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Virtual Animal Experiences

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Get wildly connected at the Roger Williams Park Zoo with our fun virtual animal encounters and experiences!

Surprise someone (or yourself!) with a one-of-a-kind virtual encounter. Families can gather round the screen or rally your friends for a wild night in. What better way to celebrate a birthday, liven a school day, or add a little wonder to someone’s day? Best of all, your money will support the care of all Roger Williams Park Zoo animals.

Availability is limited and encounters are scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis. Thank you for supporting the Zoo!

Meet & Greet

Get up close with three of our animal ambassadors and chat with a trained animal handler to learn more about these wild wonders! Experience lasts up to 30 minutes. Please note: this offering doesn’t feature a Q&A, but our Meet and Greet option does!

  • $85 (maximum of 20 screens)
  • Relive the magic: Add a recording of your experience for $25

Storytime: Books with Beasts

Storytime is better when it has a wild side. Come listen to a story starring some of our animal favorites, with a special guest appearance by one of our Ambassador Animals. Great for libraries, school and community groups- or buy a pre-recorded version for your family’s bedtime routine! Encounter lasts up to 20 minutes.

  • $65 (maximum of 20 screens)
  • $100 for a prerecording for personal distribution
  • $150 for prerecording or recording

Experience features one story, but please give us your top two preferences: The Mitten by Jan Brett (features a hedgehog or rabbit); Verdi by Jane Cannon (features a snake); Yertle the Turtle by Dr. Seuss (features a turtle); A Color of His Own by Leo Lionni (features a lizard); Don’t let the Pigeon Drive the Bus by Mo Willems (features a dove).

WILD Birthday Party

What better way to celebrate a birthday than with a virtual visit from Roger Williams Park Zoo! Our educators will facilitate meets and greets with 3 of our animal ambassadors for you and your guests. In addition, we will sing “Happy Birthday” and have a special “Happy Birthday” sign hanging for the guest of honor. Birthday party visits will last approximately 30 minutes.

  • Cost: $100 (maximum of 20 screens)

What to add on a special gift? You can add an animal painting to your birthday party experience. One of our ambassador animals will create a very special painting just for the guest of honor during the encounter. Please note that only a select number of animals can create a painting. An animal will be chosen by the educator facilitating the experience based on availability. Cost- $35 (includes shipping)

Book Yours Today

Contact Andrea Stein, Manger of School Programs ( to book or learn more! Encounters are scheduled on a first-come, first-serve basis. Availability is limited,
so we recommend reaching out at least 7 days prior to your desired date. While we make every eort to accommodate your top choice, the Zoo reserves the right to change or substitute animals. Thank you for supporting Roger Williams Park Zoo!

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