Calendar of Events

Animal Keeper Talks
Jan 01 - Dec 31

Find out more about all the animals at Roger Williams Park Zoo with daily animal keeper talks at 11:30 am.  Each day focuses on a different animal in a different habitat and provide guests with the opportunity to truly understand our animals and their environment.  The daily talk is listed on a board as guests walk through admissions. 

Spring & Summer Hours
Apr 01 - Sep 30

From April 1, 2017 to September 30, 2017, the Zoo will be open from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, with the last admission at 4:30pm. 

All restaurants and gift shops are open for the season! It is always an adventure at Roger Williams Park Zoo. Please note: We strongly encourage guests to buy Zoo admission tickets and memberships online, so you can head right in to the ticket takers when you arrive.

Check out these useful Tips for Visiting During School Vacation Week.

Party for the Planet
Apr 17 - Apr 21

Roger Williams Park Zoo is hosting the ever-popular Party for the Planet, a full week of fun for families to share. The event will run from April 17-21, during the public school vacation week for many students in Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Connecticut. Each day, guests will enjoy special events, programming highlighting conservation, and the environment. Families will also experience interesting animal encounters with the Zoo’s education wild animal ambassadors, entertainment, games, and music, as well as special “Keeper Talks” to learn more from the zookeepers about exhibit animals. Party for the Planet activities run from 10 am to 4:00 pm each day and are included with Zoo admission.

Preschool Adventures
Apr 29 - May 27

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, craft, up-close encounter with one of our education animals, and a walk to an exhibit. Please note: Program does not include direct interaction with exhibit animals. Pre-registration is required.

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Rock & Roar! Rock-a-Baby Concerts
Apr 29 - May 13

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:
April 29            Dino Stomp
May 13             Butterfly and Bug Boogie

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Food Truck Friday
May 05 - Sep 22

Join us opening night on Friday, May 5 from 5:00 - 8:00 pm. Come experience the fun and entertainment of the Roger Williams Park Carousel Village and enjoy some of the best local food trucks around!  Ride the Carousel, explore Habro's Boundless Playground, listen to live entertainment and more. Invite your family and friends and leave the cooking to us.

Bronx Zoo Daytrip (Ages 5+)
May 13
Have you ever wanted to visit the Bronx Zoo? Take the headache out of traveling and journey with us. Sit back, relax and enjoy a day with family and friends at an award-winning Zoo with more than 4,000 animals. Registration ends April 17, but this trip fills up fast, so please register early!

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Scout Safari Night
May 20

Girl Scouts, Cub Scouts and their families are invited to an exclusive after-hours event at the Zoo that meets badge requirements.  The evening includes a tour of the John J. Palumbo Veterinary Hospital, music by a DJ, making animal enrichment, owl pellet investigation, keeper talks, animal encounters, worm composting and seed planting, astromoners from Ladd Observatory and a mad scientist lab.  Up your Sarari Night by staying overnight with a Snore and Roar. 

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Rise and Shine on the Farm
Jun 10

COCK-A-DOODLE-DO! Join zookeepers in the ALEX AND ANI Farmyard for a special morning on the farm before the Zoo opens to the public. Enjoy a continental breakfast, and explore the Farmyard as zookeepers get the day started. Pre-registration is required. 

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A Special Thank You to our Annual Media Sponsors
Dec 31