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Bowling for Rhinos!
July 22, 2017 - 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 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. 

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

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Online registration is open until 5:00 pm on Saturday, July 15. Depending on availability, tickets will be available for purchase at the door.

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! Plus, the first 100 people will receive a free cookie courtesy of Insomnia Cookies.

Please note: Only Hasbro’s Our Big Backyard will be open to visitors during this event. Rain or shine. Tickets are non-refundable.

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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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.

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 takes place every Friday evening, now through September from 5:00 - 9:00 pm (until 9:00 pm in September). There will be no Food Truck Friday event held on Friday, August 4.

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.

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!