Preschool Adventures

Preschool Adventures (18 months - 5 years)

Early childhood education programs at Roger Williams Park Zoo offer a fun, age-appropriate way for parents and their children ages 18 months to 5 years to discover the natural world together.  Programs run from September through May, and themes change monthly. A new and exciting experience awaits participants at every class!

Early Childhood Opportunities
Our programs are a great way for little ones to discover the natural world.
NEW: Nature Explorers (Ages 3-5)

These 60-minute programs focus on exploring nature and present opportunities for adult/child pairs to make discoveries outdoors together.  Programs include free play, a lesson, activity, craft, and an encounter with one of our ambassador animals. Please note this program does not include direct interaction with exhibit animals. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Please note: Due to covid guidelines we have a strict capacity limit. NO extra adults or siblings will be allowed to attend the program. Your registration is for one child and one adult.

Pricing:

  • Members: $14 per child/adult pair
  • Non-members: $42 per child/adult pair

Location: all classes will take place outdoors in Hasbro’s Our Big Backyard. Participants should be prepared to be outside for the duration of the program and should be prepared to get dirty.

Participants will be able to enter the Zoo through the Main Admissions Gate starting at 8:20am.

Please Note: Classes will take place rain or shine. Classes may be cancelled in extreme weather. If a class is cancelled by the zoo, a full refund will be issued

Dates & Themes:

 

Please note themes are subject to change

 

Theme: I Speak for the Trees

Saturday, July 10th @ 8:30am – Register Here

Sunday, July 11th @ 8:30am – Register Here

 

Theme: Mud, Glorious Mud

Saturday, July 17th @ 8:30am – Register Here

Sunday, July 18th @ 8:30am – Register Here

 

Theme: Mr. Golden Sun

Saturday, July 24th @ 8:30am – Register Here

Sunday, July 25th @ 8:30am – Register Here

 

Theme: Rock On!

Saturday, July 31th @ 8:30am – Register Here

Sunday, August 1st @ 8:30am – Register Here

 

Theme: Can You See Me Know?

Saturday, August 7th @ 8:30am – Register Here

Sunday, August 8th @ 8:30am – Register Here

 

Theme: World Wide Web

Saturday, August 14th @ 8:30am – Register Here

Sunday, August 15th @ 8:30am – Register Here

 

Theme: Follow Me!

Saturday, August 21st @ 8:30 – Register Here

Sunday, August 22nd @ 8:30am – Register Here

 

Theme: Flower Power

Saturday, August 28th @ 8:30am – Register Here

 

Pre-registration is required and ends 24 hours prior to the program. Refunds are only given if the program is cancelled by the Zoo. Requests to transfer the date of your registration must be received at least 48 hours in advance.  A $5 fee will be charged when any change is made.

Please note that a minimum of 5 program participants is required to run a class. Participants will be notified one week before the scheduled class if a class has to be cancelled due to low enrollment.

Questions? Contact programs@rwpzoo.org or call (401) 785-3510 ext. 358.

Digital Preschool Adventures (Ages 3-5) (online)

These programs present opportunities for adult/child pairs to make discoveries together. These virtual programs will include a lesson, activity, and an up-close encounter with one of our education animals live on Zoom. Children must be accompanied by an adult during the duration of the program.

Pricing:

  • Members: $50 for the series
  • Non-Members: $55 for the series
  • Additional Siblings (sharing the same device): $20 for the series

Dates & Times:

TBD

Please Note: Children must be accompanied by an Adult for the duration of the program.

If a parent is looking to register siblings who will be sharing the same device, please reach out to us at Programs@rwpzoo.org to receive your discount after registration as a refund.

Pre-registration is required and ends 3 days prior to the start of the series. Refunds are only given if the program is cancelled by the Zoo. Requests to transfer registration to a different day/time must be received at least 48 hours in advance.  A $5 fee will be charged when any change is made.

Participants will be notified 3 days prior to the first class of the scheduled series if a class has to be cancelled due to low enrollment.

Questions? Call us at (401) 785-3510 x 358. or Email at - Programs@rwpzoo.org

 

Preschool Adventures (Ages 3 - 5)

These 90-minute programs focus on a special animal or area of the Zoo and present opportunities for adult/child pairs to make discoveries together.  Programs include a lesson, activity, a craft, an up-close encounter with one of our education animals and a walk to an exhibit. Please note this program does not include direct interaction with exhibit animals. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Please note: Due to the nature of the program and limited space,

  • Additional adults cannot be accommodated.
  • Younger or older siblings cannot be accommodated

Pricing:

  • Members: $14 per child/adult pair
  • Non-members: $42 per child/adult pair

Dates & Themes:

TBD

Please note: These Preschool Adventures programs does not include direct interaction with exhibit animals.

Pre-registration is required and ends 48 hours prior to the program. Refunds are only given if the program is cancelled by the Zoo. Requests to transfer the date of your registration must be received at least 48 hours in advance.  A $5 fee will be charged when any change is made.

Please note that a minimum of 5 program participants is required to run a class. Participants will be notified one week before the scheduled class if a class has to be cancelled due to low enrollment.

Questions? Contact programs@rwpzoo.org or call (401) 785-3510 ext. 358.