Kids & Families

Roger Williams Park Zoo is the ultimate living classroom and an award-winning center for environmental education. Discover exciting programs offered below that will take you and your family on a one-of-a-kind adventure and make memories to last a lifetime! 

Insider Tours
Led by a Zoo professional, get exclusive access into our amazing World of Adaptations, inside-looks at our elephants and giraffes, feed our goat herd and so much more! This socially distanced experience will make you feel like a VIP.
Animal Encounters
Get wildly connected at the Roger Williams Park Zoo with our fun animal encounters and experiences!
Early Childhood Programs (up to 5 yrs)
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.
Breakfast with the animals
Start your day with a hot breakfast and an unforgettable experience with our keeper staff behind-the-scenes at Roger Williams Park Zoo!
Zoo Careers 101
It takes all kinds of hard work from people with a variety of backgrounds to make a zoo run smoothly- learn firsthand from RWPZ staff just what it takes, and get a behind-the-scenes look at what it's like to work at the Zoo!
Endangered Species Youth Art Contest
Join us for our 5th annual Endangered Species Youth Art Contest! Accepting art entries from local K-12 grade students and homeschoolers. Returns spring 2022!
Book a Birthday Party
Now Booking Zoo Birthday Parties! The zoo is open, so come party with us today! For your safety, we are following all local and federal regulations and offer increased cleaning, limited capacities, and new safety precautions.
Nature Swap (Ages 3+)
Complete quests to collect points for swapping with items in our collection.
Earth Agents
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.