Roger Williams Park Zoo

Providence, RI

Zoos & Wildlife
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Address: 1000 Elmwood Ave, Providence, RI 02907, USA How do we get there? Number: (401) 785-3510
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About this activity

Roger Williams Park Zoo is one of the oldest zoos in the entire country, so it has certainly given a LOT of children an unforgettable day out!

Roger Williams Park Zoo is set on 40 amazing acres in Providence. There are about 130 species of weird, wonderful and rare animals from all across the world!

Spend the morning with the sweet elephants. Enjoy lunch in front of the playful gibbons. Take some photos of the moon bears and watch the kangaroos hop along as fast as they can!

All of the animals are housed in naturalistic settings, which means those little animal lovers can really study the behaviors of these amazing creatures, just as they would do in the wild. An invaluable learning experience!

The Roger Williams Park Zoo also has a number of fun exhibits that the children love! They can live like a local farmer at the Alex and Ani Farmyard, which is a replica of a typical Rhode Island commercial farm. Kids can enjoy activities like the "milking station" and "egg collection station".

The Big Backyard gives those little adventurers a new kind of nature play area, with the ultimate outdoor play space! The whole family can explore the animals native to North America, and Australasia, and observe native wildlife in the most endangered habitat. An important lesson for kids to learn all about what is happening with our species on their 1/4 mile walk.

Animals, education, fun, playtime and exploration - yes please! And it's all at Roger Williams Park Zoo! 

Activity location


By Bus: Take RIPTA's Route 6 Prairie Ave / Roger Williams Park Zoo trolley. This is part of the Providence LINK route which is serviced by trolleys that run on a new state-of-the-art hybrid parallel drive diesel / electric system. And fares are just $2 per person, per ride!

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How much does it cost?






$13.95 (Ages 2 - 12)



Seniors $16.95.


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1 year


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Roger Williams Park Zoo FAQ’s

They have made sure that the animals enclosures are similar to their natural environments, so you know the animals and happy and healthy

They have strollers to rent, so bring the whole family!

They have two main food concessions, where you can get pizza, wraps, hot dogs, sandwiches, and treats!

Why not have your birthday party at the zoo! They love having children celebrate their big day with the animals!

There are THREE gift shops that you can purchase some fun items to take home!

With family programs, field trips and educational experiences there is so much that students can learn at the zoo! Give them a call to plan your trip!

They have strollers to rent, so bring the whole family!

There are vegetarian options and kids meals in the cafes, and healthy options like turkey wraps too!

There are wheelchairs to rent at the zoo.

Some of the areas within the zoo have slightly different opening times, so just check in the morning what's open to you!

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