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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.

August 2021

Monday, August 2

Summer Zoo Camp: Fight or Flight
@ 8:45am–4:00pm (entering 1st Grade)
Secret weapons or great escapes are what it takes to survive where the wild things are. Don’t miss out on discovering the art of animal armor and defenses.
COST: $195 members / $250 general public.

 
Summer Zoo Camp: Island Fever
@ 8:45am–4:00pm (entering 3rd Grade)
Get ready to take an excursion across the planet’s strangest yet most amazing islands, as we visit the Galapagos, Madagascar, and Australia. Beware! You just might catch the fever for these mysterious places.
COST: $195 members / $250 general public.

 
Summer Zoo Camp: KinderZoo
@ 8:45am–4:00pm (entering Kindergarten)
Warm up for kindergarten this summer as we explore why bright colors, unique patterns and basic shapes are important to living things. Campers will love this giant game of “I Spy” as we explore the Zoo, sing songs, and read stories to find letters, numbers, and more.
COST: $195 members / $250 general public.

 
Summer Zoo Camp: Life without Light
@ 8:45am–4:00pm (entering 2nd Grade)
Light is such a part of our everyday life, it’s hard to imagine animals that never see it. Come explore the ocean depths, underground tunnels, and the dark of night as we meet animals with eyes that glow and plants that bloom without light.
COST: $195 members / $250 general public.

 
Summer Zoo Camp: Nature’s Magic
@ 8:45am–4:00pm (entering 4th Grade)
Join Riverbanks wizards as we uncover plants with magical powers in herbology, brew potions, see living things transfigure, and get an up-close look at the fantastic creatures of the wizarding world. This camp is sure to be a magical experience!
COST: $195 members / $250 general public.

 
Summer Zoo Camp: Training and Treats
@ 8:45am–4:00pm (entering 5th & 6th Grade)
Have you ever wondered how zookeepers train animals or why they provide them with toy-like items? Come explore Riverbanks animals' many talents and skills as we observe, create, and engage them with enrichment items!
COST: $195 members / $250 general public.

Tuesday, August 3

Summer Zoo Camp: Fight or Flight
@ 8:45am–4:00pm (entering 1st Grade)
Secret weapons or great escapes are what it takes to survive where the wild things are. Don’t miss out on discovering the art of animal armor and defenses.
COST: $195 members / $250 general public.

 
Summer Zoo Camp: Island Fever
@ 8:45am–4:00pm (entering 3rd Grade)
Get ready to take an excursion across the planet’s strangest yet most amazing islands, as we visit the Galapagos, Madagascar, and Australia. Beware! You just might catch the fever for these mysterious places.
COST: $195 members / $250 general public.

 
Summer Zoo Camp: KinderZoo
@ 8:45am–4:00pm (entering Kindergarten)
Warm up for kindergarten this summer as we explore why bright colors, unique patterns and basic shapes are important to living things. Campers will love this giant game of “I Spy” as we explore the Zoo, sing songs, and read stories to find letters, numbers, and more.
COST: $195 members / $250 general public.

 
Summer Zoo Camp: Life without Light
@ 8:45am–4:00pm (entering 2nd Grade)
Light is such a part of our everyday life, it’s hard to imagine animals that never see it. Come explore the ocean depths, underground tunnels, and the dark of night as we meet animals with eyes that glow and plants that bloom without light.
COST: $195 members / $250 general public.

 
Summer Zoo Camp: Nature’s Magic
@ 8:45am–4:00pm (entering 4th Grade)
Join Riverbanks wizards as we uncover plants with magical powers in herbology, brew potions, see living things transfigure, and get an up-close look at the fantastic creatures of the wizarding world. This camp is sure to be a magical experience!
COST: $195 members / $250 general public.

 
Summer Zoo Camp: Training and Treats
@ 8:45am–4:00pm (entering 5th & 6th Grade)
Have you ever wondered how zookeepers train animals or why they provide them with toy-like items? Come explore Riverbanks animals' many talents and skills as we observe, create, and engage them with enrichment items!
COST: $195 members / $250 general public.

 
Summer Zoo Camp: Wild in the Woods
@ 9:30–11:30am (ages 3–4 (with an Adult))
What wild beasts are lurking in the forest? Put your nature detective senses on and let’s explore the woods to find out!
COST: $65 members / $85 general public.

Wednesday, August 4

Summer Zoo Camp: Fight or Flight
@ 8:45am–4:00pm (entering 1st Grade)
Secret weapons or great escapes are what it takes to survive where the wild things are. Don’t miss out on discovering the art of animal armor and defenses.
COST: $195 members / $250 general public.

 
Summer Zoo Camp: Island Fever
@ 8:45am–4:00pm (entering 3rd Grade)
Get ready to take an excursion across the planet’s strangest yet most amazing islands, as we visit the Galapagos, Madagascar, and Australia. Beware! You just might catch the fever for these mysterious places.
COST: $195 members / $250 general public.

 
Summer Zoo Camp: KinderZoo
@ 8:45am–4:00pm (entering Kindergarten)
Warm up for kindergarten this summer as we explore why bright colors, unique patterns and basic shapes are important to living things. Campers will love this giant game of “I Spy” as we explore the Zoo, sing songs, and read stories to find letters, numbers, and more.
COST: $195 members / $250 general public.

 
Summer Zoo Camp: Life without Light
@ 8:45am–4:00pm (entering 2nd Grade)
Light is such a part of our everyday life, it’s hard to imagine animals that never see it. Come explore the ocean depths, underground tunnels, and the dark of night as we meet animals with eyes that glow and plants that bloom without light.
COST: $195 members / $250 general public.

 
Summer Zoo Camp: Nature’s Magic
@ 8:45am–4:00pm (entering 4th Grade)
Join Riverbanks wizards as we uncover plants with magical powers in herbology, brew potions, see living things transfigure, and get an up-close look at the fantastic creatures of the wizarding world. This camp is sure to be a magical experience!
COST: $195 members / $250 general public.

 
Summer Zoo Camp: Training and Treats
@ 8:45am–4:00pm (entering 5th & 6th Grade)
Have you ever wondered how zookeepers train animals or why they provide them with toy-like items? Come explore Riverbanks animals' many talents and skills as we observe, create, and engage them with enrichment items!
COST: $195 members / $250 general public.

 
Summer Zoo Camp: Wild in the Woods
@ 9:30–11:30am (ages 3–4 (with an Adult))
What wild beasts are lurking in the forest? Put your nature detective senses on and let’s explore the woods to find out!
COST: $65 members / $85 general public.

Thursday, August 5

Summer Zoo Camp: Fight or Flight
@ 8:45am–4:00pm (entering 1st Grade)
Secret weapons or great escapes are what it takes to survive where the wild things are. Don’t miss out on discovering the art of animal armor and defenses.
COST: $195 members / $250 general public.

 
Summer Zoo Camp: Island Fever
@ 8:45am–4:00pm (entering 3rd Grade)
Get ready to take an excursion across the planet’s strangest yet most amazing islands, as we visit the Galapagos, Madagascar, and Australia. Beware! You just might catch the fever for these mysterious places.
COST: $195 members / $250 general public.

 
Summer Zoo Camp: KinderZoo
@ 8:45am–4:00pm (entering Kindergarten)
Warm up for kindergarten this summer as we explore why bright colors, unique patterns and basic shapes are important to living things. Campers will love this giant game of “I Spy” as we explore the Zoo, sing songs, and read stories to find letters, numbers, and more.
COST: $195 members / $250 general public.

 
Summer Zoo Camp: Life without Light
@ 8:45am–4:00pm (entering 2nd Grade)
Light is such a part of our everyday life, it’s hard to imagine animals that never see it. Come explore the ocean depths, underground tunnels, and the dark of night as we meet animals with eyes that glow and plants that bloom without light.
COST: $195 members / $250 general public.

 
Summer Zoo Camp: Nature’s Magic
@ 8:45am–4:00pm (entering 4th Grade)
Join Riverbanks wizards as we uncover plants with magical powers in herbology, brew potions, see living things transfigure, and get an up-close look at the fantastic creatures of the wizarding world. This camp is sure to be a magical experience!
COST: $195 members / $250 general public.

 
Summer Zoo Camp: Training and Treats
@ 8:45am–4:00pm (entering 5th & 6th Grade)
Have you ever wondered how zookeepers train animals or why they provide them with toy-like items? Come explore Riverbanks animals' many talents and skills as we observe, create, and engage them with enrichment items!
COST: $195 members / $250 general public.

 
Summer Zoo Camp: Wild in the Woods
@ 9:30–11:30am (ages 3–4 (with an Adult))
What wild beasts are lurking in the forest? Put your nature detective senses on and let’s explore the woods to find out!
COST: $65 members / $85 general public.

Friday, August 6

Summer Zoo Camp: Fight or Flight
@ 8:45am–4:00pm (entering 1st Grade)
Secret weapons or great escapes are what it takes to survive where the wild things are. Don’t miss out on discovering the art of animal armor and defenses.
COST: $195 members / $250 general public.

 
Summer Zoo Camp: Island Fever
@ 8:45am–4:00pm (entering 3rd Grade)
Get ready to take an excursion across the planet’s strangest yet most amazing islands, as we visit the Galapagos, Madagascar, and Australia. Beware! You just might catch the fever for these mysterious places.
COST: $195 members / $250 general public.

 
Summer Zoo Camp: KinderZoo
@ 8:45am–4:00pm (entering Kindergarten)
Warm up for kindergarten this summer as we explore why bright colors, unique patterns and basic shapes are important to living things. Campers will love this giant game of “I Spy” as we explore the Zoo, sing songs, and read stories to find letters, numbers, and more.
COST: $195 members / $250 general public.

 
Summer Zoo Camp: Life without Light
@ 8:45am–4:00pm (entering 2nd Grade)
Light is such a part of our everyday life, it’s hard to imagine animals that never see it. Come explore the ocean depths, underground tunnels, and the dark of night as we meet animals with eyes that glow and plants that bloom without light.
COST: $195 members / $250 general public.

 
Summer Zoo Camp: Nature’s Magic
@ 8:45am–4:00pm (entering 4th Grade)
Join Riverbanks wizards as we uncover plants with magical powers in herbology, brew potions, see living things transfigure, and get an up-close look at the fantastic creatures of the wizarding world. This camp is sure to be a magical experience!
COST: $195 members / $250 general public.

 
Summer Zoo Camp: Training and Treats
@ 8:45am–4:00pm (entering 5th & 6th Grade)
Have you ever wondered how zookeepers train animals or why they provide them with toy-like items? Come explore Riverbanks animals' many talents and skills as we observe, create, and engage them with enrichment items!
COST: $195 members / $250 general public.

 
Brew at the Zoo
@ 7:00–9:30pm (ages 21 and up)
Event details TBA.

Monday, August 9

Summer Zoo Camp: Fight or Flight
@ 8:45am–4:00pm (entering 1st Grade)
Secret weapons or great escapes are what it takes to survive where the wild things are. Don’t miss out on discovering the art of animal armor and defenses.
COST: $195 members / $250 general public.

 
Summer Zoo Camp: Island Fever
@ 8:45am–4:00pm (entering 3rd Grade)
Get ready to take an excursion across the planet’s strangest yet most amazing islands, as we visit the Galapagos, Madagascar, and Australia. Beware! You just might catch the fever for these mysterious places.
COST: $195 members / $250 general public.

 
Summer Zoo Camp: KinderZoo
@ 8:45am–4:00pm (entering Kindergarten)
Warm up for kindergarten this summer as we explore why bright colors, unique patterns and basic shapes are important to living things. Campers will love this giant game of “I Spy” as we explore the Zoo, sing songs, and read stories to find letters, numbers, and more.
COST: $195 members / $250 general public.

 
Summer Zoo Camp: Life without Light
@ 8:45am–4:00pm (entering 2nd Grade)
Light is such a part of our everyday life, it’s hard to imagine animals that never see it. Come explore the ocean depths, underground tunnels, and the dark of night as we meet animals with eyes that glow and plants that bloom without light.
COST: $195 members / $250 general public.

Tuesday, August 10

Summer Zoo Camp: Fight or Flight
@ 8:45am–4:00pm (entering 1st Grade)
Secret weapons or great escapes are what it takes to survive where the wild things are. Don’t miss out on discovering the art of animal armor and defenses.
COST: $195 members / $250 general public.

 
Summer Zoo Camp: Island Fever
@ 8:45am–4:00pm (entering 3rd Grade)
Get ready to take an excursion across the planet’s strangest yet most amazing islands, as we visit the Galapagos, Madagascar, and Australia. Beware! You just might catch the fever for these mysterious places.
COST: $195 members / $250 general public.

 
Summer Zoo Camp: KinderZoo
@ 8:45am–4:00pm (entering Kindergarten)
Warm up for kindergarten this summer as we explore why bright colors, unique patterns and basic shapes are important to living things. Campers will love this giant game of “I Spy” as we explore the Zoo, sing songs, and read stories to find letters, numbers, and more.
COST: $195 members / $250 general public.

 
Summer Zoo Camp: Life without Light
@ 8:45am–4:00pm (entering 2nd Grade)
Light is such a part of our everyday life, it’s hard to imagine animals that never see it. Come explore the ocean depths, underground tunnels, and the dark of night as we meet animals with eyes that glow and plants that bloom without light.
COST: $195 members / $250 general public.

 
Summer Zoo Camp: Wild in the Woods
@ 9:30–11:30am (ages 3–4 (with an Adult))
What wild beasts are lurking in the forest? Put your nature detective senses on and let’s explore the woods to find out!
COST: $65 members / $85 general public.

Wednesday, August 11

Summer Zoo Camp: Fight or Flight
@ 8:45am–4:00pm (entering 1st Grade)
Secret weapons or great escapes are what it takes to survive where the wild things are. Don’t miss out on discovering the art of animal armor and defenses.
COST: $195 members / $250 general public.

 
Summer Zoo Camp: Island Fever
@ 8:45am–4:00pm (entering 3rd Grade)
Get ready to take an excursion across the planet’s strangest yet most amazing islands, as we visit the Galapagos, Madagascar, and Australia. Beware! You just might catch the fever for these mysterious places.
COST: $195 members / $250 general public.

 
Summer Zoo Camp: KinderZoo
@ 8:45am–4:00pm (entering Kindergarten)
Warm up for kindergarten this summer as we explore why bright colors, unique patterns and basic shapes are important to living things. Campers will love this giant game of “I Spy” as we explore the Zoo, sing songs, and read stories to find letters, numbers, and more.
COST: $195 members / $250 general public.

 
Summer Zoo Camp: Life without Light
@ 8:45am–4:00pm (entering 2nd Grade)
Light is such a part of our everyday life, it’s hard to imagine animals that never see it. Come explore the ocean depths, underground tunnels, and the dark of night as we meet animals with eyes that glow and plants that bloom without light.
COST: $195 members / $250 general public.

 
Summer Zoo Camp: Wild in the Woods
@ 9:30–11:30am (ages 3–4 (with an Adult))
What wild beasts are lurking in the forest? Put your nature detective senses on and let’s explore the woods to find out!
COST: $65 members / $85 general public.

Thursday, August 12

Summer Zoo Camp: Fight or Flight
@ 8:45am–4:00pm (entering 1st Grade)
Secret weapons or great escapes are what it takes to survive where the wild things are. Don’t miss out on discovering the art of animal armor and defenses.
COST: $195 members / $250 general public.

 
Summer Zoo Camp: Island Fever
@ 8:45am–4:00pm (entering 3rd Grade)
Get ready to take an excursion across the planet’s strangest yet most amazing islands, as we visit the Galapagos, Madagascar, and Australia. Beware! You just might catch the fever for these mysterious places.
COST: $195 members / $250 general public.

 
Summer Zoo Camp: KinderZoo
@ 8:45am–4:00pm (entering Kindergarten)
Warm up for kindergarten this summer as we explore why bright colors, unique patterns and basic shapes are important to living things. Campers will love this giant game of “I Spy” as we explore the Zoo, sing songs, and read stories to find letters, numbers, and more.
COST: $195 members / $250 general public.

 
Summer Zoo Camp: Life without Light
@ 8:45am–4:00pm (entering 2nd Grade)
Light is such a part of our everyday life, it’s hard to imagine animals that never see it. Come explore the ocean depths, underground tunnels, and the dark of night as we meet animals with eyes that glow and plants that bloom without light.
COST: $195 members / $250 general public.

 
Summer Zoo Camp: Wild in the Woods
@ 9:30–11:30am (ages 3–4 (with an Adult))
What wild beasts are lurking in the forest? Put your nature detective senses on and let’s explore the woods to find out!
COST: $65 members / $85 general public.

Friday, August 13

Summer Zoo Camp: Fight or Flight
@ 8:45am–4:00pm (entering 1st Grade)
Secret weapons or great escapes are what it takes to survive where the wild things are. Don’t miss out on discovering the art of animal armor and defenses.
COST: $195 members / $250 general public.

 
Summer Zoo Camp: Island Fever
@ 8:45am–4:00pm (entering 3rd Grade)
Get ready to take an excursion across the planet’s strangest yet most amazing islands, as we visit the Galapagos, Madagascar, and Australia. Beware! You just might catch the fever for these mysterious places.
COST: $195 members / $250 general public.

 
Summer Zoo Camp: KinderZoo
@ 8:45am–4:00pm (entering Kindergarten)
Warm up for kindergarten this summer as we explore why bright colors, unique patterns and basic shapes are important to living things. Campers will love this giant game of “I Spy” as we explore the Zoo, sing songs, and read stories to find letters, numbers, and more.
COST: $195 members / $250 general public.

 
Summer Zoo Camp: Life without Light
@ 8:45am–4:00pm (entering 2nd Grade)
Light is such a part of our everyday life, it’s hard to imagine animals that never see it. Come explore the ocean depths, underground tunnels, and the dark of night as we meet animals with eyes that glow and plants that bloom without light.
COST: $195 members / $250 general public.

Saturday, August 14

Watch Riverbanks’ chef create animal-shaped pancakes with Nutella® and enjoy a tasty breakfast featuring pancakes with Nutella®, scrambled eggs, sausage links, cheese grits, yogurt parfait with fruit and Nutella®. This family-friendly event includes early access to the Zoo, a Nutella® inspired pancake breakfast, and more! After breakfast, stick around and stroll through the Zoo — you might just see some of your favorite animals enjoying a special breakfast, too!
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September 2021

Friday, September 10

Knee-high Naturalist: Seals and Sea Lions
@ 10:30–11:30am (ages 2–5 with an adult)
Seals and sea lions are spectacular! Check out why these guys are truly stars of the sea.
COST: $10 for one child (with one adult) per class. Plus admission for general public.

Saturday, September 11

Knee-high Naturalist: Seals and Sea Lions
@ 10:30–11:30am (ages 2–5 with an adult)
Seals and sea lions are spectacular! Check out why these guys are truly stars of the sea.
COST: $10 for one child (with one adult) per class. Plus admission for general public.

Friday, September 17

Event details TBA.
On Sale August 1  More Info

Saturday, September 18

Create a unique piece of garden art by using a leaf from the Botanical Garden to create a concrete replica. By setting the leaf in a sand mold and using fine cement, you can obtain a very detailed concrete leaf that will show the texture, veins and swirls on a leaf. The leaves need to stay at the Garden for 72 hours to cure before taking them home.
COST: $25 per person, pre-registration required.

Monday, September 20

Just like us, nature depends on teamwork to get the job done. Join us as we discover the many symbiotic relationships in plants and animals.
COST: $25 per family (up to 6 people max per family).
Registration Coming Soon  Homeschool Programs

Friday, September 24

Knee-high Naturalist: Groovy Gorillas
@ 10:30–11:30am (ages 2–5 with an adult)
Gorillas are some of the grooviest animals in the world! Join us to discover what they eat, how they communicate and other fun facts.
COST: $10 for one child (with one adult) per class. Plus admission for general public.

Saturday, September 25

Knee-high Naturalist: Groovy Gorillas
@ 10:30–11:30am (ages 2–5 with an adult)
Gorillas are some of the grooviest animals in the world! Join us to discover what they eat, how they communicate and other fun facts.
COST: $10 for one child (with one adult) per class. Plus admission for general public.

Monday, September 27

Homeschool Class: Pollinator Partners
@ 10:30am–12:00pm (ages 5–9)
Explore the important role bees, butterflies, beetles and birds play in the health of our planet and at the Zoo!
COST: $10 per participating student. Plus admission for general public.

 
Homeschool Mondays: Seals and Sea Lions
@ 10:45–11:45am (ages 2–5 with an adult)
Seals and sea lions are spectacular! Check out why these guys are truly stars of the sea.
COST: $10 for one child (with one adult) per class. Plus admission for general public.

October 2021

Friday, October 1

Knee-high Naturalist: Alligators and Crocodiles
@ 10:30–11:30am (ages 2–5 with an adult)
Do you love dinosaurs? Join us to discover more about their closest living relatives.
COST: $10 for one child (with one adult) per class. Plus admission for general public.

Saturday, October 2

Knee-high Naturalist: Alligators and Crocodiles
@ 10:30–11:30am (ages 2–5 with an adult)
Do you love dinosaurs? Join us to discover more about their closest living relatives.
COST: $10 for one child (with one adult) per class. Plus admission for general public.

Monday, October 4

Homeschool Class: Pollinator Partners
@ 10:30am–12:00pm (ages 5–9)
Explore the important role bees, butterflies, beetles and birds play in the health of our planet and at the Zoo!
COST: $10 per participating student. Plus admission for general public.

 
Homeschool Mondays: Seals and Sea Lions
@ 10:45–11:45am (ages 2–5 with an adult)
Seals and sea lions are spectacular! Check out why these guys are truly stars of the sea.
COST: $10 for one child (with one adult) per class. Plus admission for general public.

Saturday, October 16

Participants will plant a small succulent container while learning the basics of how to grow succulents successfully. We will demonstrate unique ways to use these tough little plants at home.
COST: $25 per person, pre-registration required.

Monday, October 18

Homeschool Class: Animal Allies
@ 10:30am–12:00pm (ages 5–9)
Did you know that some animals act as dentists, hairdressers, bus drivers and even police officers for other wildlife? Don’t miss the fun as we discover the art of living together in nature.
COST: $10 per participating student. Plus admission for general public.

 
Homeschool Mondays: Alligators and Crocodiles
@ 10:45–11:45am (ages 2–5 with an adult)
Do you love dinosaurs? Join us to discover more about their closest living relatives.
COST: $10 for one child (with one adult) per class. Plus admission for general public.

Wednesday, October 20

Boo at the Zoo
@ 5:00–9:00pm
Event details TBA.
On Sale September 1  More Info

Thursday, October 21

Boo at the Zoo
@ 5:00–9:00pm
Event details TBA.
On Sale September 1  More Info

Friday, October 22

Knee-high Naturalist: Spiky Animals
@ 10:30–11:30am (ages 2–5 with an adult)
These creatures may not be very huggable, but they are amazing! Come find out more about animals with spikes, quills and spines.
COST: $10 for one child (with one adult) per class. Plus admission for general public.

 
Boo at the Zoo
@ 5:00–9:00pm
Event details TBA.
On Sale September 1  More Info

Saturday, October 23

Knee-high Naturalist: Spiky Animals
@ 10:30–11:30am (ages 2–5 with an adult)
These creatures may not be very huggable, but they are amazing! Come find out more about animals with spikes, quills and spines.
COST: $10 for one child (with one adult) per class. Plus admission for general public.

 
Boo at the Zoo
@ 5:00–9:00pm
Event details TBA.
On Sale September 1  More Info

Sunday, October 24

Boo at the Zoo
@ 5:00–9:00pm
Event details TBA.
On Sale September 1  More Info

Monday, October 25

Homeschool Class: Animal Allies
@ 10:30am–12:00pm (ages 5–9)
Did you know that some animals act as dentists, hairdressers, bus drivers and even police officers for other wildlife? Don’t miss the fun as we discover the art of living together in nature.
COST: $10 per participating student. Plus admission for general public.

 
Homeschool Mondays: Alligators and Crocodiles
@ 10:45–11:45am (ages 2–5 with an adult)
Do you love dinosaurs? Join us to discover more about their closest living relatives.
COST: $10 for one child (with one adult) per class. Plus admission for general public.

 
Boo at the Zoo
@ 5:00–9:00pm
Event details TBA.
On Sale September 1  More Info

Tuesday, October 26

Boo at the Zoo
@ 5:00–9:00pm
Event details TBA.
On Sale September 1  More Info

Wednesday, October 27

Boo at the Zoo
@ 5:00–9:00pm
Event details TBA.
On Sale September 1  More Info

Thursday, October 28

Boo at the Zoo
@ 5:00–9:00pm
Event details TBA.
On Sale September 1  More Info

Friday, October 29

Come dressed in your favorite costume and learn more about creatures who howl.
COST: $20 per family (up to 6 people max per family).

 
Boo at the Zoo
@ 5:00–9:00pm
Event details TBA.
On Sale September 1  More Info

Saturday, October 30

Come dressed in your favorite costume and learn more about creatures who howl.
COST: $20 per family (up to 6 people max per family).

 
Boo at the Zoo
@ 5:00–9:00pm
Event details TBA.
On Sale September 1  More Info

November 2021

Monday, November 1

Every living thing goes through a series of stages as they grow, even plants! Discover the many unusual detours plant life cycles can take along the way.
COST: $25 per family (up to 6 people max per family).
Registration Coming Soon  Homeschool Programs

Saturday, November 6

Kokedama is the Japanese art of creating a living planter by suspending the roots in a ball of soil and wrapping it in moss. This can then be displayed on a table or strung and suspended from a tree or arbor. Join us in creating these unique planters as a statement piece for your home.
COST: $30 per person, pre-registration required.

Monday, November 8

Homeschool Class: Marvelous Marsupials
@ 10:30am–12:00pm (ages 5–9)
Marsupials are not your average mammals! Join us as we learn more about some of the Zoo’s most popular and unique wildlife.
COST: $10 per participating student. Plus admission for general public.

 
Homeschool Mondays: Spiky Animals
@ 10:45–11:45am (ages 2–5 with an adult)
These creatures may not be very huggable, but they are amazing! Come find out more about animals with spikes, quills and spines.
COST: $10 for one child (with one adult) per class. Plus admission for general public.

Friday, November 12

Knee-high Naturalist: Frogmouths and Whippoorwills
@ 10:30–11:30am (ages 2–5 with an adult)
Have you ever heard strange bird calls in the night? Frogmouths, whippoorwills and other members of the nightjar family are often confused for owls. Let’s explore how they are similar and different.
COST: $10 for one child (with one adult) per class. Plus admission for general public.

Saturday, November 13

Knee-high Naturalist: Frogmouths and Whippoorwills
@ 10:30–11:30am (ages 2–5 with an adult)
Have you ever heard strange bird calls in the night? Frogmouths, whippoorwills and other members of the nightjar family are often confused for owls. Let’s explore how they are similar and different.
COST: $10 for one child (with one adult) per class. Plus admission for general public.

Monday, November 15

Homeschool Class: Marvelous Marsupials
@ 10:30am–12:00pm (ages 5–9)
Marsupials are not your average mammals! Join us as we learn more about some of the Zoo’s most popular and unique wildlife.
COST: $10 per participating student. Plus admission for general public.

 
Homeschool Mondays: Spiky Animals
@ 10:45–11:45am (ages 2–5 with an adult)
These creatures may not be very huggable, but they are amazing! Come find out more about animals with spikes, quills and spines.
COST: $10 for one child (with one adult) per class. Plus admission for general public.

Friday, November 19

Did you know that the things we celebrate gratitude for the most, our families and homes, are the same things animals need? Food, water, shelter, space and family are what makes a home or habitat for all living things. Join us in celebration and exploration of habitats – ours and those of other creatures.
COST: $20 per family (up to 6 people max per family).

Saturday, November 20

Did you know that the things we celebrate gratitude for the most, our families and homes, are the same things animals need? Food, water, shelter, space and family are what makes a home or habitat for all living things. Join us in celebration and exploration of habitats – ours and those of other creatures.
COST: $20 per family (up to 6 people max per family).

December 2021

Friday, December 3

Knee-high Naturalist: Koalas
@ 10:30–11:30am (ages 2–5 with an adult)
They are cute and furry, but these tree-hugging animals are not bears! Come find out what they are and what makes them truly special.
COST: $10 for one child (with one adult) per class. Plus admission for general public.

Saturday, December 4

Knee-high Naturalist: Koalas
@ 10:30–11:30am (ages 2–5 with an adult)
They are cute and furry, but these tree-hugging animals are not bears! Come find out what they are and what makes them truly special.
COST: $10 for one child (with one adult) per class. Plus admission for general public.

Friday, December 10

Create a fresh wreath with a variety of evergreen material from Riverbanks. We will teach the basics of wreath making and provide an array of seed pods and natural materials to adorn your creation!
COST: $30 per person, pre-registration required.

Saturday, December 11

Create a fresh wreath with a variety of evergreen material from Riverbanks. We will teach the basics of wreath making and provide an array of seed pods and natural materials to adorn your creation!
COST: $30 per person, pre-registration required.

Friday, December 17

Gift giving is a way we can show people and animals how important they are to us. Let’s get creative with items from nature and create some special gifts to share with those we love.
COST: $20 per family (up to 6 people max per family).

Saturday, December 18

Gift giving is a way we can show people and animals how important they are to us. Let’s get creative with items from nature and create some special gifts to share with those we love.
COST: $20 per family (up to 6 people max per family).

Monday, December 20

Winter Break Camp: ZooLife Giraffes
@ 8:45am–4:00pm (age Kindergarten to 4th Grade)
Spend four days with us exploring the ins and outs of caring for the tallest land animal on the planet! Each day, campers will learn about giraffes while exploring a different aspect of work at Riverbanks. Campers will enjoy hands-on activities, behind-the-scenes tours, zoo walks, meeting animal ambassadors, and more.
COST: $150 members / $200 general public.
Registration Opens September 15  Winter Break Camp

Tuesday, December 21

Winter Break Camp: ZooLife Giraffes
@ 8:45am–4:00pm (age Kindergarten to 4th Grade)
Spend four days with us exploring the ins and outs of caring for the tallest land animal on the planet! Each day, campers will learn about giraffes while exploring a different aspect of work at Riverbanks. Campers will enjoy hands-on activities, behind-the-scenes tours, zoo walks, meeting animal ambassadors, and more.
COST: $150 members / $200 general public.
Registration Opens September 15  Winter Break Camp

Wednesday, December 22

Winter Break Camp: ZooLife Giraffes
@ 8:45am–4:00pm (age Kindergarten to 4th Grade)
Spend four days with us exploring the ins and outs of caring for the tallest land animal on the planet! Each day, campers will learn about giraffes while exploring a different aspect of work at Riverbanks. Campers will enjoy hands-on activities, behind-the-scenes tours, zoo walks, meeting animal ambassadors, and more.
COST: $150 members / $200 general public.
Registration Opens September 15  Winter Break Camp

Thursday, December 23

Winter Break Camp: ZooLife Giraffes
@ 8:45am–4:00pm (age Kindergarten to 4th Grade)
Spend four days with us exploring the ins and outs of caring for the tallest land animal on the planet! Each day, campers will learn about giraffes while exploring a different aspect of work at Riverbanks. Campers will enjoy hands-on activities, behind-the-scenes tours, zoo walks, meeting animal ambassadors, and more.
COST: $150 members / $200 general public.
Registration Opens September 15  Winter Break Camp

February 2022

Monday, February 7

Homeschool Class: Magnificent Metamorphosis
@ 10:30am–12:00pm (ages 5–9)
From millipedes to frogs, many creatures go through amazing transformations as they grow. Take a closer look with us at these incredible changes.
COST: $10 per participating student. Plus admission for general public.

Monday, February 14

Homeschool Class: Magnificent Metamorphosis
@ 10:30am–12:00pm (ages 5–9)
From millipedes to frogs, many creatures go through amazing transformations as they grow. Take a closer look with us at these incredible changes.
COST: $10 per participating student. Plus admission for general public.

Monday, February 28

Animal homes come in all shapes, sizes and materials. Come participate in activities testing your own building skills as we learn about different ways plants are used as building materials.
COST: $25 per family (up to 6 people max per family).
Registration Coming Soon  Homeschool Programs

March 2022

Monday, March 7

Homeschool Class: Brilliant Burrowers
@ 10:30am–12:00pm (ages 5–9)
Get the scoop on underground homes and cities being formed daily at Riverbanks by some of its smallest and largest residents.
COST: $10 per participating student. Plus admission for general public.

Monday, March 14

Homeschool Class: Brilliant Burrowers
@ 10:30am–12:00pm (ages 5–9)
Get the scoop on underground homes and cities being formed daily at Riverbanks by some of its smallest and largest residents.
COST: $10 per participating student. Plus admission for general public.

Monday, March 28

Homeschool Class: Skillful Shell Builders
@ 10:30am–12:00pm (ages 5–9)
Have you ever wondered where the sea shells you pick up at the beach come from or why insects look so different? Join the exploration as we take a closer look at animals that build their skeletons on the outside.
COST: $10 per participating student. Plus admission for general public.

April 2022

Monday, April 4

Homeschool Class: Skillful Shell Builders
@ 10:30am–12:00pm (ages 5–9)
Have you ever wondered where the sea shells you pick up at the beach come from or why insects look so different? Join the exploration as we take a closer look at animals that build their skeletons on the outside.
COST: $10 per participating student. Plus admission for general public.