Press Releases

Press Releases

For all media related inquiries please contact:

E-Mail: pressroom@rwpzoo.org
Phone: 401-785-3510 x378
Mail: Roger Williams Park Zoo,1000 Elmwood Ave.Providence, RI 02907

2020

Roger Williams Park Zoo Announces Temporary Closure in Response to COVID-19
03.13.2020
Roger Williams Park Zoo is temporarily closed to the public effective March 14, 2020 and will remain closed until further notice.

Event/Program Updates & FAQs

The Zoo is also suspending all events and educational programming during this time. We are following the directives from the City of Providence as well as the...

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Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day at Party for the Planet
03.05.2020
Wednesday, April 15 and April 22. Activities run from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm and are free with Zoo admission.

The Zoo is highlighting the importance of conservation, the environment, and animal care while giving guests the opportunity to join in engaging experiences that empower everyone to help conserve wildlife and wild places. Visitors will have the opportunity to participate in animal encounters,...

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Be a FrogWatcher at Roger Williams Park Zoo and Save Amphibians!
01.21.2020
Amphibian species are disappearing at an alarming rate across the globe due to several factors such as habitat loss, pollution, and disease.

Become a citizen scientist at Roger Williams Park Zoo by joining FrogWatch USA and help save our frogs!

FrogWatch trainings cover the importance of amphibians in the environment, how monitoring our local population helps to protect various species of frogs, factors to consider in choosing...

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2019

Celebrate National Visit the Zoo Day
12.21.2019
To celebrate National Visit the Zoo Day, Roger Williams Park Zoo is offering free admission to all on Friday, December 27 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.

The Zoo family encourages every visitor to share the holiday spirit with the community by bringing non-perishable food items to benefit the Rhode Island Community Food Bank between 10 am – 1 pm.  Cardi’s s Furniture & Mattresses is generously donating a truck and staff to help collect all...

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Roger Williams Park Zoo Honors Sophie Danforth
11.22.2019
It is with great sadness that the Rhode Island Zoological Society/Roger Williams Park Zoo announces the passing of Sophie Danforth.

In a statement to all staff at Rhode Island Zoological Society/Roger Williams Park Zoo, Dr. Jeremy Goodman, executive director said, “it is fair to say that she had a tremendous impact on all of our lives as there probably would not be a zoo in Providence today if it weren’t for her tremendous...

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Roger Williams Park Zoo Named Healthy Employer
06.21.2019
Roger Williams Park Zoo was named a 2019 Healthiest Employer by Providence Business News (PBN) on Friday, June 21 in the 2-149 Employees category.

The companies, according to the PBN, were judged on responses to more than 60 questions that encompass communication and marketing culture as well as leadership commitment, foundation components, programming and interventions, reporting and analysis, and strategic planning by organizations that...

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Roger Williams Park Zoo Celebrates Father and Grandfathers
06.10.2019
Fathers and grandfathers are free at Roger Williams Park Zoo on Father’s Day, Sunday June 16, when accompanied by one paying child.

Spend the day visiting 40 acres of beautiful surroundings and experience the joy of wild life from around the globe.

While visiting check out the Zoo’s new exhibit Faces of the Rainforest.  Guests will feel like they are deep in the heart of South America as they explore a world full of...

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Roger Williams Park Zoo announces the passing of Action the harbor seal
05.29.2019
It is with great sadness that Roger Williams Park Zoo announces the death of Action, the cherished 19-year-old harbor seal.

Action passed away suddenly on Tuesday, May 28.  This past February Action, along with the Zoo’s other harbor seal Bubba, underwent cataract surgery.  Both seals made a full recovery and were out greeting guests soon after the operation.

Action was a favorite for Zoo visitors who came to...

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Roger Williams Park Zoo Celebrates Mothers and Grandmothers
04.18.2019
Mothers and grandmothers are free at Roger Williams Park Zoo on Mother’s Day, Sunday May 12, when accompanied by one paying child.

Spend the day visiting 40 acres of beautiful surroundings and experience the joy of wild life from around the globe.

While visiting check out the Zoo’s new exhibit Faces of the Rainforest.  Guests will feel like they are deep in the heart of South America as they explore a world full of...

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Furloughed Government Employees and Families Enjoy Free Admission
01.17.2019
Free admission daily to furloughed government employees and up to four members of their family.

“We know that for many government employees and their families this is a stressful time,” says Dr. Jeremy Goodman, executive director of Roger Williams Park Zoo.  “The Zoo is a tranquil and safe environment, and a visit with any of our animals is a great way to relax and enjoy time with family...

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