Calendar of Events

Fall & Winter Hours
Oct 01 - Mar 31

From October 1, 2016 to March 31, 2017, the Zoo will be open from 10am to 4pm, with the last admission at 3:30pm.

Carousel Village Bounce House
Nov 01 - Dec 31

Leap, jump, and play the day away in this fun and bouncy activity at the Carousel Village. Please remember to bring socks, as they are required to enter the bouncy house. This offering is only available to children ages 3 - 12, and requires a nominal fee.

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Fall Carousel Village Hours
Nov 01 - Dec 31

The Carousel Village in Roger Williams Park will be open on the weekends November 1 through December 31 from 12 - 4pm.

A popular family destination in Roger Williams Park a short distance away from the Zoo, the Carousel offers fun for children of all ages throughout the year, including the fully accessible Hasbro Boundless Playground.

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Zoo-Cation Day Camps
Nov 11 (All day)

A day off from school doesn’t have to mean a day off from learning, exploring, and making friends!

On November 11, the Zoo is hosting new one-day camps that will engage campers in a full day of crafts, hands-on and inquiry-driven activities, encounters with wild animal ambassadors, and a tour of the Zoo where each camper will get a chance to feed the goats in the Alex and Ani Farmyard. Camps are available for children ages 4 - 13. Preregistration is required.

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Veteran's Day Discount
Nov 11 (All day)

The Zoo salutes the men and women who serve our nation this Veterans Day with free admission for veterans and members of our armed forces (identification of active or retired status must be shown to receive free admission), and half price admission for up to three guests.

Preschool Adventures
Nov 12 - Feb 11

These 90-minute programs focus on a special animal or area of the Zoo and present opportunities for adult/child pairs to make discoveries together. Programs include a lesson, activity, a craft, an up-close encounter with one of our education animals, and a walk to an exhibit. Please note this program does not include direct interaction with exhibit animals. Preregistration is required.

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Coat Drive at Children's Workshop
Nov 14 - Nov 19

Bring gently used coats to any Children's Workshop location to help a family in need, and receive a coupon for half-off Zoo admission for up to 4 people from November 14 - 19. 

The coats will be delivered to the Buy Nothing Coalition to people who need help keeping warm this winter.

Paint & Wine Nights
Nov 17 - Dec 10

You’ve heard the hype, now be a part of it at Paint at the Zoo! This instructor led workshop guides artists of all skill levels step-by-step through creating wild works of art. We’ll provide everything you need: canvas, paints, brushes, a smock and refreshments (note, wine is only available to participants age 21+). This event is for ages 18+. Online registration is required.

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Eco-Depot Recycling Events
Nov 19 - Dec 17

Rhode Island Resource Recovery is holding Eco-Depot events throughout the year for people to recycle their household hazardous waste, including paint, batteries, devices that contain mercury, fertilizer, pool chemicals, and automotive fluids.

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Rock & Roar! Rock-a-Baby Concerts
Nov 19 - Feb 12

The very popular Rock-a-Baby band is coming to the Zoo! Jam with them in the Meller-Danforth Education Center during these exciting 45- minute concerts specifically geared towards our youngest Zoo guests. Each month's concert will have a different animal or nature theme, so no two shows will be alike! Preregistration is required.

Dates & Themes:
November 19    Transportation
January 21        Jumping
February 12      Gardens

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Santa’s Village at the Carousel Wk 1
Nov 26 - Nov 27

Santa’s first-ever visit to the Carousel Village wouldn’t be complete without you! The young and young at heart are invited to enjoy a special moment with Santa from 10am – 12pm and 1pm – 3pm. This drop-in program requires no pre-registration and is available to all ages. Adults visit free and event admission for children and babies is only $5. Don’t forget to bring your own camera to capture the magic! Each participating child will enjoy milk from Monroe Dairy and cookes.

The carousel itself will also be available for rides all day long (additional fee; rides are $2 per person). The Carousel Village welcomes visitors of all ages and abilities: the visiting area and Hasbro Boundless outdoor playground are both fully accessible.

Santa’s Village at the Carousel Wk 2
Dec 03 - Dec 04

Santa’s first-ever visit to the Carousel Village wouldn’t be complete without you! The young and young at heart are invited to enjoy a special moment with Santa from 10am – 12pm and 1pm – 3pm. This drop-in program requires no pre-registration and is available to all ages. Adults visit free and event admission for children over age 1 is only $5. Don’t forget to bring your own camera to capture the magic! Each participating child will enjoy milk from Monroe Dairy and cookes.

The carousel itself will also be available for rides all day long (additional fee; rides are $2 per person). The Carousel Village welcomes visitors of all ages and abilities: the visiting area and Hasbro Boundless outdoor playground are both fully accessible.

A Special Thank You to our Annual Media Sponsors
Dec 31