Riverbanks Zoo and GardenHome to over 2,000 incredible animals as well as several magnificent gardens, Riverbanks Zoo and Garden is a lush, 170-acre animal conservation center located in Columbia, South Carolina. Featuring dynamic natural habitats, scenic river views, beautiful valley overlooks and important historic landmarks, this unique combination of flora and fauna will delight both children and adults. Top animals include elephants, gorillas, penguins, giraffes, meerkats, monkeys and zebras.
Hours -9AM-5PM. Extended Spring/Summer Hours: 9AM-6PM on Saturdays and Sundays - March 29-September 29, 2013.
Prices -$11.75 adults, $10.75 military and seniors, $9.25 children 3-12, free for children 2 and under
Events -Garden Festival, live music shows, wine tasting, holiday celebrations and more
- Make faces at the monkeys and meerkats
- Stroll through the beautiful botanic gardens
- Learn about sustainability and conservation
- Eat lunch next to the Ndoki Forest
- Go on a walkabout with kangaroos