In the 1900s there were over 10 million African elephants and about 100,000 Asian elephants left. Today, there are an estimated 450,000 - 700,000 African elephants and between 35,000 - 40,000 Asian elephants left in the wild and in Zoos combined! How can you help conserve these majestic land giants?
Join us on Saturday, Aug. 12 for World Elephant Day activities! We have partnered with Ivory Ella, who will be onsite as part of the festivites, to help educate guests on the dangers these magnificent animals face. Meet Kate, Ginny and Alice; experience the top-level care they receive and learn how you can help save their wild counterparts.
- 11:00am - elephant bath
- 12:00pm - elephant keeper talk
- 2:00pm - elephant painting
- 3:00pm - elephant swim in the pool
World Elephant Day activities are included with the price of regular Zoo admission.
This exclusive, member's only, evening is fun for the whole family! Animals and exhibits will be open, enjoy animal encounters, live music, free train rides, a special craft activity and so much 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.
See, touch, climb on and explore big trucks and vehicles used in the construction of our new Rainforest exhibit - it's BIG truck fun!
Time: 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
- Saturday, August 5
- Saturday, August 12
- Saturday, August 19
Please note: This program is free with regular daily Zoo admission or RWP Zoo membership.
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.
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
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!, 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+).
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.
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.
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.