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September 2018 HIGHLIGHTS at Roger Williams Park Zoo & Carousel Village

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 (September 4 – 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 (September 4 – October 2) | 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.


Pollinator-Friendly Gardening Lecture

Thursday, September 6 | 6:00 – 8:30 PM

This free evening lecture presented by Pollinate New England, will feature professionals in the field. Topics will include: choosing the best plants for pollinators, and how to use and manage the plants effectively to create beautiful pollinator habitats. Participants will tour the Zoo’s newly planted pollinator garden.

Please note: This lecture is appropriate for master gardeners, professionals, or anyone with some gardening experience.

Breakfast with the Elephants (Ages 7+)

Saturday, September 29 | 8:30 – 10:00 AM

Rise and shine with the Zoo’s herd of African elephants in an exclusive experience before the Zoo opens. Start by dining on a hot breakfast buffet then join zookeepers that care for the elephants to learn about elephant diets, care, training and more. You will even walk the footsteps of giants when the program takes you into the outdoor elephant yard to see the elephant pool, enrichment, and hanging hay nets.

Price: $55 RWPZoo members; $65 non-members

Please note: Capacity is limited to 30 participants. Rain or shine event.


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