Our Mission

Our Mission

Engaging with wildlife improves understanding and appreciation of the natural world.

“…New England’s great zoo.”
- The Boston Globe

“The Roger Williams Park Zoo is not only one of the top tourist attractions in Rhode Island, but also, in our humble opinion, the best zoo in the region.”
- America’s Best Zoos: A Travel Guide for Fans & Families

WINNER: Senator John H. Chaffee Outstanding Conservation Program Award, 2009 - for work done by the RWP Zoo chapter of the national FrogWatch USA program.

WINNER:  AZA’s Significant Achievement Award for International Conservation, 2008 –
for support given to the Tarangire Elephant Project in Tanzania.

Roger Williams Park Zoo strives to engage guests in an extraordinary and unique educational experience to improve their understanding of and appreciation for the natural world.  We contribute significantly to the conservation of our earth’s animals, plants and other natural resources by challenging ourselves and our audience to act as responsible environmental stewards.

Roger Williams Park Zoo is supported and managed by the Rhode Island Zoological Society and is owned by the City of Providence.