Education at Roger Williams Park Zoo

Education at Roger Williams Park Zoo

Roger Williams Park Zoo is the ultimate living classroom and an award-winning center for environmental education.  Tens of thousands of visitors engage in fun and educational programs at the Zoo each year.  Our school programs are aligned with Rhode Island educational benchmarks and provide supplemental environmental and science education to more than 25,000 students annually.  In addition to our programming, Roger Williams Park Zoo also actively advocates for environmental and science education in Rhode Island and across the nation, helping to shape and support education legislation like the No Child Left Inside Act and Rhode Island's first Environmental Literacy Plan.

Discover wildlife with our family-friendly and standards-based school programs.

Family Programs

Explore our long list of fun classes and clubs for preschoolers to teens and even some that the whole family can enjoy together. New: a conservation lecture for ages 16 and up!
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Travel with the Zoo

Join us on exciting trips to natural wonders and centers of wildlife in New England, across the country and around the world.
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Schools & Educators

Choose the perfect program to complement your curriculum! Book a field trip or educational programs at the Zoo or in your classroom. Our programs meet science Grade Span Expectations (GSE’s) and other Rhode Island educational benchmarks. Plus, access free resources to complement your next field trip, and browse our Teacher’s Resource page.
Explore our programs and resources

Community Groups

Find out more about the Zoomobile and Zoo Overnight programs available to community groups like scout troops, retirement communities, senior centers and any other community group.
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See how Roger Williams Park Zoo is working to shape and support environmental education on both a local and national level.
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Meet Our Educators

Meet our passionate and dedicated staff who work hard to bring discovery of the natural world, an appreciation for wildlife and a commitment to conservation to your children and community.
Meet our staff