Breakfast with the Animals

Breakfast with the Animals

Breakfast with the Animals is BACK at Roger Williams Park Zoo! Start your day with a hot breakfast buffet before joining a member of our keeper staff on one of three exciting, behind-the-scenes adventures:

Journey into the Faces of the Rainforest - Get the inside scoop on all things tropical as you help the keepers prepare for the day, including fixing breakfast for Fernando and Romo the giant otters.

Take a trip to the Plains of Africa - Assist our elephant keepers in preparing diet and enrichment for Kate, Ginny, and Alice, three of the Zoo’s biggest (and hungriest) residents.

Travel along the Marco Polo Adventure Trek - Join our keepers in prepping the habitat for George and Gracie the moon bears, before taking a look behind the scene’s in the Zoo’s commissary.

No matter what you choose, you’re bound to have a blast on this one-of-a-kind wild breakfast adventure! Additional details regarding each program, including dates and registration links, can be found below.

Please note: All Breakfast with the Animals programs are for guests age 7 and up.

Fall 2021 Offerings
Breakfast with the Elephants (Ages 7+)

Rise and shine with the Zoo’s herd of African elephants in this exclusive experience before the Zoo opens.  We’ll start with an al fresco hot breakfast buffet before joining the zookeepers that care for the elephants to learn about elephant diets, care, training and more.  Guests will venture into the elephant yard to help prepare it for the day by providing enrichment and diet for our beloved elephant girls! Breakfast includes: slices of seasonal fresh fruit topped with sweet berries, freshly baked fruit scones and buttery soft danishes, farm raised scrambled eggs with grated cheddar and green onions, caramelized red roasted potatoes and red onions, steel-cut oatmeal with assorted fresh berries, crispy applewood smoked bacon. Provided beverages include, orange juice, herbal teas, regular and decaffeinated coffee* Capacity is limited to 30 participants and openings will not last long.

*Food and beverage offerings subject to change based on seasonal availability and other factors beyond our control

Dates: Sunday, September 26, 2021 - REGISTER HERE

            Saturday, October 2nd – REGISTER HERE

Time: 8:30 am

Cost: Members: $65 / Non-members: $75

Pre-registration is required.  Ticket price includes a hot breakfast buffet, program, and admission to the Zoo post program. All children under 15 years old must be accompanied by a paid adult. The behind-the-scenes components of this program may not be wheelchair accessible.  Navigating sandy and uneven surfaces will be required.

 

Breakfast on the Marco Polo Trail (Ages 7+)

Marco Polo’s adventure brought him face to face with the exotic animals of the Silk Road, and so will yours!  Start your day in our Venetian Plaza by dining on a hot breakfast buffet that includes: slices of seasonal fresh fruit topped with sweet berries, freshly baked fruit scones and buttery soft danishes, farm raised scrambled eggs with grated cheddar and green onions, caramelized red roasted potatoes and red onions, steel-cut oatmeal with assorted fresh berries, crispy applewood smoked bacon. Provided beverages include, orange juice, herbal teas, regular and decaffeinated coffee*

After breakfast, you’ll join the zookeepers that care for the animals of Marco Polo’s Adventure Trek in opening for the day; climb into the bear exhibit to prep it for their arrival, tour our animal commissary, and see the snow leopards, red pandas, cranes & takin get their first enrichment of the day.  Capacity is limited to 30 participants, so act fast before this opportunity is gobbled up!

*Food and beverage offerings subject to change based on seasonal availability and other factors beyond our control

Dates: Saturday, September 25th – REGISTER HERE

            Sunday, November 14th – REGISTER HERE

Time: 8:30 am

Cost: Members: $65 / Non-members: $75

Pre-registration is required.  Ticket price includes a hot breakfast buffet, program, and admission to the Zoo post program. All children under 15 years old must be accompanied by a paid adult. Portions of the behind-the-scenes components of this program are not wheelchair accessible.  Walking on uneven surfaces will be required.

Breakfast with the Giant River Otters (Ages 7+)

Take a trip to the tropics and experience the Faces of the Rainforest exhibit behind-the-scenes!  After a hot breakfast buffet held in the nearby Meller-Danforth Education Center, you’ll join staff that care for the animals of the rainforest in opening for the day, preparing breakfast for the giant river otters, creating enrichment for some of the Rainforest residents, and inspecting life-support systems with the operations staff. Breakfast includes: slices of seasonal fresh fruit topped with sweet berries, freshly baked fruit scones and buttery soft danishes, farm raised scrambled eggs with grated cheddar and green onions, caramelized red roasted potatoes and red onions, steel-cut oatmeal with assorted fresh berries, crispy applewood smoked bacon. Provided beverages include, orange juice, herbal teas, regular and decaffeinated coffee. *  Capacity is limited to 30 participants, so register early!

*Food and beverage offerings subject to change based on seasonal availability and other factors beyond our control

Date: Sunday, October 24th – REGISTER HERE

          Saturday, November 20th – REGISTER HERE

Time: 8:30 am

Cost: $65/members, $75/non-members

PLEASE NOTE: Pre-registration is required.  Ticket price includes a hot breakfast buffet, program, and admission to the Zoo post program. All children under 15 years old must be accompanied by a paid adult. The behind-the-scenes components of this program are not wheelchair accessible.  Climbing of stairs and walking on uneven surfaces will be required.