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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.

Lights Before Christmas

Nov 17 – Dec 30, 2018 @ 5:00–9:00pmCLOSED NOV 22, DEC 24 AND 25

Experience Columbia’s longest running holiday tradition.

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Wine Tasting at Riverbanks Botanical Garden

April 26, 2019 @ 7:00–9:30pm

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

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Twilight in the Garden

Select Summer Evenings @ 6:00pm

Enjoy a fun-filled evening with family at Waterfall Junction, followed by a movie at the Botanical Garden amphitheater.

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Brew at the Zoo

August 2, 2019 @ 7:00–9:30pm

Make plans now to join us for the coolest suds sippin’ safari in Columbia.

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Riverbanks ZOOfari

September 20, 2019 @ 7:00pm

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

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Boo at the Zoo

October 18–30, 2019 @ 6:00–9:00pm

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

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Riverbanks Run

2020 Date TBA

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

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