Are you looking for a new adventure? Head over to Roger Williams Park Zoo for an exciting series of happenings during Zoocation Week Monday, July 23 through Friday, July 27. There is so much to see and do that families could spend the whole week at the Zoo.
On the way into the Fabric of Africa, stop by the tattoo station, and get a washable tattoo inspired by your favorite animal. Then wander into the Sweet Shop for a Faces of the Rainforest Toucan Twist coolatta. Now, ready for time with animals from all over the globe, you never know what could happen. Visiting with the animals at Roger Williams Park Zoo means learning about the animals. Every day at 11:00 am guests will learn about a different animal from an expert animal keeper including:
- Monday – giraffe – in the giraffe yard in Fabric of Africa
- Tuesday – otter in the back of World of Adaptations
- Wednesday – elephant – in Ivory Ella Elephant Yard in Fabric of Africa
- Thursday – Komodo dragon – inside the World of Adaptations
- Friday – sloth – inside the Tropics greenhouse
Wild Bunch performances are happening daily from 11:30 am until 2:00 pm (weather permitting) at the Bank RI Farmhouse Stage. The whole family will enjoy fun, interactive shows, live animals, and games! These are shows you don’t want to miss.
Every day from noon to 2:00 pm on the Marco Polo Trail visitors can get up close to the Zoo’s nine and/or six banded armadillos. Watch these fascinating little creatures run around while learning and exploring the animal. Touching and photos encouraged!
If you ever wondered what animals actually eat, Zoocation week is the time to find out. Adults and children may feed vegetation to the giraffes, fish to the seals and/or grains to the goats and sheep. It is nutritious, delicious, and keeps all the animals at the Zoo healthy. Giraffe feedings are $5 and are on a first come first served basis. Harbor seal feedings are $25, and registration is required. For more information go torwpzoo.org.
After learning about the animals, and making sure they have something to eat – wander down the Wetlands Trail to Explore and Soar. This new area offers tickets for camel and train rides. Additionally, visitors may rise 115 feet above the Zoo on the Soaring Eagle Zip Ride.
Just because the Zoo day ends, it doesn’t mean the fun has to cease. Carousel Village with pony rides, Hasbro’s Boundless Playground, Carousel and train rides are all open until 6:00 pm, along with Frenchy’s Carousel Café with some of the best ice cream in town.
Roger Williams Park Zoo is open daily April through September from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, and October through March 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Last admission is 30 minutes before closing. Admission is $17.95 for adults, $12.95 for children (ages 2 – 12) and $15.95 for seniors (ages 62+); toddlers age one and younger as well as Zoo members get in free.
PLEASE NOTE: All activities are weather permitting.
Check back each day for a complete schedule!
Visit #RWPZoo during Zoocation Week for a full day of summertime fun!