Experience Columbia’s longest running holiday tradition—the 27th annual Lights Before Christmas at Riverbanks Zoo and Garden. The Zoo will light up each evening with more than one million twinkling lights and countless animated images representing some of Riverbanks’ most loveable residents. Guests can roast marshmallows at the jingle bell bonfire, visit with Santa and enjoy the festive sounds of the Music in Motion lights spectacular. Riverbanks is also the only place in town where it snows every night!
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Friday, November 28

Lights Before Christmas
@ 6:00–9:00pm
Experience Columbia’s longest running holiday tradition—the 27th annual Lights Before Christmas at Riverbanks Zoo and Garden. The Zoo will light up each evening with more than one million twinkling lights and countless animated images representing some of Riverbanks’ most loveable residents. Guests can roast marshmallows at the jingle bell bonfire, visit with Santa and enjoy the festive sounds of the Music in Motion lights spectacular. Riverbanks is also the only place in town where it snows every night!
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Saturday, November 29

Lights Before Christmas
@ 6:00–9:00pm
Experience Columbia’s longest running holiday tradition—the 27th annual Lights Before Christmas at Riverbanks Zoo and Garden. The Zoo will light up each evening with more than one million twinkling lights and countless animated images representing some of Riverbanks’ most loveable residents. Guests can roast marshmallows at the jingle bell bonfire, visit with Santa and enjoy the festive sounds of the Music in Motion lights spectacular. Riverbanks is also the only place in town where it snows every night!
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Sunday, November 30

Lights Before Christmas
@ 6:00–9:00pm
Experience Columbia’s longest running holiday tradition—the 27th annual Lights Before Christmas at Riverbanks Zoo and Garden. The Zoo will light up each evening with more than one million twinkling lights and countless animated images representing some of Riverbanks’ most loveable residents. Guests can roast marshmallows at the jingle bell bonfire, visit with Santa and enjoy the festive sounds of the Music in Motion lights spectacular. Riverbanks is also the only place in town where it snows every night!
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December 2014

Monday, December 1

Lights Before Christmas
@ 6:00–9:00pm
Experience Columbia’s longest running holiday tradition—the 27th annual Lights Before Christmas at Riverbanks Zoo and Garden. The Zoo will light up each evening with more than one million twinkling lights and countless animated images representing some of Riverbanks’ most loveable residents. Guests can roast marshmallows at the jingle bell bonfire, visit with Santa and enjoy the festive sounds of the Music in Motion lights spectacular. Riverbanks is also the only place in town where it snows every night!
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Tuesday, December 2

Lights Before Christmas
@ 6:00–9:00pm
Experience Columbia’s longest running holiday tradition—the 27th annual Lights Before Christmas at Riverbanks Zoo and Garden. The Zoo will light up each evening with more than one million twinkling lights and countless animated images representing some of Riverbanks’ most loveable residents. Guests can roast marshmallows at the jingle bell bonfire, visit with Santa and enjoy the festive sounds of the Music in Motion lights spectacular. Riverbanks is also the only place in town where it snows every night!
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Wednesday, December 3

Lights Before Christmas
@ 6:00–9:00pm
Experience Columbia’s longest running holiday tradition—the 27th annual Lights Before Christmas at Riverbanks Zoo and Garden. The Zoo will light up each evening with more than one million twinkling lights and countless animated images representing some of Riverbanks’ most loveable residents. Guests can roast marshmallows at the jingle bell bonfire, visit with Santa and enjoy the festive sounds of the Music in Motion lights spectacular. Riverbanks is also the only place in town where it snows every night!
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Thursday, December 4

Lights Before Christmas
@ 6:00–9:00pm
Experience Columbia’s longest running holiday tradition—the 27th annual Lights Before Christmas at Riverbanks Zoo and Garden. The Zoo will light up each evening with more than one million twinkling lights and countless animated images representing some of Riverbanks’ most loveable residents. Guests can roast marshmallows at the jingle bell bonfire, visit with Santa and enjoy the festive sounds of the Music in Motion lights spectacular. Riverbanks is also the only place in town where it snows every night!
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Friday, December 5

Lights Before Christmas
@ 6:00–9:00pm
Experience Columbia’s longest running holiday tradition—the 27th annual Lights Before Christmas at Riverbanks Zoo and Garden. The Zoo will light up each evening with more than one million twinkling lights and countless animated images representing some of Riverbanks’ most loveable residents. Guests can roast marshmallows at the jingle bell bonfire, visit with Santa and enjoy the festive sounds of the Music in Motion lights spectacular. Riverbanks is also the only place in town where it snows every night!
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Saturday, December 6

Lights Before Christmas
@ 6:00–9:00pm
Experience Columbia’s longest running holiday tradition—the 27th annual Lights Before Christmas at Riverbanks Zoo and Garden. The Zoo will light up each evening with more than one million twinkling lights and countless animated images representing some of Riverbanks’ most loveable residents. Guests can roast marshmallows at the jingle bell bonfire, visit with Santa and enjoy the festive sounds of the Music in Motion lights spectacular. Riverbanks is also the only place in town where it snows every night!
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Sunday, December 7

Lights Before Christmas
@ 6:00–9:00pm
Experience Columbia’s longest running holiday tradition—the 27th annual Lights Before Christmas at Riverbanks Zoo and Garden. The Zoo will light up each evening with more than one million twinkling lights and countless animated images representing some of Riverbanks’ most loveable residents. Guests can roast marshmallows at the jingle bell bonfire, visit with Santa and enjoy the festive sounds of the Music in Motion lights spectacular. Riverbanks is also the only place in town where it snows every night!
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Monday, December 8

Lights Before Christmas
@ 6:00–9:00pm
Experience Columbia’s longest running holiday tradition—the 27th annual Lights Before Christmas at Riverbanks Zoo and Garden. The Zoo will light up each evening with more than one million twinkling lights and countless animated images representing some of Riverbanks’ most loveable residents. Guests can roast marshmallows at the jingle bell bonfire, visit with Santa and enjoy the festive sounds of the Music in Motion lights spectacular. Riverbanks is also the only place in town where it snows every night!
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Tuesday, December 9

Lights Before Christmas
@ 6:00–9:00pm
Experience Columbia’s longest running holiday tradition—the 27th annual Lights Before Christmas at Riverbanks Zoo and Garden. The Zoo will light up each evening with more than one million twinkling lights and countless animated images representing some of Riverbanks’ most loveable residents. Guests can roast marshmallows at the jingle bell bonfire, visit with Santa and enjoy the festive sounds of the Music in Motion lights spectacular. Riverbanks is also the only place in town where it snows every night!
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Wednesday, December 10

Lights Before Christmas
@ 6:00–9:00pm
Experience Columbia’s longest running holiday tradition—the 27th annual Lights Before Christmas at Riverbanks Zoo and Garden. The Zoo will light up each evening with more than one million twinkling lights and countless animated images representing some of Riverbanks’ most loveable residents. Guests can roast marshmallows at the jingle bell bonfire, visit with Santa and enjoy the festive sounds of the Music in Motion lights spectacular. Riverbanks is also the only place in town where it snows every night!
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Thursday, December 11

Lights Before Christmas
@ 6:00–9:00pm
Experience Columbia’s longest running holiday tradition—the 27th annual Lights Before Christmas at Riverbanks Zoo and Garden. The Zoo will light up each evening with more than one million twinkling lights and countless animated images representing some of Riverbanks’ most loveable residents. Guests can roast marshmallows at the jingle bell bonfire, visit with Santa and enjoy the festive sounds of the Music in Motion lights spectacular. Riverbanks is also the only place in town where it snows every night!
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Friday, December 12

Lights Before Christmas
@ 6:00–9:00pm
Experience Columbia’s longest running holiday tradition—the 27th annual Lights Before Christmas at Riverbanks Zoo and Garden. The Zoo will light up each evening with more than one million twinkling lights and countless animated images representing some of Riverbanks’ most loveable residents. Guests can roast marshmallows at the jingle bell bonfire, visit with Santa and enjoy the festive sounds of the Music in Motion lights spectacular. Riverbanks is also the only place in town where it snows every night!
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Saturday, December 13

Lights Before Christmas
@ 6:00–9:00pm
Experience Columbia’s longest running holiday tradition—the 27th annual Lights Before Christmas at Riverbanks Zoo and Garden. The Zoo will light up each evening with more than one million twinkling lights and countless animated images representing some of Riverbanks’ most loveable residents. Guests can roast marshmallows at the jingle bell bonfire, visit with Santa and enjoy the festive sounds of the Music in Motion lights spectacular. Riverbanks is also the only place in town where it snows every night!
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Sunday, December 14

Lights Before Christmas
@ 6:00–9:00pm
Experience Columbia’s longest running holiday tradition—the 27th annual Lights Before Christmas at Riverbanks Zoo and Garden. The Zoo will light up each evening with more than one million twinkling lights and countless animated images representing some of Riverbanks’ most loveable residents. Guests can roast marshmallows at the jingle bell bonfire, visit with Santa and enjoy the festive sounds of the Music in Motion lights spectacular. Riverbanks is also the only place in town where it snows every night!
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Monday, December 15

Lights Before Christmas
@ 6:00–9:00pm
Experience Columbia’s longest running holiday tradition—the 27th annual Lights Before Christmas at Riverbanks Zoo and Garden. The Zoo will light up each evening with more than one million twinkling lights and countless animated images representing some of Riverbanks’ most loveable residents. Guests can roast marshmallows at the jingle bell bonfire, visit with Santa and enjoy the festive sounds of the Music in Motion lights spectacular. Riverbanks is also the only place in town where it snows every night!
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Tuesday, December 16

Lights Before Christmas
@ 6:00–9:00pm
Experience Columbia’s longest running holiday tradition—the 27th annual Lights Before Christmas at Riverbanks Zoo and Garden. The Zoo will light up each evening with more than one million twinkling lights and countless animated images representing some of Riverbanks’ most loveable residents. Guests can roast marshmallows at the jingle bell bonfire, visit with Santa and enjoy the festive sounds of the Music in Motion lights spectacular. Riverbanks is also the only place in town where it snows every night!
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Wednesday, December 17

Lights Before Christmas
@ 6:00–9:00pm
Experience Columbia’s longest running holiday tradition—the 27th annual Lights Before Christmas at Riverbanks Zoo and Garden. The Zoo will light up each evening with more than one million twinkling lights and countless animated images representing some of Riverbanks’ most loveable residents. Guests can roast marshmallows at the jingle bell bonfire, visit with Santa and enjoy the festive sounds of the Music in Motion lights spectacular. Riverbanks is also the only place in town where it snows every night!
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Thursday, December 18

Lights Before Christmas
@ 6:00–9:00pm
Experience Columbia’s longest running holiday tradition—the 27th annual Lights Before Christmas at Riverbanks Zoo and Garden. The Zoo will light up each evening with more than one million twinkling lights and countless animated images representing some of Riverbanks’ most loveable residents. Guests can roast marshmallows at the jingle bell bonfire, visit with Santa and enjoy the festive sounds of the Music in Motion lights spectacular. Riverbanks is also the only place in town where it snows every night!
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Friday, December 19

Lights Before Christmas
@ 6:00–9:00pm
Experience Columbia’s longest running holiday tradition—the 27th annual Lights Before Christmas at Riverbanks Zoo and Garden. The Zoo will light up each evening with more than one million twinkling lights and countless animated images representing some of Riverbanks’ most loveable residents. Guests can roast marshmallows at the jingle bell bonfire, visit with Santa and enjoy the festive sounds of the Music in Motion lights spectacular. Riverbanks is also the only place in town where it snows every night!
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Saturday, December 20

Lights Before Christmas
@ 6:00–9:00pm
Experience Columbia’s longest running holiday tradition—the 27th annual Lights Before Christmas at Riverbanks Zoo and Garden. The Zoo will light up each evening with more than one million twinkling lights and countless animated images representing some of Riverbanks’ most loveable residents. Guests can roast marshmallows at the jingle bell bonfire, visit with Santa and enjoy the festive sounds of the Music in Motion lights spectacular. Riverbanks is also the only place in town where it snows every night!
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Sunday, December 21

Lights Before Christmas
@ 6:00–9:00pm
Experience Columbia’s longest running holiday tradition—the 27th annual Lights Before Christmas at Riverbanks Zoo and Garden. The Zoo will light up each evening with more than one million twinkling lights and countless animated images representing some of Riverbanks’ most loveable residents. Guests can roast marshmallows at the jingle bell bonfire, visit with Santa and enjoy the festive sounds of the Music in Motion lights spectacular. Riverbanks is also the only place in town where it snows every night!
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Monday, December 22

Lights Before Christmas
@ 6:00–9:00pm
Experience Columbia’s longest running holiday tradition—the 27th annual Lights Before Christmas at Riverbanks Zoo and Garden. The Zoo will light up each evening with more than one million twinkling lights and countless animated images representing some of Riverbanks’ most loveable residents. Guests can roast marshmallows at the jingle bell bonfire, visit with Santa and enjoy the festive sounds of the Music in Motion lights spectacular. Riverbanks is also the only place in town where it snows every night!
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Tuesday, December 23

Lights Before Christmas
@ 6:00–9:00pm
Experience Columbia’s longest running holiday tradition—the 27th annual Lights Before Christmas at Riverbanks Zoo and Garden. The Zoo will light up each evening with more than one million twinkling lights and countless animated images representing some of Riverbanks’ most loveable residents. Guests can roast marshmallows at the jingle bell bonfire, visit with Santa and enjoy the festive sounds of the Music in Motion lights spectacular. Riverbanks is also the only place in town where it snows every night!
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Friday, December 26

Lights Before Christmas
@ 6:00–9:00pm
Experience Columbia’s longest running holiday tradition—the 27th annual Lights Before Christmas at Riverbanks Zoo and Garden. The Zoo will light up each evening with more than one million twinkling lights and countless animated images representing some of Riverbanks’ most loveable residents. Guests can roast marshmallows at the jingle bell bonfire, visit with Santa and enjoy the festive sounds of the Music in Motion lights spectacular. Riverbanks is also the only place in town where it snows every night!
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Saturday, December 27

Lights Before Christmas
@ 6:00–9:00pm
Experience Columbia’s longest running holiday tradition—the 27th annual Lights Before Christmas at Riverbanks Zoo and Garden. The Zoo will light up each evening with more than one million twinkling lights and countless animated images representing some of Riverbanks’ most loveable residents. Guests can roast marshmallows at the jingle bell bonfire, visit with Santa and enjoy the festive sounds of the Music in Motion lights spectacular. Riverbanks is also the only place in town where it snows every night!
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Sunday, December 28

Lights Before Christmas
@ 6:00–9:00pm
Experience Columbia’s longest running holiday tradition—the 27th annual Lights Before Christmas at Riverbanks Zoo and Garden. The Zoo will light up each evening with more than one million twinkling lights and countless animated images representing some of Riverbanks’ most loveable residents. Guests can roast marshmallows at the jingle bell bonfire, visit with Santa and enjoy the festive sounds of the Music in Motion lights spectacular. Riverbanks is also the only place in town where it snows every night!
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Monday, December 29

Lights Before Christmas
@ 6:00–9:00pm
Experience Columbia’s longest running holiday tradition—the 27th annual Lights Before Christmas at Riverbanks Zoo and Garden. The Zoo will light up each evening with more than one million twinkling lights and countless animated images representing some of Riverbanks’ most loveable residents. Guests can roast marshmallows at the jingle bell bonfire, visit with Santa and enjoy the festive sounds of the Music in Motion lights spectacular. Riverbanks is also the only place in town where it snows every night!
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Tuesday, December 30

Lights Before Christmas
@ 6:00–9:00pm
Experience Columbia’s longest running holiday tradition—the 27th annual Lights Before Christmas at Riverbanks Zoo and Garden. The Zoo will light up each evening with more than one million twinkling lights and countless animated images representing some of Riverbanks’ most loveable residents. Guests can roast marshmallows at the jingle bell bonfire, visit with Santa and enjoy the festive sounds of the Music in Motion lights spectacular. Riverbanks is also the only place in town where it snows every night!
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