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Preschool Adventures (Ages 3 - 5)
April 4, 2018 - 9:30am to May 19, 2018 - 9:30am
Event Information

These 90-minute programs focus on a special animal or area of the Zoo, and present opportunities for adult/child pairs to make discoveries together.  Programs include a lesson, activity, a craft, an up-close encounter with one of our education animals, and a walk to an exhibit. Please note: This program does not include direct interaction with exhibit animals.

Class Size: 12 max. One adult must accompany each child. We cannot accommodate additional adults or siblings due to space limitations.

Pricing:

  • Members: $14 per child/adult pair
  • Non-members: $42 per child/adult pair

Themes:

  • April 2018 - Bison Click Here to Register NOW
    • Sat 4/7, 4/14, or 4/28 - 9:30 am or 12:00 pm
    • Tues 4/3 - 9:30 am or 1:00 pm
    • Wed 4/4 - 9:30 am
    • Thurs 4/5 - 9:30 am or 1:00 pm
    • Fri 4/6 - 9:30 am
  • May 2018 - Who's Living in your Backyard? Click Here to Register NOW
    • Sat 5/5, 5/12, or 5/19 - 9:30 am or 12:00 pm
    • Tues 5/1 - 9:30 am or 1:00 pm
    • Wed 5/2 - 9:30 am
    • Thurs 5/3 - 9:30 am or 1:00 pm
    • Fri 5/4 - 9:30 am

Please note: This program does not include direct interaction with exhibit animals.

Pre-registration is required and ends 48 hours prior to the program. Refunds are only given if the Zoo cancels the program. We must receive requests to transfer the date of your registration at least 48 hours in advance. If there are any changes to your registration, there is a $5 fee.

A minimum of five program participants is required to run a class. Participants will be notified one week before the scheduled class if a class has to be cancelled due to low enrollment, so enroll early!

Questions? Contact programs@rwpzoo.org or call (401) 785-3510 ext. 358.

We strongly recommend you register online for your best chance at securing the session you desire. If you prefer, print out our mail-in registration form and send it to the Zoo using the instructions provided on the form.

Food Truck Friday
May 4, 2018 - 5:00pm to September 28, 2018 - 8:30pm
Event Information

One of the best things about the warmer weather is Food Truck Friday at the Carousel. 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, hop onboard the Carousel Express train, or enjoy a camel ride -weather permitting. Plus, admission is free!

Dates: Fridays, May 4 - September 28, 2018

Time: 5:00 - 8:30 pm

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.

THANK YOU TO OUR 2018 FOOD TRUCK FRIDAY SPONSORS!

PRESENTED BY:

      

ADDITIONAL SPONSORS ON SELECT FRIDAY NIGHTS:

       

 

Rock-A-Baby Concerts
May 5, 2018 - 10:30am to 11:15am
Event Information

This exciting 45-minute concert specifically geared towards our youngest Zoo guests promises to be fun for the whole family. The Rock-a-Baby trio will introduce the true stars of their show – “Rhythm, Melody and Harmony” - three silly and entertaining puppets who know a lot about music. Playing everything from well-known children’s songs to rock and pop classics - shake, dance and sing along as we explore fun musical concepts, play games, and boogie down.

Time: 10:30am - 11:15am (all concerts)
Price: $7.00 per participant (age 2 & older) Pre-Registration is required.

Dates & Themes:

  • Saturday, May 5 - Butterfly & Bug Boogie

Please note: There are no refunds unless the Zoo cancels the program. We must receive requests to transfer the date of your registration at least 48 hours in advance. We cannot guarantee your requests that may be dependent upon availability. If there are any changes to your registration, there is a $5 fee.

This program fee does not include Zoo admission. You must purchase Zoo tickets at the Zoo entrance on the day of the concert. If you are a Zoo member, you may use your membership to enter the Zoo, so your only expense will be the Rock-a-Baby program fee!

FrogWatch Training
May 5, 2018 - 12:30pm to 3:00pm
Event Information

Amphibian species are disappearing at an alarming rate across the globe due to habitat loss, pollution, and disease. FrogWatch trainings cover the importance of amphibians in the environment, how monitoring our local population helps to protect them, factors to consider in choosing a site to monitor, how to tell frog species apart by their calls and how to report findings to FrogWatch USA. Become a citizen scientist with FrogWatch USA, and help save our frogs!

Saturday, May 5: 12:30 pm – 3:00 pm 

Price: $10/household (includes up to 2 adults and 2 children age 8+)

FrogWatch trainings cover the importance of amphibians in the environment. The instruction focuses on how to:

  • monitor our local frog population to protect the species;
  • determine factors when choosing a site to monitor;
  • tell frog species apart by their calls; and,
  • report findings to FrogWatch USA.

After passing a test on identifying frog calls at the end of the training, certified volunteers then commit to monitoring a local amphibian habitat (such as a pond or lake) approximately once a week for about 15 minutes, and collecting/submitting data on what they hear. Data collected will be added to a national FrogWatch USA database. In 2014, Rhode Island FrogWatch citizen scientists followed 80 sites almost 900 times! In those 900 observations, FrogWatchers heard more than 1,220 frog choruses.

Questions? Contact Programs@rwpzoo.org or call (401) 785-3510 ext. 358.

Please note: FrogWatch trainings will cover a large amount of information and protocols.  While FrogWatching is a great after-dark family activity for all ages, the trainings are designed for interested older children and adults.

 

Bronx Zoo Daytrip (Ages 5 +)
May 12, 2018 - 7:30am to 10:00pm
Event Information

Have you ever wanted to visit the Bronx Zoo? Take the headache out of traveling and journey with us. Sit back, relax and enjoy a day with family and friends at an award-winning Zoo with more than 4,000 animals.

Date: Saturday, May 12, 2018 from 7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Price: $95/person

Includes: Bus trip and a Bronx Zoo Total Experience Ticket (includes general admission, 4-D Theater, Bug Carousel, Butterfly Garden, Congo Gorilla Forest, JungleWorld, Wild Asia Monorail, and unlimited Zoo Shuttle)

Please note: Participants age 17 and younger must be accompanied by a registered adult. Registration ends April 13, 2018, but this trip fills up fast, so please register early! There will be no refunds after April 13, 2018.

Questions? Contact programs@rwpzoo.org or call (401) 785-3510 ext. 358.

Mascot Meet & Greet Day
May 19, 2018 - 10:00am to 2:00pm
Event Information

Join in the fun and meet your favorite mascots from around New England including the Zoo’s very own Roger the Red Panda.  Also visiting, Slyde from New England Revolution, Andy the Armadillo from Texas Roadhouse, as well as a dinosaur, a milking cow, a bird, a puffin and some surprises.  Weather permitting enjoy the opportunity to get up close to the Zoo's actual nine-banded and six-banded armadillos in an interactive armadillo encounter.  All mascots will be throughout the Zoo, and ready to take photos and greet you!

This event is FREE with Zoo admission; toddlers age one and younger as well as Zoo members get in free.