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Roger Williams Park Zoo

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1000 Elmwood Ave, Providence, RI 02907-3659
+1 401-785-3510
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Great park

Nice park with lots of things to see.. great for the kids and also the adults. It’s a very well... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jessica J
via mobile
Well done & easy walking

Been to this zoo twice now in the past four years. Great place for the family. Good viewing spots... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Richard S
Los Angeles, California
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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, anteaters, flamingoes, sloths, alligators, 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 camel rides. 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.
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  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
1000 Elmwood Ave, Providence, RI 02907-3659
+1 401-785-3510
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice park with lots of things to see.. great for the kids and also the adults. It’s a very well maintained facility. I’m 32 and I’ve gone there my whole life. Brings back a lot of childhood memories .

Thank Jessica J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Been to this zoo twice now in the past four years. Great place for the family. Good viewing spots to see all the animals. Easy walking. Signs pointing to all areas and types of animals in each location.

Thank Richard S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Living in CT, we are used to the Beardsley Zoo or the Bronx Zoo. This zoo fits right in between the two, a little bigger than Beardsley but not as big as the Bronx Zoo if you have little children.

Thank Linda Q
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We had such a great day! The zoo is very well laid out and we got to get up close views of all the animals. It was late in the season so a couple exhibits were closed but that was expected. Parking was tight but...More

Thank amanda m
Reviewed 10 November 2017

This zoo is very good for several reasons, including how close you can get to the animals. If you ever get a chance to go to the pumpkin display, do it! It is absolutely spectacular. Because it's at night, it seems very intimate even though...More

Thank hdthequeen
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

We visited the zoo about a month ago. This is a great zoo to spend an afternoon just strolling through the exhibits. The natural exhibits which allow you to be up close (elephants and giraffes especially) let you to be entertained by animal antics. Because...More

Thank Dave F
Reviewed 10 November 2017

This zoo is perfect for toddlers, the zoo is well kept, the animals are close for better viewing, its well organized and the walking trails gives you room when using strollers. The price is great right on my budget. There are plenty staff to answer...More

Thank josier986
Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

We went to the Jack-o-lantern Spectacular and then did the zip line. It was so much fun! The pumpkin carvings were amazing. Very original! The zip line is even better at night. Everyone had a great time.

Thank goodmanmarina
Reviewed 8 November 2017

We attended this event during the week, arriving shortly after event opened, early in the evening. We did not have to contend with large crowds at this time. The displays of Jack-O-Lanterns were unbelievable. I would highly recommend seeing this spectacular. Based on other reviews,...More

Thank TravelinManDan1955
Reviewed 5 November 2017

Excellent Zoo , great staff ,clan,fantastic exhibits have been multiple times over 20 years one of our favorite zoos

Thank Robertbjr1234
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Kim W
16 May 2017|
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Response from RWPZoo | Property representative |
The Zoo covers 40 acres, and the path through the Zoo is a little more than one-mile long. The average length of stay is three hours. Wheelchairs are available at the rental kiosk located at the main entrance. Manual... More
Corey S
23 January 2017|
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Response from RWPZoo | Property representative |
Daily General Admission: Adults - $14.95 | Kids (2-12) -$9.95 | Seniors ( 65+) - $12.95 | Toddlers (age 1 & under) & Zoo members - FREE
25 September 2016|
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