Mark your calendars for another exciting year of Homeschool Monday programs at Riverbanks Zoo and Garden! Each month we offer a new set of classes that will focus on a particular topic, include hands-on activities and feature live animal encounters or guided Zoo tours. Topics change monthly so you can visit again and again!
Homeschool children ages 5–13 with an accompanying adult. A maximum of 25 students per class applies.
Programs take place twice a month, September through May, at 9:30am for the 5- to 7-year-old program, 10:45am for the 8- to 10 year-old program, and 12:00pm for the 11- to 13-year-old program. The dates are listed below. Programs are 45 minutes.
The cost is $10 per participant, which covers staffing and materials. Please note this does not include the price of regular park admission.
Register online at least 4 days in advance of the class (the Thursday before class date). Pay the program fee online, print off your ticket, and show your admission ticket at any admission gate on the class date. Once you enter the Zoo on the class date, please proceed to the Education Center 10 minutes prior to the class time. The program teacher will meet you and your student(s) in the lobby of the Education Building, where your admission ticket will be collected by the instructor. PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.
If you have any questions, please call 803.779.8717 x1224 or email Gerilyn Kim.
FOR AGES 5-7 @ 9:30-10:15AM (click each class title for more information)
Leaping lemurs and geckos that look more like leaves than lizards. Where can you see these amazing creatures? Only on the island of Madagascar…or here at Riverbanks! Make a lemur tail and leap with us as we tour the Zoo to explore their unique world.
FOR AGES 8-10 @ 10:45-11:30AM (click each class title for more information)
Oceans cover more than 70% percent of the Earth and provide 97% of its water. These watery worlds are full of mysterious creatures. You don't need scuba gear to come explore these vast, largely unexplored worlds with us!
FOR AGES 11-13 @ 12:00-12:45PM (click each class title for more information)
Islands dot the ocean like punctuation on a page. You don't need a boat, however, to come explore these wonderfully isolated worlds and meet some of their incredible inhabitants!