Calendar of Events

Fall & Winter Zoo Hours
Oct 01 - Mar 31

Starting October 1, 2015 through March 31, 2016, Roger Williams Park Zoo will be open from 10am - 4pm, with the last admission at 3:30pm.

Please plan your Zoo trips accordingly.

Carousel Village Winter Hours
Nov 02 - Dec 01

The Carousel Village in Roger Williams Park will be open only on weekends Nov. 2 - Dec. 1 from 11am - 4:30pm.

A popular family destination in Roger Williams Park since the mid-1890s, the Carousel offers fun for children of all ages throughout the year, including the fully accessible Hasbro Boundless Playground. The Carousel Village features concessions and a variety of food trucks throughout the week for delicious food and drink options that the whole family will enjoy.

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Paint & Wine Nights
Dec 03

You’ve heard the hype, now be a part of it at our Paint & Wine Nights! 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. We’ll provide everything you need: canvas, paints, brushes, a smock and refreshments. Space is limited, so register online today!

This event is 16+; glasses of wine will be provided for guests age 21 or older.

12/03 - Giraffes

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Visits with Santa Wk 2
Dec 05 - Dec 06

Celebrate the holiday season in wild style at Roger Williams Park Zoo. On December 5 & 6 meet the Jolly Old Elf himself while enjoying a tasty treat and fun activities for the whole family. Visits will take place from 10am – 12pm & 1 – 3pm. The price, in addition to general Zoo admission, is $10 for children ages 3 through 12, and $5 for toddlers ages 2 and under; parents visit Santa for free!

Zoo visitors who would like to share their holiday cheer with children in need can bring new, unwrapped toys to place in the Cardi’s Furniture Toys for Tots collection box.

Preschool Adventures
Dec 05 - Feb 27

The Preschool Adventures program, designed for children ages 3 - 5, focuses on a special animal or area of the Zoo and presents opportunities for adult/child pairs to make discoveries together. Each 90-minute program includes a lesson, activities, a craft and an up close program animal encounter. Themes change monthly, with programs scheduled from October 2015 - February 2016. Online registration is required.

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Eco-Depot Recycling Events
Dec 05 - Dec 19

Rhode Island Resource Recovery is holding Eco-Depot events throughout 2015 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! A Rock-a-Baby Kids’ Concert Series
Jan 09 - Feb 07

The very popular Rock-a-Baby band is coming to the Zoo! Come and jam with them in the Education Center. This exciting 45-minute concert specifically geared toward our youngest Zoo guests promises to be fun for the whole family! Each month’s concert will have a different animal or nature theme, so no two shows will be alike! Online registration is required.

January 9: Dino Stomp
February 7: Rainforest Reel

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Scout Safari Night 2016
May 21

Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts and their families are invited to the Zoo for a special after-hours event exclusive to Scouts. Explore the Zoo after the gates have closed, participate in interactive stations and engage in up-close animal encounters, all while completing a variety of badge requirements. Each Scout will even receive a souvenir RWP Zoo Scout Safari Night Patch!

Online registration by May 11, 2016 is required.

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Scout Safari Snore & Roar
May 21 - May 22

Snooze at the Zoo after your Scout Safari Night experience on May 21st!

Scout Safari Snore & Roar registrations will include all Scout Safari Night activities, and continue after 8pm with a snack, program animal encounters, and a flashlight tour of the North America region of the Zoo.

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A Special Thank You to our Annual Media Sponsors
Dec 31