Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day at Party for the Planet

Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day at Party for the Planet

Thursday, March 5, 2020
Wednesday, April 15 and April 22. Activities run from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm and are free with Zoo admission.

The Zoo is highlighting the importance of conservation, the environment, and animal care while giving guests the opportunity to join in engaging experiences that empower everyone to help conserve wildlife and wild places. Visitors will have the opportunity to participate in animal encounters, hear music from popular family-oriented bands, meet environmental groups, and engage in earth friendly crafts.

Activities and opportunities to celebrate Earth Day on April 15 include:

  • Toe Jam Puppet Band
  • Mary King Music
  • Lisa Tobin Crafts
  • Steel Drums
  • Foster Parrots
  • Seekonk Speedway
  • REI

Organizations focusing on conservation specifically will join Party for the Planet including: Biomes Center hands-on aquarium, Save The Bay, Groundworks Providence, RI Beekeepers, DEM to discuss Aquatics and Wildlife, RI Resource Recovery with Maxman, and RI DEM-Parks.

On April 22 the line-up will change slightly, but offerings will include entertainment, organizations with information and activities regarding conservation and the environment including:

  • New Inca Son Band
  • Drumming Circle
  • Lisa Tobin Crafts and Mary King’s music
  • Seekonk Speedway

Also, joining the fun this Earth Day celebration Biomes, Save the Bay, RI Resource Recovery, Groundworks Providence, REI, and URI Master Gardeners.  Party for the Planet is sponsored by generous organizations that will be at the Zoo both April 15 and April 22 including Tarbox Toyota Hyundai, Renewal by Andersen of RI, NEC Solar, and Aim High Academy.

Finally, the first Food Truck Friday of the season begins on April 17 at Carousel Village beginning at 5:00 pm.  Food Truck Fridays will run every week through September 25.

Party for the Planet rain dates are April 16 and April 23.  For more information visit rwpzoo.org.

Roger Williams Park Zoo is open daily April through September from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, and October through March 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.   Last admission is 30 minutes before closing.  Admission is $17.95 for adults, $12.95 for children (ages 2 – 12) and $15.95 for seniors (ages 62+); toddlers age one and younger as well as Zoo members get in free.

The Zoo’s annual media sponsors include Cardi’s Furniture & Mattresses, Providence Journal, Rhode Island Monthly, Rhode Island PBS, WPRI-Channel 12/FOX. 

Roger Williams Park Zoo is Rhode Island’s premiere tourist attraction. As leaders in conservation and animal care, we create engaging experiences that empower guests to join us in conserving wildlife and wild places.  Roger Williams Park Zoo is supported and managed by the Rhode Island Zoological Society and owned by the City of Providence.  The Zoo is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums and certified by American Humane.