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.

Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Hours of Operation : 9:00AM – 5:00PM

Signature Event Lights at Riverbanks

Celebrate 35 years of Lights with new discoveries and family favorites!

5:00 – 9:00PM

$15 adults; $12 children ages 2–12. All Riverbanks members receive one free visit.

Thursday, December 1, 2022

Hours of Operation : 9:00AM – 5:00PM

Signature Event Lights at Riverbanks

Celebrate 35 years of Lights with new discoveries and family favorites!

5:00 – 9:00PM

$15 adults; $12 children ages 2–12. All Riverbanks members receive one free visit.

Friday, December 2, 2022

Hours of Operation : 9:00AM – 5:00PM

Little Learners at Riverbanks River Otters

Dive into our class where we learn all about otters and their special features!

10:30 – 11:30AM

Children ages 3–5 with an adult.

Waterfall Junction Learning Center in the Botanical Garden.

$10 per child.

Signature Event Lights at Riverbanks

Celebrate 35 years of Lights with new discoveries and family favorites!

5:00 – 9:00PM

$15 adults; $12 children ages 2–12. All Riverbanks members receive one free visit.

Saturday, December 3, 2022

Hours of Operation : 9:00AM – 5:00PM

Little Learners at Riverbanks River Otters

Dive into our class where we learn all about otters and their special features!

10:30 – 11:30AM

Children ages 3–5 with an adult.

Waterfall Junction Learning Center in the Botanical Garden.

$10 per child.

Signature Event Lights at Riverbanks

Celebrate 35 years of Lights with new discoveries and family favorites!

5:00 – 9:00PM

$15 adults; $12 children ages 2–12. All Riverbanks members receive one free visit.

Sunday, December 4, 2022

Hours of Operation : 9:00AM – 5:00PM

Signature Event Lights at Riverbanks

Celebrate 35 years of Lights with new discoveries and family favorites!

5:00 – 9:00PM

$15 adults; $12 children ages 2–12. All Riverbanks members receive one free visit.

Wednesday, December 7, 2022

Hours of Operation : 9:00AM – 5:00PM

Signature Event Lights at Riverbanks

Celebrate 35 years of Lights with new discoveries and family favorites!

5:00 – 9:00PM

$15 adults; $12 children ages 2–12. All Riverbanks members receive one free visit.

Thursday, December 8, 2022

Hours of Operation : 9:00AM – 5:00PM

Signature Event Lights at Riverbanks

Celebrate 35 years of Lights with new discoveries and family favorites!

5:00 – 9:00PM

$15 adults; $12 children ages 2–12. All Riverbanks members receive one free visit.

Friday, December 9, 2022

Hours of Operation : 9:00AM – 5:00PM

Adult Garden Workshop Wreath Workshop

Riverbanks will provide the wreath base and all the fresh greenery for you to create a unique fresh wreath. We will provide basic instructions and an assortment of seed pods to inspire participants to create the perfect wreath for their home.

10:00AM – 12:00PM

$30 per person. Pre-registration required.

Signature Event Lights at Riverbanks

Celebrate 35 years of Lights with new discoveries and family favorites!

5:00 – 9:00PM

$15 adults; $12 children ages 2–12. All Riverbanks members receive one free visit.

Saturday, December 10, 2022

Hours of Operation : 9:00AM – 5:00PM

Signature Event Lights at Riverbanks

Celebrate 35 years of Lights with new discoveries and family favorites!

5:00 – 9:00PM

$15 adults; $12 children ages 2–12. All Riverbanks members receive one free visit.

Sunday, December 11, 2022

Hours of Operation : 9:00AM – 5:00PM

Signature Event Lights at Riverbanks

Celebrate 35 years of Lights with new discoveries and family favorites!

5:00 – 9:00PM

$15 adults; $12 children ages 2–12. All Riverbanks members receive one free visit.

Wednesday, December 14, 2022

Hours of Operation : 9:00AM – 5:00PM

Signature Event Lights at Riverbanks

Celebrate 35 years of Lights with new discoveries and family favorites!

5:00 – 9:00PM

$15 adults; $12 children ages 2–12. All Riverbanks members receive one free visit.

Thursday, December 15, 2022

Hours of Operation : 9:00AM – 5:00PM

Signature Event Lights at Riverbanks

Celebrate 35 years of Lights with new discoveries and family favorites!

5:00 – 9:00PM

$15 adults; $12 children ages 2–12. All Riverbanks members receive one free visit.

Friday, December 16, 2022

Hours of Operation : 9:00AM – 5:00PM

Little Learners at Riverbanks Snowflakes

Discover the distinctive characteristics of snowflakes and the wonders of winter!

10:30 – 11:30AM

Children ages 3–5 with an adult.

Waterfall Junction Learning Center in the Botanical Garden.

$10 per child.

Signature Event Lights at Riverbanks

Celebrate 35 years of Lights with new discoveries and family favorites!

5:00 – 9:00PM

$15 adults; $12 children ages 2–12. All Riverbanks members receive one free visit.

Saturday, December 17, 2022

Hours of Operation : 9:00AM – 5:00PM

Little Learners at Riverbanks Snowflakes

Discover the distinctive characteristics of snowflakes and the wonders of winter!

10:30 – 11:30AM

Children ages 3–5 with an adult.

Waterfall Junction Learning Center in the Botanical Garden.

$10 per child.

Signature Event Lights at Riverbanks

Celebrate 35 years of Lights with new discoveries and family favorites!

5:00 – 9:00PM

$15 adults; $12 children ages 2–12. All Riverbanks members receive one free visit.

Sunday, December 18, 2022

Hours of Operation : 9:00AM – 5:00PM

Signature Event Lights at Riverbanks

Celebrate 35 years of Lights with new discoveries and family favorites!

5:00 – 9:00PM

$15 adults; $12 children ages 2–12. All Riverbanks members receive one free visit.

Monday, December 19, 2022

Hours of Operation : 9:00AM – 5:00PM

ZooLife: Winter Break Camp Watery World

Campers will dive into the many unique ways keepers care for aquatic residents at Riverbanks Zoo and Gardens.

8:45AM – 4:00PM

Kindergarten to 4th Grade.

$235 Riverbanks members; $290 general public.

Signature Event Lights at Riverbanks

Celebrate 35 years of Lights with new discoveries and family favorites!

5:00 – 9:00PM

$15 adults; $12 children ages 2–12. All Riverbanks members receive one free visit.

Tuesday, December 20, 2022

Hours of Operation : 9:00AM – 5:00PM

ZooLife: Winter Break Camp Watery World

Campers will dive into the many unique ways keepers care for aquatic residents at Riverbanks Zoo and Gardens.

8:45AM – 4:00PM

Kindergarten to 4th Grade.

$235 Riverbanks members; $290 general public.

Signature Event Lights at Riverbanks

Celebrate 35 years of Lights with new discoveries and family favorites!

5:00 – 9:00PM

$15 adults; $12 children ages 2–12. All Riverbanks members receive one free visit.

Wednesday, December 21, 2022

Hours of Operation : 9:00AM – 5:00PM

ZooLife: Winter Break Camp Watery World

Campers will dive into the many unique ways keepers care for aquatic residents at Riverbanks Zoo and Gardens.

8:45AM – 4:00PM

Kindergarten to 4th Grade.

$235 Riverbanks members; $290 general public.

Signature Event Lights at Riverbanks

Celebrate 35 years of Lights with new discoveries and family favorites!

5:00 – 9:00PM

$15 adults; $12 children ages 2–12. All Riverbanks members receive one free visit.

Thursday, December 22, 2022

Hours of Operation : 9:00AM – 5:00PM

ZooLife: Winter Break Camp Watery World

Campers will dive into the many unique ways keepers care for aquatic residents at Riverbanks Zoo and Gardens.

8:45AM – 4:00PM

Kindergarten to 4th Grade.

$235 Riverbanks members; $290 general public.

Signature Event Lights at Riverbanks

Celebrate 35 years of Lights with new discoveries and family favorites!

5:00 – 9:00PM

$15 adults; $12 children ages 2–12. All Riverbanks members receive one free visit.

Friday, December 23, 2022

Hours of Operation : 9:00AM – 5:00PM

ZooLife: Winter Break Camp Watery World

Campers will dive into the many unique ways keepers care for aquatic residents at Riverbanks Zoo and Gardens.

8:45AM – 4:00PM

Kindergarten to 4th Grade.

$235 Riverbanks members; $290 general public.

Signature Event Lights at Riverbanks

Celebrate 35 years of Lights with new discoveries and family favorites!

5:00 – 9:00PM

$15 adults; $12 children ages 2–12. All Riverbanks members receive one free visit.

Monday, December 26, 2022

Hours of Operation : 9:00AM – 5:00PM

Signature Event Lights at Riverbanks

Celebrate 35 years of Lights with new discoveries and family favorites!

5:00 – 9:00PM

$15 adults; $12 children ages 2–12. All Riverbanks members receive one free visit.

Tuesday, December 27, 2022

Hours of Operation : 9:00AM – 5:00PM

Signature Event Lights at Riverbanks

Celebrate 35 years of Lights with new discoveries and family favorites!

5:00 – 9:00PM

$15 adults; $12 children ages 2–12. All Riverbanks members receive one free visit.

Wednesday, December 28, 2022

Hours of Operation : 9:00AM – 5:00PM

Signature Event Lights at Riverbanks

Celebrate 35 years of Lights with new discoveries and family favorites!

5:00 – 9:00PM

$15 adults; $12 children ages 2–12. All Riverbanks members receive one free visit.

Thursday, December 29, 2022

Hours of Operation : 9:00AM – 5:00PM

Signature Event Lights at Riverbanks

Celebrate 35 years of Lights with new discoveries and family favorites!

5:00 – 9:00PM

$15 adults; $12 children ages 2–12. All Riverbanks members receive one free visit.

Friday, December 30, 2022

Hours of Operation : 9:00AM – 5:00PM

Signature Event Lights at Riverbanks

Celebrate 35 years of Lights with new discoveries and family favorites!

5:00 – 9:00PM

$15 adults; $12 children ages 2–12. All Riverbanks members receive one free visit.

Monday, February 6, 2023

Hours of Operation : 9:00AM – 5:00PM

Homeschool Family Workshop Plants as Providers

Plants are the backbone of survival for all animals. Let’s take a peak at how they provide oxygen, food, and shelter for all creatures big and small.

10:30 – 11:30AM

The Waterfall Junction Learning Center in the Botanical Garden.

$25 per family (up to 6 people max per family). Plus admission for general public.

Monday, February 20, 2023

Hours of Operation : 9:00AM – 5:00PM

Homeschool Class Fantastic Food Webs (Spring Session C)

All living things need energy. Join the quest to uncover how all living things connect in the great web of life.

10:30AM – 12:00PM

Children ages 5–12.

Colonial Life Discovery Center (at the Zoo).

$36 per participating student per session (3 classes). Plus admission for general public.

Homeschool Little Learners Kangaroos and Wallabies

Come hop about with us and learn how to tell the difference between a wallaby and a kangaroo!

10:45 – 11:45AM

Children ages 3–5 with an adult.

Waterfall Junction Learning Center in the Botanical Garden.

$10 per child.

Monday, February 27, 2023

Hours of Operation : 9:00AM – 5:00PM

Homeschool Class Fantastic Food Webs (Spring Session D)

All living things need energy. Join the quest to uncover how all living things connect in the great web of life.

10:30AM – 12:00PM

Children ages 5–12.

Colonial Life Discovery Center (at the Zoo).

$36 per participating student per session (3 classes). Plus admission for general public.

Homeschool Little Learners Kangaroos and Wallabies

Come hop about with us and learn how to tell the difference between a wallaby and a kangaroo!

10:45 – 11:45AM

Children ages 3–5 with an adult.

Waterfall Junction Learning Center in the Botanical Garden.

$10 per child.

Monday, March 20, 2023

Hours of Operation : 9:00AM – 5:00PM

Homeschool Class Diverse Diets (Spring Session C)

Did you know zoo staff prepare over 300 different diets a day? Come find out what’s on the menu as we take a deeper look into herbivores, omnivores, and carnivores.

10:30AM – 12:00PM

Children ages 5–12.

Colonial Life Discovery Center (at the Zoo).

$36 per participating student per session (3 classes). Plus admission for general public.

Homeschool Little Learners Flightless Feathered Friends

Join us in our investigation of the unique birds that stay on land or in the water!

10:45 – 11:45AM

Children ages 3–5 with an adult.

Waterfall Junction Learning Center in the Botanical Garden.

$10 per child.

Monday, March 27, 2023

Hours of Operation : 9:00AM – 5:00PM

Homeschool Class Diverse Diets (Spring Session D)

Did you know zoo staff prepare over 300 different diets a day? Come find out what’s on the menu as we take a deeper look into herbivores, omnivores, and carnivores.

10:30AM – 12:00PM

Children ages 5–12.

Colonial Life Discovery Center (at the Zoo).

$36 per participating student per session (3 classes). Plus admission for general public.

Homeschool Little Learners Flightless Feathered Friends

Join us in our investigation of the unique birds that stay on land or in the water!

10:45 – 11:45AM

Children ages 3–5 with an adult.

Waterfall Junction Learning Center in the Botanical Garden.

$10 per child.

Monday, April 17, 2023

Hours of Operation : 9:00AM – 5:00PM

Homeschool Class Energizing Ecosystems (Spring Session C)

The quest for energy connects all living things. Discover how one tiny change can have a big impact on the ecosystems around us.

10:30AM – 12:00PM

Children ages 5–12.

Colonial Life Discovery Center (at the Zoo).

$36 per participating student per session (3 classes). Plus admission for general public.

Homeschool Little Learners Zebras

Join in as we learn all about zebras and their fantastic zigzags!

10:45 – 11:45AM

Children ages 3–5 with an adult.

Safari Camp at the Zoo.

$10 per child.

Monday, April 24, 2023

Hours of Operation : 9:00AM – 5:00PM

Homeschool Class Energizing Ecosystems (Spring Session D)

The quest for energy connects all living things. Discover how one tiny change can have a big impact on the ecosystems around us.

10:30AM – 12:00PM

Children ages 5–12.

Colonial Life Discovery Center (at the Zoo).

$36 per participating student per session (3 classes). Plus admission for general public.

Homeschool Little Learners Zebras

Join in as we learn all about zebras and their fantastic zigzags!

10:45 – 11:45AM

Children ages 3–5 with an adult.

Safari Camp at the Zoo.

$10 per child.