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Support the Zoo

Our outstanding animal care never stops. Your tax-deductible gift today is an investment in the future of our Zoo and will ensure that we can continue to be the world-class community resource you know and love. Your support helps us care for our over 800 animals that call our Zoo home with customized nutritional diets, enrichment, and specialized medical care that they rely on. Our Zoo works to educate future generations about their role in saving endangered species, bringing a love and appreciation of animals to millions of visitors for 150 years.

Home to local and international award-winning conservation and environmental education programs—your support helps the Zoo grow and improve. See how your contribution is making a difference locally and globally through the Zoo’s conservation initiatives >

  • Donate Now

    Your support provides world-class exhibits, state-of-the-art animal care, environmental education, and significant contributions to help us save wildlife and wild places.

  • Become a Zooper Hero

    Help us meet unexpected or ongoing challenges with our monthly donation program.

  • Become a Zoo Guardian

    Our philanthropic individuals help us ensure the growth and excellence of the Zoo.

More Ways To Get Involved


Connect with your favorite Roger Williams Park Zoo animal through our fun symbolic adopt program!

Animal Enrichment Wish List

Provide needed enrichment to our animals by donating an item from our Wish List. Enrichment allows animals to engage in natural behaviors and provides physical and mental stimulation.

Travel with RWPZ

Travel with us! For your safari, discover spectacular national parks and conservation areas that manifest the great diversity of wildlife and habitat found in Kenya.

Become an Earth Agent

Does your family want to save wild animals and wild places? Become an Earth Agent and help Roger Williams Park Zoo inspire your neighbors to make the world a better place for animals and their habitats.

Become a FrogWatcher

Help save frogs! Learn how to tell frog species apart by their calls and how to report findings to FrogWatch USA. Become a citizen scientist with FrogWatch USA today.

Cellphone Recycling

Help protect gorilla habitats by recycling your used electronics at the zoo or one of our partner library locations.

Commemorative Benches

Recognize a special person or occasion in your life with a commemorative Zoo bench. Funds raised help support the Zoo’s mission. For more info, or to purchase a plaque, contact Lauren Ustaszewski at or call 401-785-3510 ext. 371.

Corporate Partnerships

The Zoo is the perfect place for corporate sponsors to make meaningful connections with the public.

Endowment Gifts

Planned gifts plan an increasingly important role in ensuring the long-term success of the Zoo.

Smart Shopping

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Take Action at Home

Implementing green practices into your life can help reduce waste, conserve natural resources, and protect ecosystems and biodiversity.

Why We Help The Zoo

Hear it from one of our volunteers!

This zoo has a lot of animals that you can look at and take a ton of pictures. They have a petting zoo and in non Covid times you could pet the animals. Is nice enough that you don’t feel like this place gets crowed. There is shade in most of the area. The staff was super nice and was happy that you came. There is a nice size gift shop that has a lot of nice things”

Young Zoo Volunteer
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