Providence’s Roger Williams Park & Zoo
Explore the animal kingdom at zoo, one of the oldest in the country. Drawing in over a half million visitors each year, the zoo is home to over 100 different species including mammals, reptiles, birds, amphibians, and insects. Take exciting animal adventures through the wilds of Australasia, Africa, North America, and Tropical America. Watch animal feedings, hike the wetlands trail, or trek through the habitats encountered by explorer Marco Polo.
Daily, 9am-4:00pm; Saturdays in July, 9am-8:30pm
Adults, $14.95; Seniors (62+), $12.95; Children (3-12), $9.95; Kids 2 and under, free.
Family nights (June/July); animal birthday parties; animal feedings (May-September); family programs; Winter Wonder Days; Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular (October)
- Marco Polo’s Adventure Trek
- Full Circle Farmyard
- Feinstein Junior Scholar Wetlands Trail
- Hasbro’s Our Big Backyard play area
- Animal feedings
There are two main food options, a sweet shop, and food carts throughout the zoo. You can also bring in your own food and picnic tables are available.
Seasonal and special events
Some of the seasonal and special events at the zoo include Winter Wonder Days, the annual Zoobilee! Feasts with the Beasts, the month-long Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular, and animal birthday parties.
Q1: How long will I need to see the whole park?
A1: The average visit is 3 hours to see the 40-acre zoo.
Q2: What animals should I expect to see?
A2: The zoo is home to over 100 species of the animals including kangaroos, bald eagles, emus, Chilean flamingos, laughing kookaburra, giant anteaters, African elephants, snow leopards, harbor seals, red wolves, Chinese alligators, and green tree pythons.