Upcoming Events and Programs

Here’s a look at all of the events and programs currently scheduled at Riverbanks Zoo and Garden.

This schedule is (of course) subject to revision. As the year goes on, please revisit this page for any changes.

Today

Hours of Operation : 9:00AM – 5:00PM

Summer Zoo Camp KinderZoo (Week 8)

Warm up for kindergarten this summer as we explore why bright colors, unique patterns, and basic shapes are important to living things. Campers will love giant games of “I spy” as they explore the zoo, sing songs, and read stories to find letters, numbers, and more.

8:45AM – 4:00PM

Rising Kindergarten.

$265 Riverbanks members; $315 general public.

Summer Zoo Camp Fight or Flight (Week 8)

Secret weapons or great escapes are what it takes to survive where the wild things are. Don’t miss out on discovering the many kinds of armor and defenses animals use to protect themselves in the wild.

8:45AM – 4:00PM

Rising 1st Grade.

$265 Riverbanks members; $315 general public.

Summer Zoo Camp Life without Light (Week 8)

Light is such an important part of our everyday lives, it’s hard to imagine there are animals that never see it. Come explore the ocean depths, underground tunnels, and the dark of night as we meet animals that eyes’ glow, plants that bloom in the dark, and deep-sea creatures who make their own light!

8:45AM – 4:00PM

Rising 2nd Grade.

$265 Riverbanks members; $315 general public.

Summer Zoo Camp Island Fever (Week 8)

Get ready to journey across Earth’s strangest, yet most amazing islands. Traveling to the islands of Madagascar, Australia, Galapagos, and many more, you’ll discover what makes these islands’ so unique.

8:45AM – 4:00PM

Rising 3rd Grade.

$265 Riverbanks members; $315 general public.

Summer Zoo Camp Nature’s Magic (Week 8)

The natural world is a magical and mysterious place, join us as we explore animal transformations, toxins & venoms, exceptional animals, and more! We’ll meet animal ambassadors, spend time in the botanical gardens, and discover the magic of nature.

8:45AM – 4:00PM

Rising 4th Grade.

$265 Riverbanks members; $315 general public.

Summer Zoo Camp ZooVenture (Session D)

Embark on a 2-week long adventure complete with on and off-site excursions to explore scientific wonders, forge leadership skills, and celebrate community amid the natural world. During this outdoor-based camp, campers will gain scientific exploration skills while building connections with their peers and the Riverbanks team. Campers will enjoy exciting experiences including behind-the-scenes tours, guest speakers, an overnight at the zoo, and off-site adventures to explore local wildlife.

8:45AM – 4:00PM

Rising 5th or 6th Grade.

$530 Riverbanks members; $635 general public.

Tuesday, July 23, 2024

Hours of Operation : 9:00AM – 5:00PM

Summer Zoo Camp KinderZoo (Week 8)

Warm up for kindergarten this summer as we explore why bright colors, unique patterns, and basic shapes are important to living things. Campers will love giant games of “I spy” as they explore the zoo, sing songs, and read stories to find letters, numbers, and more.

8:45AM – 4:00PM

Rising Kindergarten.

$265 Riverbanks members; $315 general public.

Summer Zoo Camp Fight or Flight (Week 8)

Secret weapons or great escapes are what it takes to survive where the wild things are. Don’t miss out on discovering the many kinds of armor and defenses animals use to protect themselves in the wild.

8:45AM – 4:00PM

Rising 1st Grade.

$265 Riverbanks members; $315 general public.

Summer Zoo Camp Life without Light (Week 8)

Light is such an important part of our everyday lives, it’s hard to imagine there are animals that never see it. Come explore the ocean depths, underground tunnels, and the dark of night as we meet animals that eyes’ glow, plants that bloom in the dark, and deep-sea creatures who make their own light!

8:45AM – 4:00PM

Rising 2nd Grade.

$265 Riverbanks members; $315 general public.

Summer Zoo Camp Island Fever (Week 8)

Get ready to journey across Earth’s strangest, yet most amazing islands. Traveling to the islands of Madagascar, Australia, Galapagos, and many more, you’ll discover what makes these islands’ so unique.

8:45AM – 4:00PM

Rising 3rd Grade.

$265 Riverbanks members; $315 general public.

Summer Zoo Camp Nature’s Magic (Week 8)

The natural world is a magical and mysterious place, join us as we explore animal transformations, toxins & venoms, exceptional animals, and more! We’ll meet animal ambassadors, spend time in the botanical gardens, and discover the magic of nature.

8:45AM – 4:00PM

Rising 4th Grade.

$265 Riverbanks members; $315 general public.

Summer Zoo Camp ZooVenture (Session D)

Embark on a 2-week long adventure complete with on and off-site excursions to explore scientific wonders, forge leadership skills, and celebrate community amid the natural world. During this outdoor-based camp, campers will gain scientific exploration skills while building connections with their peers and the Riverbanks team. Campers will enjoy exciting experiences including behind-the-scenes tours, guest speakers, an overnight at the zoo, and off-site adventures to explore local wildlife.

8:45AM – 4:00PM

Rising 5th or 6th Grade.

$530 Riverbanks members; $635 general public.

Summer Zoo Camp Wild in the Woods (Week 8)

What wild beasts are lurking in the forest? Put your nature detective senses on and let’s explore the woods to find out! We will investigate some common backyard friends through games, crafts and a variety of activities.

9:30AM – 12:00PM

Ages 3 to 4 with an Adult.

$85 Riverbanks members; $115 general public.

Wednesday, July 24, 2024

Hours of Operation : 9:00AM – 5:00PM

Summer Zoo Camp KinderZoo (Week 8)

Warm up for kindergarten this summer as we explore why bright colors, unique patterns, and basic shapes are important to living things. Campers will love giant games of “I spy” as they explore the zoo, sing songs, and read stories to find letters, numbers, and more.

8:45AM – 4:00PM

Rising Kindergarten.

$265 Riverbanks members; $315 general public.

Summer Zoo Camp Fight or Flight (Week 8)

Secret weapons or great escapes are what it takes to survive where the wild things are. Don’t miss out on discovering the many kinds of armor and defenses animals use to protect themselves in the wild.

8:45AM – 4:00PM

Rising 1st Grade.

$265 Riverbanks members; $315 general public.

Summer Zoo Camp Life without Light (Week 8)

Light is such an important part of our everyday lives, it’s hard to imagine there are animals that never see it. Come explore the ocean depths, underground tunnels, and the dark of night as we meet animals that eyes’ glow, plants that bloom in the dark, and deep-sea creatures who make their own light!

8:45AM – 4:00PM

Rising 2nd Grade.

$265 Riverbanks members; $315 general public.

Summer Zoo Camp Island Fever (Week 8)

Get ready to journey across Earth’s strangest, yet most amazing islands. Traveling to the islands of Madagascar, Australia, Galapagos, and many more, you’ll discover what makes these islands’ so unique.

8:45AM – 4:00PM

Rising 3rd Grade.

$265 Riverbanks members; $315 general public.

Summer Zoo Camp Nature’s Magic (Week 8)

The natural world is a magical and mysterious place, join us as we explore animal transformations, toxins & venoms, exceptional animals, and more! We’ll meet animal ambassadors, spend time in the botanical gardens, and discover the magic of nature.

8:45AM – 4:00PM

Rising 4th Grade.

$265 Riverbanks members; $315 general public.

Summer Zoo Camp ZooVenture (Session D)

Embark on a 2-week long adventure complete with on and off-site excursions to explore scientific wonders, forge leadership skills, and celebrate community amid the natural world. During this outdoor-based camp, campers will gain scientific exploration skills while building connections with their peers and the Riverbanks team. Campers will enjoy exciting experiences including behind-the-scenes tours, guest speakers, an overnight at the zoo, and off-site adventures to explore local wildlife.

8:45AM – 4:00PM

Rising 5th or 6th Grade.

$530 Riverbanks members; $635 general public.

Summer Zoo Camp Wild in the Woods (Week 8)

What wild beasts are lurking in the forest? Put your nature detective senses on and let’s explore the woods to find out! We will investigate some common backyard friends through games, crafts and a variety of activities.

9:30AM – 12:00PM

Ages 3 to 4 with an Adult.

$85 Riverbanks members; $115 general public.

Thursday, July 25, 2024

Hours of Operation : 9:00AM – 5:00PM

Summer Zoo Camp KinderZoo (Week 8)

Warm up for kindergarten this summer as we explore why bright colors, unique patterns, and basic shapes are important to living things. Campers will love giant games of “I spy” as they explore the zoo, sing songs, and read stories to find letters, numbers, and more.

8:45AM – 4:00PM

Rising Kindergarten.

$265 Riverbanks members; $315 general public.

Summer Zoo Camp Fight or Flight (Week 8)

Secret weapons or great escapes are what it takes to survive where the wild things are. Don’t miss out on discovering the many kinds of armor and defenses animals use to protect themselves in the wild.

8:45AM – 4:00PM

Rising 1st Grade.

$265 Riverbanks members; $315 general public.

Summer Zoo Camp Life without Light (Week 8)

Light is such an important part of our everyday lives, it’s hard to imagine there are animals that never see it. Come explore the ocean depths, underground tunnels, and the dark of night as we meet animals that eyes’ glow, plants that bloom in the dark, and deep-sea creatures who make their own light!

8:45AM – 4:00PM

Rising 2nd Grade.

$265 Riverbanks members; $315 general public.

Summer Zoo Camp Island Fever (Week 8)

Get ready to journey across Earth’s strangest, yet most amazing islands. Traveling to the islands of Madagascar, Australia, Galapagos, and many more, you’ll discover what makes these islands’ so unique.

8:45AM – 4:00PM

Rising 3rd Grade.

$265 Riverbanks members; $315 general public.

Summer Zoo Camp Nature’s Magic (Week 8)

The natural world is a magical and mysterious place, join us as we explore animal transformations, toxins & venoms, exceptional animals, and more! We’ll meet animal ambassadors, spend time in the botanical gardens, and discover the magic of nature.

8:45AM – 4:00PM

Rising 4th Grade.

$265 Riverbanks members; $315 general public.

Summer Zoo Camp ZooVenture (Session D)

Embark on a 2-week long adventure complete with on and off-site excursions to explore scientific wonders, forge leadership skills, and celebrate community amid the natural world. During this outdoor-based camp, campers will gain scientific exploration skills while building connections with their peers and the Riverbanks team. Campers will enjoy exciting experiences including behind-the-scenes tours, guest speakers, an overnight at the zoo, and off-site adventures to explore local wildlife.

8:45AM – 4:00PM

Rising 5th or 6th Grade.

$530 Riverbanks members; $635 general public.

Summer Zoo Camp Wild in the Woods (Week 8)

What wild beasts are lurking in the forest? Put your nature detective senses on and let’s explore the woods to find out! We will investigate some common backyard friends through games, crafts and a variety of activities.

9:30AM – 12:00PM

Ages 3 to 4 with an Adult.

$85 Riverbanks members; $115 general public.

Friday, July 26, 2024

Hours of Operation : 9:00AM – 5:00PM

Summer Zoo Camp KinderZoo (Week 8)

Warm up for kindergarten this summer as we explore why bright colors, unique patterns, and basic shapes are important to living things. Campers will love giant games of “I spy” as they explore the zoo, sing songs, and read stories to find letters, numbers, and more.

8:45AM – 4:00PM

Rising Kindergarten.

$265 Riverbanks members; $315 general public.

Summer Zoo Camp Fight or Flight (Week 8)

Secret weapons or great escapes are what it takes to survive where the wild things are. Don’t miss out on discovering the many kinds of armor and defenses animals use to protect themselves in the wild.

8:45AM – 4:00PM

Rising 1st Grade.

$265 Riverbanks members; $315 general public.

Summer Zoo Camp Life without Light (Week 8)

Light is such an important part of our everyday lives, it’s hard to imagine there are animals that never see it. Come explore the ocean depths, underground tunnels, and the dark of night as we meet animals that eyes’ glow, plants that bloom in the dark, and deep-sea creatures who make their own light!

8:45AM – 4:00PM

Rising 2nd Grade.

$265 Riverbanks members; $315 general public.

Summer Zoo Camp Island Fever (Week 8)

Get ready to journey across Earth’s strangest, yet most amazing islands. Traveling to the islands of Madagascar, Australia, Galapagos, and many more, you’ll discover what makes these islands’ so unique.

8:45AM – 4:00PM

Rising 3rd Grade.

$265 Riverbanks members; $315 general public.

Summer Zoo Camp Nature’s Magic (Week 8)

The natural world is a magical and mysterious place, join us as we explore animal transformations, toxins & venoms, exceptional animals, and more! We’ll meet animal ambassadors, spend time in the botanical gardens, and discover the magic of nature.

8:45AM – 4:00PM

Rising 4th Grade.

$265 Riverbanks members; $315 general public.

Summer Zoo Camp ZooVenture (Session D)

Embark on a 2-week long adventure complete with on and off-site excursions to explore scientific wonders, forge leadership skills, and celebrate community amid the natural world. During this outdoor-based camp, campers will gain scientific exploration skills while building connections with their peers and the Riverbanks team. Campers will enjoy exciting experiences including behind-the-scenes tours, guest speakers, an overnight at the zoo, and off-site adventures to explore local wildlife.

8:45AM – 4:00PM

Rising 5th or 6th Grade.

$530 Riverbanks members; $635 general public.

Monday, July 29, 2024

Hours of Operation : 9:00AM – 5:00PM

Summer Zoo Camp KinderZoo (Week 9)

Warm up for kindergarten this summer as we explore why bright colors, unique patterns, and basic shapes are important to living things. Campers will love giant games of “I spy” as they explore the zoo, sing songs, and read stories to find letters, numbers, and more.

8:45AM – 4:00PM

Rising Kindergarten.

$265 Riverbanks members; $315 general public.

Summer Zoo Camp Fight or Flight (Week 9)

Secret weapons or great escapes are what it takes to survive where the wild things are. Don’t miss out on discovering the many kinds of armor and defenses animals use to protect themselves in the wild.

8:45AM – 4:00PM

Rising 1st Grade.

$265 Riverbanks members; $315 general public.

Summer Zoo Camp Life without Light (Week 9)

Light is such an important part of our everyday lives, it’s hard to imagine there are animals that never see it. Come explore the ocean depths, underground tunnels, and the dark of night as we meet animals that eyes’ glow, plants that bloom in the dark, and deep-sea creatures who make their own light!

8:45AM – 4:00PM

Rising 2nd Grade.

$265 Riverbanks members; $315 general public.

Summer Zoo Camp Island Fever (Week 9)

Get ready to journey across Earth’s strangest, yet most amazing islands. Traveling to the islands of Madagascar, Australia, Galapagos, and many more, you’ll discover what makes these islands’ so unique.

8:45AM – 4:00PM

Rising 3rd Grade.

$265 Riverbanks members; $315 general public.

Tuesday, July 30, 2024

Hours of Operation : 9:00AM – 5:00PM

Summer Zoo Camp KinderZoo (Week 9)

Warm up for kindergarten this summer as we explore why bright colors, unique patterns, and basic shapes are important to living things. Campers will love giant games of “I spy” as they explore the zoo, sing songs, and read stories to find letters, numbers, and more.

8:45AM – 4:00PM

Rising Kindergarten.

$265 Riverbanks members; $315 general public.

Summer Zoo Camp Fight or Flight (Week 9)

Secret weapons or great escapes are what it takes to survive where the wild things are. Don’t miss out on discovering the many kinds of armor and defenses animals use to protect themselves in the wild.

8:45AM – 4:00PM

Rising 1st Grade.

$265 Riverbanks members; $315 general public.

Summer Zoo Camp Life without Light (Week 9)

Light is such an important part of our everyday lives, it’s hard to imagine there are animals that never see it. Come explore the ocean depths, underground tunnels, and the dark of night as we meet animals that eyes’ glow, plants that bloom in the dark, and deep-sea creatures who make their own light!

8:45AM – 4:00PM

Rising 2nd Grade.

$265 Riverbanks members; $315 general public.

Summer Zoo Camp Island Fever (Week 9)

Get ready to journey across Earth’s strangest, yet most amazing islands. Traveling to the islands of Madagascar, Australia, Galapagos, and many more, you’ll discover what makes these islands’ so unique.

8:45AM – 4:00PM

Rising 3rd Grade.

$265 Riverbanks members; $315 general public.

Summer Zoo Camp Wild in the Woods (Week 9)

What wild beasts are lurking in the forest? Put your nature detective senses on and let’s explore the woods to find out! We will investigate some common backyard friends through games, crafts and a variety of activities.

9:30AM – 12:00PM

Ages 3 to 4 with an Adult.

$85 Riverbanks members; $115 general public.

Wednesday, July 31, 2024

Hours of Operation : 9:00AM – 5:00PM

Summer Zoo Camp KinderZoo (Week 9)

Warm up for kindergarten this summer as we explore why bright colors, unique patterns, and basic shapes are important to living things. Campers will love giant games of “I spy” as they explore the zoo, sing songs, and read stories to find letters, numbers, and more.

8:45AM – 4:00PM

Rising Kindergarten.

$265 Riverbanks members; $315 general public.

Summer Zoo Camp Fight or Flight (Week 9)

Secret weapons or great escapes are what it takes to survive where the wild things are. Don’t miss out on discovering the many kinds of armor and defenses animals use to protect themselves in the wild.

8:45AM – 4:00PM

Rising 1st Grade.

$265 Riverbanks members; $315 general public.

Summer Zoo Camp Life without Light (Week 9)

Light is such an important part of our everyday lives, it’s hard to imagine there are animals that never see it. Come explore the ocean depths, underground tunnels, and the dark of night as we meet animals that eyes’ glow, plants that bloom in the dark, and deep-sea creatures who make their own light!

8:45AM – 4:00PM

Rising 2nd Grade.

$265 Riverbanks members; $315 general public.

Summer Zoo Camp Island Fever (Week 9)

Get ready to journey across Earth’s strangest, yet most amazing islands. Traveling to the islands of Madagascar, Australia, Galapagos, and many more, you’ll discover what makes these islands’ so unique.

8:45AM – 4:00PM

Rising 3rd Grade.

$265 Riverbanks members; $315 general public.

Summer Zoo Camp Wild in the Woods (Week 9)

What wild beasts are lurking in the forest? Put your nature detective senses on and let’s explore the woods to find out! We will investigate some common backyard friends through games, crafts and a variety of activities.

9:30AM – 12:00PM

Ages 3 to 4 with an Adult.

$85 Riverbanks members; $115 general public.

Thursday, August 1, 2024

Hours of Operation : 9:00AM – 5:00PM

Summer Zoo Camp KinderZoo (Week 9)

Warm up for kindergarten this summer as we explore why bright colors, unique patterns, and basic shapes are important to living things. Campers will love giant games of “I spy” as they explore the zoo, sing songs, and read stories to find letters, numbers, and more.

8:45AM – 4:00PM

Rising Kindergarten.

$265 Riverbanks members; $315 general public.

Summer Zoo Camp Fight or Flight (Week 9)

Secret weapons or great escapes are what it takes to survive where the wild things are. Don’t miss out on discovering the many kinds of armor and defenses animals use to protect themselves in the wild.

8:45AM – 4:00PM

Rising 1st Grade.

$265 Riverbanks members; $315 general public.

Summer Zoo Camp Life without Light (Week 9)

Light is such an important part of our everyday lives, it’s hard to imagine there are animals that never see it. Come explore the ocean depths, underground tunnels, and the dark of night as we meet animals that eyes’ glow, plants that bloom in the dark, and deep-sea creatures who make their own light!

8:45AM – 4:00PM

Rising 2nd Grade.

$265 Riverbanks members; $315 general public.

Summer Zoo Camp Island Fever (Week 9)

Get ready to journey across Earth’s strangest, yet most amazing islands. Traveling to the islands of Madagascar, Australia, Galapagos, and many more, you’ll discover what makes these islands’ so unique.

8:45AM – 4:00PM

Rising 3rd Grade.

$265 Riverbanks members; $315 general public.

Summer Zoo Camp Wild in the Woods (Week 9)

What wild beasts are lurking in the forest? Put your nature detective senses on and let’s explore the woods to find out! We will investigate some common backyard friends through games, crafts and a variety of activities.

9:30AM – 12:00PM

Ages 3 to 4 with an Adult.

$85 Riverbanks members; $115 general public.

Friday, August 2, 2024

Hours of Operation : 9:00AM – 5:00PM

Summer Zoo Camp KinderZoo (Week 9)

Warm up for kindergarten this summer as we explore why bright colors, unique patterns, and basic shapes are important to living things. Campers will love giant games of “I spy” as they explore the zoo, sing songs, and read stories to find letters, numbers, and more.

8:45AM – 4:00PM

Rising Kindergarten.

$265 Riverbanks members; $315 general public.

Summer Zoo Camp Fight or Flight (Week 9)

Secret weapons or great escapes are what it takes to survive where the wild things are. Don’t miss out on discovering the many kinds of armor and defenses animals use to protect themselves in the wild.

8:45AM – 4:00PM

Rising 1st Grade.

$265 Riverbanks members; $315 general public.

Summer Zoo Camp Life without Light (Week 9)

Light is such an important part of our everyday lives, it’s hard to imagine there are animals that never see it. Come explore the ocean depths, underground tunnels, and the dark of night as we meet animals that eyes’ glow, plants that bloom in the dark, and deep-sea creatures who make their own light!

8:45AM – 4:00PM

Rising 2nd Grade.

$265 Riverbanks members; $315 general public.

Summer Zoo Camp Island Fever (Week 9)

Get ready to journey across Earth’s strangest, yet most amazing islands. Traveling to the islands of Madagascar, Australia, Galapagos, and many more, you’ll discover what makes these islands’ so unique.

8:45AM – 4:00PM

Rising 3rd Grade.

$265 Riverbanks members; $315 general public.

Signature Event Brew at the Zoo

Tap into your Wild Side for the 19th annual Brew at the Zoo! Experience an unforgettable evening of craft and local beer, live music, and wildlife set against the stunning backdrop of Riverbanks Zoo and Garden. This event promises to be a memorable night for beer enthusiasts and animal lovers alike.

7:00 – 9:30PM

No one under 21 will be admitted.

$65 Riverbanks members; $75 general public. VIP admission also available.

Monday, September 9, 2024

Hours of Operation : 9:00AM – 5:00PM

Homeschool Class Stunning Savannahs (Fall Session A)

Africa is known for its expansive savanna and the large mammals that call it home. Come discover why this impressive biome is the perfect home for rhinos, giraffes, baboons, lions, and more at Riverbanks Zoo and Garden.

10:30AM – 12:00PM

Children ages 5–12.

Colonial Life Discovery Center (at the Zoo).

$45 per participating student per session (3 classes). Note: If you are not a Riverbanks member, a general admission ticket will also be required.

Opens August 1

Homeschool Little Learners Camels, Llamas, and Alpacas (Fall Session A)

Join us as we learn about camels and their cousins!

10:45 – 11:45AM

Children ages 3–5 with accompanying adult.

Riverbanks Farm Classroom (at the Zoo).

$35 per participating student per session (3 classes). Note: If you are not a Riverbanks member, a general admission ticket will also be required.

Opens August 1

Friday, September 13, 2024

Hours of Operation : 9:00AM – 5:00PM

Little Learners at Riverbanks Wiggle Worms

Come Explore the underground world of earthworms!

10:30 – 11:30AM

Children ages 3–5 with an adult.

Waterfall Junction Learning Center in the Botanical Garden.

$10 per child. Note: If you are not a Riverbanks member, a general admission ticket will also be required.

Opens August 1

Monday, September 16, 2024

Hours of Operation : 9:00AM – 5:00PM

Homeschool Class Stunning Savannahs (Fall Session B)

Africa is known for its expansive savanna and the large mammals that call it home. Come discover why this impressive biome is the perfect home for rhinos, giraffes, baboons, lions, and more at Riverbanks Zoo and Garden.

10:30AM – 12:00PM

Children ages 5–12.

Colonial Life Discovery Center (at the Zoo).

$45 per participating student per session (3 classes). Note: If you are not a Riverbanks member, a general admission ticket will also be required.

Opens August 1

Friday, September 20, 2024

Hours of Operation : 9:00AM – 5:00PM

Little Learners at Riverbanks Wiggle Worms

Come Explore the underground world of earthworms!

10:30 – 11:30AM

Children ages 3–5 with an adult.

Waterfall Junction Learning Center in the Botanical Garden.

$10 per child. Note: If you are not a Riverbanks member, a general admission ticket will also be required.

Opens August 1

Monday, September 23, 2024

Hours of Operation : 9:00AM – 5:00PM

Homeschool Class Stunning Savannahs (Fall Session C)

Africa is known for its expansive savanna and the large mammals that call it home. Come discover why this impressive biome is the perfect home for rhinos, giraffes, baboons, lions, and more at Riverbanks Zoo and Garden.

10:30AM – 12:00PM

Children ages 5–12.

Colonial Life Discovery Center (at the Zoo).

$45 per participating student per session (3 classes). Note: If you are not a Riverbanks member, a general admission ticket will also be required.

Opens August 1

Homeschool Little Learners Camels, Llamas, and Alpacas (Fall Session C)

Join us as we learn about camels and their cousins!

10:45 – 11:45AM

Children ages 3–5 with accompanying adult.

Riverbanks Farm Classroom (at the Zoo).

$35 per participating student per session (3 classes). Note: If you are not a Riverbanks member, a general admission ticket will also be required.

Opens August 1

Friday, September 27, 2024

Hours of Operation : 9:00AM – 5:00PM

Little Learners at Riverbanks Bats

Let’s learn about bats! How do they help us and why are some people afraid of them?

10:30 – 11:30AM

Children ages 3–5 with an adult.

Waterfall Junction Learning Center in the Botanical Garden.

$10 per child. Note: If you are not a Riverbanks member, a general admission ticket will also be required.

Opens August 1

Friday, October 4, 2024

Hours of Operation : 9:00AM – 5:00PM

Little Learners at Riverbanks Bats

Let’s learn about bats! How do they help us and why are some people afraid of them?

10:30 – 11:30AM

Children ages 3–5 with an adult.

Waterfall Junction Learning Center in the Botanical Garden.

$10 per child. Note: If you are not a Riverbanks member, a general admission ticket will also be required.

Opens August 1

Monday, October 14, 2024

Hours of Operation : 9:00AM – 5:00PM

Homeschool Class Wonderful Wetlands (Fall Session A)

Wetlands are some of the most valuable ecosystems in the world to you and I! Join us as we trek through the zoo to explore the amazing local plant and animal life found within marshes, swamps, and bogs.

10:30AM – 12:00PM

Children ages 5–12.

Colonial Life Discovery Center (at the Zoo).

$45 per participating student per session (3 classes). Note: If you are not a Riverbanks member, a general admission ticket will also be required.

Opens August 1

Homeschool Little Learners Bats (Fall Session A)

Let’s learn about bats! How do they help us and why are some people afraid of them?

10:45 – 11:45AM

Children ages 3–5 with accompanying adult.

Riverbanks Farm Classroom (at the Zoo).

$35 per participating student per session (3 classes). Note: If you are not a Riverbanks member, a general admission ticket will also be required.

Opens August 1

Friday, October 18, 2024

Hours of Operation : 9:00AM – 5:00PM

Little Learners at Riverbanks Spooky Spiders

Let’s explore the creepy crawly world of spiders!

10:30 – 11:30AM

Children ages 3–5 with an adult.

Waterfall Junction Learning Center in the Botanical Garden.

$10 per child. Note: If you are not a Riverbanks member, a general admission ticket will also be required.

Opens August 1

Monday, October 21, 2024

Hours of Operation : 9:00AM – 5:00PM

Homeschool Class Wonderful Wetlands (Fall Session B)

Wetlands are some of the most valuable ecosystems in the world to you and I! Join us as we trek through the zoo to explore the amazing local plant and animal life found within marshes, swamps, and bogs.

10:30AM – 12:00PM

Children ages 5–12.

Colonial Life Discovery Center (at the Zoo).

$45 per participating student per session (3 classes). Note: If you are not a Riverbanks member, a general admission ticket will also be required.

Opens August 1

Friday, October 25, 2024

Hours of Operation : 9:00AM – 5:00PM

Little Learners at Riverbanks Spooky Spiders

Let’s explore the creepy crawly world of spiders!

10:30 – 11:30AM

Children ages 3–5 with an adult.

Waterfall Junction Learning Center in the Botanical Garden.

$10 per child. Note: If you are not a Riverbanks member, a general admission ticket will also be required.

Opens August 1

Monday, October 28, 2024

Hours of Operation : 9:00AM – 5:00PM

Homeschool Class Wonderful Wetlands (Fall Session C)

Wetlands are some of the most valuable ecosystems in the world to you and I! Join us as we trek through the zoo to explore the amazing local plant and animal life found within marshes, swamps, and bogs.

10:30AM – 12:00PM

Children ages 5–12.

Colonial Life Discovery Center (at the Zoo).

$45 per participating student per session (3 classes). Note: If you are not a Riverbanks member, a general admission ticket will also be required.

Opens August 1

Homeschool Little Learners Bats (Fall Session C)

Let’s learn about bats! How do they help us and why are some people afraid of them?

10:45 – 11:45AM

Children ages 3–5 with accompanying adult.

Riverbanks Farm Classroom (at the Zoo).

$35 per participating student per session (3 classes). Note: If you are not a Riverbanks member, a general admission ticket will also be required.

Opens August 1

Friday, November 8, 2024

Hours of Operation : 9:00AM – 5:00PM

Little Learners at Riverbanks Camels, Llamas & Alpacas

Join us as we learn about camels and their cousins!

10:30 – 11:30AM

Children ages 3–5 with an adult.

Waterfall Junction Learning Center in the Botanical Garden.

$10 per child. Note: If you are not a Riverbanks member, a general admission ticket will also be required.

Opens August 1

Monday, November 11, 2024

Hours of Operation : 9:00AM – 5:00PM

Homeschool Class Captivating Coral Reefs (Fall Session A)

Dive into the importance of biodiversity as we swim through one of the most colorful and busy habitats in the world.

10:30AM – 12:00PM

Children ages 5–12.

Colonial Life Discovery Center (at the Zoo).

$45 per participating student per session (3 classes). Note: If you are not a Riverbanks member, a general admission ticket will also be required.

Opens August 1

Homeschool Little Learners Wiggle Worms (Fall Session A)

Come explore the underground world of earthworms!

10:45 – 11:45AM

Children ages 3–5 with accompanying adult.

Riverbanks Farm Classroom (at the Zoo).

$35 per participating student per session (3 classes). Note: If you are not a Riverbanks member, a general admission ticket will also be required.

Opens August 1

Friday, November 15, 2024

Hours of Operation : 9:00AM – 5:00PM

Little Learners at Riverbanks Camels, Llamas & Alpacas

Join us as we learn about camels and their cousins!

10:30 – 11:30AM

Children ages 3–5 with an adult.

Waterfall Junction Learning Center in the Botanical Garden.

$10 per child. Note: If you are not a Riverbanks member, a general admission ticket will also be required.

Opens August 1

Monday, November 18, 2024

Hours of Operation : 9:00AM – 5:00PM

Homeschool Class Captivating Coral Reefs (Fall Session B)

Dive into the importance of biodiversity as we swim through one of the most colorful and busy habitats in the world.

10:30AM – 12:00PM

Children ages 5–12.

Colonial Life Discovery Center (at the Zoo).

$45 per participating student per session (3 classes). Note: If you are not a Riverbanks member, a general admission ticket will also be required.

Opens August 1

Friday, November 22, 2024

Hours of Operation : 9:00AM – 5:00PM

Little Learners at Riverbanks Thanksgiving Harvest

Let’s celebrate Thanksgiving with an autumn harvest!

10:30 – 11:30AM

Children ages 3–5 with an adult.

Waterfall Junction Learning Center in the Botanical Garden.

$10 per child. Note: If you are not a Riverbanks member, a general admission ticket will also be required.

Opens August 1

Monday, November 25, 2024

Hours of Operation : 9:00AM – 5:00PM

Homeschool Class Captivating Coral Reefs (Fall Session C)

Dive into the importance of biodiversity as we swim through one of the most colorful and busy habitats in the world.

10:30AM – 12:00PM

Children ages 5–12.

Colonial Life Discovery Center (at the Zoo).

$45 per participating student per session (3 classes). Note: If you are not a Riverbanks member, a general admission ticket will also be required.

Opens August 1

Homeschool Little Learners Wiggle Worms (Fall Session C)

Come explore the underground world of earthworms!

10:45 – 11:45AM

Children ages 3–5 with accompanying adult.

Riverbanks Farm Classroom (at the Zoo).

$35 per participating student per session (3 classes). Note: If you are not a Riverbanks member, a general admission ticket will also be required.

Opens August 1

Friday, December 6, 2024

Hours of Operation : 9:00AM – 5:00PM

Little Learners at Riverbanks Oh Deer!

Are reindeer real? What are antlers made from? Why do some deer have white tails? Let’s find out the answers to these questions and more!

10:30 – 11:30AM

Children ages 3–5 with an adult.

Waterfall Junction Learning Center in the Botanical Garden.

$10 per child. Note: If you are not a Riverbanks member, a general admission ticket will also be required.

Opens August 1

Friday, December 13, 2024

Hours of Operation : 9:00AM – 5:00PM

Little Learners at Riverbanks Oh Deer!

Are reindeer real? What are antlers made from? Why do some deer have white tails? Let’s find out the answers to these questions and more!

10:30 – 11:30AM

Children ages 3–5 with an adult.

Waterfall Junction Learning Center in the Botanical Garden.

$10 per child. Note: If you are not a Riverbanks member, a general admission ticket will also be required.

Opens August 1

Friday, January 10, 2025

Hours of Operation : 9:00AM – 5:00PM

Little Learners at Riverbanks Octopus

Octopus are some of the coolest creatures in the ocean! Let’s learn all about them.

10:30 – 11:30AM

Children ages 3–5 with an adult.

Waterfall Junction Learning Center in the Botanical Garden.

$10 per child. Note: If you are not a Riverbanks member, a general admission ticket will also be required.

Opens August 1

Monday, January 13, 2025

Hours of Operation : 9:00AM – 5:00PM

Homeschool Class Eliminating Extinction (Spring Session D)

Why does wildlife disappear? How can we prevent it? From the mystery of the Carolina Parakeet to the return of the beautiful Bali Mynah, students will investigate ways they can help Riverbank’s eliminate extinction.

10:30AM – 12:00PM

Children ages 5–12.

Colonial Life Discovery Center (at the Zoo).

$45 per participating student per session (3 classes). Note: If you are not a Riverbanks member, a general admission ticket will also be required.

Opens August 1

Homeschool Little Learners Ducks, Geese, and Swans (Spring Session D)

Winter is a great time to see waterfowl on our lakes and rivers. Join us as we learn about our feathered friends!

10:45 – 11:45AM

Children ages 3–5 with accompanying adult.

Riverbanks Farm Classroom (at the Zoo).

$35 per participating student per session (3 classes). Note: If you are not a Riverbanks member, a general admission ticket will also be required.

Opens August 1

Friday, January 17, 2025

Hours of Operation : 9:00AM – 5:00PM

Little Learners at Riverbanks Octopus

Octopus are some of the coolest creatures in the ocean! Let’s learn all about them.

10:30 – 11:30AM

Children ages 3–5 with an adult.

Waterfall Junction Learning Center in the Botanical Garden.

$10 per child. Note: If you are not a Riverbanks member, a general admission ticket will also be required.

Opens August 1

Monday, January 20, 2025

Hours of Operation : 9:00AM – 5:00PM

Homeschool Class Eliminating Extinction (Spring Session E)

Why does wildlife disappear? How can we prevent it? From the mystery of the Carolina Parakeet to the return of the beautiful Bali Mynah, students will investigate ways they can help Riverbank’s eliminate extinction.

10:30AM – 12:00PM

Children ages 5–12.

Colonial Life Discovery Center (at the Zoo).

$45 per participating student per session (3 classes). Note: If you are not a Riverbanks member, a general admission ticket will also be required.

Opens August 1

Friday, January 24, 2025

Hours of Operation : 9:00AM – 5:00PM

Little Learners at Riverbanks Turtles & Tortoises

What’s the difference between a turtle and a tortoise? Let’s investigate!

10:30 – 11:30AM

Children ages 3–5 with an adult.

Waterfall Junction Learning Center in the Botanical Garden.

$10 per child. Note: If you are not a Riverbanks member, a general admission ticket will also be required.

Opens August 1

Monday, January 27, 2025

Hours of Operation : 9:00AM – 5:00PM

Homeschool Class Eliminating Extinction (Spring Session F)

Why does wildlife disappear? How can we prevent it? From the mystery of the Carolina Parakeet to the return of the beautiful Bali Mynah, students will investigate ways they can help Riverbank’s eliminate extinction.

10:30AM – 12:00PM

Children ages 5–12.

Colonial Life Discovery Center (at the Zoo).

$45 per participating student per session (3 classes). Note: If you are not a Riverbanks member, a general admission ticket will also be required.

Opens August 1

Homeschool Little Learners Ducks, Geese, and Swans (Spring Session F)

Winter is a great time to see waterfowl on our lakes and rivers. Join us as we learn about our feathered friends!

10:45 – 11:45AM

Children ages 3–5 with accompanying adult.

Riverbanks Farm Classroom (at the Zoo).

$35 per participating student per session (3 classes). Note: If you are not a Riverbanks member, a general admission ticket will also be required.

Opens August 1

Friday, January 31, 2025

Hours of Operation : 9:00AM – 5:00PM

Little Learners at Riverbanks Turtles & Tortoises

What’s the difference between a turtle and a tortoise? Let’s investigate!

10:30 – 11:30AM

Children ages 3–5 with an adult.

Waterfall Junction Learning Center in the Botanical Garden.

$10 per child. Note: If you are not a Riverbanks member, a general admission ticket will also be required.

Opens August 1

Friday, February 7, 2025

Hours of Operation : 9:00AM – 5:00PM

Little Learners at Riverbanks Ducks, Geese & Swans

Winter is a great time to see waterfowl on our lakes and rivers. Join us as we learn about our feathered friends!

10:30 – 11:30AM

Children ages 3–5 with an adult.

Waterfall Junction Learning Center in the Botanical Garden.

$10 per child. Note: If you are not a Riverbanks member, a general admission ticket will also be required.

Opens August 1

Monday, February 10, 2025

Hours of Operation : 9:00AM – 5:00PM

Homeschool Class Conservation Connection (Spring Session D)

Explore the many ways Riverbanks is involved in protecting North America Songbirds and Pollinators. Students will get the opportunity to take home some tools to help connect to wildlife and conservation in their own backyard!

10:30AM – 12:00PM

Children ages 5–12.

Colonial Life Discovery Center (at the Zoo).

$45 per participating student per session (3 classes). Note: If you are not a Riverbanks member, a general admission ticket will also be required.

Opens August 1

Homeschool Little Learners Octopus (Spring Session D)

Octopi are some of the coolest creatures in the ocean! Let’s learn all about them!

10:45 – 11:45AM

Children ages 3–5 with accompanying adult.

Riverbanks Farm Classroom (at the Zoo).

$35 per participating student per session (3 classes). Note: If you are not a Riverbanks member, a general admission ticket will also be required.

Opens August 1

Monday, February 17, 2025

Hours of Operation : 9:00AM – 5:00PM

Homeschool Class Conservation Connection (Spring Session E)

Explore the many ways Riverbanks is involved in protecting North America Songbirds and Pollinators. Students will get the opportunity to take home some tools to help connect to wildlife and conservation in their own backyard!

10:30AM – 12:00PM

Children ages 5–12.

Colonial Life Discovery Center (at the Zoo).

$45 per participating student per session (3 classes). Note: If you are not a Riverbanks member, a general admission ticket will also be required.

Opens August 1

Friday, February 21, 2025

Hours of Operation : 9:00AM – 5:00PM

Little Learners at Riverbanks Ducks, Geese & Swans

Winter is a great time to see waterfowl on our lakes and rivers. Join us as we learn about our feathered friends!

10:30 – 11:30AM

Children ages 3–5 with an adult.

Waterfall Junction Learning Center in the Botanical Garden.

$10 per child. Note: If you are not a Riverbanks member, a general admission ticket will also be required.

Opens August 1

Monday, February 24, 2025

Hours of Operation : 9:00AM – 5:00PM

Homeschool Class Conservation Connection (Spring Session F)

Explore the many ways Riverbanks is involved in protecting North America Songbirds and Pollinators. Students will get the opportunity to take home some tools to help connect to wildlife and conservation in their own backyard!

10:30AM – 12:00PM

Children ages 5–12.

Colonial Life Discovery Center (at the Zoo).

$45 per participating student per session (3 classes). Note: If you are not a Riverbanks member, a general admission ticket will also be required.

Opens August 1

Homeschool Little Learners Octopus (Spring Session F)

Octopi are some of the coolest creatures in the ocean! Let’s learn all about them!

10:45 – 11:45AM

Children ages 3–5 with accompanying adult.

Riverbanks Farm Classroom (at the Zoo).

$35 per participating student per session (3 classes). Note: If you are not a Riverbanks member, a general admission ticket will also be required.

Opens August 1

Friday, February 28, 2025

Hours of Operation : 9:00AM – 5:00PM

Little Learners at Riverbanks Capybara & Kin

Capybaras look like a cute cross between a pig, a beaver, and a hippopotamus. But what are they really? Let’s learn about capybaras and their relatives!

10:30 – 11:30AM

Children ages 3–5 with an adult.

Waterfall Junction Learning Center in the Botanical Garden.

$10 per child. Note: If you are not a Riverbanks member, a general admission ticket will also be required.

Opens August 1

Friday, March 7, 2025

Hours of Operation : 9:00AM – 5:00PM

Little Learners at Riverbanks Capybara & Kin

Capybaras look like a cute cross between a pig, a beaver, and a hippopotamus. But what are they really? Let’s learn about capybaras and their relatives!

10:30 – 11:30AM

Children ages 3–5 with an adult.

Waterfall Junction Learning Center in the Botanical Garden.

$10 per child. Note: If you are not a Riverbanks member, a general admission ticket will also be required.

Opens August 1

Monday, March 10, 2025

Hours of Operation : 9:00AM – 5:00PM

Homeschool Class Restoration Recovery (Spring Session D)

Join us as we observe some of the ways Riverbanks is working to restore Gopher Tortoises, Spider Lillies, and Gopher Frogs to their native habitats.

10:30AM – 12:00PM

Children ages 5–12.

Colonial Life Discovery Center (at the Zoo).

$45 per participating student per session (3 classes). Note: If you are not a Riverbanks member, a general admission ticket will also be required.

Opens August 1

Homeschool Little Learners Capybara & Kin (Spring Session D)

Capybaras look like a cute cross between a pig, a beaver, and a hippopotamus. But what are they really? Let’s learn about capybaras and their relatives!

10:45 – 11:45AM

Children ages 3–5 with accompanying adult.

Riverbanks Farm Classroom (at the Zoo).

$35 per participating student per session (3 classes). Note: If you are not a Riverbanks member, a general admission ticket will also be required.

Opens August 1

Monday, March 17, 2025

Hours of Operation : 9:00AM – 5:00PM

Homeschool Class Restoration Recovery (Spring Session E)

Join us as we observe some of the ways Riverbanks is working to restore Gopher Tortoises, Spider Lillies, and Gopher Frogs to their native habitats.

10:30AM – 12:00PM

Children ages 5–12.

Colonial Life Discovery Center (at the Zoo).

$45 per participating student per session (3 classes). Note: If you are not a Riverbanks member, a general admission ticket will also be required.

Opens August 1

Friday, March 21, 2025

Hours of Operation : 9:00AM – 5:00PM

Little Learners at Riverbanks Seal & Sea Lions

What’s the difference between seals and sea lions? Let’s find out.

10:30 – 11:30AM

Children ages 3–5 with an adult.

Waterfall Junction Learning Center in the Botanical Garden.

$10 per child. Note: If you are not a Riverbanks member, a general admission ticket will also be required.

Opens August 1

Monday, March 24, 2025

Hours of Operation : 9:00AM – 5:00PM

Homeschool Class Restoration Recovery (Spring Session F)

Join us as we observe some of the ways Riverbanks is working to restore Gopher Tortoises, Spider Lillies, and Gopher Frogs to their native habitats.

10:30AM – 12:00PM

Children ages 5–12.

Colonial Life Discovery Center (at the Zoo).

$45 per participating student per session (3 classes). Note: If you are not a Riverbanks member, a general admission ticket will also be required.

Opens August 1

Homeschool Little Learners Capybara & Kin (Spring Session F)

Capybaras look like a cute cross between a pig, a beaver, and a hippopotamus. But what are they really? Let’s learn about capybaras and their relatives!

10:45 – 11:45AM

Children ages 3–5 with accompanying adult.

Riverbanks Farm Classroom (at the Zoo).

$35 per participating student per session (3 classes). Note: If you are not a Riverbanks member, a general admission ticket will also be required.

Opens August 1

Friday, March 28, 2025

Hours of Operation : 9:00AM – 5:00PM

Little Learners at Riverbanks Seal & Sea Lions

What’s the difference between seals and sea lions? Let’s find out.

10:30 – 11:30AM

Children ages 3–5 with an adult.

Waterfall Junction Learning Center in the Botanical Garden.

$10 per child. Note: If you are not a Riverbanks member, a general admission ticket will also be required.

Opens August 1

Friday, April 4, 2025

Hours of Operation : 9:00AM – 5:00PM

Little Learners at Riverbanks Colorful Flowers of Spring

Let’s explore the spring garden to see what colors we can discover!

10:30 – 11:30AM

Children ages 3–5 with an adult.

Waterfall Junction Learning Center in the Botanical Garden.

$10 per child. Note: If you are not a Riverbanks member, a general admission ticket will also be required.

Opens August 1

Friday, April 11, 2025

Hours of Operation : 9:00AM – 5:00PM

Little Learners at Riverbanks Colorful Flowers of Spring

Let’s explore the spring garden to see what colors we can discover!

10:30 – 11:30AM

Children ages 3–5 with an adult.

Waterfall Junction Learning Center in the Botanical Garden.

$10 per child. Note: If you are not a Riverbanks member, a general admission ticket will also be required.

Opens August 1

Friday, May 2, 2025

Hours of Operation : 9:00AM – 5:00PM

Little Learners at Riverbanks Dragonflies & Damselflies

Join us as we learn about these beautiful and fascinating insects!

10:30 – 11:30AM

Children ages 3–5 with an adult.

Waterfall Junction Learning Center in the Botanical Garden.

$10 per child. Note: If you are not a Riverbanks member, a general admission ticket will also be required.

Opens August 1

Friday, May 9, 2025

Hours of Operation : 9:00AM – 5:00PM

Little Learners at Riverbanks Dragonflies & Damselflies

Join us as we learn about these beautiful and fascinating insects!

10:30 – 11:30AM

Children ages 3–5 with an adult.

Waterfall Junction Learning Center in the Botanical Garden.

$10 per child. Note: If you are not a Riverbanks member, a general admission ticket will also be required.

Opens August 1

Friday, May 16, 2025

Hours of Operation : 9:00AM – 5:00PM

Little Learners at Riverbanks Mother Earth

Let’s journey around the world and explore this incredible planet we call home!

10:30 – 11:30AM

Children ages 3–5 with an adult.

Waterfall Junction Learning Center in the Botanical Garden.

$10 per child. Note: If you are not a Riverbanks member, a general admission ticket will also be required.

Opens August 1