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!

Valentines for Wildlife

Join us as we create enrichment boxes for the Zoo residents and make special edible Valentines for the wildlife in our backyards.

Program Details

Scheduled Dates and Time :
February 10 @ 10:30am
Cost :
$10 per person.
Location :
Waterfall Junction Learning Center in the Botanical Garden.

Pollinator Power

This unique workshop can be for adults or families, as we have a session for kids and adults! Adults will discover the common pollinators in this area and how you can attract them to your garden. Children will learn about some pollinators too and then help gather materials for a bug motel. Everyone will come together at the end to make a bug motel to take home.

Program Details

Scheduled Dates and Time :
April 22 @ 10:30am
Cost :
$15 per person.
Location :
Waterfall Junction Learning Center in the Botanical Garden.

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.

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.

Registration Closed

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation or date change requests must be received ten days in advance of the event. Requests must be submitted in writing at education@riverbanks.org. Riverbanks Zoo and Garden will retain a $2 processing fee for cancellations and charge a $2 processing fee for date changes.

In the rare event that Riverbanks Zoo and Garden must cancel the scheduled event, all deposits or money received will be reimbursed or an option to reschedule will be provided. Notification of cancellation will be provided at least ten days prior to the scheduled event (unless weather-related). Riverbanks Zoo and Garden is not liable for any other expenses that the guest may have incurred in the preparation and execution of the event.

Refunds will not be provided for individuals who do not show up for the event.

Questions about Family Programs?

Please call 803.602.0803 or email us.