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Snore & Roar Overnights (Ages 7+)

Experience Roger Williams Park Zoo like so few have – after dark!  Any group of 25 or more can choose from a variety of themed Zoo overnight programs that include fun activities, face-to-face interaction with education animals, guided tours of the Zoo, and more!  Overnights are offered on Friday and Saturday nights during the spring (February – June) and autumn (September – November). 

Please note: Participants must be at least 7 years of age and one chaperone over the age of 18 is required for every 4 participants under the age of 14. Programs begin promptly at 6:00 PM and end at approximately 9:00 AM the following morning.

Program Details:

Dates:

  • September & November (Select Friday and Saturday nights)
  • Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular Snore and Roars! September 30 – October 29 (Select Friday & Saturday nights) *Includes all of the below features PLUS Jack-O’Lantern Spectacular tour

Pricing:

  • $65 per person
  • $75 per person for Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular Snore and Roars.
  • Booking groups must have a minimum of 25 participants and keep to a maximum of 35.
  • A $300 non-refundable deposit is required at the time of reservation. This deposit will be applied to your final payment.
  • Full payment and necessary forms must be received at least 2 weeks prior to the event.

All Snore and Roars include:

  • Pizza Dinner and Dessert
  • Interactive Programming
  • Animal Encounters
  • After-Dark Zoo Tour
  • Popcorn Snack
  • Creature Feature
  • Light Breakfast
  • Morning Zoo Tour
  • Souvenir Snore and Roar Patch
  • Zoo Admission

Have questions or ready to schedule your Snore and Roar?  E-mail our Program Registrar at Programs@rwpzoo.org or call (401) 785-3510 x 358.

Overnight FAQs

We don’t have enough to meet your 25 person minimum. Can we add on to another group?

Roger Williams Park Zoo Snore & Roars are designed to be intimate, exclusive experiences.  Your group will be the only one on Zoo grounds.  As such, we do not combine groups that do not know one another, and encourage smaller groups to contact others they have a previous relationship with to combine prior to booking.

Where will we sleep?

Participants sleep in our climate controlled classrooms on floors of vinyl tile.  While the tile is more sanitary than carpet, the sleeping surface is hard.  Participants are strongly encouraged to bring a cushion, sleeping mat or extra blankets.  Twin size air mattresses are permitted.  Any air mattresses larger than twin-size must sleep more than one person or will not be permitted.

The Overnight Program Director sleeps nearby and night security monitors Zoo grounds.

Are there shower facilities?

No.  Public restrooms are available, but do not include showers.

What’s for dinner/snack/breakfast?

Cheese pizza, lemonade and fruit punch will be served for dinner and ice cream sandwiches for dessert.  Popcorn will be offered as a snack with the movie.  In the morning, a variety of cereal, milk and juice will be offered.  Coffee will be available for adults.

Chaperoning adults are welcome to supplement either meal by bringing vegetables, salad and/or fruit – a refrigerator is available.  Any medical or cultural dietary restrictions are the responsibility of chaperones and should be discussed prior to your Snore and Roar.

My child has an allergy/needs to take medication before bed. Who should I speak to?

An individual certified in First Aid and CPR is on site at all times.  Information on participant needs is collected prior to each Snore & Roar experience, and staff are well trained in accommodating these needs.  All medications are the responsibility of chaperones, and those with food allergies are encouraged to bring their own meal substitutions.

What happens if it rains?

Snore & Roars are rain or shine, and outdoor components continue as planned except when safety is of concern.  Participants are always encouraged to bring weather and seasonally appropriate clothing.

I have a child that is under six years old that would like to attend. Why can’t he/she?

While touring the zoo at night is fun for all ages, sleeping overnight can be intimidating.  More importantly, the programming is designed for specific ages.  Please consider one of the Zoo’s day education programs or Zoo events for younger children.

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