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Family Programs

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

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

Valentine’s for Nature

  • Friday, February 12 @ 10:30–11:30am
  • Saturday, February 13 @ 10:30–11:30am

Show your love to nature by creating some edible valentines for our backyard animal friends.

COST: $20 per family (up to 6 people max per family).

St Patrick’s Day

  • Friday, March 12 @ 10:30–11:30am
  • Saturday, March 13 @ 10:30–11:30am

Our St. Patrick’s Day celebration will be filled with activities that explore rainbows and shamrocks. Of course, festivities wouldn’t be complete without leprechaun bowling!

COST: $20 per family (up to 6 people max per family).

Celebrate the Earth

  • Friday, April 16 @ 10:30–11:30am
  • Saturday, April 17 @ 10:30–11:30am

In honor of Earth Day, we will celebrate Earth through fun games and crafts that show us all the gifts we get from our planet.

COST: $20 per family (up to 6 people max per family).

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.

Family on Safari

for Ages 5 and up

Looking for a fun and exciting adventure for the whole family ages 5 and up? Join other families to get wild at Riverbanks while enjoying hands-on activities, scavenger hunts, a pizza dinner and more! All programs include a continental breakfast and admission to Riverbanks Zoo and Garden the following day!

Program Details

  • Cost :

    $60 per person (members); $65 per person (non-members).

  • Note :

    Children may not be left unattended. Individuals must be accompanied by an adult. A minimum of 25 individual registered participants is required to conduct all Family on Safari programs as scheduled.

Registration Closed

Questions about Family Programs?

Please call 803.602.0803 or email us.