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Food Truck Friday
July 17, 2020 - 5:00pm to September 25, 2020 - 8:30pm
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Come experience the array of foods and delicious sweets from a variety of vendors at this magnificent event. Take a ride on the historic Carousel, or hop onboard the Carousel Express train (weather permitting). Plus, admission is free! Bring a chair or blanket, and sit on the lawn. Food Trucks accept cash, credit, and debit.

We’re working harder than ever to support the local food truck community while keeping our followers and fans safe. Please be prepared to practice safety protocols including, staying home when you’re sick, keeping 6 feet apart from other patrons in line and wearing a face covering and socially distancing while waiting to order/pick up food. Staff are enhancing Carousel cleaning procedures and hand sanitizer stations will be readily available.

Dates: Fridays, Now - September 25, 2020

Time: Beginning at 5:00 pm

Please note: VIP Experience available for $85 includes reserved seating for up to eight people (outdoors or indoors), and eight Carousel rides and beverage vouchers.  To purchase a VIP experience, click here>


Food Truck Friday is produced by PVD Food Truck Events and Roger Williams Park Zoo & Carousel Village with additional support from Food Trucks In, Trinity Brewhouse, Gooseneck Vineyards, and Motif Magazine.


Brew in a Box
August 29, 2020 - 9:00am to 4:00pm
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Bring the party home with you!

Early Bird Special! $10 off your box July 11-17th

This year we're bringing Brew at the Zoo to you for a wild night-in with our all new Brew in a Box, presented by Bank RI. After three months of closure the Zoo needs your support now more than ever! Stop by the Zoo and grab your carefully crafted box which includes a commemorative pint glass, tasting cup, T-shirt, 2-tickets to the Soaring Eagle zip ride, and a 4-pack of assorted brews. *Please note: Purchaser must be 21+. Discount will automatically be applied in the final shopping cart.

All boxes must be pre-ordered and picked up at the Zoo beginning Wednesday, August 26th through Saturday, August 29th. An email with more details will be sent prior to the beginning of pick-up. 

P.S. Stay-tuned for a special Brew at the Zoo Instagram/Facebook takeover on Saturday, August 29th. Join us for virtual beer tastings, trivia, and WILD giveaways. Details to come!

Drive-Through Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular
October 1, 2020 - 3:00pm to November 1, 2020 - 11:00pm
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Experience a spooktacular new way to celebrate the Halloween season!

Citizens Bank presents a drive-through Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular at Roger Williams Park Zoo Thursday, October 1 – Sunday, November 1, 2020. Celebrate Special Places while staying safe inside your car enjoying thousands of intricately carved pumpkins as you immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of the Halloween season.

Trail will be open nightly 6:30 – 11:00 pm. Gates will close at 10:30 pm.
Tickets are online sales ONLY and sold for each half hour.

Click here for safety guidelines, vehicle information, weather policy, and FAQs. Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular is open rain or shine. NO REFUNDS OR RESCHEDULING.

Drive-Through Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular Pricing:

Drive thru admission is only available per car and not per person. Reciprocal membership discounts and AAA discounts are not offered in 2020.

  • $50/Car
  • $45/Car for Current RWPZoo members

All guests entering Roger Williams Park Zoo are doing so at their own risk. Roger Williams Park Zoo will not be held responsible for injuries or damage to vehicles. Please review all rules before purchasing your ticket.

BUY MORE AND SAVE!  Purchase 10 or more car admissions in a single order and save $5 per car! 

To redeem, visit the ticket purchasing page, add at least 10 car admissions to your cart, then advance to the next page. The discount will automatically apply.Popular visit times will sell quickly – book your place in the show today! 

 Promotion details: The purchaser must select specific timeslots for each admission, but you may choose different timeslots/dates for a single order. Please choose carefully – orders are not transferrable or refundable. One method of payment per transaction; payments cannot be split between multiple cards and this discount is not combinable with other discounts. Please contact with any questions!