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Located just a ¼ mile from the Zoo is Carousel Village, a year-round destination for the whole ages!  Start your visit with the iconic carousel itself – an indoor ride for both kids and adults.  To complete your visit, don’t forget about the outdoor and fully-accessible Hasbro Boundless Playground, which is open for full all year long! 

Don’t forget to end your week at Food Truck Friday – an outdoor food truck festival This weekly tradition is filled with delicious meals, live entertainment, and runs weekly through September 30, 2022 (weather-permitting). 

Questions? Email or call (401) 785-3510 ext. 316.

  • February & March: Open weekends 12 – 4pm
    • Also open daily during School Vacation Week – see below.
  • April, May & June: Open daily.  Weekdays, open 12 – 6pm & weekends, 11am – 6pm.
    • Also open daily during School Vacation Week & holidays – see below. 
  • July – Labor Day: Open daily 11am – 6pm
  • Post-Labor Day – October 31: Open daily 12 – 4pm
  • November & December: Open weekends 12 – 4pm
  • January: Closed to the public, and open exclusively for private events.

Note: School holidays are defined by the Providence Public School Department’s calendar. 

Carousel Village Details & Pricing

Directions to Carousel

Follow signs throughout Roger Williams Park for directions to the Carousel Village, which is located just by the park’s boat house.

Carousel Rides

This historic Carousel features classic colonial horses, benches, and other real and mystical creatures to ride.  Join us for a wild ride!


  • $2 per ride
  • $20 for 12 rides
  • RWP Zoo Members SAVE!  Just $15 for 12 rides (that’s four rides free!)

Please note: Children under the age of 4 must be accompanied by an adult.

Train Rides (weather permitting)

All aboard the Carousel Express! This fun family-friendly premium train is designed for all ages, and operates outdoors seasonally, weather permitting.

Please Note: 

  • This weather-permitting feature may close for current of forecasted inclement weather
  • Train Rides will also operate in the evenings during Food Truck Fridays, weather permitting* 

Price: $3 per rider

Passenger Restrictions:

  • All ages can ride, and riders that cannot sit up on their own must be accompanied by an adult
  • The train has a capacity of 18-28 people depending on the mix of riders
  • All riders require tickets, but waivers aren’t needed.
  • Train tickets are sold on-site only and available in-person at the carousel counter.

Please note: This seasonal activity is not wheelchair accessible.

Carousel Village Day Pass

There’s no better way to enjoy the Carousel Village than with a day pass! Enjoy unlimited Carousel and train rides.

Price: $20 per pass

Please note: Some activities are weather permitting or have additional policies/age requirements.  Day pass is only available while all activities are running April school vacation week through Labor Day dependent on weather.

Book a Private Event or Birthday at the Carousel Village

We love celebrating you!  Carousel Village is a whimsical destination for birthday parties, family gatherings, baby showers, or events of all types!  We even host fundraisers and races.

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