Little Learners at Riverbanks

For our smallest naturalists, we offer a variety of creative, open-ended, exploratory programs for children ages 3 to 5 and their caregivers.

Scheduled Programs


Winter is almost here! Join us as we celebrate the changing of the seasons!

Friday, December 8


Backyard Wildlife Safari

What wild beasts live in your backyard?

Friday, January 19


Perfectly Pine

With a great smell, prickly needles and pinecones of all sizes, discover what makes these trees so special!

Friday, January 26



Let’s learn about birds of prey that live right here in South Carolina!

Friday, February 2


Reptiles of the ARCC

What reptiles can be found at Riverbanks Zoo and how do we care for them?

Friday, February 23


March of the Ants

Ants are fascinating and complex insects! Tunnel your way through their amazing lives.

Friday, March 8


Spring on the Farm

Get to know some of Riverbanks’ farm animals!

Friday, March 15


Wild Cats

Lions and tigers and fishing cats — oh my! Let’s learn about ferocious felines!

Friday, April 12


Pond Life

Join us as we explore the plants and animals that call ponds and wetlands home!

Friday, April 26



Did you know that May is Be Bear Aware Month? Let’s learn more about bears!

Friday, May 3


Wild Moms

Let’s celebrate our human moms while learning how animal moms care for their young!

Friday, May 10


Program Details

Cost :
$10 per child. Note: If you are not a Riverbanks member, a general admission ticket will also be required.
Location :
Waterfall Junction Learning Center in the Botanical Garden.
Note :
Classes are for children ages 3 to 5 with an adult.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation or date change requests must be received ten days in advance of the event. Requests must be submitted in writing at 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 Little Learners at Riverbanks?

Please call 803.602.0803 or email us.