Roger Williams Park Zoo

Roger Williams Park Zoo, Providence: Hours, Address, Roger Williams Park Zoo Reviews: 4.5/5

Roger Williams Park Zoo
4.5
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
Located amid 40 acres of beautiful woodlands, the Roger Williams Park Zoo provides visitors the opportunity to see animals from all over the globe – some more than a million years old. Naturalistic surroundings are home to more than 100 species of animals including a Komodo dragon, as well as zebras, red pandas, African elephants, Masai giraffes, snow leopards, bears, flamingoes, sloths, and more! Kids from two to 102 have the opportunity to feed giraffes and harbor seals, as well as an array of farmyard animals. For something slightly out of the ordinary, visit our new Explore and Soar area offering an exhilarating zip ride, a train excursion through the woodlands, and ice cream station. The Zoo is an accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), and is home to many endangered species. As a result, the Zoo participates in cooperative conservation and breeding programs to help ensure the future survival of many endangered species.
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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JLB010
Hartford, CT154 contributions
Dec 2021 • Friends
If a lot of buildings are closed to the public in winter you should charge half price. We thought it would be nice to go to the local zoo today,but we got less access to exhibits than if it was the busy season as a lot of the buildings were closed to the public. That’s understandable, but winter visitors should be given a discount.
Written December 30, 2021
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Katherine Sway
Sandwich, MA4 contributions
Jun 2021
This place is amazing for all families and people of all types. My son Trey (who is autistic) loved seeing the animals especially the elephants. Everyone was so friendly. My son has been obsessed with elephants since he could point. He had an elephant themed birthday party when he was 3-8. Sorry for getting off topic. I love this zoo 10/10 would go again and I recommend you all to go as well.
Written December 20, 2021
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DFS60
Norwich, CT297 contributions
Oct 2021
This zoo is quite clean and well maintained. There was a good variety of animals on display and they were well cared for. There is a considerable amount of walking on the trails past the displays. We went on a weekday in October and many things were closed including the zip line, concessions and some displays. So, it really was a self guided tour with little to no staff around except upon entering. Still, some of the animals were magnificent to be seen- giraffes, red pandas, snow leopard and the monkeys especially the tiny tamarinds. I am guessing they are more fully staffed and open on weekends once the summer ends.
Written October 2, 2021
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olivias33
Southampton, NY177 contributions
Sep 2021
This zoo has a lot of animals that you can look at and take a ton of pictures. They have a petting zoo and in non Covid times you could pet the animals. Is nice enough that you don't feel like this place gets crowed. There is shade in most of the area. The staff was super nice and was happy that you came. There is a nice size gift shop that has a lot of nice things,
Written September 16, 2021
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John M
New York City, NY569 contributions
Jul 2021
I went here with a larger group, including a one-year-old and a four-year-old. The kids loved it. There was a wide variety of animals, and when we went on a holiday weekend it was surprisingly not overcrowded. There is an area to stop and eat lunch which is also convenient. The grounds were clean and well-maintained. Recommended.
Written August 22, 2021
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TREK39
Brooklyn, NY369 contributions
Aug 2021 • Couples
This is a nice small zoo. Very pleasant. However the day we went a number of things were closed and some animals were not able to be seen. Because of this I feel that the price should have been reduced.
Written August 20, 2021
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Helena
New York City, NY6 contributions
Aug 2021
This is a super zoo where you definitely will not feel the hustle and bustle of a surrounding city. Many animals we had never viewed before and interesting for teenagers. Just don’t try to touch the alpacas. They spit and it smells pretty bad.
Written August 8, 2021
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Debs91011
New York City, NY64 contributions
Jul 2021
We were in the area with extra time on our hands and decided to give the zoo a visit. We were pleasantly surprised, For a small zoo, they do a nice job. Well laid out, many different animals, good exhibit information. They have goats that you can meet and pet. Advance tickets & masks are currently required.
Written July 20, 2021
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westie2
Kensington, CT10,569 contributions
Jun 2021
We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to this largely cage-free zoo that is one of the nation's oldest. Advance tickets are currently required so plan ahead to avoid disappointment. Our visit coincided with the Asian Lantern Spectacular which must be interesting at night when they are lit up given the variety of displays we encountered as we walked through the zoo. I read there are over 150 plus animals in a largely cage-free environment. I did not count them so I will have to take "their" word for it, but we tremendous variety. Some of my personal favorites were the watusi cattle, keel-billed toucan and laughing kookaburra. There is a petting zoo for the young and young at heart.
Written July 10, 2021
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Mary M
1 contribution
Jul 2021
This was an experience that we wouldn't do again.. Many exhibits were closed, including the elephants " they were having a bath. , 3 1/2 hours later they were still having a bath. WE didn't get to see the otter or babies, armadillo, no tiger, the adventure tent was closed, no porcupine, no ostrich visible. There were no maps available. The food was extremely expensive, family of 2 adults & 2 kids under 8,
$73.00. Mostly over cooked. The grounds are beautiful, but that is where it begins and ended.
Written July 4, 2021
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