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Signature Events

Find out about what big events are taking place at the Zoo and Garden and order tickets when available.

Twilight in the Garden

Select Summer Evenings @ 6:00pm

Enjoy a fun-filled evening with family at Waterfall Junction, followed by a movie at the Botanical Garden amphitheater.

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Brew at the Zoo

August 4, 2017 @ 7:00–9:30pm

Make plans now to join us for the coolest suds sippin’ safari in Columbia.

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Riverbanks ZOOfari

September 22, 2017 @ 7:00pm

Don’t miss the wildest event in town with the Zoo’s premier fundraiser.

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Boo at the Zoo

October 20–30, 2017 @ 6:00–9:00pm

Hey, kids! Put on your cutest costume for the Zoo’s popular Halloween spook-tacular.

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Riverbanks Run

November 18, 2017 @ 7:30am

Help kick off the Midlands’ longest running holiday tradition, Lights Before Christmas, by making tracks to Riverbanks’ annual 5k race.

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Lights Before Christmas

Nov 18 – Dec 30, 2017 @ 5:00–9:00pm**CLOSED NOV 23, DEC 24 AND 25**

Experience Columbia’s longest running holiday tradition.

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Wine Tasting at Riverbanks Botanical Garden

2018 Date TBA

Sip a variety of wines in one of the nation’s most beautiful and inspiring gardens.

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Rhythm and Blooms

2018 Dates TBA

Music and flowers after hours, Thursdays in May — you won’t experience a night like this anywhere else in Columbia.

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