Animal Feedings

Animal Feedings

Close encounters they’ll remember for a lifetime

April 4 through September 27

Here's what people are saying about their animal encounters

"We could tell the staff cared deeply about the animals. They watched over them closely explaining behaviour which was very interesting. They also took the time to make sure our six year old grandson experienced everything while being careful to protect him and the animals. Very impressed!"

"The experience more than met our expectations - our grandson loved it!"

"Our facilitators were very enthusiastic, especially Joey!"

For more information see our Frequently Ask Questions below.

For questions about registration, please contact, or call 401-785-3510 x358.

Have the unforgettable adventure of a close-up animal encounter with your family! 

Again in 2015, we are offering online ticket purchase for our exciting seal feedings! Registration for each feeding will open one month prior to the actual date of the session. For example, registration for May 10th’s seal feeding will open on April 10th.

Please note, this year pre-registration is required to participate in the seal feedings.

Tickets for giraffe feedings are available at a booth next to the covered giraffe viewing area, and are no longer available for online purchase. 

Harbor Seal Encounter!

Please note: As of May 23, seal encounters are suspended until further notice. We apologize for the inconvenience.


April 4th – Memorial Day: Saturdays & Sundays

Memorial Day – Labor Day:  Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday

Labor Day – September 27th: Saturdays & Sundays

Time:  2pm
Price:  $20 per person (in addition to Zoo admission)

Guests must be age 5 or older to participate, and children ages 5+ must be accompanied by a paying adult. The seal feeding area is not wheelchair accessible.

Please note:  All seal feeding registrations are final.  Feedings will take place rain or shine. 

Giraffe Feedings!

2015: Daily from May 23 - October 31

Times: 11am -12 noon; 2 - 3pm
Price:   $5 for food (in addition to Zoo admission)

Please note: Groups may split the food, and take turns feeding the animals. Children must be age 3 and older to participate.

Frequently Asked Questions