Residents of Richland and Lexington counties will receive free admission to the park every Friday during the months of January and February. Guests will be asked to provide a valid driver’s license, property tax statement, or vehicle registration as proof of residency.
Join us for a wild day at the Zoo as we explore the diversity of our furry friends while working on the Boy Scout Mammal Study Merit Badge. Boy Scout Workshops include a brief interactive educational program, live animal encounters, activities and a staff-guided outdoor adventure through the Zoo.
COST: $12 per Scout or siblings. Zoo admission is not included and will be required.
🌧 Raining days always make us think of gorillas 😂🦍Gorillas don't like getting caught in the rain either... 🌧 Our keepers spotted the family troop as they were heading inside to avoid a spring downpour. This... ... See moreSee less
♻️ We are hosting a FREE recycling drop-off for Lexington and Richland County residents. Riverbanks has partnered with Lexington and Richland Counties, the City of Columbia, and Keep the Midlands Beautiful for the 2nd annual Wild About Recycling event on Saturday, February 29.
Last year, more than 520 vehicles passed through the Wild About Recycling drop-off. Residents are encouraged to arrive early. Vehicles should enter the drop-off area from Greystone Boulevard and proceed to Rivermont Drive. Volunteers will be on hand to assist with traffic flow. ... See moreSee less
Planning on giving someone special an orchid this Valentine's Day weekend- watch this quick video first! We'll give you #TheDirt on orchids in less than 2 minutes, you can time us 🤣🌸 ... See moreSee less
Bring your tweetheart to Riverbanks for Valentine's Day!
Not only is it FREE Friday (for Richland & Lexington County residents), but we have some feathered fun planned. On Friday, February 14 from 9am-1pm join a guided bird walk to take part in the Great Backyard Bird Count!
🦍Welcome Lexington County Library to our TROOP! Now through April 30 you can drop your used cell phones at any Lexington County Library location. These donated devices will raise funds to help save gorillas in the wild! Through this campaign we can work together to make a greater impact for gorillas.
We accept any smartphones, cell phones, ipods, ipads, tablets and mp3 players as well as the chargers and accessories that come with them. #savingspecies... See moreSee less
Meet Herman, the colorful masterpiece made entirely out of debris collected from river and beach clean-ups.
This larger-than-life loggerhead sea turtle has an important message to address- marine debris! Herman literally embodies the plastic pollution epidemic, making him an ideal ocean ambassador for this ugly issue.
Help us to turn the tide on marine debris and keep our oceans plastic free. Do your part by reducing your use of single use plastics with reusable bags, bottles, and straws or simply #skipthestraw. Next time you see Herman, snap a selfie with him and share how you're helping to be a #forcefornature
I literally just talked about him with my art students. We were learning about found art and I told them about him and some kids remembered him! They thought it was super cool that he’s made out of trash!
We will do our part but no good if the world doesn’t follow suite! The cruise industry dumps tons of trash into our oceans and the boats just get bigger and bigger!
We love how he created such a master piece ❤️. Had to get a picture of the other side of it to. Would love to make one like this one.
Just posted some pics of him yesterday from Sunday! The kids are enamored with him 😊
Janet Robinson Deason! Want to go to the zoo once you've rested up?
Riverbanks has teamed up with Audubon South Carolina and South Carolina Wildlife Federation for the 23rd Annual Great Backyard Bird Count! This popular citizen science event engages birdwatchers from across the globe in tracking bird species to create a real-time snapshot of bird populations.
Last year, more than 160,000 participants submitted their bird observations online, creating the largest instantaneous snapshot of global bird populations ever recorded!
Anyone can take part in the Great Backyard Bird Count from anywhere in the world between Feb 14-17. Find out more here: gbbc.birdcount.org
Or join us at Riverbanks Zoo on Friday, February 14 from 9am-1pm. Bring your tweetheart to take part in a guided bird walk or spend some time learning bird watching tips from wildlife experts to take home and explore your own backyard! ... See moreSee less