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Preschool Adventures (Ages 3 - 5)
November 4, 2017 - 9:30am to February 9, 2018 - 9:30am
Event Information

These 90-minute programs focus on a special animal or area of the Zoo, and present opportunities for adult/child pairs to make discoveries together.  Programs include a lesson, activity, a craft, an up-close encounter with one of our education animals, and a walk to an exhibit. Please note: This program does not include direct interaction with exhibit animals.

Class Size: 12 max. One adult must accompany each child. We cannot accommodate additional adults or siblings due to space limitations.

Pricing:

  • Members: $14 per child/adult pair
  • Non-members: $42 per child/adult pair

Themes:

  • November 2017 - Camel Click Here to Register NOW
    • Sat 11/4, 11/11, or 11/18 - 9:30 am or 12:00 pm
    • Tues 11/7 - 9:30 am or 1:00 pm
    • Wed 11/8 - 9:30 am
    • Thurs 11/9 - 9:30 am or 1:00 pm
    • Fri 11/10 - No Class! Check out November's day camp option.
  • December 2017 - River Otters Click Here to Register NOW
    • Sat 12/2, 12/9, or 12/16 - 9:30 am or 12:00 pm
    • Tues 12/5 - 9:30 am or 1:00 pm
    • Wed 12/6 - 9:30 am
    • Thurs 12/7 - 9:30 am or 1:00 pm
    • Fri 12/8 - 9:30 am
  • January 2018 - Giraffe Click Here to Register NOW
    • Sat 1/6, 1/13, or 1/20 - 9:30 am or 12:00 pm
    • Tues 1/9 - 9:30 am or 1:00 pm
    • Wed 1/10 - 9:30 am
    • Thurs 1/11 - 9:30 am or 1:00 pm
    • Fri 1/12 - 9:30 am
  • February 2018 - Farmyard Click Here to Register NOW
    • Sat 2/3 or 2/10 - 9:30 am or 12:00 pm
    • Tues 2/6 - 9:30 am or 1:00 pm
    • Wed 2/7 - 9:30 am
    • Thurs 2/8 - 9:30 am or 1:00 pm
    • Fri 2/9 - 9:30 am

Please note: This program does not include direct interaction with exhibit animals.

Pre-registration is required and ends 48 hours prior to the program. Refunds are only given if the Zoo cancels the program. We must receive requests to transfer the date of your registration at least 48 hours in advance. If there are any changes to your registration, there is a $5 fee.

A minimum of five program participants is required to run a class. Participants will be notified one week before the scheduled class if a class has to be cancelled 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 your best chance at securing the session you desire. If you prefer, print out our mail-in registration form and send it to the Zoo using the instructions provided on the form.

Free admission on Black Friday!
November 24, 2017 -
10:00am to 4:00pm
Event Information

Roger Williams Park Zoo will offer free admission on Friday, November 24! We invite you to spread holiday cheer by bringing non-perishable food items to benefit Rhode Island Community Food Bank.

Get outside, enjoy the fresh air, and take time with family and friends to experience everything the Zoo has to offer! Many of the animals enjoy the cooler temperatures, including the red pandas, snow leopards, red wolves and more. And don't forget to visit our nature play and exploration area, Hasbro’s Our Big Backyard!

Winter Festival at Carousel Village
December 2, 2017 -
12:00pm to 8:00pm
Event Information

Celebrate the holiday season! Roger Williams Park Zoo is hosting a Winter Festival at the historic Carousel Village on Saturday, December 2nd.  Afternoon hours are noon – 3:00 pm for kids and families and feature a visit with Santa, ice carving demonstrations, holiday treats and an opportunity to hop aboard the Carousel Express train or ride the historic Carousel. 

During the evening, 4:00 – 8:00 pm, join with friends and family take a horse drawn hayride through the park, visit Santa, see a dazzling holiday light display, enjoy a variety of food carts, sip some hot cocoa and get into the festive mood on the historic Carousel!  All ages welcome.

Date: Saturday, December 2
Times: Noon - 3:00 pm & 4:00 - 8:00 pm
Price: FREE entrance*

Please note: *There is no cost to attend the Winter Festival.  There are minimal fees for activities: $5.00 for the horse drawn hayride in the Park; $5.00 for a visit with Santa; $3.00 for the Train Ride, and $2.00 for a ride on the historic Carousel. Parking is free in the Roger Williams Park Zoo parking lots, and the RIPTA trolley is available throughout the event from noon to 8:00 pm to offer free rides to the Carousel, Botanical Center and Museum of Natural History for other festive happenings. 

Zoo-Cation Day Camps
January 15, 2018 -
8:30am to 3:30pm
Event Information

A day off from school opens up an opportunity to learn, explore, and make friends in a unique one-day camp only available at Roger Williams Park Zoo. Zoo-Cation one-day camps engage campers in a full day of crafts, hands-on and inquiry-driven activities, encounters with wild animal ambassadors, and a tour of the Zoo that includes an opportunity to feed the goats in the ALEX AND ANI Farmyard.  

Dates & Theme:

  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day: Monday, January 15  |  Australia

Time: 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Price: Members $64 / Non-Members $72
Age Goups:

  • Ages 4 & 5: Tadpole Academy (max 10 per day, full day only)
  • Ages 6 – 11: Adventures (max 40 per day, divided into smaller groups based on ages)
Rock-A-Baby Concert - Bird Ball
January 20, 2018 -
10:30am to 11:15am
Event Information

This exciting 45-minute concert specifically geared towards our youngest Zoo guests promises to be fun for the whole family. The Rock-a-Baby trio will introduce the true stars of their show – “Rhythm, Melody and Harmony” - three silly and entertaining puppets who know a lot about music. Playing everything from well-known children’s songs to rock and pop classics - shake, dance and sing along as we explore fun musical concepts, play games, and boogie down.

Time: 10:30am - 11:15am (all concerts)
Price: $7.00 per participant (age 2 & older) Pre-Registration is required.

Dates & Themes:

2017

  • Saturday, November 18 - CANCELLED due to low registration

2018

  • Saturday, January 20 - Dino Stomp
  • Saturday, February 10 - Rainforest Reel

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Please note: 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.

This program fee does not include Zoo admission. You must purchase Zoo tickets at the Zoo entrance on the day of the concert. If you are a Zoo member, you may use your membership to enter the Zoo, so your only expense will be the Rock-a-Baby program fee!