Very nice zoo! Gardens were beautiful as well! Children's garden was large. There is also a hiking trail on the way to the gardens. It is paved & the first part is wheelchair accessible, tho bumpy.
Also, you aren't the only guest who wants to feed a giraffe. There has to be enough for everyone. They aren't fed all day in order to keep them healthy. Take responsibility and know the schedule.
Giraffes are not hamsters. It costs a lot of money to house, feed, exhibit, and vet several of these large exotics. The $2 for a handful of greens goes directly toward their care.
Make sure to see the elephants, and the penguins, they seem to be the most active of all the animals. The rest of the bunch were just sleeping. We were there around 11am
beautiful zoo! great penguin, koala, and meerkat exhibit. take the kids on a nice day and enjoy! also makes a great date! just avoid in the summer, HOT!
Changing table in the woman's RR, be switch inside a larger stall ......dang why does it have to be at entrance, for my girls private moments to be notice by all entering the RR.....Not Cool,
Parent tip: if you don't have money for your kids to buy animal food just look down. You'll find tons of lettuce for the giraffes and food for the goats and alpacas. Score!
This is a great little zoo with a variety of animals and a very friendly staff. Boo at the Zoo in October is fun too!
Wait until next year (2015) to go. They are doing a lot of construction as of 3/13/14. Quite a few of the animals are gone temporarily and the rest just look pathetic in their cages.
Very nice but very small for how popular this zoo is. Be careful you may be waiting in the parking lot to purchase tickets.
Go to the aquarium, the most peaceful and enjoyable place... The diver comes at 12:30 and 3:30
They have cute animals and stunning gardens and there's fun for every age
Come at 9am when the zoo opens! It's peaceful and the animals are usually very active. It's not too hot this early either!
Go early in the morning on weekends. It turns into a real zoo later in the day.
Be sure to see the new giraffe babies and the baboon baby is very cute and fun to watch.
Had so much fun here. Enjoyed the Christmas light show but most of the animals are sleep and put away during this event.
Come at 9am when the zoo opens It's peaceful and the animals are usually very active.
Such a great zoo, amazing how much it's grown the past few decades.
A great zoo. Don't forget to take the tram to the botanical garden!
Best zoo I've ever been to. Always upgrading for the better.
Anytime we're back home we ALWAYS go. The bird house and aquarium are where we spend most of our time.
Be sure to dress your little one in their costume for Boo at the zoo
Make sure to make time for Sky High Safari - the high ropes course! SO FUN!
Great place to bring the kiddos....animals, pony rides, great gifts, toys, and food, and Face Painting!
Best zoo ever!! Lights at Christmas are a great addition!!
Be prepared...people DO Not Wear deodorant here. The humans smell worse then the animals.
Don't wait to feed the giraffes. Once they are out of food, they are done. Even if it says till 1:30
If your going to see the lights take broad river to greystone to avoid the interstate bottleneck
Feeding the lorikeets is definitely worth the $2. Feeding the giraffes is a rip off.
Bring gear for rain or shine. The zoo is open either way and we don't give out rainchecks.
I went here a few weeks ago. It was soo FUN but the lions was sleep when i came:(
Toast marshmellows and free trick or treat candy during Boo at the Zoo nights.
A great walking zoo! Really looking forward to all the new exhibits opening in 2015!!
Get here early and beat the crowd. Go feed the giraffes!
Africa is thousands of miles away, but Riverbanks Zoo is just down the street.
Feed the birds and make sure to stop by the kangaroo exhibit!
Dont bother coming after 5p. Many of the animals are put away.
Wonderful exhibits & beautiful gardens.
The three new exhibits are pretty sweet!!!
Come early to feed the giraffes and lorikeets!
The kids are loving the new Sky High Safari climb!!
Small zoo with a lot of exhibits.
Visit the Kangaroo Walkabout! Feed the Lorikeets! Ride the merry-go-round!
Had a wonderful day on a swing in the Botanical Gardens =)
Wonderful time with Stefanie on a beautiful day in Columbia SC
Great place to bring the family without breaking the bank!