Roger Williams Park Zoo

Currently Closed
  • Address: 1000 Elmwood Ave, Providence, RI 02905, 2907, United States
  • Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +1-4017853510
  • Fax: +1-4019413988
  • Ticket Price: 15 USD
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Outdoors, Zoo, Family And Kids, Landmarks, Parks

About Roger Williams Park Zoo, Providence

Established in 1872, this is one of the oldest and the best zoos in the country. Over half a million people explore the zoo’s 40 acres annually. They come to see over 100 different species of animals. This includes:

  • The Alex and Ani Farmyard petting area (sheep, alpacas, chickens, barn owls)
  • Fabric of Africa: Hogs, cranes, wildebeests cheethas
  • Marco Polo's Adventure Trek: Asian animals such as camels, snow leopards and red pandas
  • North America: Bald eagles, bison, pronghorns, otters, harbor seals
  • Tropical America: Vultures, flamingos, anteaters
  • World of Adaptations: Mostly Australian fauna such as gibbons, emus, kangaroos
  • Wetlands Trail: The animals of Rhode Island

The zoo is not as large as some of the others in the United States but it is definitely one of the best laid out.

Roger Williams Park Zoo Information

  • Free parking available.
  • Check out the full list of the animals at the zoo on the attraction website. 

Roger Williams Park Zoo Ticket Prices

  • Children (ages 2 through 12): $9.95
  • Seniors (ages 62+): $12.95
  • Free for one and under

Roger Williams Park Zoo Opening and Closing Hours

  • Last admission is 30 minutes before closing time.
  • Specific days dependind on month and year may have special closing times; check the zoo website to confirm for day of your visit.

How To reach Roger Williams Park Zoo by Public Transport

  • Bus 6 stop Roger Williams Zoo
  • Bus 20 stop Elmwood FS Cadillac
  • Drive to here or take a taxi.

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Things to Know Before Visiting Roger Williams Park Zoo

  • 36.07% of people who visit Providence include Roger Williams Park Zoo in their plan

  • 57.72% of people start their Roger Williams Park Zoo visit around 10 AM - 11 AM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Roger Williams Park Zoo

Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Roger Williams Park Zoo

People normally club together Brown University and Museum Of Natural History And Planetarium while planning their visit to Roger Williams Park Zoo.

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  • We go to the zoo as much as possible. The membership is a wonderful deal, 2-3 visits will more than pay for it and you get priority access. The park is always clean and the staff always friendly. Our daughter loves seeing all the animals and playing on the playground. Even on very busy days (every lot was full today) it does not feel too crowded. Parking is free and convenient.

  • Me and my significant other brought our 2 daughters to the carousel and also had our 5 month old son with us. The bell they ring before it starts scared my infant son and he jumped. So my boyfriend asked if the man who runs the carousel was going to ring it again because it scared our son. He very rudely told us to take him(my son) and leave. Absolutely unacceptable. He could of said it in a much nicer, respectful way. But he didn't. We ended up leaving which ruined a good time for my children. Better customer service is needed! Especially for an event full of children for the Easter bunny!

  • Amazing zoo! This is our "go to" zoo to bring our children. They love the "My Big Backyard" play area. They could use more food options during the winter months but there is usually plenty of seating to in in all the seasons. They have been improving many things and it will be exciting to see the new exhibits.

  • It was a cool day when I last visited and the animals were much more active than usual. My 5 year old grandson really enjoyed the play area and tree house. It was good to go during a school day as it wasn't crowded at all.

  • Small place with some neat maintenance all around, we can cover the entire zoo in less than three hours. Highlights are Cheetah, Giraffe and Elephant, especially kids will like the way Elephant drinks water. Restrooms are clean all over and strollers are available at the entrance of the zoo!! Had a great time with family...

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