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At Roger Williams Park Zoo, we are always looking for ways to maximize the experience for our guests. That is why, this year, we are introducing new seasonal offerings to make every Zoo visit an adventure for the whole family. Learn more about each of our new attractions below, or click here to learn about our Explorer Pass for unlimited access to all attractions>
Offered daily from May 24 – September 1
Get up-close this summer with our seasonal camel rides! Experience these majestic animals like never before in a safe environment with experts on hand to lead you around a track while riding a trained camel. The camel rides are located adjacent to the Beyond the Fence area of the Big Backyard.
Price: $6 per person (no age restrictions; all riders must be ticketed regardless of age)
Please note: The camel rides are not wheelchair or stroller accessible.
Click here for information on hours, tickets and more>
Test your climbing skills on our very own rock wall! Provided by Rock Spot Climbing, this four-sided rock wall has varying degrees of difficulty, from beginner to seasoned climbers, so anyone can try. The rock wall will be in the Wilderness Plaza – you can’t miss it!
Price: $5 per person (must be 3 or older to participate)
Waivers must be filled out prior to climbing the wall. Participants ages 17 and younger must have their waiver completed and signed by a parent or guardian.
Click here to fill it out in advance online>
Flutterby: Butterflies in Bloom provides an immersive experience inside the Zoo’s beautifully landscaped greenhouse filled with hundreds of free-flying native North American butterflies. A delight for butterfly and gardening enthusiasts alike, this enchanting experience invites visitors to discover a deeper appreciation for some of our earth’s most imperiled species – butterflies, in bloom. The exhibit will be in the greenhouse right before the Big Backyard children’s zoo.
Price: $3 per person (no age restrictions; children 3 and older must be ticketed)
Offered May 24 – September 1
Maximize your adventure with an Explorer Pass to experience all three of these attractions as many times as you want! This special pass gets you unlimited access to Flutterby: Butterflies in Bloom, the rock wall, and camel rides on the day of your visit.
Note: You must get back into the line to re-enter the attraction. These are not seasonal passes, and may be used only on the date of purchase.
RWP Zoo Member Price: $12 per person
Reciprocal memberships not eligible for this discount
Non-Member Price: $14 per person
See the FAQ below for more information
Each one runs from 10am until 4:30pm, with last tickets sold at 4:15pm. The lines are closed off promptly at 4:30pm. Those in line before 4:30pm will be allowed to participate in the attraction.
Individual tickets and the Explorer Pass can be purchased at the main admissions gates or at several booth locations throughout the Zoo as follows:
Butterflies: The Crossroads near the Big Backyard
Camels: In the Beyond the Fence area opposite the swing set
Rock Climbing: The Wilderness Plaza
Sorry, the tickets are not refundable.
The only member discount available is for the Explorer Pass (reciprocal memberships are not eligible for this discount).
Waivers are required only for rock climbing. Waivers for participants ages 17 and younger must be completed and signed by a parent or guardian.
Parents, you can sign up your child ahead of time so you can expedite your climbing experience. Click here to fill out the waiver online>
This policy varies based on the activity, as follows:
Camel Rides: For safety reasons, only the Zoo's professional photographer will be permitted to take pictures in the camel area.
Rock Wall: Photography will be allowed in the designated waiting area.
Butterflies: Photography is permitted in the exhibit.