Thursday, August 16
@ 9:00am–12:00pm (ages 4–5)
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.
Are you ready to kick off the Scout year with a bang? Go NOVA with us as you spend a fun-filled day at Riverbanks working toward Cub Scout electives. The day at the Zoo will encompass the “Nova Wild” portion of the NOVA award. Scouts will explore the Saluda River ecosystem, learn about endangered species, watch a science movie in the Discover Center Theater, and meet with a Zoo professional! Each level will have its own elective to complete at the Zoo. Do as little or as much as you want on Scout Day! We hope you will join us while we have a BLAST at Riverbanks!
*Scouts: Please plan to bring your Cub Scout Handbook. Come prepared with two questions to ask a Zoo professional! **Scouts are not required to be at the Zoo the entire day. Participants are welcome to spend as little or as much time as they wish in the Zoo. A schedule of the daily Scout events will be sent out in advance to registered participants. ***Admission to Riverbanks is NOT included in the program fee. Please buy your admission tickets in advance or at the gates, or use your Riverbanks membership.
We dare you and your troop or pack to join us for an “engrossing” evening adventure at the Zoo! Girls and boys are invited to this Creepy Creature Feature and Trick-or-Treat Trek that is a not-so-scary night of creepy crawly critters and candy, of course! The Creepy Creature Feature will include activities and animal encounters that highlight the scaly, slimy, and “myth-understood” friends of the animal kingdom, earning credit towards badge and merit requirements, depending on troop work! This wild night will begin with a Creepy Meet and Greet and includes a few mysterious activities and crafts, and ends with a Trick-or-Treat Trek, where you will change into your costume** and enjoy Riverbanks’ popular Halloween spook-tacular, Boo at the Zoo!
*Scouts: Please plan to bring a creepy creature themed S.W.A.P.s to exchange with your fellow Scouts. **Admission to Boo at the Zoo is included in the program fee. You may come in costume; however, in order to participate in animal encounters, we ask that any make up/ props wait to be added until after program.