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Field Trips: Self-guided zoo visits

Bring your herd to the zoo!  Pay-upon-arrival for self-guided groups with 10 or more paying guests enjoy discounted admission.  These are self-guided excursions, so you will explore the zoo at your own pace.


  • Adults:  $19.00
  • Children (ages 2 – 12):  $13.00
  • Seniors (ages 62+):  $15.00
  • Toddlers (age 1 and under):  Free
  • Payment is due in full via cash, check, or credit card at time of visit.  You’ll need an estimated headcount to book, then when you arrive we’ll collect the final headcounts and calculate your totals.  Purchase orders are NOT accepted.


  • Your group can visit during our normal hours of operation.
  • There is no limit to the number of groups allowed each day. If you are cautious of crowds, be mindful that Fridays in May and June are the most popular time for visits.


  • Read the Groups Policies & Procedures Guide This guide tells you chaperone policy, payment requirements, and all the details about our Providence School discount and special needs group accommodations.


Make a Reservation for a Group Trip HERE >

Buy scheduled e-tickets at discount

Buy group tickets online before visiting for a smooth entry. CLICK HERE and choose a specific date and time for your visit, then add at least 10 paid tickets to your cart.  Once you advance to the next screen, the discount will automatically apply.  The group discount saves you $2 on each ticket!

E-tickets are emailed shortly after (check your spam folder).  A credit card is ready for purchase and all sales are non-refundable and non-transferrable.

Buying Advanced Tickets for Flexible Use

BEST FOR: Those who want to buy a bulk order of tickets for attendees who will be visiting separately.  You’ll receive individual tickets that can be distributed to guests as gifts, employee incentives, or shared amongst any large group!

DISCOUNT QUALIFICATION: Must have at least 10 or more paid tickets in the order.

HOW DOES IT WORK: Your tickets are good for general daytime admission any day, and do not expire.


  • Adults:  $19.00
  • Children (ages 2 – 12):  $13.00
  • Seniors (ages 62+):  $15.00
  • Toddlers (age 1 and under): Free

PAYMENT: All orders can be placed using a credit card, cash, or check.  The order must be paid in full.

READY TO BUY? Contact us at with your estimated ticket order and we’ll be happy to send along a purchasing contract!

Schedule a Virtual Experience

When else can you have an armadillo in your living room? Surprise someone (or yourself!) with a one-of-a-kind virtual encounter. Groups can gather ‘round the screen for a wild adventure. What better way to celebrate a birthday, liven a school day, or add a little wonder to someone’s day?

Browse available encounters HERE >

Face masks are required for all guests (regardless of vaccination status) during a private animal encounter.  Additional masking may be required at any point, based on state guidance and zoo policy.

Schedule an Educational Experience

Enhance your zoo visit with a private program focused on fun, learning and discovery – and perhaps even an up-close encounter with one of our education animals!  Our programs meet Rhode Island educational benchmarks, making them a valuable add-on to a school field trip, or for any group.

Learn more HERE >

Additional questions about education programs can be directed to Andrea Stein at or call 401-785-3510 ext. 359.

Visit Enhancements
  • Download a map before your visit
  • Reserve a private lunch space for the group
    • Prices begin at $150 for a 90-minute reservation.  Email with your visit date and group size to learn more!
  • Purchase ride experiences for the curious thrill-seekers
    • Please note: Many experiences are weather-dependent, and all experiences must be paid with a payment separate from your admission payment.
  • Learn more about complimentary sensory-friendly accommodations

Educator Resources

Let our zoo act as your living classroom! Enhance the experience by using a field trip resource guide:

To request additional resources, please contact Andrea Stein (Manager of School Programs) at

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