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Discounts & Special Offers

As a non-profit, we are grateful for your admission because it funds our animal care and conservation efforts. Even so, we do have a few limited ways to save on Zoo tickets and memberships:

Please Note: Discounts exclude special events/programs and may not be combined with other offers or applied to previous purchases.

Free First Saturdays for Providence (Free admission for residents of the City of Providence)

As a “thank you” to Providence residents whose tax money helps to support the Zoo, the first Saturday of every month is free to residents of the City of Providence (not East or North Providence).  A valid ID and proof of residency* must be shown at the ticket window, no need to reserve your tickets in advance.

*Acceptable forms of identification or residency include a driver’s license, State issued ID, Providence Municipal IDs, lease agreement, utility bill, etc.

Military Discount

Save on Daytime Zoo Admission:

  • All active and retired United States military veterans who show a valid military ID plus another form of identification (e.g., driver’s license) receive a 50% discount on regular daytime Zoo admission. The half-price admission discount can be applied for up to four people in a party of immediate family members (including spouse and children). The spouse of a deployed military person will also receive the discount by showing appropriate identification. Note: Discounted tickets are based on availability and must be purchased in-person.

Save on Family Memberships:

  • All active and retired United States military veterans are eligible to receive $20 off a Family level membership or higher. Discount is available in-person, via email at or by calling 401-785-3510 ext. 375. Note: Discount cannot be applied to any previous membership purchases, used to extend an active membership or combined with other offers.
Group Tickets

Groups who purchase 10-99 tickets in a single order SAVE $2 per ticket.  To order, click here and select tickets for a specific date and time.  You must add at least 10 paid tickets to your cart.  Once you advance to the next screen, the discount will apply.

Reciprocal Zoo and Aquarium Members

Discounted tickets are based on availability and must be purchased in-person. Members of many AZA accredited institutions receive a discount on general, daytime admission. An active zoo membership card from the institution at which you are a member AND an additional ID are required for reciprocal entry to Roger Williams Park Zoo. If you do not have these to show at the ticket window, regular admissions fees will apply. Definition of “family” for reciprocal purpose: 2 adults and 2 children (meaning only 2 adults and 2 children will be admitted at a reduced rate.)

Check out our Reciprocity List here >

The reciprocal program is a voluntary agreement among zoos and aquariums: as such, terms may change throughout the year. It is best to call ahead to confirm applicable discounts and admission rates.

RWPZoo Rhode Island Access Program

Roger Williams Park Zoo is offering a discounted membership to community members who participate in Rhode Island’s EBT program. Get a $149 Family membership for just $45! The Family level membership includes 2 adults in the same household and up to 4 children or grandchildren. Memberships are intended for one household, and are non-refundable and non-transferrable.

To take advantage of this offer, please fill out this form and we’ll contact you shortly.

*Please note: This program is limited to Rhode Island state residents, who have RI state issued EBT verification card. This discount can’t be applied to previous membership purchases or combined with any other offer.
Library Pass Program

Did you know that nearly 300 libraries in Rhode Island, Connecticut and Massachusetts offer a library pass discount on RWPZoo daily admission? Stop by your local library to find out if they participate in our Library Pass Membership Program!

Are you a local library looking to participate in our Pass Program? Learn more here 


Winter Wonder Days (half-price admission in January & February)

Enjoy half-priced admission during the months of January and February. It may be cold and even snowy, but it is the perfect weather to see animals outside enjoying nature’s cooler temperatures. Discount will be automatically applied at checkout. Timed-tickets available online ONLY.

Library Pass Program Instructional Video

Check out this instructional video on how you can take full advantage of our Library Pass Program and save money on your next Zoo trip!

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