Scout Safari Night

Scout Safari Night

Calling All Girl Scouts & Boy Scouts - explore the Zoo after the gates have closed during Scout Safari Night!
Enjoy tours of the John J. Palumbo Veterinary Hospital, music and dancing, the opportunity to make enrichment for the animals, become a mad scientist, and much more - all while completing a variety of badge requirements. Each Scout will receive a souvenir Roger Williams Park Zoo Scout Safari Night Patch. (We guarantee patches for scouts who register in advance online only and cannot guarantee patch availability for walk-ins.)

Make your night even more of an adventure - snooze at the Zoo after your Scout Safari Night experience with Scout Safari Snore & Roar!

Scout Safari Night and Snore & Roar: Details & Pricing
Scout Safari Night

Scout Safari Night includes animal enrichment making, owl pellet investigation, keeper talks, animal encounters, conservation carnival, worm composting & seed planting, tours of the John J. Palumbo Veterinary Hospital, mad scientist lab, a commemorative Scout Safari Night patch and more! All while completing a variety of badge requirements.

Participants can also take part in a service project by collecting items for our animals wish list.

Date:  Saturday, May 19, 2018 (rain date Sunday, May 20)
Time: 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Price: (RWP Zoo members receive a $3 discount/person.)

  • Through April 7: $24 per participant age 2+
  • April 8 - May 18: $29 per participant age 2+
  • Walk-Ins May 19: $34 per participant age 2+

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Questions? Contact Programs@rwpzoo.org or call (401) 785-3510 ext. 358.

Scout Safari Snore & Roar Overnight

Make your night even more of an adventure - Snooze at the Zoo after your Scout Safari Night experience!

Scout Safari Snore & Roar registrations will include all Scout Safari Night activities, and continue after 8:30pm with a snack, program animal encounters, and a flashlight tour of the North America region of the Zoo. Set up your sleeping bags in the Meller-Danforth Education Center with popcorn and a movie. You’ll need your zzzzs before waking up with the animals! We provide a light breakfast before a morning Zoo tour.

Please note: Scout Safari Snore & Roar capacity is limited to 40 participants. A paid, registered adult must accompany all participants age 15 and younger.

Date:  Saturday, May 19, 2018 (no rain date)
Time:  8:30 pm - 10:00 am
Price: (RWP Zoo members receive a $3 discount/person.)

  • Through April 7: $56 per participant age 6+
  • April 8 - May 18: $64 per participant age 6+

There are no refunds for Scout Safari Night registrations after April 7.

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Questions? Contact Programs@rwpzoo.org or call (401) 785-3510 ext. 358.

Snore & Roar Overnight FAQs
Where will we sleep?
Participants sleep in our climate-controlled classrooms on vinyl tile floors.  While the tile is more sanitary than carpet, the sleeping surface is hard.  Participants are strongly encouraged to bring a cushion, sleeping mat or extra blankets.  We do permit twin-size air mattresses or larger air mattresses shared by more than one person.  The Overnight Program Director sleeps nearby and night security monitors Zoo grounds.
 
Are there shower facilities?

No.  Public restrooms are available, but do not include showers.

What’s for dinner/snack/breakfast?
We serve cheese pizza, lemonade and fruit punch for dinner, and ice cream sandwiches for dessert.  We offer popcorn as a snack with the movie.  In the morning, there is a variety of cereal, milk and juice. Coffee is available for adults. 
 
Chaperoning adults are welcome to supplement either meal by bringing vegetables, salad and/or fruit – a refrigerator is available.  Any medical or cultural dietary restrictions are the responsibility of chaperones, and should be discussed prior to your Snore & Roar.
My child has an allergy/needs to take medication before bed. Who should I speak to?

An individual certified in First Aid and CPR is onsite at all times.  We collect information on participant needs prior to each Snore & Roar experience. Zoo staff are well trained in accommodating guests' needs.  All medications are the responsibility of chaperones, and those with food allergies are encouraged to bring their own meal substitutions.

I have a child that is under seven years old that would like to attend. Why can’t he/she?

While touring the zoo at night is fun for all ages, sleeping overnight can be intimidating.  More importantly, we form the program for specific ages.  Please consider one of the Zoo’s day education programs or events for younger children.

What happens if it rains?

Snore & Roar is rain or shine, and outdoor components continue as planned except when safety is of concern.  Participants are always encouraged to bring weather and seasonally appropriate clothing.