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Oh the Things July Brings at Roger Williams Park Zoo!

Food Truck Fridays at Carousel Village

Fridays, Now – September 28 | 5:00 – 8:30 PM

Come experience the fun and entertainment of the Roger Williams Park Carousel Village and enjoy some of the best local food trucks around! Ride the Carousel, explore Habro’s Boundless Playground, hop aboard the Carousel Express train, enjoy a camel ride (weather permitting), listen to live entertainment and more. Invite your family and friends and leave the cooking to us.

Rise & Play: Sensory-Friendly Mornings in Our Big Backyard

First Tuesday of every month (July 3 – November 6) | 9:00 – 10:00 AM

Join us for an hour of nature play before the zoo opens: designed for families who have a child with sensory sensitivities, come and play in Hasbro’s Our Big Backyard from 9 to 10 a.m. Build mud pies, watch boats float downstream and climb high in a tree-house. Limited to 70 participants, this hour will allow you and your family to spend time playing in nature, in a smaller group of guests.

Price: Regular Zoo admission ($12.95/child; $15.95/senior; $17.95/adult); Free for RWPZ members

Sensory-Friendly Days at Carousel Village

First Tuesday of every month (July 3 – August 7) | 12:00 – 6:00 PM

On the first Tuesday of each month (April – August), Carousel Village offers Sensory-Friendly Days. We invite those with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and sensory processing differences to explore and enjoy Carousel Village. For maximum comfort, there will be no music or indoor lights. The Carousel, bounce house and playground will be open to the public, as well as train and pony rides – weather permitting.

Please note: Standard activity pricing applies.

Family Overnight: That Animal’s Got Talent

Saturday, July 21 | 6:30 PM – 10:00 AM

Snooze at the Zoo for the wildest family overnight adventure in town! The night begins with pizza and ice cream before educators engage you and children in hands-on activities, animal encounters, and a Zoo tour by flashlight. End the evening by crawling into your sleeping bag in the Meller-Danforth Education Center with popcorn and a movie. You’ll need your zzzzs before waking up with the animals! A light breakfast will be provided before a morning Zoo tour.

Price: Members: $100 per parent/child pair; Non-Members:$110 per parent/child pair

Family Overnight: Stayin’ Alive

Saturday, July 28 | 6:30 PM – 10:00 AM

Snooze at the Zoo for the wildest family overnight adventure in town! The night begins with pizza and ice cream before educators engage you and children in hands-on activities, animal encounters, and a Zoo tour by flashlight. End the evening by crawling into your sleeping bag in the Meller-Danforth Education Center with popcorn and a movie. You’ll need your zzzzs before waking up with the animals! A light breakfast will be provided before a morning Zoo tour.

Price: Members: $100 per parent/child pair; Non-Members:$110 per parent/child pair

Roger Williams Park Zoo, one of the oldest in the nation, is Rhode Island’s number one outdoor family and tourist attraction, and 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.

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