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Harbor Seal Feedings
May 27, 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: April 1 - May 27 (Saturdays & Sundays)  |  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.

Rise & Shine on the Farm
June 10, 2017 -
9:00am to 10:00am
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Rise and Shine on the Farm (Ages 2+)

COCK-A-DOODLE-DO! Join zookeepers in the Alex and Ani Farmyard for a special morning on the farm before the Zoo opens to the public. Enjoy a continental breakfast of bagels, muffins, fruit, yogurt, juices and coffee outside the Farmhouse, and explore the Farmyard as zookeepers get the day started. This event is “free-range,” so guests can go at their own pace to explore the many activities, including the cow milking, egg collection stations, and the produce growing and play station. Watch a sheep shearing demonstration, visit with a beekeeper, watch a farrier trim a donkey's hooves  and even learn about worm composting with RI Worm Farmers Cooperative.
Date: Saturday, June 10 (rain or shine)
Time: 9:00 am
Cost: $25/members, $35/non-members
 
Please note: Capacity is limited to 40 participants. Pre-registration is required. Ticket price includes a continental breakfast, program, and admission to the Zoo post program.

Come Out & Play! Concert
June 20, 2017 -
5:30pm to 8:00pm
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Celebrate summer while you dance to tunes from the popular Rock-a-Baby band, and play the early evening away in Hasbro's Our Big Backyard. This event is specifically geared towards our youngest Zoo guests and promises to be fun for the whole family.

Date: Tuesday, June 20 (rain/shine)
Time: Doors at 5:30 pm; concert starts at 6 pm
Price: $10 for ages 2 - 12 and $15 for ages 13+

Please note: Only Hasbro’s Our Big Backyard will be open to visitors for this event. 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.

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

Zoobilee! Feast with the Beasts
June 24, 2017 -
7:00pm to 11:00pm
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Zoobilee!, presented by ALEX AND ANI, features fine fare from dozens of the area's best restaurants, caterers and bars, as well as fabulous entertainment including live music and dancing, and other fun surprises! This is an adults-only evening event (21+).

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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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