RWP Zoo’s annual “Party for the Planet” will provide lots of family fun during Rhode Island’s largest Earth Day celebration.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – In honor of Earth Day, Roger Williams Park Zoo is hosting “Party for the Planet,” a full week of green-themed events to provide lots of fun for families to share. The event, which the Zoo describes as “a party as big as the Earth itself,” will run from April 21st through April 25th, which is school vacation week for many students in Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Connecticut. The emphasis will be on activities, demonstrations and performances kids and their parents will enjoy.
This year’s theme is “Sustainability.” Each day will include environmental education, awareness and suggested action items to help sustain a healthier environment and lifestyle, and more. The goal is to help visitors find useful and doable steps to reduce their carbon footprint and live more “green.”
On Friday, April 25 an environmental fair will serve as the grand finale of the week with environmental organizations from throughout Rhode Island offering displays, activities and giveaways. Plus, a host of activities, performances and demonstrations from earlier in the week will be back to add to the fun.
Party for the Planet activities run from 11am to 3pm each day and are free with Zoo admission. For more information about this event visit www.rwpzoo.org.
Roger Williams Park Zoo is open daily from 10am to 5pm from April through September, and until 4pm in the off season. Admission is $14.95 for adults, $9.95 for children (ages 3-12) and $12.95 for seniors (ages 62+); children under 3 and Zoo members get in free.
Roger Williams Park Zoo, one of the oldest in the nation, is Rhode Island’s number one outdoor family and tourist attraction and is also a leader in conservation efforts undertaken by a zoo of its size. The Zoo has received numerous awards for environmental education, and conservation work done locally and around the world, caring for species that without human intervention would face certain extinction. Roger Williams Park Zoo is supported and managed by the Rhode Island Zoological Society and is owned by the City of Providence.
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