One of the oldest zoos in the country, Roger Williams Park Zoo is located in Providence, RI amid a beautiful, 40-acre park setting.
Peanut Butter Drive
Once again, we’re participating in this year’s Washington Trust Peanut Butter Drive to collect nutritious peanut butter for donation to the Rhode Island Community Food Bank. For the month of March, the Zoo will offer one complimentary child’s admission (ages 3-12) to each family that brings a jar of peanut butter (minimum 16 oz. size) to Zoo admissions for donation. Just that one jar will make 16 sandwiches to feed a hungry family! The complimentary child’s admission must be used at the time of the donation. This offer is one per family and not valid in combination with any other promotions.
The Outback Trail Opens April 1st
Experience our marvelous marsupials like never before! Our new Outback Trail in Australasia is a walk-through exhibit where you’ll get up-close with kangaroos and wallabies. You will enter a rustic cabin to cross a moat and hop along a trail right through the middle of the exhibit — no fences! The pathway is clearly marked, and a rope assures guests don’t stray directly into the animals’ space. Gray kangaroos Sharlotte, Mickey and Lisa now share their exhibit with a number of their smaller Bennett’s wallaby cousins. The exhibit will be open daily starting April 1st, and is free with Zoo admission.
On April 9, Take a journey to the Arctic Circle with author Todd Mcleish as he presents his adventures studying the elusive narwhal, the rare Arctic whale with the spiral tusk. Preregistration is required by April 1. The price is $25 per person and includes lecture, cheese, and one glass of wine for participants over 21. Copies of Todd's book, "Narwhals: Arctic Whales in a Melting World," will be available for purchase and signing. This is a 16+ event.