Riverbanks Zoo

‘Lights Before Christmas’ at Riverbanks Zoo open on select nights

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)–The Riverbanks Zoo is hosting its annual “Lights Before Christmas” event throughout November and December. The event starts Saturday, November 21 and runs on select dates in November and December. Timed arrival tickets are required and must be purchased in advance. The event runs from 5 p.m.- 9 p.m. Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for kids…

More SC attractions ready: Riverbanks Zoo reopens

Riverbanks Zoo reopens this weekend

COLUMBIA, S.C (WOLO)– Are you ready to enjoy the wild side? This weekend, Riverbanks Zoo and Garden officially reopened. Zoo officials say they have reopened with enhanced safety measures and operating procedures in place. “We’ve been diligently preparing for the Zoo’s reopening for several weeks and look forward to welcoming our members and guests,” said Susan O’Cain, director of communications….

Potential Riverbanks Zoo reopening could take place in phases with smaller crowds

No firm reopening date has been established

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) — Several members of Governor Henry McMaster’s “accelerateSC” task force talked about ways to reopen several South Carolina businesses, including major tourist attractions. Duane Parrish, the Director of South Carolina’s Department of Parks, Recreation, and Tourism, told “Response” subcommittee members that he’s been talking with several major tourist spots, hinting that some could open up soon. The Riverbanks…

Riverbanks Zoo to remain closed to the public through April 30

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)- Riverbanks Zoo and Garden announced Tuesday, that it will remain closed to the public through April 30. Zoo officials say they are following guidelines from state and federal leaders to encourage social distancing and help slow the spread of coronavirus in the community.  The animals and plants at Riverbanks continue to receive the highest standards of care…