Visitor Info

Visitor Info

Timed-entry ticket requirements continue to remain in effect for non-members and must be prepurchased online. 

Adults ..... $19.95
Children (2-12) ..... $13.95
Seniors (62+) ..... $16.95
Toddlers one & younger ..... FREE
Zoo members ..... FREE

Buy Daytime Zoo Tickets

We have implemented several changes to our daily operations that help ensure the health and safety of our guests, employees, volunteers and animals. Click HERE to discover changes in place.

Visitors ages 15 and younger must be accompanied by an adult.  American Express, Discover, Visa and MasterCard are accepted at the ticket windows.  Parking is free. If you are unable to attend your scheduled date/time slot, please reach out to for assistance. Thank you!

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Zoo Hours

October 11 - March 31

Open Thursday - Monday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm (Last admission 3:30 pm)

Note: The Zoo is open on Columbus Day, Veterans Day and Providence school vacations with the exception of Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

April - October 10

Open daily 9:00 am - 4:00 pm (Last admission 3:30 pm)

Note: The Zoo closes at 1:00 pm on Saturday, August 27 to prepare for Brew at the Zoo. The Zoo is also closed on Saturday, June 25 for Zoobilee! Feast with the Beasts.

Special Features
Nature Swap in Hasbro's Our Big Backyard | Now Open Daily

The Nature Swap, located within the Hasbro's "Our Big Backyard" exhibit, is a special place to trade items that you’ve collected when out exploring in nature.  To participate in Nature Swap, bring in natural "found" items to collect points for swapping with items in our collection. You can trade things commonly found in nature like shells, rocks, acorns, leaves, or pine cones. Learn more at

Hours: Open daily - Just look for one of our Zoo crew in blue to participate!

Explore & Soar Rides

Hours: Closed for the remainder of the fall & winter season. Will reopen in spring 2022!

Hours vary depending on weather and time of the year. Located adjacent to Hasbro's Our Big Backyard, this area offers an exhilarating zip ride and train ride through the woodlands.

The Contact Yard in the ALEX AND ANI Farmyard

Hours: Contact Yard (Farmyard) is open daily weather-permitting

Hours may vary depending on weather and time of the year. Visitors can also feed the goats and sheep from just outside of the Farmyard along the fence. 


​Drip Drop Water Garden in Hasbro's Our Big Backyard

Will reopen in spring 2022! Exact date TBD

Located within the Hasbro's Our Big Backyard exhibit.

Special Discounts
Reciprocal Zoo and Aquarium Members

Note: Discounted tickets are based on availabilty and must be purchased in-person. Please call the Zoo before visiting to ensure availability. 

An active zoo membership card from the zoo at which you are a member AND an additional ID are required for reciprocal entry to Roger Williams Park Zoo. If you do not have these to show at the ticket window, regular admissions fees will apply. Definition of "family" for reciprocal purpose: 2 adults and 2 children (meaning only 2 adults and 2 children will be admitted at a reduced rate.) 


Save on Daytime Zoo Admission:

  • All active and retired military veterans who show a valid military ID plus another form of identification (e.g., driver's license) receive a 50% discount on regular daytime Zoo admission. The half-price admission discount can be applied for up to four people in a party of immediate family members (including spouse and children). The spouse of a deployed military person will also receive the discount by showing appropriate identification. Note: Discounted tickets are based on availabilty and must be purchased in-person. Please call the Zoo before visiting to ensure availability. 

Save on Family Memberships:

  • All active and retired military veterans are eligible to receive $20 off a Family level membership or higher. Discount is available in-person, via email at or by calling 401-785-3510 ext. 375. Note: Discount cannot be applied to any previous membership purchases, used to extend an active membership or combined with other offers.
Free First Saturdays for Providence

First Saturday of the Month is Free for Residents of the City of Providence

Free First Saturdays for Providence residents returns! 

As a “thank you” to Providence residents whose tax money helps to support the Zoo, the first Saturday of every month is free to residents of the City of Providence (not East or North Providence).  A valid ID and proof of residency* must be shown at the ticket window, no need to reserve your tickets in advance.

*Acceptable forms of identification or residency include a driver’s license, State issued ID, Providence Municipal IDs, lease agreement, utility bill, etc.

Rhode Island Zoo Access Program

Roger Williams Park Zoo is offering a discounted membership to community members who participate in Rhode Island's EBT program. Get a $149 Family membership for just $35!

If you are an adult EBT cardholder and currently reside in Rhode Island, you may be eligible to receive a discounted Family membership. The Family level membership includes 2 adults in the same household and up to 4 children or grandchildren. Memberships are intended for one household, and are non-refundable and non-transferrable. As a Roger Williams Park Zoo member, you will also receive discounts on special events like the Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular, food and gift purchases, party rentals, education programs, and more.

For details, or to take advantage of this offer, please contact the Membership Department at 401-785-3510 ext. 375 or email at Monday through Friday, 8:00 am - 4:00 pm.

Winter Wonder Days - will return January & February 2022

Enjoy half-priced admission during the months of January and February. It may be cold and even snowy, but it is the perfect weather to see animals outside enjoying nature’s cooler temperatures. Discount will be automatically applied at checkout. Timed-tickets available online ONLY.