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ZooCamp | Winter Adventures (Ages 6-10)
February 19, 2018 - 8:30am to 3:30pm
Event Information

Don't keep the kids inside during February school vacation, send them to Winter Adventures ZooCamp. Children will enjoy a full day of crafts, hands-on and inquiry driven activities, encounters with wild animal ambassadors, and even bundled-up tours of the Zoo. Each camper will get an opportunity to feed the goats in the ALEX AND ANI Farmyard.

Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Price: Members: $270 / Non-members: $295

Please note: Only campers that attend all five (5) days will receive a t-shirt and ZooCamp Access Pass.

Theme: Winters Around the World - Have you ever wondered what winter is like in different places on Earth? During this camp we’ll explore winter in biomes all around the world. From the frozen arctic to the heat of the desert, no matter what the climate – campers will have fun!  

  • Monday, February 19: Tropical Rainforest
  • Tuesday, February 20: Desert
  • Wednesday, February 21: Temperate Forest
  • Thursday, February 22: Savanna 
  • Friday, February 23: Arctic 

Registration Closed

Campers may be registered for a maximum of one session of each theme. Registrations beyond this maximum will be cancelled. To be placed on a wait-list, please contact programs@rpwzoo.org or call (401) 785-3510 ext. 358

ZooCamp | Winter Tadpole Academy (Ages 4-5)
February 19, 2018 - 8:30am to 3:30pm
Event Information

Tadpole Academy is a great way to introduce 4 - 5 year olds to ZooCamp. Each session is only three hours long and includes stories, crafts, games, encounters with wild animal ambassadors and zoo exploration in a safe, small group of only 15 campers per week. Each Tadpole Academy camper receives a ZooCamp t-shirt, an opportunity to feed the goats in the ALEX AND ANI Farmyard, and a ZooCamp Access Pass. Plus, four and five year old campers may register for both a morning and an afternoon session for a full day of Tadpole Academy! 

Please note: All Tadpole Academy campers must be completely toilet trained (requiring no assistance in the bathroom).

Hours: Monday - Friday, February 19 - 23

  • Morning: 8:30 - 11:30 am 
  • Afternoon:12:30 - 3:30 pm

Registration Closed

Price: Members: $170 (Full Day $340) / Non-Members: $195 (Full Day $390)

Theme: Storybook Adventures - Explore the world of animals through children's literature! In this week of Tadpole Academy, campers will learn all about the animals that have inspired some of their favorite children’s books.Martin Luther King Jr. Day: Monday, January 15  |  Australia

  • AM: Eric Carle
  • PM: Leo Lionni

    Please note: We offer supervision between sessions for full day campers. Register your child for a morning and afternoon session of the same week for a full day of Tadpole Academy.

    Campers may be registered for a maximum of one session of each theme. Registrations beyond this maximum will be cancelled. To be placed on a wait-list, please contact programs@rpwzoo.org or call (401) 785-3510 ext. 358

    Rock-A-Baby Concerts
    February 10, 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:

    • Saturday, February 10 - Rainforest Reel *SOLD OUT
    • Saturday, March 17 - Jumping
    • Saturday, April 7 - Gardens
    • Saturday, May 5 - Butterfly & Bug Boogie

    Click Here to Register NOW

    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!

    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) *SOLD OUT
    • Ages 6 – 11: Adventures (max 40 per day, divided into smaller groups based on ages) 
    Winter Wonder Days - Half-price admission during February
    January 1, 2018 - 10:00am to February 28, 2018 - 4:00pm
    Event Information

    Winter Wonder Days are back! It may be cold and even snowy, but it is the perfect weather to see animals outside enjoying nature’s cooler temperatures. Visit the Zoo and enjoy half-price admission through the end of February!

    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. Children one (1) of age and under are free. 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. 

    Preschool Adventures (Ages 3 - 5)
    December 2, 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:

    • January 2018 - Moon Bears 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
    • March 2018 - Zebra Click Here to Register NOW *Please note: this month’s class takes place in Hasbro’s Our Big Backyard
      • Sat 3/10, 3/17 or 3/24 - 9:30 am or 12:00 pm
      • Tues 3/6 - 9:30 am or 1:00 pm
      • Wed 3/7 - 9:30 am
      • Thurs 3/8 - 9:30 am or 1:00 pm
      • Fri 3/9 - 9:30 am
    • April 2018 - Bison Click Here to Register NOW
      • Sat 4/7, 4/14, or 4/28 - 9:30 am or 12:00 pm
      • Tues 4/3 - 9:30 am or 1:00 pm
      • Wed 4/4 - 9:30 am
      • Thurs 4/5 - 9:30 am or 1:00 pm
      • Fri 4/6 - 9:30 am
    • May 2018 - Who's Living in your Backyard? Click Here to Register NOW
      • Sat 5/5, 5/12, or 5/19 - 9:30 am or 12:00 pm
      • Tues 5/1 - 9:30 am or 1:00 pm
      • Wed 5/2 - 9:30 am
      • Thurs 5/3 - 9:30 am or 1:00 pm
      • Fri 5/4 - 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!

    Eat Wings. Raise Funds. Save Animals!
    November 15, 2017 - 11:00am to 11:00pm
    Event Information

    Roger Williams Park Zoo's American Association of Zookeepers (AAZK) Chapter will be hosting an “Eat Wings. Raise Funds” dining fundraiser at Buffalo Wild Wings and we would love to have your support! All you need to do is come to the restaurant and eat! AAZK will receive 10% of your total bill.
    Time: 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
    Where: Buffalo Wild Wings at the Warwick Mall

    Bring your friends, your family, and your appetite! Come any time between 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM and show your waiter the attached flyer

    We hope to see you there and thank you for your support!

    Sincerely, your RWPZ AAZK Chapter

    Spooky Zoo
    October 28, 2017 - 10:00am to October 29, 2017 - 3:00pm
    Event Information

    Saturday, October 28 and Sunday, October 29

    Time: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

    Spooky Zoo is back, offering daytime outdoor autumn activities for the whole family.  Come trick-or-treat (while supplies last) with us beginning at 10:30 am on the Treat Trail by the red wolf exhibit. Kids and adults will enjoy a packed schedule of seasonal activities including: animal encounters, the annual elephant Pumpkin Stomp, photo booth fun, meet & greet with Star Wars characters (Saturday) and RI ComicCon (Sunday), sculpture making and more!

    Please note: This event is free with Zoo admission and all children 12 and under dressed in costume get in for half price. All activities are weather permitting and while supplies last.