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Riverbanks School Programs

Whether you teach preschool or middle school, Riverbanks Zoo and Garden has a school program to fit your needs. All programs are carefully crafted around South Carolina Science Academic Standards and are developed to involve your students in active, inquiry-based learning.


Programs are also available for grades 7-8 and high school. Click here to download:


If you are interested in college level programs or teacher training programs, please contact the Riverbanks Education Department at 803.779.8717x1113.


A program fee of $55 is charged for each program reserved.

Programs can now be reserved online; Riverbanks now offers a simple and secure way for authorized school personnel to sign up for school programs, order school group admission tickets and purchase Jungle Meals—all from the convenience of a computer. Log on to sign up for a school program now or have your school administrator create a School eStore account.


Each classroom can hold up to 25 students, plus 2 additional adults (teachers and/or chaperones).

Programs may also be reserved in advance by calling the Education Department at 803.779.8717 x1113 Monday through Friday between 9:00 am and 4:30 pm.
If you have any questions, please email