Big Kids

Big Kids (Ages 6 - 12)

Our classes and clubs for kids ages 6 - 12 offer unique opportunities to explore our wild world through activities and up-close encounters with our education animals. Browse our offerings below and register online now for a guaranteed wild time at the Zoo! Programs are offered from September through May and themes change monthly. 

Big Kids Opportunities
There’s always a new and exciting experience at every class.
Wild Art (Ages 6 - 12)

Led by artist and educator Eric Fulford, each class includes a visit to the focus animal, where students will observe the animals' unique adaptations and form before returning to the classroom to create their works of art.

Time: 10:30 am - 12 pm
Class Size: 8 min - 15 max
Price:

  • Members: $20 (includes all materials)
  • Non-members: $30 (includes all materials)

Dates & Themes:

  • Saturday, June 17  |  Tortoise Sculptures *5 spots available

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Please note: There are no refunds unless the Zoo cancels the program. A minimum of five program participants is required to run a class. We will notify participants one week before the scheduled class if we cancel this class 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 the best chance at securing the session you desire. If you prefer, you may print out our mail-in registration form and mail it to the Zoo using the instructions provided on the form.

Roots & Shoots Club (Ages 9 - 12)

Roots & Shoots is an exciting program founded by Dr. Jane Goodall in 1991. Its mission is to guide young people into taking action on issues that they feel are important. Care and concern for the human community, the environment, and animals are the goals of the activities at each meeting. The program's goal is to help young people develop self-respect, confidence and a hope for the future.

For Ages 9 - 12:

  • Dates: Registration closed for 2016-2017 season. Check back soon!
  • Time: 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Price: $200 for full season

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Please note: This is a service-based program. Members will work together to choose and complete service projects. All members must attend, and actively participate in each meeting. Students may need some work on projects outside of meeting times.

We strongly recommend you register online, to secure the session you desire. If you prefer, you may print out our mail-in registration form and mail it to the Zoo using the instructions provided on the form.