Visitor Info

Visitor Info

All tickets must be purchased online in advance. PLEASE NOTE: Beginning June 5, current RWPZoo members will no longer need to reserve a timed ticket in advance. Timed-entry ticket requirements will continue to remain in effect for non-members.

Adults ..... $17.95
Children (2-12) ..... $12.95
Seniors (62+) ..... $15.95
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!

Buy A Membership  Group Admission


Open daily 9:00am - 4:00pm.

The Zoo is open on Providence School Holidays and Vacation Weeks. 

Special Features
Explore & Soar Rides | Now Open

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 | Reopening June 14

Contact Yard is set to reopen Monday, June 14. Hours 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. 

Nature Swap in Hasbro's Our Big Backyard | Closed for the 2021 Season

Please note this offering is temporarily unavailable until further notice. 

WILD Bunch Performances | Closed for the 2021 Season

Please note this offering is temporarily unavailable until further notice.Join us each summer for WILD Bunch performances happening from 11:30 am until 2:00 pm (weather-permitting) at the Bank RI Farmhouse Stage. Enjoy fun, interactive shows, live animals, and games!

​Drip Drop Water Garden in Hasbro's Our Big Backyard | Closed for the 2021 Season

Closed until further notice.

Special Discounts *Note some discounts have been temporarily suspended.
Reciprocal Zoo and Aquarium Members

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.) 


Please note this discount is temporarily unavailable until further notice. 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.

First Saturday of the month - please read for 2021 updates

*NEW IN 2021 We’re sad to announce that due to protocols regarding COVID-19 the Zoo is forced to cancel free first Saturday of the month admissions for citizens of Providence. Instead residents of the City of Providence may pick up tickets when visiting select school-based, Grab and Go Meal locations:

  • Alan Shawn Feinstein Elementary School at 1450 Broad St.
  • DelSesto Middle School at 152 Springfield St.
  • Nathan Bishop Middle School at 101 Sessions St.
  • Nathaniel Greene Middle School at 721 Chalkstone Ave.
  • Gilbert Stuart Middle School at 188 Princeton Ave.
  • Esek Hopkins Middle School at 480 Charles St.
  • Roger Williams Middle School at 278 Thurbers Ave.
  • Providence Career and Technical Academy/PCTA at 41 Fricker St.

For questions, please contact Christy Clausen at

Ticket numbers will be limited and may be used anytime throughout 2021. No tickets will be sold at the Zoo entrance. Thank you!

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.