Early Childhood Education Programs

Early Childhood Education Programs

Early childhood education programs at Roger Williams Park Zoo offer a fun, age-appropriate way for parents and their children ages 18 months to 5 years to discover the natural world together.   Programs are offered from September through May and themes change monthly, so there’s always a new and exciting experience at every class!

Our programs are a great way for little ones to discover the natural world.

Preschool Adventures (ages 3 - 5)

These 90-minute programs are for children three to five years old accompanied by an adult. Each program focuses on a special animal or area of the Zoo and present opportunities for adult/child pairs to make discoveries together. Programs include a lesson, activities, a craft, and an up close program animal encounter.

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Wild Beginnings

Designed for preschool classes, our Wild Adventures program includes a short lesson, a craft activity and a special visit to a Zoo exhibit.  Lots of animal themes to choose from!  Classes are held in our preschool-friendly ZooLab. 

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Breakfast on the Farm

(Ages 2+) Join zoo keepers in the Alex and Ani Farmyard for a special “Breakfast on the Farm.” Enjoy a farm-to-table breakfast buffet outside featuring locally sourced food provided by Providence caterer, Easy Entertaining. After breakfast, the zoo keepers caring for the animals in the Farmyard will lead you in creating and giving enrichment to the animals to get their day started.

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Come Out & Play! Concert

Celebrate summer while you dance to tunes from the popular Rock-a-Baby band, and play the early evening away in the Big Backyard. This event is specifically geared towards our youngest Zoo guests and promises to be fun for the whole family.

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Rock-a-Baby Concerts

An exciting 45-minute concert specifically geared towards our youngest Zoo guests.

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More Family Programs

Big Kids (ages 6 – 12)

Teens (ages 13 - 17)

ZooCamp (ages 4 - 17)

Adults (ages 16+)

Fun for the Whole Family

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