You and your family can experience many special Animal Encounters at the Zoo this summer at Roger Williams Park in Providence. There is SO much to do here that it’s a perfect daytrip, staycation!
Harbor Seal Encounters: Enjoy a special behind-the-scenes tour of the harbor seal exhibit, and feed the stars of the show, seals Action and Bubba!
Summer through September 2 every Thursday/Saturday/Sunday ~ September 8 – 30 Saturdays & Sundays
There are no feedings on August 25.
Guests must be age 5 or older to participate, and a paying adult must accompany children ages 5-11. The seal feeding area is not wheelchair accessible. To register http://www.rwpzoo.org/animal-encounters
Masai Giraffe Feedings: Tickets are available at the site of the giraffe feeding in the Fabric of Africa on a first-come, first-served basis, no advanced registration needed. A limited number of feedings are available during each session. Groups may split the food and take turns feeding the animals. Children must be age 3 or older to participate, and be accompanied by an adult. No feedings on Saturday, August 25.
Through September 3 daily at 11:30 am and 2:30 pm ~ September 4-30 weekends only 11:30 am and 2:30 pm
Price: $5 per participant; $4 for current RWP Zoo members.
Armadillo Encounters – on the Marco Polo Trail: Get up-close with the Zoo’s adorable nine-banded armadillos! Watch the armadillos walk around as you learn and explore these fascinating creatures. You can even touch their natural armor, and take photos. Daily Encounters are weather dependent and times may vary.
Open all seven nights of the week – weather permitting – will not open in heavy rain and/or high winds. The Zip Ride is open daily through November 5. Riders must buy admissions tickets to Roger Williams Park Zoo and a separate ticket for the Soaring Eagle Zip Ride. Tickets are available at the admissions gate or at the entrance to the ride. Price: $12 per rider, $10 for current Roger Williams Park Zoo members. For information visit http://www.rwpzoo.org/plan-your-visit/visitor-info/soaring-eagle-zip-ride.
Roger Williams Park Zoo, one of the oldest in the nation, is Rhode Island’s number one outdoor family and tourist attraction and is a leader in conservation efforts undertaken by a zoo of its size. The Zoo has received numerous awards for environmental education, and conservation work done locally and around the world, caring for species that without human intervention would face certain extinction. Roger Williams Park Zoo is supported and managed by the Rhode Island Zoological Society and is owned by the City of Providence.