Roger Williams Park Zoo

Half-Priced Winter Wonder Days At Zoo

Winter Wonder Days are back. Enjoy half-priced admission during the months of January and February. It may be cold but it’s the perfect weather for viewing animals outside enjoying nature’s cooler temperatures. And perfect for getting out of the house with the kids . . . even toddlers can run around safely and burn off …

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Zoo Half-Priced January And February

Enjoy Winter Wonder Days at Roger Williams Park Zoo with half-price admission through January and February. (The zoo will be closed Friday due to snow.) A winter visit offers a unique experience and great way to beat cabin fever. Stop by and say hello to animals like snow leopards and red pandas enjoying the cooler …

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Free Zoo Admission For Prov Residents ‘First Saturdays’

(7.17) The Roger Williams Park Zoo will be kicking off ‘Free First Saturdays’ for Providence residents this Saturday, July 17, then occurring on the first Saturday of each month. Go here for visitors info. As a “thank you” to Providence residents whose tax money helps to support the Zoo, the first Saturday of every month …

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Drive-Through Holiday Lights — RW Park Zoo

(1.10) Bring family and friends to experience the Holiday Lights Spectacular at Roger Williams Park Zoo, an all new, drive-through experience just in time for the holidays. Drive through a dazzling light display, through the zoo, while staying warm and safe inside your car. The display features festive larger-than-life luminous displays and over 1.5 million …

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Zoo Forced To Cut Hours — Budget Shortfalls To Blame

All hail the lowly porcupine*. The charismatic megafauna may get all the attention, but they eat up a huge chunk of a zoo budget. Zoos across the country are under increasing stress right now and ours is no exception. Consequently, from now through the end of the year, the Roger Williams Park Zoo will be …

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Phase 2 Reopening Includes Zoo

Phase 2 of the Governor’s reopening plan begins Monday, June 1st; this includes the beaches and parks and the Roger Williams Park Zoo. Go here for the zoo’s enhanced safety protocols and a message from executive director Jeremy Goodman. Do not just show up. The zoo is opening in phases over the coming week — …

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RWP Zoo Free Admission — Black Friday

(11.23) Get outside in the fresh air and experience everything the Roger Williams Park Zoo has to offer. Many of the animals like the snow leopards, red pandas, and red wolves enjoy the cooler temperatures. Roger Williams Park Zoo will offer free admission on Friday, November 23! We invite you to spread holiday cheer by bringing …

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Two Free Things To Do On Black Friday

(11.24) ONE: Take a hike. Admission will be free at the Roger Williams Park Zoo. The 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 …

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Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular And Zip Ride

The annual Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular at the Roger Williams Park Zoo runs now through November 5. This year we will travel through time and visit with dinosaurs, explore the ice age, and peek into the ancient civilizations of Egypt and Rome. Wander the Feinstein Junior Scholar Wetlands Trail and delight in the history of the Middle …

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Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular From A To Z

The annual Jack-o-Lantern Spectacular is up at the Roger Williams Park Zoo. The 2014 presentation, titled “Jack-O-Lanterns from A to Z,” will delight new and repeat visitors alike. Scenes filled with intricate pumpkin art will be arrayed in alphabetical order, with highlights from history and popular culture. For example, D is for dinosaur, F is …

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Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular Starts Thursday

The nationally renowned Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular returns to Roger Williams Park Zoo from October 4 through November 3. Visitors view the nighttime display of 5,000 illuminated jack-o-lanterns as they walk along the wetland trail. Well over 100 of the pumpkins are carved into veritable works of art, and presented in themed scenes with music. This year’s …

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RWP Zoo Half Price Through February

The Roger Williams Park Zoo is a whole different experience in the winter — no crowds, real quiet — and the price of admission has been reduced to make it even more attractive. Cold-hardy animals include these snow leopards, moon bears, seals, penguins, aoudads (good Scrabble word, I checked) and more. Half-price rates for Wild …

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Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular Starts Thursday

Head over to the Roger Williams Park Zoo and see hundreds of intricately carved and illuminated pumpkins depicting people, places and things. Starts today and runs through the end of the month. Open nightly 6pm to 10pm (trail closes at 11pm) rain or shine. This year features a BBQ buffet at the Jambo Junction Serengeti …

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Ignite The Night

The super duper jack-o-lantern display at Roger Williams Park Zoo starts tonight, Thursday. Feast your eyes on thousands of carved and illuminated pumpkins, with hundreds of them depicting people, places and scenes from popular culture to old-time favorites and everything in between – all with painstaking detail and amazing intricacy! Don’t miss this unique, family …

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We Don’t Need Polar Bears

In Rhode Island that is. Today’s Providence Journal discusses the relative merits of certain proposed stimulus package projects, mentioning that the Roger Williams Park Zoo polar bear exhibit has come under attack in the national media. Among 607 pages of stimulus spending proposed last month by the United States Conference of Mayors — and now …

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