RWP Zoo’s annual “Party for the Planet” will provide lots of family fun during Rhode Island’s largest Earth Day celebration.
PROVIDENCE, RI - 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 says is “as big and green as the Earth itself” will run from April 16th through April 20th 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.
Each day of “Party for the Planet” will be centered on a specific theme. On Monday and Tuesday, April 16 and 17, the theme will be "Art of Nature" with a focus on environmentally inspired visual and performing arts. On Wednesday and Thursday, April 18 and 19, a “Healthy Active Earth” theme will feature inspiration for a more active lifestyle through activities like camping, rock climbing, biking and more.
An “Earth Day Celebration” marks the culmination of Party for the Planet on Friday, April 20. The highlight of this day will be an environmental fair featuring displays, activities and giveaways from many environmental organizations from around Rhode Island. 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 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day, unless otherwise listed, and are free with Zoo admission. For more information on this event visit www.rwpzoo.org or call (401) 785-3510.
Roger Williams Park Zoo is open year ‘round from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. 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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