Riverbanks Zoo and Garden : Activities to do with kids in Columbia, SC- The Savvy Source

Riverbanks Zoo and Garden

500 Wildlife Parkway
Columbia, SC 29210

(803) 779-8717


Riverbanks Zoo and Garden is home to more than 2,000 magnificent and fascinating animals and one of the nation's most beautiful and inspiring botanical gardens.

Place Information

  • Place Category

    Parks, Arts & Crafts, Aquariums/Zoos

  • Place Cost Under $20
    Adults $11.75, Children (3-12 years) $9.25, Children (2 and under) FREE, Military (with military ID) $10.75, Senior Citizens (ages 62 and up) $10.75
  • Place Hours
    Sunday 9:00am - 5:00pm
    Monday 9:00am - 5:00pm
    Tuesday 9:00am - 5:00pm
    Wednesday 9:00am - 5:00pm
    Thursday 9:00am - 5:00pm
    Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm
    Saturday 9:00am - 5:00pm

Word on the Street

Experience Columbia's longest running holiday tradition at Riverbanks Zoo and Garden. Each evening the Zoo shines with nearly one million twinkling lights and more than 350 handcrafted images. Take your photo with Santa, roast marshmallows at the Jingle Bell Bonfire and be sure to wear your hat - it snows nightly during the Lights Before Christmas.

Riverbanks Zoo and Garden: From the Parents


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