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Signature Events

Find out about what big events are taking place at the Zoo and Garden and order tickets when available.

Brew at the Zoo

August 5, 2022

Join us for the coolest suds sippin’ safari in Columbia.

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Riverbanks ZOOfari

September 23, 2022

Don’t miss the wildest event in town with the Zoo’s premier fundraiser.

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Boo at the Zoo

October 20–30, 2022

Hey, kids! Put on your cutest costume for the Zoo’s popular Halloween spook-tacular.

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Lights Before Christmas

Select Evenings in November and December

Experience Columbia’s longest running holiday tradition.

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Wine Tasting at Riverbanks Botanical Garden

2023 Date TBA

Sip a variety of wines in one of the nation’s most beautiful and inspiring gardens.

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Riverbanks Run

2023 Date TBA

Make tracks to Riverbanks for one wild 5k race that benefits wildlife conservation!

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