Our Mission

Our Mission

As leaders in conservation and animal care, we create engaging experiences that empower guests to join us in conserving wildlife and wild places.

YOU are part of our Mission the moment you visit.

Each time you visit the Roger Williams Park Zoo, make a contribution, purchase an item from us, or share your knowledge about wildlife and conservation, you help us take another step in achieving our mission.

For nearly 150 years, the Zoo has connected people with wildlife to inspire a love and appreciation for the environment and it's animals. From our hands-on Masai giraffe feedings and armadillo encounters, to witnessing our giant otters splash and slide down their waterslide - these moments tell a story and create connections that last a lifetime. It is with each experience that we create future leaders with a desire to protect and save species.

Roger Williams Park Zoo is supported and managed by the Rhode Island Zoological Society (a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization) and is owned by the City of Providence.