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Important Message from Riverbanks

Visiting the Zoo

Riverbanks Zoo and Garden is currently operating with limited attendance and programming, new standard operating procedures, and enhanced health and safety measures to safeguard our guests, staff, and the animals to help slow the spread of COVID-19. 

  • Timed tickets are no longer required.
  • Hand washing stations and hand sanitizer dispensers are located throughout the park for your safety and convenience.

What’s Open 

Most indoor and outdoor exhibits and spaces are open for guest enjoyment with social distancing.

The following attractions are open, with limited capacity and increased, rigorous cleaning and disinfecting:

  • Endangered Species Carousel 
  • Farm Experience
  • Giraffe Feeding
  • Kangaroo Walkabout
  • Lorikeet Feeding
  • Spots ‘n’ Stripes kids’ train
  • Waterfall Junction (including splash play areas)

Additional attractions are open on weekends only at this time. Limited tram service between the Zoo and Garden has resumed. 

Dining options with outdoor seating and open-air stands are open including:

What's New

All-new experiences will soon await guests visiting Riverbanks Zoo and Garden with the transformation of the Zoo’s Aquarium-Reptile Complex. The Darnall W. and Susan F. Boyd Foundation Aquarium & Reptile Conservation Center is expected to open in the spring/summer of 2022.

Events & Programs

Please visit our Signature Events page for upcoming events.


We look forward to seeing you at the Zoo and Garden! Care is at the heart of our mission. We thank you for your patience, understanding and support as we strive to deliver the best possible experience while ensuring the safety of our guests, staff and the animals.

Riverbanks relies on membership and admission to help feed and care for the animals and support vital park operations. If you would like to help the Zoo and Garden recover from the impacts of the pandemic, please consider making a donation in any amount. Thank you for your consideration and support.


Updated 7.15.2021