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Roger Williams Park Zoo & Carousel Village July Highlights!

Be a Kid Again – In Our Big Backyard

Saturday, July 15 | 6:00 – 8:00 PM

Adults, it’s your turn to play! Reconnect with your inner kid in a night out in Hasbro’s Our Big Backyard. Build forts and castles with colorful fabric, run through the sprinklers, play in a treehouse, crawl through tunnels, balance on branches, play in the mud and more all while enjoying live music from local classic rock band Farm Dog. Find out why Roger Williams Park Zoo puts so much emphasis on nature play for kids. Your ticket purchase will support these efforts.

 

Price: Members $25 / Non-Members $30

Ticket includes one beer/wine ticket, cheese and cracker spread, live music, animal ambassador encounters, and all of the free nature play you can muster!

Bowling for Rhinos

Saturday, July 22 | 6:30 – 9:00 PM

There are only five species of rhinoceros left in the world – join our zoo keepers for a fun night of bowling, and you can help save them!  The Roger Williams Park Zoo chapter of the American Association of Zoo Keepers (AAZK) is hosting their 5th annual Bowling for Rhinos event at AMF Cranston Lanes, to raise funds for rhino and habitat conservation. Not only can you expect a fun evening bowling with friends and family, but also a night that has a deeper impact on the environment.

Price: includes 3 hours of bowling, lanes, and shoe rental. $20 Adult / $10 Children ages 3 – 10. At the door – $25 Adult / $10 Children ages 3 – 10. (Children 2 and under and guests who are not bowling are free)

 

Family Overnight: Animal Behavior

Saturday, July 22 | 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.

Theme: Animal Behavior. Animal behavior goes from instinct into action and never ceases to amaze all of us! In this family overnight experience, we will observe some fascinating animal behaviors, explore why and how we create enrichment, and learn the ins and outs of how and why animal care staff train animals using behavioral techniques.

 

Family Overnight: Creatures of the Night

Saturday, July 29 | 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.

Theme: Creatures of the Night. When the sun goes down, many animals are just waking up. Learn about animals after dark, and the adaptations that enable them to survive in a world of darkness.

 

Brew at the Zoo

Saturday, August 26 |  4:00 – 8:00 PM

Tap into your wild side at Brew at the Zoo, presented by ALEX AND ANI ! At this adult-only evening event, sample over 100 beers from more than 70 local, regional and national brewers, enjoy live music, animal encounters and more at Rhode Island’s largest outdoor beer festival. Tickets are sold online, and will only be available at the door if they do not sell out in advance.

 

New for 2017: VIP Early Entry Ticket – $75.00. Purchase a VIP ticket and you can beat the crowds and start the party one hour hour early! You’ll have the chance to meet and greet with select brewers as you sip some of their finest brews, enjoy the sounds of The Copacetics and explore Hasbro’s Big Backyard. (Other surprises still to come!) A limited number of VIP tickets are available, so get yours before they sell out!

 

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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