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Roger Williams Park Zoo

#3 of 118 things to do in Providence Features Animals
1000 Elmwood Ave, Providence, RI 02907-3659
+1 401-785-3510
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My girlfriend from high school and I went. We had a blast. The zoo is beautiful, clean and well... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Greenville, Rhode Island
Always a fun time

My children absolutely love it here! The water area has become their favorite place to play during... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Lindsey T
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Roger Williams Park Zoo, one of the nation's oldest, exhibits 100 rare and fascinating species from around the world including African elephant, giraffes, moon bears, snow leopards, flamingos, harbor seals, timber rattlesnakes and more in naturalistic enclosures. The Zoo also features seasonal activities, family-friendly education programs, and special evening events, like the nationally acclaimed Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular, scheduled throughout the year. In addition, the Zoo participates in collaborative conservation and breeding programs to help ensure the future survival of threatened and endangered species both locally and around the world. Visit our website for more information.
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good33%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“red pandas” (25 reviews)
“snow leopard” (16 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
1000 Elmwood Ave, Providence, RI 02907-3659
+1 401-785-3510
Reviews (874)
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Reviewed 2 days ago

My girlfriend from high school and I went. We had a blast. The zoo is beautiful, clean and well cared for. The animals were fantastic!! We got great pictures.

Reviewed 4 days ago

My children absolutely love it here! The water area has become their favorite place to play during the summer heat. They loved all the animals and the petting zoo! I grew up in RI so it is always fun to bring my children back to...More

Reviewed 4 days ago

I have always loved this zoo! Roger Williams Park Zoo is an amazing place to visit because it allows people to get hands on with the animals as well as provides a great educational experience! The walk around the zoo is easy and fun and...More

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This is one the most wonderful small zoo in the country. The animals are happy and healthy. You can learn a lot about the animals.

Reviewed 1 week ago

If you enjoy zoos then there's no reason why you wouldn't enjoy this one. Not great, but very nice. We spent a good 2 hours + and enjoyed the variety of animals they had. Some of the animal areas (elephants and moon bear for example)...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was gifted a membership to the zoo when I had my first baby and it is the best present to get! I took my daughter once a week even though she was a baby and wasn't interested in the animals at the time. She...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An amazing spot to spend the day. With Roger Williams park it's an amazing Picnic spot . Plenty of free parking . Lots of recreation opportunities. Train rides for the kids

Reviewed 1 week ago

This zoo has the most amazing elephant exhibit! All exhibits are great but the elephants are my favorite. They provide more than enough viewing stations to handle large crowds with views of elephant life from all spots.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What I like about this zoo is, they have many exhibits and every year they hold The lighting of the pumpkins! It's a great fun filled family place, lots to do at the zoo, ride duck pedaling boats, ride the carasaul with the kids. visit...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came to Providence for weekend. After spending hours in the pool we decided to head to the zoo. Great selection of animals. Kids loved it.

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Questions & Answers
Kim W
16 May 2017
Response from BetsyC10384 | Reviewed this property
Their website says they rent manual wheelchairs for 5 dollars and and ez cart wheelchair for $25 but to call them first to reserve it if you want the ez kind.
Corey S
24 January 2017
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Response from jcdcooks | Reviewed this property
Zoo prices- $15.00 adults, $10.00 kids, 2 and under free
25 September 2016
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Response from JJK456 | Reviewed this property
Not now