Plan Your Visit

From elephants and koalas to penguins and sharks, formal gardens to natural woodlands, Riverbanks Zoo and Garden promises new discoveries around every corner!

An Award-Winning
  • Named One of America’s Top 10 Zoos
    by TripAdvisor
  • Voted Best Place to Take Out-of-Towners
    by readers of FreeTimes
  • Voted Best Place to Take Your Children
    for the Afternoon
    by readers of Palmetto Parent magazine
  • Voted Best Local Attraction
    by readers of The State newspaper
  • Voted Best Day Trip
    by readers of Charlotte Parent magazine
  • BOB (Best of the Best) Award
    for Best Day Trip
    by Charlotte Magazine
  • Voted Most Family Friendly
    Day Trip Destination
    by readers of Low Country Parent magazine
  • Named South Carolina’s
    Top Field Trip Attraction
    by Carolina Field Trips magazine
  • Voted Top 10
    Family Travel Destination
    for Animal Attractions
    by readers of FamilyFun magazine

Group Visits

Bringing a group of 15 or more?

The Group Visits page is just the place to find out about discounted admission rates, procedures and services.

Riverbanks Backstage

Feed an elephant. Touch a tortoise. Help prepare a snack for the bears.

Get an inside look at animal care, learn about the Zoo’s efforts to save endangered species, and find out how you can help at Riverbanks Backstage!

Guest Relations

Need more help planning your visit?

Find out about park amenities and services, where to grab a bite or shop for souvenirs via our Guest Relations page.

Plan a Private Event

Whether you are planning a company picnic or banquet, a family reunion or wedding, Riverbanks offers an array of wild places to host your event.

Allow us to help you Plan a Private Event.

Certificate of Excellence
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