Providence Warwick Convention & Visitors Bureau

Family At The Roger Williams Park Zoo In Providence, RI

Roger Williams Park Zoo

Providence's Roger Williams Park Zoo & Carousel Village is one of Rhode Island’s most adored attractions. Explore this beautifully landscaped 40-acre zoo — one of the nation’s oldest — and find African elephants, Masai giraffes, zebras, red pandas, snow leopards, moon bears, a Komodo dragon and more in naturalistic settings.

*** Be sure to check the zoo's website before you visit for important info about ticketing, and health and safety protocols. ***

Rainforest Exhibit

Roger Williams Park Zoo has opened its long awaited Faces of the Rainforest exhibit, a completely immersive experience for every guest from the time they enter the building until the moment they leave the yard of the new area.

More Fun at the Zoo

Don't miss the Explore & Soar area, where you'll find the Woodlands Express train, and for the slightly more adventurous, the Soaring Eagle Zip Ride. Get up close with sloths, giraffes, harbor seals and even armadillos, during one of the zoo's Animal Encounters. The Alex and Ani Farmyard, a family favorite, allows visitors to interact with a variety of farm animals, as well as try their hand at some farm life activities. Little ones also love Hasbro’s Our Big Backyard, a nature play and exploration area.

Take an Insider Tour and gain exclusive access into the amazing World of Adaptations, get a behind-the-scenes look at the elephants and giraffes, feed the goat herd and more! Along the way, your personal guide will be there to answer your questions, share stories from the zoo’s rich history, and provide you with insider knowledge you never knew you needed to know.

In addition to the zoo, Roger Williams Park is home to Carousel Village, featuring a historic carousel, pony rides and the Carousel Express train. Seasonally, Carousel Village hosts Food Truck Fridays, with trucks serving up tasty treats, including tacos, grilled cheese, Korean barbecue and more.

Events at the RWP Zoo

Roger Williams Park Zoo Blogs