Roger Williams Park Zoo strives to engage guests in an extraordinary and unique educational experience to improve their understanding and appreciation for the natural world. Your donation helps us to continue to develop new world-class exhibits, make significant contributions to conservation and serve the community as a valuable source of environmental education, recreation and economic development.

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Join Us in Making a Difference - Become a Face of the Rainforest!

As a Rainforest supporter and donor, you will be one of the first invited to experience the exhibit when it opens and your name will be included on our donor wall.
(Please note, gifts of $250 or more will be recognized on the Rainforest donor wall)

Be a Face of the Rainforest

The new Rainforest exhibit will take you on a journey to the depths of the Amazon Rainforest. Experience rare and exciting creatures from birds and primates to tropical fish and reptiles. Adults and children will discover how these diverse species, big and small, create the complex ecosystem rainforests thrive on, and learn what we can all do to ensure they survive.

There are many human activities that threaten the rainforest, causing the destruction of habitat for thousands of species and resulting in biodiversity loss. This expansive rainforest exhibit will educate visitors about how the many faces of the rainforest all play a role in sustainability - from a vast array of animals, to native peoples. modern industry, AND YOU!

Your actions locally affect our environment globally. Our goal is to teach each generation of visitors that their everyday behaviors and decisions are important, and make a difference. We hope you will consider becoming a face of the Rainforest and support our endeavor.

More Ways to Give - Help build the Zoo of tomorrow.
Become A Zoo Guardian

The Zoo Guardian program is Roger Williams Park Zoo’s premier membership level. Our Zoo Guardian members are committed to wildlife conservation and donate annual dues of $250 or more. 

Their support and dedication is critical to the efforts to save threatened and endangered species, provide quality science and environmental education to children, and improve and create exhibits that will continually delight and fascinate visitors.

For more information on the Zoo Guardian Program, or to purchase a membership of $500 or more, please contact Brooke Fairman at or call 401-785-3510 ext. 337.


  • Patron $250
  • Director $500
  • Trustee’s Circle $1,000
  • Chairman’s Circle $2,500
  • Roger Williams Circle $5,000
  • Founder’s Circle $10,000

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Commemorative Bench Program

Why a Bench? 
A commemorative bench at Roger Williams Park Zoo is a thoughtful and distinctive way to recognize a special person or occasion. In addition to being a meaningful honor, commemorative benches help beautify the Zoo and enhance the visitor experience.  
Funds raised help RWPZ support the Zoo’s Mission to create a unique educational experience and contribute to the conservation of the earth’s natural resources and animals.  

The Plaque 
For a tax-deductible donation of $2,000, you can provide a lasting memorial or commemorate a special event.  Your message will be cast onto a 8.5” x 2” plaque and placed on the bench.  

For more information on the Commemorative Bench Program, or to purchase a plaque, please contact Brooke Fairman at or call 401-785-3510 ext. 337.


Become A Sponsor

Roger Williams Park Zoo, one of the oldest zoos in the country, has entertained and delighted Rhode Islanders since its opening in 1872. Today, the Zoo is Rhode Island's top outdoor tourist attraction, and one of the most popular family venues in the region. Average attendance for the past few years has hovered at 650,000 and the current membership base is more than 20,000 households. More than 96,000 households subscribe to our monthly e-newsletter. With our strong attendance and targeted demographics, the Zoo is the perfect place for corporate sponsors. A partnership with the Zoo provides an experiential marketing platform that will allow your brand to stand out and make a meaningful connection with the public.

Interested? For more information about these and other ideas for partnering with the Zoo, please contact Director of Development, Brooke Fairman, at or call (401) 785-3510 ext. 337.


  • Event Sponsorship
  • Educational Program Sponsorships
  • Exhibit Sponsorships
  • Mobile Marketing Opportunities
Become a Zooperhero - monthly giving program

You are our superhero! You already make the Roger Williams Park Zoo the best community resource for environmental education and global conservation.

But, with that responsibility comes unexpected challenges like:

  • Riley the Sloth needs sudden dental care
  • a Komodo dragon from another Zoo needs a new home
  • Vaquita porpoises in the wild are becoming extinct at an extraordinarily quick rate and we need to act now!

This is what a monthly commitment to the Zoo does - it helps us meet those every day, unexpected challenges as quickly as possible. 

You will always be our Superhero.  Now is the time to show off your superhero powers - become a Zooperhero.