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Upcoming Events and Programs

Here’s a look at all of the events and programs currently scheduled at Riverbanks Zoo and Garden. This schedule is (of course) subject to revision. As the year goes on, please revisit this page for any changes.

January 2018

Thursday, January 18

Backyard Buds: Deer Me!
@ 9:45am (ages 2–5)
Deer are extremely common in South Carolina, but what do we know about them? We will take a closer look at hooves and antlers, adaptations deer have to survive and what they do in the winter.
COST: $6 for one child (with one adult) per class. Plus admission for general public.

 
Backyard Buds: Deer Me!
@ 11:00am (ages 2–5)
Deer are extremely common in South Carolina, but what do we know about them? We will take a closer look at hooves and antlers, adaptations deer have to survive and what they do in the winter.
COST: $6 for one child (with one adult) per class. Plus admission for general public.

Friday, January 19

Free Fridays
@ 9:00am–5:00pm
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.

Tuesday, January 23

Discovery Day: Playful Parrots
@ 9:45am (ages 2–5)
Parrots are full of personality! From toucans to lorikeets to macaws, there is so much to discover about these playful creatures.
COST: $6 for one child (with one adult) per class. Plus admission for general public.

Friday, January 26

Free Fridays
@ 9:00am–5:00pm
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.

 
Discovery Day: Playful Parrots
@ 9:45am (ages 2–5)
Parrots are full of personality! From toucans to lorikeets to macaws, there is so much to discover about these playful creatures.
COST: $6 for one child (with one adult) per class. Plus admission for general public.

 
Discovery Day: Playful Parrots
@ 11:00am (ages 2–5)
Parrots are full of personality! From toucans to lorikeets to macaws, there is so much to discover about these playful creatures.
COST: $6 for one child (with one adult) per class. Plus admission for general public.

Monday, January 29

Homeschool Monday: Amazing Amphibians
@ 10:00am (ages 5–13)
Ribbit, Ribbit! Join us as we take a look at some amazing amphibians. Discover the metamorphosis that takes place with these incredible creatures. Find out how amphibians are an alarm system for the environment!
COST: $5 per participating student. Plus admission for general public.

February 2018

Thursday, February 1

Backyard Buds: Coy Coyotes
@ 9:45am (ages 2–5)
Coyotes are related to dogs and known for their howling. Jump into character as we pretend to be a coyote on the hunt—discovering all kinds of cool stuff along the way!
COST: $6 for one child (with one adult) per class. Plus admission for general public.

 
Backyard Buds: Coy Coyotes
@ 11:00am (ages 2–5)
Coyotes are related to dogs and known for their howling. Jump into character as we pretend to be a coyote on the hunt—discovering all kinds of cool stuff along the way!
COST: $6 for one child (with one adult) per class. Plus admission for general public.

Friday, February 2

Free Fridays
@ 9:00am–5:00pm
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.

Monday, February 5

Homeschool Monday: Amazing Amphibians
@ 10:00am (ages 5–13)
Ribbit, Ribbit! Join us as we take a look at some amazing amphibians. Discover the metamorphosis that takes place with these incredible creatures. Find out how amphibians are an alarm system for the environment!
COST: $5 per participating student. Plus admission for general public.

Tuesday, February 6

Discovery Day: Hello to Hedgehogs
@ 9:45am (ages 2–5)
Who’s that peeking out from under all those quills? Take a closer look as we explore the prickly hedgehog.
COST: $6 for one child (with one adult) per class. Plus admission for general public.

Friday, February 9

Free Fridays
@ 9:00am–5:00pm
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.

 
Discovery Day: Hello to Hedgehogs
@ 9:45am (ages 2–5)
Who’s that peeking out from under all those quills? Take a closer look as we explore the prickly hedgehog.
COST: $6 for one child (with one adult) per class. Plus admission for general public.

 
Discovery Day: Hello to Hedgehogs
@ 11:00am (ages 2–5)
Who’s that peeking out from under all those quills? Take a closer look as we explore the prickly hedgehog.
COST: $6 for one child (with one adult) per class. Plus admission for general public.

 
Presented by The South Carolina Orchid Society, Ikebana International Chapter 182 and Riverbanks Botanical Garden. See hundreds of blooming orchids and get expert growing advice. Entry is free with paid park admission.

Saturday, February 10

Presented by The South Carolina Orchid Society, Ikebana International Chapter 182 and Riverbanks Botanical Garden. See hundreds of blooming orchids and get expert growing advice. Entry is free with paid park admission.

 
Conservation on Tap
@ 5:00–9:00pm
Riverbanks Chapter of the American Association of Zoo Keepers has partnered with Swamp Cabbage Brewing to raise money for fishing cat conservation. Swamp Cabbage will donate $1 for every pint sold. Proceeds will benefit the Fishing Cat Fund and their initiative to increase range and the global population.

Sunday, February 11

Presented by The South Carolina Orchid Society, Ikebana International Chapter 182 and Riverbanks Botanical Garden. See hundreds of blooming orchids and get expert growing advice. Entry is free with paid park admission.

Monday, February 12

Homeschool Monday: Amazing Amphibians
@ 10:00am (ages 5–13)
Ribbit, Ribbit! Join us as we take a look at some amazing amphibians. Discover the metamorphosis that takes place with these incredible creatures. Find out how amphibians are an alarm system for the environment!
COST: $5 per participating student. Plus admission for general public.

Thursday, February 15

Backyard Buds: Backyard Birds
@ 9:45am (ages 2–5)
The singing of birds in the trees is a cheerful way to start the day. We will listen to different bird calls, examine birds’ nests and create a nesting box to help the birds build their nests this spring.
COST: $6 for one child (with one adult) per class. Plus admission for general public.

 
Backyard Buds: Backyard Birds
@ 11:00am (ages 2–5)
The singing of birds in the trees is a cheerful way to start the day. We will listen to different bird calls, examine birds’ nests and create a nesting box to help the birds build their nests this spring.
COST: $6 for one child (with one adult) per class. Plus admission for general public.

Friday, February 16

Free Fridays
@ 9:00am–5:00pm
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.

Saturday, February 17

Are you ready to be inspired? Get creative like creatures do? And let your imagination go WILD? Color, pattern and texture…oh my! Join us for an evening of art, activities and animals to discover your natural artist “within.” This newly designed workshop focuses on nature art and includes fun projects that reach achievements for both Cub Scouts and Girl Scouts alike. The night will include a brief presentation on animal artists, up-close animal encounters and an opportunity to create an artful adventure! Of course, you will leave with your very own creations—and it is our hope that you will take with you the inspiration to continue your journey into nature art.
COST: $15 per Scout/Child (Ages: 5–13) / $5 per Adult.

Monday, February 19

Single-Day Zoo Camp: Beautiful Birds
@ 9:00am–4:00pm (ages 5–9)
Birds are some of the best dressed animals around! Come soar with us as we explore the unique features and habits of our fine feathered friends. Meet the stars of the avian kingdom, including master nest builders and world champion migrators.
COST: $45 members / $60 general public.

Tuesday, February 20

Discovery Day: Wild Wolves
@ 9:45am (ages 2–5)
Wolves love to travel in packs. Wander on over to the Zoo to learn more about these wild dogs!
COST: $6 for one child (with one adult) per class. Plus admission for general public.

Friday, February 23

Free Fridays
@ 9:00am–5:00pm
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.

 
Discovery Day: Wild Wolves
@ 9:45am (ages 2–5)
Wolves love to travel in packs. Wander on over to the Zoo to learn more about these wild dogs!
COST: $6 for one child (with one adult) per class. Plus admission for general public.

 
Discovery Day: Wild Wolves
@ 11:00am (ages 2–5)
Wolves love to travel in packs. Wander on over to the Zoo to learn more about these wild dogs!
COST: $6 for one child (with one adult) per class. Plus admission for general public.

Saturday, February 24

If you don’t have space for a full-sized compost pile, with a little help from our worm friends, you can compost kitchen waste. Learn how to set up a small vermicomposting bin to help take care of organic waste. Use the castings as a boost in your garden, and make “worm tea” for a beneficial drink for your plants.
COST: $20 per participant.

March 2018

Thursday, March 1

Backyard Buds: Dynamic Dinosaurs
@ 9:45am (ages 2–5)
Dinosaurs may be extinct, but their sheer size and existence still amazes us. We will play, explore and imagine a land where dinos once roamed.
COST: $6 for one child (with one adult) per class. Plus admission for general public.

 
Backyard Buds: Dynamic Dinosaurs
@ 11:00am (ages 2–5)
Dinosaurs may be extinct, but their sheer size and existence still amazes us. We will play, explore and imagine a land where dinos once roamed.
COST: $6 for one child (with one adult) per class. Plus admission for general public.

Monday, March 5

Homeschool Monday: Gross-ology
@ 10:00am (ages 5–13)
What is scat? Who makes slime? Why would you chew cud? In this class, we will discover the “gross” biology behind some of the animal kingdom.
COST: $5 per participating student. Plus admission for general public.

Saturday, March 10

Create unique gardens using reclaimed pallets. This not only gives pallets a new purpose, it also provides an original approach to your planting space. We will demonstrate a variety of ways to use pallets in gardening, and all participants will prepare a pallet for a vertical garden. We will provide pallets, materials and tools. Soil and plants can be added on your own at home.
COST: $25 per participant.

Monday, March 12

Homeschool Monday: Gross-ology
@ 10:00am (ages 5–13)
What is scat? Who makes slime? Why would you chew cud? In this class, we will discover the “gross” biology behind some of the animal kingdom.
COST: $5 per participating student. Plus admission for general public.

Tuesday, March 13

Discovery Day: Jammin’ Jellies
@ 9:45am (ages 2–5)
Is a jellyfish actually a fish or something else entirely? Who else is in that family tree? Drift by the Zoo to learn the story behind some of the world’s most misunderstood creatures.
COST: $6 for one child (with one adult) per class. Plus admission for general public.

Friday, March 16

Discovery Day: Jammin’ Jellies
@ 9:45am (ages 2–5)
Is a jellyfish actually a fish or something else entirely? Who else is in that family tree? Drift by the Zoo to learn the story behind some of the world’s most misunderstood creatures.
COST: $6 for one child (with one adult) per class. Plus admission for general public.

 
Discovery Day: Jammin’ Jellies
@ 11:00am (ages 2–5)
Is a jellyfish actually a fish or something else entirely? Who else is in that family tree? Drift by the Zoo to learn the story behind some of the world’s most misunderstood creatures.
COST: $6 for one child (with one adult) per class. Plus admission for general public.

 
Family on Safari—Garden: Going Green
@ 6:00pm until 9:00am the next day (ages 5–adult)
With winter almost over, green is in again at Riverbanks Botanical Garden! Discover the importance of being green in the natural world and explore easy ways to be green-minded at home in an effort to protect the environment. Admission for the park on the day following the event is included in ticket price. Dinner, snack and breakfast are also included.

Monday, March 19

Homeschool Monday: Gross-ology
@ 10:00am (ages 5–13)
What is scat? Who makes slime? Why would you chew cud? In this class, we will discover the “gross” biology behind some of the animal kingdom.
COST: $5 per participating student. Plus admission for general public.

Thursday, March 22

Backyard Buds: Bouncy Bunnies
@ 9:45am (ages 2–5)
Bunnies may seem sweet and quiet, but they have a lot going on behind their twitching noses and long ears! Let’s take a look at what makes rabbits different from other animals.
COST: $6 for one child (with one adult) per class. Plus admission for general public.

 
Backyard Buds: Bouncy Bunnies
@ 11:00am (ages 2–5)
Bunnies may seem sweet and quiet, but they have a lot going on behind their twitching noses and long ears! Let’s take a look at what makes rabbits different from other animals.
COST: $6 for one child (with one adult) per class. Plus admission for general public.

Saturday, March 24

Some of our favorite animals tend to be those with fur or hair — the mammals! Come explore more about why mammals are so unique, learn about local and exotic species, and see what you can do to help our furry friends! The program, designed for grades 6–12, will help Scouts gain knowledge and understanding for the Boy Scouts Mammal Study merit badge. However, you do not have to be a Scout to attend.
COST: $10 Scout/Child. If you are not a Riverbanks member, a general admission ticket will also be required. Riverbanks WILD About Scouts patches can be purchased for an additional fee.

Tuesday, March 27

Discovery Day: Gleeful Goats
@ 9:45am (ages 2–5)
Goats are so gleeful! Do they really eat everything? Come devour the truth about glutinous goats.
COST: $6 for one child (with one adult) per class. Plus admission for general public.

Friday, March 30

Discovery Day: Gleeful Goats
@ 9:45am (ages 2–5)
Goats are so gleeful! Do they really eat everything? Come devour the truth about glutinous goats.
COST: $6 for one child (with one adult) per class. Plus admission for general public.

 
Discovery Day: Gleeful Goats
@ 11:00am (ages 2–5)
Goats are so gleeful! Do they really eat everything? Come devour the truth about glutinous goats.
COST: $6 for one child (with one adult) per class. Plus admission for general public.

April 2018

Monday, April 2

Spring Break Camp: Dive, Dig, Swing, Soar
@ 9:00am–4:00pm (ages 5–9)
Come dive, dig, swing and soar with us at Riverbanks Zoo and Garden this spring as we try to keep up with the Zoo’s wildest movers! Show us your moves and explore how critters get from here to there as they slither, slide, surf or swing through their world. Campers will have a hopping good time discovering the wide variety of animal motions through daily animal encounters, behind-the-scenes tours, zoo walks, arts and crafts, games and more!
COST: $190 members / $260 general public.

Tuesday, April 3

Spring Break Camp: Dive, Dig, Swing, Soar
@ 9:00am–4:00pm (ages 5–9)
Come dive, dig, swing and soar with us at Riverbanks Zoo and Garden this spring as we try to keep up with the Zoo’s wildest movers! Show us your moves and explore how critters get from here to there as they slither, slide, surf or swing through their world. Campers will have a hopping good time discovering the wide variety of animal motions through daily animal encounters, behind-the-scenes tours, zoo walks, arts and crafts, games and more!
COST: $190 members / $260 general public.

Wednesday, April 4

Spring Break Camp: Dive, Dig, Swing, Soar
@ 9:00am–4:00pm (ages 5–9)
Come dive, dig, swing and soar with us at Riverbanks Zoo and Garden this spring as we try to keep up with the Zoo’s wildest movers! Show us your moves and explore how critters get from here to there as they slither, slide, surf or swing through their world. Campers will have a hopping good time discovering the wide variety of animal motions through daily animal encounters, behind-the-scenes tours, zoo walks, arts and crafts, games and more!
COST: $190 members / $260 general public.

Thursday, April 5

Spring Break Camp: Dive, Dig, Swing, Soar
@ 9:00am–4:00pm (ages 5–9)
Come dive, dig, swing and soar with us at Riverbanks Zoo and Garden this spring as we try to keep up with the Zoo’s wildest movers! Show us your moves and explore how critters get from here to there as they slither, slide, surf or swing through their world. Campers will have a hopping good time discovering the wide variety of animal motions through daily animal encounters, behind-the-scenes tours, zoo walks, arts and crafts, games and more!
COST: $190 members / $260 general public.

Friday, April 6

Spring Break Camp: Dive, Dig, Swing, Soar
@ 9:00am–4:00pm (ages 5–9)
Come dive, dig, swing and soar with us at Riverbanks Zoo and Garden this spring as we try to keep up with the Zoo’s wildest movers! Show us your moves and explore how critters get from here to there as they slither, slide, surf or swing through their world. Campers will have a hopping good time discovering the wide variety of animal motions through daily animal encounters, behind-the-scenes tours, zoo walks, arts and crafts, games and more!
COST: $190 members / $260 general public.

Monday, April 9

There are Insects that taste with their feet and reptiles that smell with their tongues! The animal kingdom has some wacky senses! Discover how we use our senses and how animals adapted to use senses to navigate the world around us.
COST: $5 per participating student. Plus admission for general public.

Tuesday, April 10

Discovery Day: Fuzzy Ferrets
@ 9:45am (ages 2–5)
Ferrets are fuzzy and cute! Come join the fun as we discover more about these animal friends.
COST: $6 for one child (with one adult) per class. Plus admission for general public.

Thursday, April 12

Backyard Buds: Beetle Brigade
@ 9:45am (ages 2–5)
Beetles are an amazing group of insects. The Hercules beetle is super strong and a click beetle makes a “click” as it flips from its back to its feet. Wanna know more fascinating beetle facts? Come to the Beetle Brigade!
COST: $6 for one child (with one adult) per class. Plus admission for general public.

 
Backyard Buds: Beetle Brigade
@ 11:00am (ages 2–5)
Beetles are an amazing group of insects. The Hercules beetle is super strong and a click beetle makes a “click” as it flips from its back to its feet. Wanna know more fascinating beetle facts? Come to the Beetle Brigade!
COST: $6 for one child (with one adult) per class. Plus admission for general public.

Friday, April 13

Discovery Day: Fuzzy Ferrets
@ 9:45am (ages 2–5)
Ferrets are fuzzy and cute! Come join the fun as we discover more about these animal friends.
COST: $6 for one child (with one adult) per class. Plus admission for general public.

 
Discovery Day: Fuzzy Ferrets
@ 11:00am (ages 2–5)
Ferrets are fuzzy and cute! Come join the fun as we discover more about these animal friends.
COST: $6 for one child (with one adult) per class. Plus admission for general public.

Saturday, April 14

Hypertufa troughs are made from a lightweight, porous material that provides great drainage for plants like herbs, succulents, and more. Participants will make their own planters and see a variety of ways to plant and use them in the garden.
COST: $20 per participant.

Monday, April 16

There are Insects that taste with their feet and reptiles that smell with their tongues! The animal kingdom has some wacky senses! Discover how we use our senses and how animals adapted to use senses to navigate the world around us.
COST: $5 per participating student. Plus admission for general public.

Thursday, April 19

Backyard Buds: Cicada Chorus
@ 9:45am (ages 2–5)
Even if you don’t realize it, you have probably heard a cicada chorus. We will try to replicate the cicada sound as we discover how and where these insects live.
COST: $6 for one child (with one adult) per class. Plus admission for general public.

 
Backyard Buds: Cicada Chorus
@ 11:00am (ages 2–5)
Even if you don’t realize it, you have probably heard a cicada chorus. We will try to replicate the cicada sound as we discover how and where these insects live.
COST: $6 for one child (with one adult) per class. Plus admission for general public.

Friday, April 20

Family on Safari—Garden: Stories of the Stars
@ 6:00pm until 9:00am the next day (ages 5–adult)
Make stargazing a new family adventure! Come explore the skies with us as we learn about some of the famous constellations that can be seen from Waterfall Junction. Admission for the park on the day following the event is included in ticket price. Dinner, snack and breakfast are also included.

Monday, April 23

There are Insects that taste with their feet and reptiles that smell with their tongues! The animal kingdom has some wacky senses! Discover how we use our senses and how animals adapted to use senses to navigate the world around us.
COST: $5 per participating student. Plus admission for general public.

Tuesday, April 24

Discovery Day: Regal Rhinos
@ 9:45am (ages 2–5)
Rhinos are large, regal animals of Africa. Learn about their way of life and how we can help protect them.
COST: $6 for one child (with one adult) per class. Plus admission for general public.

Friday, April 27

Discovery Day: Regal Rhinos
@ 9:45am (ages 2–5)
Rhinos are large, regal animals of Africa. Learn about their way of life and how we can help protect them.
COST: $6 for one child (with one adult) per class. Plus admission for general public.

 
Discovery Day: Regal Rhinos
@ 11:00am (ages 2–5)
Rhinos are large, regal animals of Africa. Learn about their way of life and how we can help protect them.
COST: $6 for one child (with one adult) per class. Plus admission for general public.

 
Wine Tasting at Riverbanks Botanical Garden
@ 7:00–9:30pm (ages 21 and up)
Sniff, swirl, sip and support wildlife conservation during this sell-out event at Riverbanks Botanical Garden. Wine novices and enthusiasts alike can sample a variety of domestic and imported wines, enjoy an assortment of appetizers from local restaurants and listen to live jazz. Also, for those who prefer hops to grapes, select micro-brews will be available for tasting.
COST: $50 Riverbanks members / $60 general public.
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Saturday, April 28

As we look for more ways to be natural and healthy, it is important to remember our garden, too. We will discuss natural remedies for many garden enemies, and everyone will make a natural pest repellent to take home.
COST: $15 per participant.

 
Girl Scout Overnight: Riverbanks Camping 101
@ 6:00pm until 9:00am the next day (ages 5–adult ONLY)
Come set up a tent and sleep under the stars at Waterfall Junction this spring! Girl Scouts will have the opportunity to learn some basic camping skills including leaving no trace principles, solar ovens, camping gear and more at the Norman and Gerry Sue Arnold Learning Center. This program will work towards earning parts of the following badges: Cabin Camper and Eco Camper. Four-person tents and foam mats will be provided. Dinner, snack, breakfast and admission for the park on the day following the event are included in ticket price. *This program is reserved for females only and requires a minimum of 25 registered participants to hold the program as scheduled.
COST: $45 per participant.

Monday, April 30

We all rely on water to survive. In this class, we will explore the many facets of water in our everyday lives. We will also discover what happens when water is compromised!
COST: $5 per participating student. Plus admission for general public.

May 2018

Tuesday, May 1

Discovery Day: Llama Mama
@ 9:45am (ages 2–5)
Llamas and alpacas are funny animals with soft fur and a lot of spunk. Discover what types of jobs these animals have while we get up close to our resident alpacas!
COST: $6 for one child (with one adult) per class. Plus admission for general public.

Thursday, May 3

Backyard Buds: Praying Mantis
@ 9:45am (ages 2–5)
Praying mantises are superheroes of the bug world—saving plants from harmful pests! Join us in a celebration of these amazing bugs.
COST: $6 for one child (with one adult) per class. Plus admission for general public.

 
Backyard Buds: Praying Mantis
@ 11:00am (ages 2–5)
Praying mantises are superheroes of the bug world—saving plants from harmful pests! Join us in a celebration of these amazing bugs.
COST: $6 for one child (with one adult) per class. Plus admission for general public.

Friday, May 4

Girl Scout Overnight: Night Creatures
@ 6:45pm until 9:00am the next day (ages 5–adult)
Nocturnal animals are not creepy, just misunderstood creatures with incredible adaptations to help them survive after dark. Join the fun with other small Girl Scout troops as we dispel some common myths about animals that prefer night to day! Enjoy free admission to the Zoo following the overnight program! *This program is reserved for females only and requires a minimum of 25 registered participants to hold the program as scheduled.
COST: $45 per participant.

Monday, May 7

We all rely on water to survive. In this class, we will explore the many facets of water in our everyday lives. We will also discover what happens when water is compromised!
COST: $5 per participating student. Plus admission for general public.

Friday, May 11

Discovery Day: Llama Mama
@ 9:45am (ages 2–5)
Llamas and alpacas are funny animals with soft fur and a lot of spunk. Discover what types of jobs these animals have while we get up close to our resident alpacas!
COST: $6 for one child (with one adult) per class. Plus admission for general public.

 
Discovery Day: Llama Mama
@ 11:00am (ages 2–5)
Llamas and alpacas are funny animals with soft fur and a lot of spunk. Discover what types of jobs these animals have while we get up close to our resident alpacas!
COST: $6 for one child (with one adult) per class. Plus admission for general public.

Saturday, May 12

Create a one-of-a-kind wreath for your wall or door using a sphagnum wreath base and hardy sedums. Every participant will plant a wreath to take home, as well as learn about alternative plants and forms to use for unique focal points.
COST: $40 per participant.

Monday, May 14

We all rely on water to survive. In this class, we will explore the many facets of water in our everyday lives. We will also discover what happens when water is compromised!
COST: $5 per participating student. Plus admission for general public.

Thursday, May 17

Fast and light, discover how hummingbirds can dart so quickly and hover in the air for feeding.
COST: $6 for one child (with one adult) per class. Plus admission for general public.

 
Fast and light, discover how hummingbirds can dart so quickly and hover in the air for feeding.
COST: $6 for one child (with one adult) per class. Plus admission for general public.

Friday, May 18

Members’ Night Series
@ 6:00–9:00pm
It’s free, after-hours and for members only (no guest passes, please). Riverbanks members can stroll through the Zoo on two Friday evenings for three extraordinary hours when the park is normally closed to the public. Come one evening or both.
COST: Free for Riverbanks members only ($5 per guest—no guest passes please). Pre-registration is not required.

Saturday, May 19

Get a few new ideas on how to incorporate fresh herbs from the garden into your cooking. We will also share some of our favorite recipes for cooking a healthy crop of summer vegetables. Everyone will make a tasty treat to keep.
COST: $15 per participant.

 
Family on Safari—Garden: Noises of the Night
@ 6:00pm until 9:00am the next day (ages 5–adult)
Open up your senses to a whole new nighttime adventure! Have a “hoot” of a good time identifying different frog songs, insect chatter, coyote howls and local owl calls. Admission for the park on the day following the event is included in ticket price. Dinner, snack and breakfast are also included.

Tuesday, May 22

Discovery Day: Crazy Kangaroo
@ 9:45am (ages 2–5)
G’Day, Mate! Hop on over to the Zoo to experience the kangaroo life.
COST: $6 for one child (with one adult) per class. Plus admission for general public.

Friday, May 25

Discovery Day: Crazy Kangaroo
@ 9:45am (ages 2–5)
G’Day, Mate! Hop on over to the Zoo to experience the kangaroo life.
COST: $6 for one child (with one adult) per class. Plus admission for general public.

 
Discovery Day: Crazy Kangaroo
@ 11:00am (ages 2–5)
G’Day, Mate! Hop on over to the Zoo to experience the kangaroo life.
COST: $6 for one child (with one adult) per class. Plus admission for general public.

June 2018

Saturday, June 2

Girl Scout Overnight: Night Creatures
@ 6:45pm until 9:00am the next day (ages 5–adult)
Nocturnal animals are not creepy, just misunderstood creatures with incredible adaptations to help them survive after dark. Join the fun with other small Girl Scout troops as we dispel some common myths about animals that prefer night to day! Enjoy free admission to the Zoo following the overnight program! *This program is reserved for females only and requires a minimum of 25 registered participants to hold the program as scheduled.
COST: $45 per participant.

Friday, June 8

The big screen returns to Riverbanks on select Friday nights this summer. Explore Waterfall Junction then enjoy a family-friendly movie beginning at dusk (Waterfall Junction will open at 6:00pm and close just prior to the start of the movie). Food and beverages also will be available for purchase. More information will be posted closer-to-date.
COST: $3 Riverbanks members / $5 general public.
On Sale May 1  More Info

Friday, June 15

Members’ Night Series
@ 6:00–9:00pm
It’s free, after-hours and for members only (no guest passes, please). Riverbanks members can stroll through the Zoo on two Friday evenings for three extraordinary hours when the park is normally closed to the public. Come one evening or both.
COST: Free for Riverbanks members only ($5 per guest—no guest passes please). Pre-registration is not required.

Saturday, June 30

Family on Safari—Zoo: Amazing Africa
@ 6:00pm until 9:00am the next day (ages 5–adult)
Take a safari with us as we explore the different habitats and wildlife of Africa. Brush up on your identification skills and learn about some unique adaptations that help these animals survive. Admission for the park on the day following the event is included in ticket price. Dinner, snack and breakfast are also included.

July 2018

Friday, July 13

The big screen returns to Riverbanks on select Friday nights this summer. Explore Waterfall Junction then enjoy a family-friendly movie beginning at dusk (Waterfall Junction will open at 6:00pm and close just prior to the start of the movie). Food and beverages also will be available for purchase. More information will be posted closer-to-date.
COST: $3 Riverbanks members / $5 general public.
On Sale May 1  More Info

August 2018

Friday, August 3

Brew at the Zoo
@ 7:00–9:30pm (ages 21 and up)
Tap into this sell-out event that supports wildlife and wild places with samples of cold, frothy beer. From domestics to imports to specialty micros, guests can choose their brew and meander through the Zoo or hang out in the plaza and listen to live music. No one under 21 will be admitted.
COST: $40 Riverbanks members / $50 general public. A VIP option is also available.
On Sale June 1  More Info

Friday, August 10

The big screen returns to Riverbanks on select Friday nights this summer. Explore Waterfall Junction then enjoy a family-friendly movie beginning at dusk (Waterfall Junction will open at 6:00pm and close just prior to the start of the movie). Food and beverages also will be available for purchase. More information will be posted closer-to-date.
COST: $3 Riverbanks members / $5 general public.
On Sale May 1  More Info

September 2018

Friday, September 21

Don’t miss the wildest event in town at Riverbanks ZOOfari—the Zoo’s premier fundraiser. Take an evening stroll through the Zoo, catch a glimpse of some wild creatures, savor tasty cuisine and cool cocktails, and bid on one-of-a-kind silent and live auction items. Proceeds support ongoing conservation and education efforts at Riverbanks.
COST: $60 Riverbanks members / $70 general public.
On Sale August 1  More Info

October 2018

Friday, October 19

Boo at the Zoo
@ 6:00–9:00pm
Make tracks to Riverbanks for the Zoo’s annual Halloween spook-tacular. Guests will enjoy 12 wild nights of safe, affordable, family-friendly activities. Trick-or-treat throughout the Zoo, frolic in Frankenstein’s Foam Zone, rock the night away at Mummy’s Eeky Freaky Dance Party, plus much more. For an additional charge, guests can also toast s’mores, take a spin on the Haunted Carousel or hop aboard the Spooky Spots and Stripes Railroad.
COST: $9 Riverbanks members / $11 general public / children younger than 2 free.
On Sale September 1  More Info

Saturday, October 20

Boo at the Zoo
@ 6:00–9:00pm
Make tracks to Riverbanks for the Zoo’s annual Halloween spook-tacular. Guests will enjoy 12 wild nights of safe, affordable, family-friendly activities. Trick-or-treat throughout the Zoo, frolic in Frankenstein’s Foam Zone, rock the night away at Mummy’s Eeky Freaky Dance Party, plus much more. For an additional charge, guests can also toast s’mores, take a spin on the Haunted Carousel or hop aboard the Spooky Spots and Stripes Railroad.
COST: $9 Riverbanks members / $11 general public / children younger than 2 free.
On Sale September 1  More Info

Sunday, October 21

Boo at the Zoo
@ 6:00–9:00pm
Make tracks to Riverbanks for the Zoo’s annual Halloween spook-tacular. Guests will enjoy 12 wild nights of safe, affordable, family-friendly activities. Trick-or-treat throughout the Zoo, frolic in Frankenstein’s Foam Zone, rock the night away at Mummy’s Eeky Freaky Dance Party, plus much more. For an additional charge, guests can also toast s’mores, take a spin on the Haunted Carousel or hop aboard the Spooky Spots and Stripes Railroad.
COST: $9 Riverbanks members / $11 general public / children younger than 2 free.
On Sale September 1  More Info

Monday, October 22

Boo at the Zoo
@ 6:00–9:00pm
Make tracks to Riverbanks for the Zoo’s annual Halloween spook-tacular. Guests will enjoy 12 wild nights of safe, affordable, family-friendly activities. Trick-or-treat throughout the Zoo, frolic in Frankenstein’s Foam Zone, rock the night away at Mummy’s Eeky Freaky Dance Party, plus much more. For an additional charge, guests can also toast s’mores, take a spin on the Haunted Carousel or hop aboard the Spooky Spots and Stripes Railroad.
COST: $9 Riverbanks members / $11 general public / children younger than 2 free.
On Sale September 1  More Info

Tuesday, October 23

Boo at the Zoo
@ 6:00–9:00pm
Make tracks to Riverbanks for the Zoo’s annual Halloween spook-tacular. Guests will enjoy 12 wild nights of safe, affordable, family-friendly activities. Trick-or-treat throughout the Zoo, frolic in Frankenstein’s Foam Zone, rock the night away at Mummy’s Eeky Freaky Dance Party, plus much more. For an additional charge, guests can also toast s’mores, take a spin on the Haunted Carousel or hop aboard the Spooky Spots and Stripes Railroad.
COST: $9 Riverbanks members / $11 general public / children younger than 2 free.
On Sale September 1  More Info

Wednesday, October 24

Boo at the Zoo
@ 6:00–9:00pm
Make tracks to Riverbanks for the Zoo’s annual Halloween spook-tacular. Guests will enjoy 12 wild nights of safe, affordable, family-friendly activities. Trick-or-treat throughout the Zoo, frolic in Frankenstein’s Foam Zone, rock the night away at Mummy’s Eeky Freaky Dance Party, plus much more. For an additional charge, guests can also toast s’mores, take a spin on the Haunted Carousel or hop aboard the Spooky Spots and Stripes Railroad.
COST: $9 Riverbanks members / $11 general public / children younger than 2 free.
On Sale September 1  More Info

Thursday, October 25

Boo at the Zoo
@ 6:00–9:00pm
Make tracks to Riverbanks for the Zoo’s annual Halloween spook-tacular. Guests will enjoy 12 wild nights of safe, affordable, family-friendly activities. Trick-or-treat throughout the Zoo, frolic in Frankenstein’s Foam Zone, rock the night away at Mummy’s Eeky Freaky Dance Party, plus much more. For an additional charge, guests can also toast s’mores, take a spin on the Haunted Carousel or hop aboard the Spooky Spots and Stripes Railroad.
COST: $9 Riverbanks members / $11 general public / children younger than 2 free.
On Sale September 1  More Info

Friday, October 26

Boo at the Zoo
@ 6:00–9:00pm
Make tracks to Riverbanks for the Zoo’s annual Halloween spook-tacular. Guests will enjoy 12 wild nights of safe, affordable, family-friendly activities. Trick-or-treat throughout the Zoo, frolic in Frankenstein’s Foam Zone, rock the night away at Mummy’s Eeky Freaky Dance Party, plus much more. For an additional charge, guests can also toast s’mores, take a spin on the Haunted Carousel or hop aboard the Spooky Spots and Stripes Railroad.
COST: $9 Riverbanks members / $11 general public / children younger than 2 free.
On Sale September 1  More Info

Saturday, October 27

Boo at the Zoo
@ 6:00–9:00pm
Make tracks to Riverbanks for the Zoo’s annual Halloween spook-tacular. Guests will enjoy 12 wild nights of safe, affordable, family-friendly activities. Trick-or-treat throughout the Zoo, frolic in Frankenstein’s Foam Zone, rock the night away at Mummy’s Eeky Freaky Dance Party, plus much more. For an additional charge, guests can also toast s’mores, take a spin on the Haunted Carousel or hop aboard the Spooky Spots and Stripes Railroad.
COST: $9 Riverbanks members / $11 general public / children younger than 2 free.
On Sale September 1  More Info

Sunday, October 28

Boo at the Zoo
@ 6:00–9:00pm
Make tracks to Riverbanks for the Zoo’s annual Halloween spook-tacular. Guests will enjoy 12 wild nights of safe, affordable, family-friendly activities. Trick-or-treat throughout the Zoo, frolic in Frankenstein’s Foam Zone, rock the night away at Mummy’s Eeky Freaky Dance Party, plus much more. For an additional charge, guests can also toast s’mores, take a spin on the Haunted Carousel or hop aboard the Spooky Spots and Stripes Railroad.
COST: $9 Riverbanks members / $11 general public / children younger than 2 free.
On Sale September 1  More Info

Monday, October 29

Boo at the Zoo
@ 6:00–9:00pm
Make tracks to Riverbanks for the Zoo’s annual Halloween spook-tacular. Guests will enjoy 12 wild nights of safe, affordable, family-friendly activities. Trick-or-treat throughout the Zoo, frolic in Frankenstein’s Foam Zone, rock the night away at Mummy’s Eeky Freaky Dance Party, plus much more. For an additional charge, guests can also toast s’mores, take a spin on the Haunted Carousel or hop aboard the Spooky Spots and Stripes Railroad.
COST: $9 Riverbanks members / $11 general public / children younger than 2 free.
On Sale September 1  More Info

Tuesday, October 30

Boo at the Zoo
@ 6:00–9:00pm
Make tracks to Riverbanks for the Zoo’s annual Halloween spook-tacular. Guests will enjoy 12 wild nights of safe, affordable, family-friendly activities. Trick-or-treat throughout the Zoo, frolic in Frankenstein’s Foam Zone, rock the night away at Mummy’s Eeky Freaky Dance Party, plus much more. For an additional charge, guests can also toast s’mores, take a spin on the Haunted Carousel or hop aboard the Spooky Spots and Stripes Railroad.
COST: $9 Riverbanks members / $11 general public / children younger than 2 free.
On Sale September 1  More Info

November 2018

Saturday, November 17

Riverbanks Run
@ 7:30am
Race over to Riverbanks for the Zoo’s holiday 5K to benefit wildlife conservation. Riverbanks Run will wind through the park’s scenic back roads, cross the Saluda River and pass some of the Zoo’s most popular exhibits. The race will begin at 7:30am.
COST: Early bird registration — $30 for Zoo members and $40 for the general public; registration after November 1 is $45. Runners also will receive race day admission to the Zoo and Garden.
Opens September 1  More Info

 
Lights Before Christmas
@ 5:00–9:00pm
Riverbanks will celebrate 31 years of Lights Before Christmas when Columbia’s longest running holiday tradition kicks off this November. The Zoo will illuminate each evening with nearly one million twinkling lights and countless animated images. Guests are invited to meander through the park while soaking in the sights and sounds of the holidays. Riverbanks also is the only place in town where it snows every night.
COST: $11 Adults / $9 Children ages 2–12. All Riverbanks members receive one free visit.
On Sale November 1  More Info

Sunday, November 18

Lights Before Christmas
@ 5:00–9:00pm
Riverbanks will celebrate 31 years of Lights Before Christmas when Columbia’s longest running holiday tradition kicks off this November. The Zoo will illuminate each evening with nearly one million twinkling lights and countless animated images. Guests are invited to meander through the park while soaking in the sights and sounds of the holidays. Riverbanks also is the only place in town where it snows every night.
COST: $11 Adults / $9 Children ages 2–12. All Riverbanks members receive one free visit.
On Sale November 1  More Info

Monday, November 19

Lights Before Christmas
@ 5:00–9:00pm
Riverbanks will celebrate 31 years of Lights Before Christmas when Columbia’s longest running holiday tradition kicks off this November. The Zoo will illuminate each evening with nearly one million twinkling lights and countless animated images. Guests are invited to meander through the park while soaking in the sights and sounds of the holidays. Riverbanks also is the only place in town where it snows every night.
COST: $11 Adults / $9 Children ages 2–12. All Riverbanks members receive one free visit.
On Sale November 1  More Info

Tuesday, November 20

Lights Before Christmas
@ 5:00–9:00pm
Riverbanks will celebrate 31 years of Lights Before Christmas when Columbia’s longest running holiday tradition kicks off this November. The Zoo will illuminate each evening with nearly one million twinkling lights and countless animated images. Guests are invited to meander through the park while soaking in the sights and sounds of the holidays. Riverbanks also is the only place in town where it snows every night.
COST: $11 Adults / $9 Children ages 2–12. All Riverbanks members receive one free visit.
On Sale November 1  More Info

Wednesday, November 21

Lights Before Christmas
@ 5:00–9:00pm
Riverbanks will celebrate 31 years of Lights Before Christmas when Columbia’s longest running holiday tradition kicks off this November. The Zoo will illuminate each evening with nearly one million twinkling lights and countless animated images. Guests are invited to meander through the park while soaking in the sights and sounds of the holidays. Riverbanks also is the only place in town where it snows every night.
COST: $11 Adults / $9 Children ages 2–12. All Riverbanks members receive one free visit.
On Sale November 1  More Info

Friday, November 23

Lights Before Christmas
@ 5:00–9:00pm
Riverbanks will celebrate 31 years of Lights Before Christmas when Columbia’s longest running holiday tradition kicks off this November. The Zoo will illuminate each evening with nearly one million twinkling lights and countless animated images. Guests are invited to meander through the park while soaking in the sights and sounds of the holidays. Riverbanks also is the only place in town where it snows every night.
COST: $11 Adults / $9 Children ages 2–12. All Riverbanks members receive one free visit.
On Sale November 1  More Info

Saturday, November 24

Lights Before Christmas
@ 5:00–9:00pm
Riverbanks will celebrate 31 years of Lights Before Christmas when Columbia’s longest running holiday tradition kicks off this November. The Zoo will illuminate each evening with nearly one million twinkling lights and countless animated images. Guests are invited to meander through the park while soaking in the sights and sounds of the holidays. Riverbanks also is the only place in town where it snows every night.
COST: $11 Adults / $9 Children ages 2–12. All Riverbanks members receive one free visit.
On Sale November 1  More Info

Sunday, November 25

Lights Before Christmas
@ 5:00–9:00pm
Riverbanks will celebrate 31 years of Lights Before Christmas when Columbia’s longest running holiday tradition kicks off this November. The Zoo will illuminate each evening with nearly one million twinkling lights and countless animated images. Guests are invited to meander through the park while soaking in the sights and sounds of the holidays. Riverbanks also is the only place in town where it snows every night.
COST: $11 Adults / $9 Children ages 2–12. All Riverbanks members receive one free visit.
On Sale November 1  More Info

Monday, November 26

Lights Before Christmas
@ 5:00–9:00pm
Riverbanks will celebrate 31 years of Lights Before Christmas when Columbia’s longest running holiday tradition kicks off this November. The Zoo will illuminate each evening with nearly one million twinkling lights and countless animated images. Guests are invited to meander through the park while soaking in the sights and sounds of the holidays. Riverbanks also is the only place in town where it snows every night.
COST: $11 Adults / $9 Children ages 2–12. All Riverbanks members receive one free visit.
On Sale November 1  More Info

Tuesday, November 27

Lights Before Christmas
@ 5:00–9:00pm
Riverbanks will celebrate 31 years of Lights Before Christmas when Columbia’s longest running holiday tradition kicks off this November. The Zoo will illuminate each evening with nearly one million twinkling lights and countless animated images. Guests are invited to meander through the park while soaking in the sights and sounds of the holidays. Riverbanks also is the only place in town where it snows every night.
COST: $11 Adults / $9 Children ages 2–12. All Riverbanks members receive one free visit.
On Sale November 1  More Info

Wednesday, November 28

Lights Before Christmas
@ 5:00–9:00pm
Riverbanks will celebrate 31 years of Lights Before Christmas when Columbia’s longest running holiday tradition kicks off this November. The Zoo will illuminate each evening with nearly one million twinkling lights and countless animated images. Guests are invited to meander through the park while soaking in the sights and sounds of the holidays. Riverbanks also is the only place in town where it snows every night.
COST: $11 Adults / $9 Children ages 2–12. All Riverbanks members receive one free visit.
On Sale November 1  More Info

Thursday, November 29

Lights Before Christmas
@ 5:00–9:00pm
Riverbanks will celebrate 31 years of Lights Before Christmas when Columbia’s longest running holiday tradition kicks off this November. The Zoo will illuminate each evening with nearly one million twinkling lights and countless animated images. Guests are invited to meander through the park while soaking in the sights and sounds of the holidays. Riverbanks also is the only place in town where it snows every night.
COST: $11 Adults / $9 Children ages 2–12. All Riverbanks members receive one free visit.
On Sale November 1  More Info

Friday, November 30

Lights Before Christmas
@ 5:00–9:00pm
Riverbanks will celebrate 31 years of Lights Before Christmas when Columbia’s longest running holiday tradition kicks off this November. The Zoo will illuminate each evening with nearly one million twinkling lights and countless animated images. Guests are invited to meander through the park while soaking in the sights and sounds of the holidays. Riverbanks also is the only place in town where it snows every night.
COST: $11 Adults / $9 Children ages 2–12. All Riverbanks members receive one free visit.
On Sale November 1  More Info

December 2018

Saturday, December 1

Lights Before Christmas
@ 5:00–9:00pm
Riverbanks will celebrate 31 years of Lights Before Christmas when Columbia’s longest running holiday tradition kicks off this November. The Zoo will illuminate each evening with nearly one million twinkling lights and countless animated images. Guests are invited to meander through the park while soaking in the sights and sounds of the holidays. Riverbanks also is the only place in town where it snows every night.
COST: $11 Adults / $9 Children ages 2–12. All Riverbanks members receive one free visit.
On Sale November 1  More Info

Sunday, December 2

Lights Before Christmas
@ 5:00–9:00pm
Riverbanks will celebrate 31 years of Lights Before Christmas when Columbia’s longest running holiday tradition kicks off this November. The Zoo will illuminate each evening with nearly one million twinkling lights and countless animated images. Guests are invited to meander through the park while soaking in the sights and sounds of the holidays. Riverbanks also is the only place in town where it snows every night.
COST: $11 Adults / $9 Children ages 2–12. All Riverbanks members receive one free visit.
On Sale November 1  More Info

Monday, December 3

Lights Before Christmas
@ 5:00–9:00pm
Riverbanks will celebrate 31 years of Lights Before Christmas when Columbia’s longest running holiday tradition kicks off this November. The Zoo will illuminate each evening with nearly one million twinkling lights and countless animated images. Guests are invited to meander through the park while soaking in the sights and sounds of the holidays. Riverbanks also is the only place in town where it snows every night.
COST: $11 Adults / $9 Children ages 2–12. All Riverbanks members receive one free visit.
On Sale November 1  More Info

Tuesday, December 4

Lights Before Christmas
@ 5:00–9:00pm
Riverbanks will celebrate 31 years of Lights Before Christmas when Columbia’s longest running holiday tradition kicks off this November. The Zoo will illuminate each evening with nearly one million twinkling lights and countless animated images. Guests are invited to meander through the park while soaking in the sights and sounds of the holidays. Riverbanks also is the only place in town where it snows every night.
COST: $11 Adults / $9 Children ages 2–12. All Riverbanks members receive one free visit.
On Sale November 1  More Info

Wednesday, December 5

Lights Before Christmas
@ 5:00–9:00pm
Riverbanks will celebrate 31 years of Lights Before Christmas when Columbia’s longest running holiday tradition kicks off this November. The Zoo will illuminate each evening with nearly one million twinkling lights and countless animated images. Guests are invited to meander through the park while soaking in the sights and sounds of the holidays. Riverbanks also is the only place in town where it snows every night.
COST: $11 Adults / $9 Children ages 2–12. All Riverbanks members receive one free visit.
On Sale November 1  More Info

Thursday, December 6

Lights Before Christmas
@ 5:00–9:00pm
Riverbanks will celebrate 31 years of Lights Before Christmas when Columbia’s longest running holiday tradition kicks off this November. The Zoo will illuminate each evening with nearly one million twinkling lights and countless animated images. Guests are invited to meander through the park while soaking in the sights and sounds of the holidays. Riverbanks also is the only place in town where it snows every night.
COST: $11 Adults / $9 Children ages 2–12. All Riverbanks members receive one free visit.
On Sale November 1  More Info

Friday, December 7

Lights Before Christmas
@ 5:00–9:00pm
Riverbanks will celebrate 31 years of Lights Before Christmas when Columbia’s longest running holiday tradition kicks off this November. The Zoo will illuminate each evening with nearly one million twinkling lights and countless animated images. Guests are invited to meander through the park while soaking in the sights and sounds of the holidays. Riverbanks also is the only place in town where it snows every night.
COST: $11 Adults / $9 Children ages 2–12. All Riverbanks members receive one free visit.
On Sale November 1  More Info

Saturday, December 8

Lights Before Christmas
@ 5:00–9:00pm
Riverbanks will celebrate 31 years of Lights Before Christmas when Columbia’s longest running holiday tradition kicks off this November. The Zoo will illuminate each evening with nearly one million twinkling lights and countless animated images. Guests are invited to meander through the park while soaking in the sights and sounds of the holidays. Riverbanks also is the only place in town where it snows every night.
COST: $11 Adults / $9 Children ages 2–12. All Riverbanks members receive one free visit.
On Sale November 1  More Info

Sunday, December 9

Lights Before Christmas
@ 5:00–9:00pm
Riverbanks will celebrate 31 years of Lights Before Christmas when Columbia’s longest running holiday tradition kicks off this November. The Zoo will illuminate each evening with nearly one million twinkling lights and countless animated images. Guests are invited to meander through the park while soaking in the sights and sounds of the holidays. Riverbanks also is the only place in town where it snows every night.
COST: $11 Adults / $9 Children ages 2–12. All Riverbanks members receive one free visit.
On Sale November 1  More Info

Monday, December 10

Lights Before Christmas
@ 5:00–9:00pm
Riverbanks will celebrate 31 years of Lights Before Christmas when Columbia’s longest running holiday tradition kicks off this November. The Zoo will illuminate each evening with nearly one million twinkling lights and countless animated images. Guests are invited to meander through the park while soaking in the sights and sounds of the holidays. Riverbanks also is the only place in town where it snows every night.
COST: $11 Adults / $9 Children ages 2–12. All Riverbanks members receive one free visit.
On Sale November 1  More Info

Tuesday, December 11

Lights Before Christmas
@ 5:00–9:00pm
Riverbanks will celebrate 31 years of Lights Before Christmas when Columbia’s longest running holiday tradition kicks off this November. The Zoo will illuminate each evening with nearly one million twinkling lights and countless animated images. Guests are invited to meander through the park while soaking in the sights and sounds of the holidays. Riverbanks also is the only place in town where it snows every night.
COST: $11 Adults / $9 Children ages 2–12. All Riverbanks members receive one free visit.
On Sale November 1  More Info

Wednesday, December 12

Lights Before Christmas
@ 5:00–9:00pm
Riverbanks will celebrate 31 years of Lights Before Christmas when Columbia’s longest running holiday tradition kicks off this November. The Zoo will illuminate each evening with nearly one million twinkling lights and countless animated images. Guests are invited to meander through the park while soaking in the sights and sounds of the holidays. Riverbanks also is the only place in town where it snows every night.
COST: $11 Adults / $9 Children ages 2–12. All Riverbanks members receive one free visit.
On Sale November 1  More Info

Thursday, December 13

Lights Before Christmas
@ 5:00–9:00pm
Riverbanks will celebrate 31 years of Lights Before Christmas when Columbia’s longest running holiday tradition kicks off this November. The Zoo will illuminate each evening with nearly one million twinkling lights and countless animated images. Guests are invited to meander through the park while soaking in the sights and sounds of the holidays. Riverbanks also is the only place in town where it snows every night.
COST: $11 Adults / $9 Children ages 2–12. All Riverbanks members receive one free visit.
On Sale November 1  More Info

Friday, December 14

Lights Before Christmas
@ 5:00–9:00pm
Riverbanks will celebrate 31 years of Lights Before Christmas when Columbia’s longest running holiday tradition kicks off this November. The Zoo will illuminate each evening with nearly one million twinkling lights and countless animated images. Guests are invited to meander through the park while soaking in the sights and sounds of the holidays. Riverbanks also is the only place in town where it snows every night.
COST: $11 Adults / $9 Children ages 2–12. All Riverbanks members receive one free visit.
On Sale November 1  More Info

Saturday, December 15

Lights Before Christmas
@ 5:00–9:00pm
Riverbanks will celebrate 31 years of Lights Before Christmas when Columbia’s longest running holiday tradition kicks off this November. The Zoo will illuminate each evening with nearly one million twinkling lights and countless animated images. Guests are invited to meander through the park while soaking in the sights and sounds of the holidays. Riverbanks also is the only place in town where it snows every night.
COST: $11 Adults / $9 Children ages 2–12. All Riverbanks members receive one free visit.
On Sale November 1  More Info

Sunday, December 16

Lights Before Christmas
@ 5:00–9:00pm
Riverbanks will celebrate 31 years of Lights Before Christmas when Columbia’s longest running holiday tradition kicks off this November. The Zoo will illuminate each evening with nearly one million twinkling lights and countless animated images. Guests are invited to meander through the park while soaking in the sights and sounds of the holidays. Riverbanks also is the only place in town where it snows every night.
COST: $11 Adults / $9 Children ages 2–12. All Riverbanks members receive one free visit.
On Sale November 1  More Info

Monday, December 17

Lights Before Christmas
@ 5:00–9:00pm
Riverbanks will celebrate 31 years of Lights Before Christmas when Columbia’s longest running holiday tradition kicks off this November. The Zoo will illuminate each evening with nearly one million twinkling lights and countless animated images. Guests are invited to meander through the park while soaking in the sights and sounds of the holidays. Riverbanks also is the only place in town where it snows every night.
COST: $11 Adults / $9 Children ages 2–12. All Riverbanks members receive one free visit.
On Sale November 1  More Info

Tuesday, December 18

Lights Before Christmas
@ 5:00–9:00pm
Riverbanks will celebrate 31 years of Lights Before Christmas when Columbia’s longest running holiday tradition kicks off this November. The Zoo will illuminate each evening with nearly one million twinkling lights and countless animated images. Guests are invited to meander through the park while soaking in the sights and sounds of the holidays. Riverbanks also is the only place in town where it snows every night.
COST: $11 Adults / $9 Children ages 2–12. All Riverbanks members receive one free visit.
On Sale November 1  More Info

Wednesday, December 19

Lights Before Christmas
@ 5:00–9:00pm
Riverbanks will celebrate 31 years of Lights Before Christmas when Columbia’s longest running holiday tradition kicks off this November. The Zoo will illuminate each evening with nearly one million twinkling lights and countless animated images. Guests are invited to meander through the park while soaking in the sights and sounds of the holidays. Riverbanks also is the only place in town where it snows every night.
COST: $11 Adults / $9 Children ages 2–12. All Riverbanks members receive one free visit.
On Sale November 1  More Info

Thursday, December 20

Lights Before Christmas
@ 5:00–9:00pm
Riverbanks will celebrate 31 years of Lights Before Christmas when Columbia’s longest running holiday tradition kicks off this November. The Zoo will illuminate each evening with nearly one million twinkling lights and countless animated images. Guests are invited to meander through the park while soaking in the sights and sounds of the holidays. Riverbanks also is the only place in town where it snows every night.
COST: $11 Adults / $9 Children ages 2–12. All Riverbanks members receive one free visit.
On Sale November 1  More Info

Friday, December 21

Lights Before Christmas
@ 5:00–9:00pm
Riverbanks will celebrate 31 years of Lights Before Christmas when Columbia’s longest running holiday tradition kicks off this November. The Zoo will illuminate each evening with nearly one million twinkling lights and countless animated images. Guests are invited to meander through the park while soaking in the sights and sounds of the holidays. Riverbanks also is the only place in town where it snows every night.
COST: $11 Adults / $9 Children ages 2–12. All Riverbanks members receive one free visit.
On Sale November 1  More Info

Saturday, December 22

Lights Before Christmas
@ 5:00–9:00pm
Riverbanks will celebrate 31 years of Lights Before Christmas when Columbia’s longest running holiday tradition kicks off this November. The Zoo will illuminate each evening with nearly one million twinkling lights and countless animated images. Guests are invited to meander through the park while soaking in the sights and sounds of the holidays. Riverbanks also is the only place in town where it snows every night.
COST: $11 Adults / $9 Children ages 2–12. All Riverbanks members receive one free visit.
On Sale November 1  More Info

Sunday, December 23

Lights Before Christmas
@ 5:00–9:00pm
Riverbanks will celebrate 31 years of Lights Before Christmas when Columbia’s longest running holiday tradition kicks off this November. The Zoo will illuminate each evening with nearly one million twinkling lights and countless animated images. Guests are invited to meander through the park while soaking in the sights and sounds of the holidays. Riverbanks also is the only place in town where it snows every night.
COST: $11 Adults / $9 Children ages 2–12. All Riverbanks members receive one free visit.
On Sale November 1  More Info

Wednesday, December 26

Lights Before Christmas
@ 5:00–9:00pm
Riverbanks will celebrate 31 years of Lights Before Christmas when Columbia’s longest running holiday tradition kicks off this November. The Zoo will illuminate each evening with nearly one million twinkling lights and countless animated images. Guests are invited to meander through the park while soaking in the sights and sounds of the holidays. Riverbanks also is the only place in town where it snows every night.
COST: $11 Adults / $9 Children ages 2–12. All Riverbanks members receive one free visit.
On Sale November 1  More Info

Thursday, December 27

Lights Before Christmas
@ 5:00–9:00pm
Riverbanks will celebrate 31 years of Lights Before Christmas when Columbia’s longest running holiday tradition kicks off this November. The Zoo will illuminate each evening with nearly one million twinkling lights and countless animated images. Guests are invited to meander through the park while soaking in the sights and sounds of the holidays. Riverbanks also is the only place in town where it snows every night.
COST: $11 Adults / $9 Children ages 2–12. All Riverbanks members receive one free visit.
On Sale November 1  More Info

Friday, December 28

Lights Before Christmas
@ 5:00–9:00pm
Riverbanks will celebrate 31 years of Lights Before Christmas when Columbia’s longest running holiday tradition kicks off this November. The Zoo will illuminate each evening with nearly one million twinkling lights and countless animated images. Guests are invited to meander through the park while soaking in the sights and sounds of the holidays. Riverbanks also is the only place in town where it snows every night.
COST: $11 Adults / $9 Children ages 2–12. All Riverbanks members receive one free visit.
On Sale November 1  More Info

Saturday, December 29

Lights Before Christmas
@ 5:00–9:00pm
Riverbanks will celebrate 31 years of Lights Before Christmas when Columbia’s longest running holiday tradition kicks off this November. The Zoo will illuminate each evening with nearly one million twinkling lights and countless animated images. Guests are invited to meander through the park while soaking in the sights and sounds of the holidays. Riverbanks also is the only place in town where it snows every night.
COST: $11 Adults / $9 Children ages 2–12. All Riverbanks members receive one free visit.
On Sale November 1  More Info

Sunday, December 30

Lights Before Christmas
@ 5:00–9:00pm
Riverbanks will celebrate 31 years of Lights Before Christmas when Columbia’s longest running holiday tradition kicks off this November. The Zoo will illuminate each evening with nearly one million twinkling lights and countless animated images. Guests are invited to meander through the park while soaking in the sights and sounds of the holidays. Riverbanks also is the only place in town where it snows every night.
COST: $11 Adults / $9 Children ages 2–12. All Riverbanks members receive one free visit.
On Sale November 1  More Info