Roger Williams Park Zoo, Providence
Categories: Zoos & Aquariums, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
Open since 1872, Roger Williams Park Zoo is home to more than 100 species of rare animals. In the North American section, admire bald eagles, red wolves, American bison, and otters. Watch the harbor seals swim through an underwater viewing window. Other exhibits include the Marco Polo adventure trek, where you can see snow leopards, moon bears, and red pandas, and the Fabric of Africa, featuring zebras, elephants, and giraffes. Observe native wildlife, such as blue herons and turtles, as you walk the trail through the wetlands, Rhode Island's most endangered habitat. The park is accessible via trolley, or drive and park for free. Put Roger Williams Park Zoo and other Providence attractions into our Providence itinerary planner, and watch your holiday take shape.
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Came here with another couple after dinner. Fun trip for the evening for people of all ages!! The pumpkins are beautiful! Great scenic walk with pumpkins over 15 feet high in some areas. Movie charact... read more »
A great place to visit. The kids love all the animals in a great setting. A special nite is the Jack O Lantern's that are lite up. It is a magical nite and something to be seen
I have been to several of the Jack-o-lantern spectacular shows over the years, but this one was the best ever. A must see. The new timed ticketing was a great idea and has really helped improve the ex... read more »
The Roger Williams Park Zoo is a great Providence Attraction. It is small enough that you can run through it in less than an hour but interactive enough that you can spend half a day there. I have a 3 year old and a 6 year and we go once a month. I let them pray freely which means we can do 30 minutes at the petting zoo or breeze by it .and then spend time in the children's water park or play in the treehouse. Regardless, the Roger Williams Park Zoo is a great place to spend time with family!
Awesome zoo. The elephants and giraffes are always fun. There's a good variety of animals close enough it's reasonable to see almost everything in one visit. Giraffe feeding is a hit with the kids, just make sure to get in line early. Costs $5/person. There's a few activities going on every day that are free (like ones with elephants) and add-ons (like bird/giraffe feeding) going on. Main food court is typical zoo so may want to pack your own or eat before/after.
This zoo is very nice and I really enjoyed all the animal exhibits. When we went, some of the specialty exhibits were closed down for cleaning/maintenance, but other than that, I was able to enjoy all the other major animals. I didn't try any of the food options, but they had a few decent ones available. Worth checking out if you are within driving distance!
I have a special place in my heart for this zoo. It's fun, has great staff, and changes over the years. The October jack o lantern show is famous. I actually skip it due to lines and enjoy the zoo for regular days and seeing animals. Perfect size, big enough to stay interesting and small enough to cover in one visit.
Fantastic zoo. Large with plenty of animals and a diverse collection of animals. Price is very reasonable at I think about $14 dollars per adult. Bonus - If you play Pokemon Go, they have tons of stops.
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