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Brew at the Zoo
August 25, 2018 - 5:00pm to 8:00pm
Event Information

Tap into your wild side at Brew at the Zoo, an adults-only evening event, and sample more than 170 beers from 80+ local, regional and national brewers. Enjoy live music, animal encounters and more at Rhode Island's largest outdoor beer festival. A complete schedule of this years Brew at the Zoo events and a full map of brewers locations - coming soon!

Date: Saturday, August 25, 2018 
Time: VIP Hour 4:00 - 5:00 pm; General Admission 5:00 - 8:00 pm

  • Designated Driver (21+).....SOLD OUT!
  • 5 PM Adult (21+).....SOLD OUT!
  • 4 PM VIP Early Entry.....SOLD OUT!

Please note: Saturday, August 25, the Zoo opens at 9:00 am, last ticket will be sold at noon, and the Zoo will close at 1:00 pm for Brew at the Zoo. This is a 21+ event, and no person under the age of 21 will be permitted (this includes young children and infants in strollers). All attendees are required to show a valid ID. Rain or shine, tickets are non-refundable.

Yoga with the Elephants
August 19, 2018 - 8:30am to 10:00am
Event Information

A co-hosted event with Roger Williams Park Zoo and Laughing Elephant Yoga

Spend a Sunday morning on your mat adjacent to the majestic elephants at Roger Williams Park Zoo!  Reconnect with your mind and body as waterfalls create the serene backdrop with the elephants before the Zoo opens to the public. Complimentary fresh fruit cup and bottled water. Continue your journey with a leisurely stroll through the zoo, and enjoy visiting with all the animals in a beautiful setting. 

Date: Event rescheduled to Sunday, August 19
Time: 8:30 am - 10:00 am (8:00 am check-in)
Cost: $35 per guest; price includes Zoo admission for one adult
What to Bring:  Must provide own yoga mat and towel, water for class.

Please note: All activities are OUTSIDE.  NO REFUNDS (in the event of bad weather the class will be rescheduled to Sunday, August 19.)   Yoga class is for All Levels, and guided by a professional instructor from Laughing Elephant Yoga.

Questions prior to registering? Contact Beth Pincince, Special Events & Promotions Manager, at bpincince@rwpzoo.org.

Food Truck Friday
August 17, 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, Now - 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.







Join in the Musical Fun with Mother Nature
August 15, 2018 - 10:30am to 2:30pm
Event Information

Join Lindsay Adler as she brings "Mother Nature" to life with colorful costumes, singing puppets and global instruments. Enjoy beloved children's songs as well as original songs and finger plays about plants and animals.

Date: Wednesday, August 15th
Time: Shows intermittently 10:30 - 2:30 pm in the Marco Polo Plaza
Cost: Included with the price of regular Zoo admission; FREE for Zoo members.

Paws for a Cause with RWPZoo
August 14, 2018 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm
Event Information

Looking for something fun to do this summer? Take the family out to a ball game. Tuesday, August 14, support the Roger Williams Park Zoo and enjoy a PawSox game!  For every ticket sold through our link, half of the proceeds go directly to the Zoo and help fund our educational programs, world-class animal care, and conservation efforts both locally and globally. 

Teams: PawSox vs Norfolk Tides at McCoy Stadium
Price: General Admission $10/person

Click here to secure your tickets!

Please Note: You must use the link above in order for proceeds from your purchase to go directly to the Zoo. 


Celebrate World Elephant Day!
August 12, 2018 - 11:00am to 1:00pm
Event Information

The Zoo's Textron Elephant Barn tours in celebration of World Elephant Day have been cancelled due to bad weather.

Twenty-minute tours of the barn are on a first-come first-served basis.  Get an up-close view of the workings of the elephant barn, and insight on the care elephants receive. There are no animal interactions on the tour, and the elephants will not be in the barn during the tours, but you may visit with the elephants after the tour in the Ivory Ella Yard. 

Talk with the animal keepers who work with the Zoo’s African elephants Alice, Ginny, and Kate at four different locations throughout the barn.  At each area, keepers will discuss various aspects of their interactions with elephants, answer visitor questions, and allow time for guests to take photos of the inside of the barn

And don't miss out on special elephant keeper talks and animal enrichment throughout the day. Please note: All outdoor activites are weather permitting and included with the price of regular Zoo admission.


Members Night
August 9, 2018 - 5:30pm to 8:00pm
Event Information

This exclusive, member's only, evening is fun for the whole family! Explore the Zoo after hours, discover animal encounters, live music, FREE train rides, and a special craft activity. Enjoy discounts on the Soaring Eagle zip ride, camel rides and face painting. Get up-close with the Zoo's adorable nine-banded armadillos during hands-on armadillo encounters and more! We hope you can come and look forward to sharing our appreciation with you!

Date: Thursday, August 9
Time: 5:30 - 8:00 pm
Cost: FREE for Zoo members

No RSVP is needed. But do plan ahead: be prepared to present your active membership card along with a photo ID at the gate to gain admittance. Only individuals covered under your membership may attend.

Please note: All activities and animal encounters are weather dependant.

Family Overnights (6+)
July 28, 2018 - 6:30pm to July 29, 2018 - 10:00am
Event Information

Snooze at the Zoo for the wildest family overnight adventure in town! The night begins with pizza and ice cream before educators engage you and children in hands-on activities, animal encounters, and a Zoo tour by flashlight. End the evening by crawling into your sleeping bag in the Meller-Danforth Education Center with popcorn and a movie. You’ll need your zzzzs before waking up with the animals! A light breakfast will be provided before a morning Zoo tour.

Time:  6:30 pm - 10:00 am


  • Members:  $100 per parent/child pair; $50 per additional participant.
  • Non-members:  $110 per parent/child pair; $55 per additional participant.

Dates & Themes:

  • Saturday, July 28: Stayin’ Alive - Animals in the food chain do everything they can to stay alive. Over time, many have developed amazing adaptations that keep them from becoming the next item on the menu. Some have clever camouflage, some have built in armor and others even sacrifice body parts.


Please note: There must be at least a 1:3 parent/child ratio. This program is not designed for adults without children
Important registration note: There are no refunds unless program is cancelled by the Zoo.
All requests to change the date of your program must be made at least 48 hours prior to the start of your scheduled program. Requests are not guaranteed and are dependent upon availability. A fee of $20 per program participant will be assessed when any change to your program date is made.

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

Bowling for Rhinos!
July 28, 2018 - 6:30pm
Event Information

There are only five species of rhinoceros left in the world - join our zoo keepers for a fun night of bowling, and you can help save them!

Date: Saturday, July 28
Place: AMF Cranston Lanes, 1450 Elmwood Avenue, Cranston RI
Time: 6:30 pm
Price: includes 3 hours of bowling, lanes, and shoe rental.

  • Advanced - $15 (Adult) $10 (Children ages 3 - 10)
  • At the door - $20 (Adult) $10 (Children ages 3 - 10)

Please note: Free for children 2 and under, as well as guests who are not bowling.

The Roger Williams Park Zoo chapter of the American Association of Zoo Keepers (AAZK) is hosting their 6th annual Bowling for Rhinos event to raise funds for rhino and habitat conservation. Not only can you expect a fun evening bowling with friends and family, but also a night that has a deeper impact on the environment. 

Join in the Musical Fun with Maria Sangiolo
July 18, 2018 - 10:30am to 1:30pm
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Join Maria Sangiolo as she sings her award winning songs about building a better world, awareness of the earth, sustainability and agriculture from her award winning CD Planting Seeds.

Date: Wednesday, July 18
Time: Shows 10:30 - 11:30 am & 12:30 - 1:30 pm in the Marco Polo Plaza
Cost: Included with the price of regular Zoo admission; FREE for Zoo members.