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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.

Boo at the Zoo

October 20–30 | 6:00–9:00pm

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 | 5:00–9:00pm

Experience Columbia’s longest running holiday tradition.

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Wine Tasting at Riverbanks Botanical Garden

April 29, 2022

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

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Riverbanks Run

May 7, 2022

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

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Brew at the Zoo

2022 Date TBA

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

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Riverbanks ZOOfari

2022 Date TBA

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

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