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. Mark your calendars - Tickets on-sale NOW!
NEW IN 2017: Experience the Soaring Eagle Zip Ride and see the Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular from 115 feet above the earth. Riders will see out over Providence and into Narragansett Bay in comfortable side-by-side seats. The Soaring Eagle Zip Ride is open every night during the Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular weather permitting. Some restrictions apply.
- 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.
Rise and shine with the Zoo’s herd of African elephants in an exclusive experience before the Zoo opens. Start by dining al fresco on a hot breakfast buffet at the Serengeti Market Café, and enjoy baked pastries, fresh fruit, fluffy scrambled eggs, sausage, bacon, breakfast potatoes, orange juice, cranberry juice, coffee, and water. After breakfast, you will join a zookeeper that cares for these amazing animals to learn about elephant diets, care, training, and more. You will even walk in the footsteps of giants when the program takes you through the outdoor elephant yard to see the elephant pool, enrichment, and hanging hay nets.
Date: Saturday, September 30
Time: 8:30 am
Price: $55 RWP Zoo members; $65 Non-members
Please note: Capacity is limited to 30 participants. Breakfast with the Animals is rain or shine. Tickets are non-refundable. Ticket price includes a hot breakfast buffet, program, and admission to the Zoo post program. Participants age 15 and younger must be accompanied by a registered adult. Pre-registraion is required.
Zoo-Cation Day Camps (Ages 4 - 11)
A day off from school opens up an opportunity to learn, explore, and make friends in a unique one-day camp only available at Roger Williams Park Zoo. Zoo-Cation one-day camps engage campers in a full day of crafts, hands-on and inquiry-driven activities, encounters with wild animal ambassadors, and a tour of the Zoo that includes an opportunity to feed the goats in the ALEX AND ANI Farmyard.
Theme: A Trip Around the World
We may not be able to circle the world in a day off from school, but we can still discover animals, habitats, and cultures of the continents. We will travel to a different region of the world during each of these four single-day camps. Our adventures will focus on learning about the cultures of the continent, native animal species, and the habitats where humans and animals reside.
Date: Rosh Hashanah: Thursday, September 21 - Asia
- Adventures (ages 6-11): 8:30 am
- Tadpole Academy (ages 4-5): 8:30 am *2 spots left
A co-hosted event with Roger Williams Park Zoo and Total Body Affinity
Spend a Sunday morning on your mat adjacent to the majestic elephants at Roger Williams Park Zoo! Reconnect with your mind and body as waterfalls create the serene backdrop with the elephants before the Zoo opens to the public. Complimentary fresh fruit cup and bottled water. Continue your journey with a leisurely stroll through the zoo, and enjoy visiting with all the animals in a beautiful setting.
Date: Sunday, September 10
Time: 8:30 am - 10:00 am (8:00 am check-in)
Cost: $35 per guest; price includes Zoo admission for one adult
What to Bring: Must provide own yoga mat and towel, water for class.
Please note: All activities are OUTSIDE. NO REFUNDS (in the event of bad weather the class will be rescheduled to Sunday, September 24. Yoga class is for All Levels, and guided by a professional instructor from Total Body Affinity.
Questions prior to registering? Contact Beth Pincince, Special Events & Promotions Manager, at email@example.com.
Enjoy a special behind-the-scenes tour of the harbor seal exhibit, and feed the stars of the show, seals Action and Bubba!
Dates: September 5 - October 1 (Saturdays & Sundays)
Time: 2:00 pm
Price: $25 per participant. Pre-registration required.
Please note: 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.
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
- Adult (21+) - SOLD OUT!
- VIP Early Entry Ticket (4:00 pm entry) - SOLD OUT!
- Designated Driver Ticket - SOLD OUT!
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.
In the 1900s there were over 10 million African elephants and about 100,000 Asian elephants left. Today, there are an estimated 450,000 - 700,000 African elephants and between 35,000 - 40,000 Asian elephants left in the wild and in Zoos combined! How can you help conserve these majestic land giants?
Join us on Saturday, Aug. 12 for World Elephant Day activities! We have partnered with Ivory Ella, who will be onsite as part of the festivites, to help educate guests on the dangers these magnificent animals face. Meet Kate, Ginny and Alice; experience the top-level care they receive and learn how you can help save their wild counterparts.
- 11:00am - elephant bath
- 12:00pm - elephant keeper talk
- 2:00pm - elephant painting
- 3:00pm - elephant swim in the pool
World Elephant Day activities are included with the price of regular Zoo admission.
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.
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
- Saturday, August 5
- Saturday, August 12
- Saturday, August 19
Please note: This program is free with regular daily Zoo admission or RWP Zoo membership.
There are only five species of rhinoceros left in the world - join our zoo keepers for a fun night of bowling, and you can help save them!
Date: Saturday, July 22
Time: 6:30 pm
Price: includes 3 hours of bowling, lanes, and shoe rental.
- Advanced - $20 (Adult) $10 (Children ages 3 - 10)
- At the door - $25 (Adult) $10 (Children ages 3 - 10)
Please note: Free for children 2 and under, as well as guests who are not bowling.
The Roger Williams Park Zoo chapter of the American Association of Zoo Keepers (AAZK) is hosting their 5th annual Bowling for Rhinos event to raise funds for rhino and habitat conservation. Not only can you expect a fun evening bowling with friends and family, but also a night that has a deeper impact on the environment.