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Animal Keeper Talks - happening daily!
April 1, 2017 - 11:30am to December 31, 2017 - 11:30am
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Find out more about all the animals at Roger Williams Park Zoo.  We offer daily animal keeper talks at 11:30 am.  Each day focuses on a different animal in a different habitat.  These talks provide all guests with the opportunity to truly understand our animals and their environment.  The daily talk is listed on a board as guests walk through admissions, or check our Facebook page for daily updates!

Harbor Seal Feedings
June 8, 2017 - 2:00pm to September 30, 2017 - 3:00pm
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Enjoy a special behind-the-scenes tour of the harbor seal exhibit, and feed the stars of the show, seals Action and Bubba!

Dates: May 28 - September 4 (Thursdays, Saturdays & Sundays)  |  September 5 - September 30 (Saturdays & Sundays)
Time: 2:00 pm
Price: $25 per participant. Pre-registration required.

Please note: There are no feedings on June 24 or August 26. Guests must be age 5 or older to participate, and children ages 5-11 must be accompanied by a paying adult. The seal feeding area is not wheelchair accessible.

Food Truck Fridays
June 9, 2017 - 5:00pm to September 22, 2017 - 8:00pm
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One of the best things about the warmer weather is Food Truck Friday at the Carousel.  If you have never experienced the array of foods and delicious sweets from the vendors at this magnificent event - put it on your calendar today. The Carousel is open for rides, as are other Carousel Village activities - weather permitting.

Food Truck Friday begins May 12th, and continues every Friday until September from 5:00 - 8:00 pm (extended until 9:00 pm in July & August).

Be A Kid Again! (21+)
July 15, 2017 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm
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Adults, it’s your turn to play! Reconnect with your inner kid in a night out in Hasbro’s Our Big Backyard. Build forts and castles with colorful fabric, run through the sprinklers, play in a treehouse, crawl through tunnels, balance on branches, play in the mud and more all while enjoying live music from local classic rock band Farm Dog.

Price: Members $25 / Non-Members $30

Ticket includes one beer/wine ticket, cheese and cracker spread, live music, animal ambassador encounters, and all of the free nature play you can muster!  

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Bowling for Rhinos!
July 22, 2017 - 6:30pm
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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 22
Time: 6:30 pm
Price: includes 3 hours of bowling, lanes, and shoe rental.

  • Advanced - $20 (Adult) $10 (Children ages 3 - 10)
  • At the door - $25 (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 5th 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. There will also be a silent auction and raffle available. 

Member's Night
August 10, 2017 -
5:30pm to 8:00pm
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This exclusive, member's only, evening is fun for the whole family! Animals and exhibits will be open, enjoy animal encounters, music and dancing, special craft activity and more. We hope you can come and look forward to sharing our appreciation with you!

Date: Thursday, August 10
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.

Brew at the Zoo
August 26, 2017 -
5:00pm to 8:00pm
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Tap into your wild side at Brew at the Zoo, presented by ALEX AND ANI at this adults-only evening event, sample more than 100 beers from 70+ local, regional and national brewers. Enjoy live music, animal encounters and more at Rhode Island's largest outdoor beer festival.

Date: Saturday, August 26
Time: VIP Hour 4:00 - 5:00 pm; Event 5:00 - 8:00 pm
Price: 

  • Early Bird Special! - $40.00 (June 1 - 14)
  • Adult (21+) - $60.00
  • VIP Early Entry Ticket (4:00 pm entry) - $75.00
  • Designated Driver Ticket - $25.00

Please note: Daytime Zoo admission is 9:00 - 11:00 am on Saturday, August 26 to prepare for the event. 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 will be required to show a valid ID at the gate. Rain or shine. Tickets are non-refundable.