Roger Williams Park Zoo is inviting the public to make the most of what's left of summer at the Zoo with special activities and presentations every day through Labor Day, all free with Zoo admission.

"Our daily programming offers our visitors a chance to experience a different adventure and learn something new every time they visit the Zoo," said Lynne McLain, manager of interpretation and graphics at the Zoo. "So a family can visit the Zoo multiple times and in addition to watching all the animals, which is always fascinating all by itself, they can also take part in a different special activity each time."

Visitors can participate in fun, interactive experiences at Exploration Stations throughout the Zoo; find out how many ants an anteater can eatin a day, see how big an elephant tooth really is, learn the Swahili words for "elephant" and "giraffe," touch a turtle shell found in the Zoo's own wetlands and more. Additional activities are also presented from various teen-run Zoo Crew Carts. And visitors can also take a break to enjoy a puppet show or Creature Feature presentation by the Zoo's resident performers, the Wild Bunch.

To encourage ongoing participation, the Zoo is offering kids a "Really Wild Passport to the Zoo" (RWPZ for short) to collect stamps after participating in each learning adventure. Passports can be picked up at any of the three Exploration Stations ( located in Africa, at the Tropical America Cantina or on the Wetlands Trail). Activity schedules may fluctuate, but the Exploration Stations are generally open from 10 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. (with a break from 12:15-12:45) and Zoo Crew Carts are generally open from 10:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. (with a break from 12:30 - 1). Check the daily activity boards at the Zoo for the day's schedule of Wild Bunch performances.
Roger Williams Park Zoo is open year ‘round, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. Admission is $12 for adults and $8 for children (ages 3 - 12) and seniors (ages 62+); children under 3 and Zoo members get in free. For more information, visit