Calendar of Events

Fall & Winter Zoo Hours
Oct 01 - Mar 31

Starting October 1st through March 31st, Roger Williams Park Zoo will be open from 10am - 4pm, with the last admission at 3:30pm. Please plan your Zoo trips accordingly.

Be a Secret Santa for your Favorite Animals
Nov 25 - Dec 23

Ever want to be a Secret Santa for the animals at the Zoo? You can help us provide enrichment toys for animals at the Enrichment Tree in the lobby of the elephant and giraffe pavilion. There, you can choose an ornament with a gift request, and donate the amount of the gift along with the ornament in the Enrichment Tree dropbox. The tree will be available until December 23rd. 

7 for 7 Admission
Dec 01 - Dec 31

The Zoo is saying a big THANK YOU to everyone this December by offering special “7 for 7” admission – $7 admission for all visitors to celebrate the approval Rhode Island ballot question 7. The $7 admission price, available December 1 - 31, applies to everyone, regardless of age. Toddlers age 2 and under are always admitted for free. 

Paint Night at the Zoo
Dec 03 - Feb 14

You’ve heard the hype, now be a part of it at Paint Night at the Zoo! This instructor led workshop is designed to guide artists of all skill levels step by step through creating artwork to be proudly displayed at home. For $35, we’ll provide everything you need: canvas, paints, brushes, a smock and even a glass of wine for participants 21 and older. This is a 16+ event. Space is limited, and pre-registration is required (there is a waiting list for events that are full).

Dates & Themes:
Wednesday, 12/3/2014 Elephants
Wednesday, 12/10/2014 Flamingos
Sunday, 1/18/2015 Peacocks*
Saturday, 2/14/2015 Giraffes   

*Age 13+ with an adult. Teen friendly snacks & drinks, no alcohol available.

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Science Saturday
Dec 13 - Jan 10

Explore the wondrous world of science with us on Saturday, December 13! This activity offers individuals or families an opportunity to conduct their own experiments using special science kits. From finding out what an owl had for dinner to the sweet secrets of strawberry DNA this is a fun for all journey into the amazing world of science!

Location: Meller Danforth Education Center
Dates: December 13 & Jaunuary 10
Time: Drop-in any time between 1:30pm & 3:00pm

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Creatures 'N Kids
Dec 17 - Jan 23

Discover more about animals in this fun and educational program geared towards children ages 18 months to 3 years old. These programs allow our younger visitors to be excited by and connect with animals. Drop-in any time between 10:30am and 12 noon to hear a story, meet an animal, color, and engage in free-choice activities. The price, in addition to Zoo admission is $10 per family (up to 4 people), and $5 for each additional person.

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A Special Thank You to our Annual Media Sponsors
Dec 31