Looking for a new twist for summer family movie nights? Take a walk on the wild side -- straight to Riverbanks Zoo
The zoo is starting something new on Friday nights in June and July -- ZOOvie Nights. Grab a lawn chair and head to the zoo's Palmetto Plaza, starting June 8. Concessions will be available.
Admission is just $3 for Riverbanks members and $5 for the general public, with tickets available at the main zoo entrance. The gates open at 7 p.m., offering a chance to ride the carousel and the Spots n' Strips Railroad or try your climbing skills at the Wild Adventures Climbing Wall before the show starts at dusk.
Here's what's showing on upcoming ZOOvie Nights:
June 8: "Curious George"
June 15: "Zookeeper"
June 29: "Puss In Boots"
July 6: "Kung Fu Panda"
July 13: "Dolphin Tales"
July 27: "Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa"
“We are excited to bring the big-screen to Riverbanks,” said Tommy Stringfellow, chief operating officer at Riverbanks Zoo and Garden. “ZOOvie Nights will add a new level of fun to the traditional movie night, while giving families yet another affordable opportunity to enjoy the zoo.”
To check on any weather cancellations, visit the zoo's facebook page
Along with a night at the ZOOvies, make time during the day to visit Riverbanks Zoo and Garden -- just named one of America ’s Top 10 zoos by TripAdvisor
, the world’s largest travel site.
TripAdvisor's Popularity Index ranked Riverbanks as the fourth best zoo in the nation, giving it kudos for the zoo's ability to provide guests with up-close animal exhibits and interactive attractions.
According to one TripAdvisor traveler, “Riverbanks Zoo is the perfect family outing.”
As a family that's visited the zoo dozens and dozens of times over the years, we'd have to agree.
To see what TripAdvisor travelers are saying about Riverbanks, click here