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Roger Williams Park Zoo offers many accommodations for visitors to help all guests fully enjoy their Zoo experience.

The Zoo has partnered with Kulture City to allow guests with autism and other sensory-processing disorders get better resources and support as they experience all the zoo has to offer.

If you have any questions about other accessibility accommodations you may need for your visit, please contact our admissions department at 401-941-4998 or email


Mobility Needs

The Zoo covers about 40 acres, and the path through Zoo grounds is a little more than one mile long. It is mostly wheelchair-accessible, though it does include hills and uneven or unpaved terrain. The average length of stay is three hours. Wheelchairs and strollers are available at the rental kiosk located at the main entrance or online in advance. One and two seat strollers are available on a first come, first served basis for $7 (single stroller) and $9 (double stroller). Manual wheelchairs are available on a first come, first served basis for $7.

An EZ Cart (automated wheelchair) is also available for rental by reservation. They are available for $27 each at the rental area near the Zoo’s main entrance on a first come, first served basis or with an online reservation.

Click HERE to reserve a stroller or wheelchair >

If you have any questions about stroller or wheelchair rentals, please contact our team at 401-785-3510 ext. 391.

Accessible Parking

Designated accessible parking spaces are located in Parking Lots A and B on a first-come, first-served basis. Parking is free.

Quiet Zones

Quiet zones are designated areas where guests can sit and regroup away from bustling crowds or stimulants. Quiet Zones are located at the entrance of the Wetlands Trail (across from the Muntjac exhibit); along the Marco Polo Trail Trek steps away from the moon bear exhibit); and indoors at the EMT room of the Sophie Danforth Administrative Building (across from the Alex & Ani Farmyard).

Sensory-friendly Bags

Our Zoo is a certified sensory-inclusive facility registered with KultureCity.

Sensory bags are available and loaned to visitors free of charge – simply ask the Front Gate Admissions staff when you arrive. Each bag is filled with fidget toys, emotional cue cards, noise-cancelling headphones and other useful toys. These bags are available at both Roger Williams Park Zoo and Carousel Village.

Train Ride Accessibility

All aboard the Woodlands Express! Hop on-board this fun, family-friendly, premium train all summer long (weather permitting). Designed for all ages, this ride is located adjacent to Hasbro’s Our Big Backyard in the Zoo’s Explore & Soar area.

The Woodlands Express is wheelchair accessible. Please note that the train can only accommodate manual wheelchairs and not motorized wheelchairs/EZ carts.

Service Animals

The Zoo will allow service animals for all disabilities on grounds as outlined by the ADA standards.

Pets, emotional support and therapy animals are not allowed inside the Zoo for the safety and well-being of our guests as well as our Zoo animals.

ADA Compliance Notice

We’re committed to accessibility of our website for all users. We are working to ensure that our website is fully compliant with ADA Standards, as outlined by the WCAG 2.1 guidelines. Thank you for your patience as we continually work to make improvements to our website.

If you have difficulty accessing our site, or need assistance, we’d love to hear from you. Please contact us at 401-785-3510 or email us at

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