Signature Events

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

Rhythm and Blooms

May 4, 11, 18 and 25, 2017 @ 6:00–9:00pm

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

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.

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.

Riverbanks ZOOfari

September 22, 2017 @ 7:00pm

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

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.

Riverbanks Run

November 18, 2017 @ 7:30am

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

Lights Before Christmas

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

Experience Columbia’s longest running holiday tradition.