Riverbanks Zoo & Garden
500 Wildlife Parkway
Columbia, SC 29210
Phone: (803) 602-0837
- Inspiring botanical gardens
- Fascinating animals
- Highest standards of care for our animal
- High-quality recreational experience
Hours of OperationMon - Fri: 8:30am - 5:00pm
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.
Riverbanks first opened its gates to the local community on April 25, 1974. Now more than 40 years later, the Zoo and Garden welcomes more than 1 million guests annually and has earned a national reputation as one of America’s best zoos.
- Palmer "Satch” Krantz, President and CEO
- Tommy Stringfellow, Chief Operating Officer
- Steve Hatchell, Chief Financial Officer
Mission StatementIt is the mission of Riverbanks Zoo and Garden to foster appreciation and concern for all living things. We are dedicated to providing:
~ the highest standards of care for our animal and plant collections.
~ a diverse educational and high-quality recreational experience for all Riverbanks visitors.
~ all the resources at our disposal for the conservation of the earth's flora and fauna.