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Animal Keeper Talks - happening daily!
April 1, 2017 - 11:30am to December 31, 2017 - 11:30am
Event Information

Find out more about all the animals at Roger Williams Park Zoo.  We offer daily animal keeper talks at 11:30 am.  Each day focuses on a different animal in a different habitat.  These talks provide all guests with the opportunity to truly understand our animals and their environment.  The daily talk is listed on a board as guests walk through admissions, or check our Facebook page for daily updates!

Harbor Seal Feedings
June 8, 2017 - 2:00pm to September 30, 2017 - 3:00pm
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Enjoy a special behind-the-scenes tour of the harbor seal exhibit, and feed the stars of the show, seals Action and Bubba!

Dates: May 28 - September 4 (Thursdays, Saturdays & Sundays)  |  September 5 - September 30 (Saturdays & Sundays)
Time: 2:00 pm
Price: $25 per participant. Pre-registration required.

Please note: There are no feedings on June 24 or August 26. Guests must be age 5 or older to participate, and children ages 5-11 must be accompanied by a paying adult. The seal feeding area is not wheelchair accessible.

Food Truck Fridays
June 9, 2017 - 5:00pm to September 22, 2017 - 8:00pm
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One of the best things about the warmer weather is Food Truck Friday at the Carousel.  If you have never experienced the array of foods and delicious sweets from the vendors at this magnificent event - put it on your calendar today. The Carousel is open for rides, as are other Carousel Village activities - weather permitting.

Food Truck Friday takes place every Friday evening, now through September from 5:00 - 9:00 pm (until 9:00 pm in September). There will be no Food Truck Friday event held on Friday, August 4.

Touch-A-Truck
August 5, 2017 - 11:00am to August 19, 2017 - 2:00pm
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See, touch, climb on and explore big trucks and vehicles used in the construction of our new Rainforest exhibit - it's BIG truck fun!

Time: 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Dates:

  • Saturday, August 5
  • Saturday, August 12
  • Saturday, August 19

Please note: This program is free with regular daily Zoo admission or RWP Zoo membership.

Member's Night
August 10, 2017 -
5:30pm to 8:00pm
Event Information

This exclusive, member's only, evening is fun for the whole family! Animals and exhibits will be open, enjoy animal encounters, live music, free train rides, a special craft activity and so much more. We hope you can come and look forward to sharing our appreciation with you!

Date: Thursday, August 10
Time: 5:30 - 8:00 pm
Cost: FREE for Zoo members

No RSVP is needed. But do plan ahead: be prepared to present your active membership card along with a photo ID at the gate to gain admittance. Only individuals covered under your membership may attend.

Brew at the Zoo
August 26, 2017 -
5:00pm to 8:00pm
Event Information

Tap into your wild side at Brew at the Zoo, presented by ALEX AND ANI at this adults-only evening event, sample more than 100 beers from 70+ local, regional and national brewers. Enjoy live music, animal encounters and more at Rhode Island's largest outdoor beer festival.

Date: Saturday, August 26
Time: VIP Hour 4:00 - 5:00 pm; Event 5:00 - 8:00 pm
Price: 

  • Early Bird Special! - $40.00 (June 1 - 14)
  • Adult (21+) - $60.00
  • VIP Early Entry Ticket (4:00 pm entry) - $75.00
  • Designated Driver Ticket - $25.00

Please note: Daytime Zoo admission is 9:00 - 11:00 am on Saturday, August 26 to prepare for the event. This is a 21+ event, and no person under the age of 21 will be permitted (This includes young children and infants in strollers). All attendees will be required to show a valid ID at the gate. Rain or shine. Tickets are non-refundable.

Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular
October 5, 2017 - 6:00pm to November 5, 2017 - 10:30pm
Event Information

The Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular is back October 5 through November 5 delighting audiences of all ages.  This year we will travel through time and visit with dinosaurs, explore the ice age, and peek into the ancient civilizations of Egypt and Rome.  As guests wander the Wetlands trail they will delight in the history of the Middle Ages, discover the New World, and be fascinated by major inventions like cars, planes, space travel, and the computer.  Infused throughout will be the art and music associated with each era.  Imagine the history of us all on over 5000 intricately carved pumpkins.  So, mark your calendars now! Tickets on sale starting July 15th.

Important Information:

  • Prime Nights (Friday, Saturday, Sunday): Available for purchase ONLINE ONLY and timed ticket entry requires pre-registration. 
  • Value Nights (Monday through Thursday): Sold online and at Zoo admissions.
  • AAA Member Discount (Tuesdays): Available for purchase at Zoo admissions ONLY.

Please note: Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular is open rain or shine. In the case of light to moderate rain, the show will be open.  There will be no refunds or rescheduling.