Teens (ages 13 - 17)

The purpose of our successful teen programs is to foster a sense of stewardship for the environment and engagement in the community, while also providing a fun and enriching learning experience.

Teen Opportunities
Zoo Career Workshop (Ages 13 – 17)

A lifetime of doing what you love and loving what you do can begin with a small step.  If you dream about working with animals or in a zoo, this workshop could be the start of your amazing journey.    

It takes a village to run a zoo and in this special program, teens will discover just how many different career opportunities a zoo holds.  This Educator-led workshop will include program animal encounters, tours of the John J. Palumbo Veterinary Hospital, animal commissary, elephant and giraffe holding spaces, behind-the-scenes hands-on interactions with zookeepers, and more. Please note: specific activities are subject to change.

A Southwestern lunch buffet of black bean and corn salad, grilled chicken with peppers and onions, seasoned beef, flour tortillas, Spanish rice, shredded lettuce, diced tomatoes and onions, shredded cheese, salsa, sour cream, guacamole, and churros is included.

For Ages 13 - 17

  • Date: TBA
  • Time: 9:30 am - 4:00 pm (rain or shine)
  • Cost: $200 RWP Zoo Members; $225 Non-members


Please note: All registrations are final. There are no refunds unless the Zoo cancels the program. Deadline to register is October 5, 2017.

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

We strongly recommend you register online to secure the session you desire. If you prefer, you may print out our mail-in registration form and mail it to the Zoo using the instructions provided on the form.

Zoo Crew Counselor-in-Training (CIT)

Zoo Crew Counselor-In-Training is a volunteer opportunity open to teens in grades 8-12. All Zoo Crew teen volunteers will learn important leadership and communication skills as a part of a passionate team.

Application period is now closed for the season.

For more information and to apply for Zoo Crew Counselor-In-Training


RWP Zoo Youth Advisory Council

Participation in the RWPZ Youth Advisory Council (RWPZ YAC) is a unique opportunity for youth, ages 16 – 21, to influence RWPZ’s impact locally and nationally. Members of the RWPZ YAC provide feedback on various initiatives and issues to RWPZ leadership while also collaborating with other council members to lead projects that will positively impact the Zoo, the community, animals, and the environment. In doing so, members gain valuable experience, as well as personal and professional skills

For more information and to apply for Youth Advisory Council