Explore & Soar

Explore & Soar Rides

For something slightly out of the ordinary, visit our new Explore and Soar area (located inside the Zoo, adjacent to Hasbro's Our Big Backyard) offering an exhilarating zip ride, pony rides and a train excursion through the woodlands.

Hours, Pricing & Restrictions

Explore & Soar Rides
Make every Zoo visit an adventure for the whole family! All ride tickets can be purchased at the Explore & Soar ticket booth.
Soaring Eagle Zip Ride

The Soaring Eagle Zip Ride offers breathtaking views 115 feet above the Zoo allowing riders to see out over Providence and into Narragansett Bay in comfortable side-by-side seats.  The ride is sensational. The zip ride is located adjacent to Hasbro's Our Big Backyard in the Zoo's new Explore & Soar area. 

Dates: Open Saturdays & Sundays (weather permitting) 
Price: $12 per rider, $10 for current Roger Williams Park Zoo members.
Must buy admission tickets to the Zoo to buy tickets to ride the Soaring Eagle. Tickets are available at the admissions gate or at the entrance of the ride. The last ticket is sold 45 minutes before the zoo closes. The last ride is given 30 minutes before the zoo closes. There is no advanced registration.

Passenger Capacity: two persons

Passenger Restrictions:
Passenger must be at least 107 cm (42”) tall and fit securely in the restraint systems.
Passengers with physical disabilities must be able to be secure in the restraints.
All legs must be present to the knee at a minimum.
No Prosthetics allowed on the ride.
Expectant mothers - Due to the nature of the restraining device (i.e. lap belt), expectant mothers are discouraged from riding, and will be verbally warned that a lap band could place undue force or pressure on the baby
Maximum combined weight limit cannot exceed 450lbs.

 

Train Ride

All aboard the Woodlands Express!  Hop on-board this fun family-friendly premium train all summer long. Designed for all ages, this ride is located adjacent to Hasbro's Our Big Backyard in the Zoo's new Explore & Soar area.

Dates: Open Saturdays & Sundays (weather permitting) 
Price: $3 per rider
Please note: The Woodlands Express is wheelchair accessible. Please note that the train can only accommodate manual wheelchairs and not motorized wheelchairs/EZ carts. The last ticket is sold 45 minutes before the zoo closes. The last ride is given 30 minutes before the zoo closes.

Pony Ride *canceled for the rest of the 2020 season*

Hop atop a real pony! Open to children ages 3-12.

Dates: Canceled for remainder of 2020 season 
Price: $6 per rider, $5 for current RWPZoo members

Restrictions:

  • Ponies are happy to give rides to human friends up to a maximum of 50-90 lbs., depending on the size of the pony.
  • Ponies need their human friends to be able to sit upright without assistance and hold on to the saddle horn by themselves.
  • As rider and animal safety are our highest priority, riding of the pony is at the handler's discretion.
  • Accomodations may be made for guests who do not meet the requirements (please see attendant for details)