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We want your children to grow up WILD with Riverbanks. Family Programs are special opportunities for families to learn more about the world of Riverbanks. Age-specific programs are offered to all groups from the very young to adults!

Family Fun Events

for ages 3–10, but all ages are welcome

A variety of family activities at Riverbanks Zoo and Garden. The topics and activities vary, but each program is sure to delight and entertain while fostering a love of nature.

Scheduled Programs

Program Details

Cost :
Varies by event. Note: If you are not a Riverbanks member, a general admission ticket will also be required.
Location :
Classes take place in the Waterfall Junction Learning Center at Riverbanks Botanical Garden.
Note :
Activities are geared for ages 3–10, but all ages are welcome.

Family on Safari

for ages 6 to adult

Spend the night at Riverbanks Zoo and Garden with your family! Join other families for this memorable overnight adventure.

Scheduled Programs

Riverbanks Camp Out

Enjoy a night spent with the sounds of Riverbanks botanical gardens. Try out camping including marshmallow roasting and sleeping in a tent. This nighttime adventure is perfect for the novice outdoorsperson.

Friday, June 3

6:00pm until 9:00am the next day

Tent camping in Waterfall Junction.

Program Details

Cost :
$250 per family members / $310 per family general public.

A family is up to 4 guests. Additional family members can be added for $35 each (maximum of 6 guests per family).

Children must be supervised at all times by an adult in their family.

Program Includes :
  • Sleeping at Riverbanks Zoo and Garden.
  • Professional and knowledgeable staff to guide you through your experience.
  • Age-appropriate, hands-on activities.
  • Entry to Riverbanks the next day.
  • Meals & snacks: dinner and continental breakfast.
Availability :
Available on select dates.

A minimum of five families must register for a Family on Safari program to occur.

Questions about Family Programs?

Please call 803.602.0803 or email us.