Programs for Adults

Programs for Adults

Zoos aren't only for kids! Explore what the Zoo has to offer adult visitors, both on and off grounds.


Elephant Painting for Paint Night

Paint at the Zoo *New*

Ages 13+

You've heard the hype, now be a part of it in Paint Night at the Zoo! This instructor led workshop is designed to guide artists of all skill levels step by step through creating artwork to be proudly displayed at home. We'll provide everything you need: canvas, paints, brushes, a smock and refreshments.

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Conservation Lecture Series

Get an inside look at one of the most feared and misunderstood species on the planet during an evening of red wine and white sharks with Dr. Greg Skomal. A white shark researcher for more than 30 years, Dr. Skomal has had the incredible opportunity to study white sharks in South Australia, Mexico, Florida, and at home in New England. His revolutionary work with underwater tracking technology and his study of Great Whites off the coast of Massachusetts have even been featured on the Discovery Channel's Shark Week! Copies of Dr. Skomal's book, The Shark Handbook: The Essential Guide for Understanding the Sharks of the World will be available for purchase and signing. This is 16+ event.

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Travel with Us

Join us on exciting day trips and adventurous vacations to great animal and nature themed destinations and some of our Earth’s most amazing places!

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FrogWatch USA

Amphibian species are disappearing at an alarming rate across the globe due to a number of factors such as habitat loss, pollution, and disease. FrogWatch trainings cover the importance of amphibians in the environment, how monitoring our local population helps to protect them, factors to consider in choosing a site to monitor, how to tell frog species apart by their calls and how to report findings to FrogWatch USA. Become a citizen scientist with FrogWatch USA and help save our frogs!

Hop to the call of conservation

Volunteer with Us

Do you like to learn something new every day? Do you have a passion for animals and the environment? Do you enjoy being around people who share your passion?  Roger Williams Park Zoo’s volunteer program may just be right for you! Our volunteers are critical to achieving our mission and are an indispensable part of the Zoo team; their enriching interactions with Zoo visitors, along with their endless enthusiasm, dedication and support are priceless.

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