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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.

Riverbanks ZOOfari

September 21, 2018 @ 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 19–30, 2018 @ 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

November 17, 2018 @ 7:30am

Help kick off the Midlands’ longest running holiday tradition, Lights Before Christmas, by making tracks to Riverbanks’ annual 5k race.

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Lights Before Christmas

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

Experience Columbia’s longest running holiday tradition.

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Wine Tasting at Riverbanks Botanical Garden

2019 Date TBA

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

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Twilight in the Garden

2019 Dates TBA

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

2019 Date TBA

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

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