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Join us in our commitment to save wildlife and wild places. Together we can educate, engage and empower people to support species around the world!

Roger Williams Park Zoo has a 150-year history as a favorite New England family destination, bringing excitement and discovery of the natural world to generations of visitors.

Your tax-deductible gift today helps us care for our over 800 animals that call our Zoo home with customized nutritional diets, enrichment, and specialized medical care that they rely on. Our Zoo works to educate future generations about their role in saving endangered species, bringing a love and appreciation of animals to millions of visitors. Your support provides world-class exhibits, state-of-the-art animal care, environmental education, and significant contributions to help us save wildlife and wild places.

Home to local and international award-winning conservation and environmental education programs—your support helps the Zoo grow and improve. See how your contribution is making a difference locally and globally through the Zoo’s conservation initiatives >

If you would like to talk with someone about giving, please call the Development Team at (401) 785-3510.

Ways to Give

Cheetah adopt an animal banner with image of adoption certificate and plush toy.


Connect with your favorite Roger Williams Park Zoo animal through our fun symbolic adopt program!

Snow Leopard standing and stretching on top of an enrichment toy.

Animal Enrichment Wish List

Provide needed enrichment to our animals by donating an item from our Wish List. Enrichment allows animals to engage in natural behaviors and provides physical and mental stimulation.

Close up of commemorate memorial bench with sign that says "for our friend and co-worker Tom Troy."

Commemorative Benches

Recognize a special person or occasion in your life with a commemorative Zoo bench. Funds raised help support the Zoo’s mission. For more info, or to purchase a plaque, contact Lauren Ustaszewski at or call 401-785-3510 ext. 371.

Citizens Staff at Sponsor Tent during Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular.

Corporate Partnerships

The Zoo is the perfect place for corporate sponsors to make meaningful connections with the public.

Two children sitting on top of Sentinel Dog statue at Roger Williams Zoo.

Endowment Gifts

Planned gifts play an increasingly important role in ensuring the long-term success of the Zoo.

  • Become a Zooper Hero

    Help us meet unexpected or ongoing challenges with our monthly donation program.

  • Become a Zoo Guardian

    Our philanthropic individuals help us ensure the growth and excellence of the Zoo. Your Zoo Guardian Society membership includes unlimited complimentary admission the Roger Williams Park Zoo for you and your guests.* There is no better way to share the Zoo with family and friends.

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