Birthday Parties

Elephant Stomp, Flamingo Fiesta, Monkey Masquerade, Croc-Tale Party — Whatever you want to call it, Riverbanks Zoo and Garden is the place to have fun. Riverbanks is pleased to now offer a limited birthday party package for children, and we have a bunch of other ideas that can help make your child's special day at the Zoo extraordinary!

Plan Your Visit

Wild Ideas to Consider

  • Snap a guest-of-honor and group photo in front of one of the Zoo's animal sculptures.
  • Map out your guests' visit in advance to ensure they see one or more of our free daily demonstrations: 11:00am or 3:30pm penguin feeding, 11:30am gorilla presentation, 12:30pm diving demonstration and 1:30pm Birds of the South show!
  • Plan a scavenger hunt – create your own or use ours. Download the Garden Scavenger Hunt (PDF) for your visit!
  • Encourage your guests to "explore more" of the Zoo with our new unlimited rides and attractions wristbands ($20 per person ages 3 and up; admission and Sky-High Safari are not included with purchase), allowing them to enjoy unlimited carousel rides, train rides, pony rides, giraffe feeding, lorikeet feeding and rock wall climbing all day long! Wristbands are available for purchase at the front gate.
  • Schedule an Adventure Tour and get an inside look at some out-of-sight places! Most tours take place on Saturdays and include take-home items and a coupon for a free refreshment (available the day of the tour). Recommended for kids ages 8 and up; children younger than 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Items NOT to Bring

For the safety of our guests and animals, we ask that you refrain from bringing the following items into the park:

  • Due to limited storage space, cake, ice cream and other outside food and beverages are not allowed (with the exception of cake or cupcakes affiliated with formal birthday party packages - click on the birthday party package link above for details).
  • Outside entertainment (clowns, magicians, etc.)
  • Latex balloons.
  • Gifts or presents.
Birthday Party inquiries:
803.602.0847

Our new event planning website is under construction. If you don’t find what you need here, please call us!

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