Zoos & Wildlife

Roger Williams Park Zoo

Providence, RI

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Address: 1000 Elmwood Ave, Providence, RI 02907, USA Number: 401 941 4998 Website Contact How do we get there?

What is there to do?

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! 

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How much does it cost?






$9.95 (Ages 3 - 12)



Seniors $12.95.


Free Under

2 years.


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Additional Information

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

Any top tips?


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

I'm Hungry!


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

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

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Where is it at?


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!

Teachers corner


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!

Can I get one of those?


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

Need a little extra help?


There are wheelchairs to rent at the zoo.

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Baby Facilities

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

When can we go?

10am - 5pm. 4pm close October to March.

Open all year, but closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Day.

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