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Early Childhood Programs (Ages 3-5): Ongoing

Early childhood education programs at Roger Williams Park Zoo offer a fun, age-appropriate way for parents and their children ages 3 to 5 to discover the natural world together.  Programs run from September through May, and themes change monthly. A new and exciting experience awaits participants at every class!

These programs present opportunities for adult/child pairs to make discoveries together.  Programs include free play, a lesson, activity, craft, and an encounter with one of our ambassador animals. Please note this program does not include direct interaction with exhibit animals. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Cost: $15 per adult child/pair (member); $49 (non-member, Zoo admission included)

Location: Zoolab

Important Registration Information:

Pre-registration is required and ends 48 hours prior to the program. Refunds are only given if the program is cancelled by the Zoo. Requests to transfer the date of your registration must be received at least 48 hours in advance.  A $5 fee will be charged when any change is made.

Please note that a minimum number of program participants is required to run a class. Participants will be notified 48 hours before the scheduled class if a class has to be cancelled due to low enrollment. If a class is cancelled by the zoo, a full refund will be issued.

Questions? Contact programs@rwpzoo.org or call (401) 785-3510 ext. 358.

2022 – 2023 Dates, Times & Themes:

November Theme: Birds of Prey


December Theme: Tree Kangaroo


January Theme: Monkeys


February Theme: Komodo Dragon


March Theme: Cheetah

**Please note: March classes will be held in Hasbro’s Our Big Backyard

April Theme: Flamingo


May Theme: Camels

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