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Homeschool Offerings

We are excited to offer our In-Person Zoo School again for the 2022 to 2023 season. Pre-registration is required. See below for session details and stay tuned for information on registration. 

Let the Zoo help support your teaching efforts through programming, resources and events. We design our programs to help families explore, discover and observe the natural world.

*Please note: A Roger Williams Park Zoo or Reciprocal Membership is required for all non-Zoo School participants including parents, guardians, and siblings. Without a membership, non-zoo school participants, entering the zoo for drop-off, will be required to pay admission.

In-person Zoo School Details:

Join Roger Williams Park Zoo for a series of monthly, hour-long classes, designed for homeschool students. These drop-off classes start in October and run through May. Pre-registration is required.

  • Dates: Classes will run the first Friday of the month on the following dates: 
    • October 7, November 4, December 2, January 6, February 3, March 3, April 7, May 5
  • Program Cost (8 week session): $120

Cancellation Policy:

Refunds, minus a $15.00 processing fee per child, will be given up to 2 weeks before the start of your program.  No refunds will be made after this date. There is a one-time registration fee for all class dates. We will not prorate for missed classes.

A minimum number of registrants is required to run a class. Families will be notified 48 hours in advance of the first scheduled class and be issued a full refund if a class needs to be cancelled due to low enrollment.

Themes, Ages & Times:

Ages 4-5: Animal Exploration: A great introduction to Zoo School! Participants will explore a specific animal each month through stories, crafts, games, centers and encounters with animal ambassadors.

Ages 6-8: Up the food web! Explore how animals and plants use their amazing adaptations to get a meal! From decomposers to apex predators, they all must find a way to fill their bellies!

Ages 9-12: 150 Years at the Roger Williams Park Zoo: Zoo schoolers will gallop, fly, and hop through the history of the Roger Williams Park Zoo. Zoo Schoolers will be able to guide exploration of monthly topics based on their interests in zoo history.

Ages 13-16: Animals through time! From ice ages to unbelievable heat, animals have had to adapt to survive a changing world, and some were more successful than others. Take a look back at some of the coolest extinct animals and compare them with their modern-day counterparts.

Questions or to Request a Program? Contact Andrea Stein at or call (401) 785-3510 ext. 359.

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