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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Rock-a-Baby Concerts

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

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Creatures 'n Kids *New*

(children ages 18 months - 3 years and an adult)

Discover more about animals in this fun and educational program geared toward children ages 18 months to 3 years old. These programs allow our younger visitors to be excited by and connect with animals as they hear a story, meet an animal, color & engage in free choice activities.

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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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