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Roger Williams Park Zoo

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Closed Now: 10:00 - 16:00
Open today: 10:00 - 16:00
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Experience the Faces of the Rainforest Exhibit - worth the trip!

With all the fantastic upgrades of late, the Faces of the Rainforest is the best! The giant otters... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Great Time!

We headed to the zoo in December since it was a nice toasty 50 degree winter day. Some exhibits... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Located amid 40 acres of beautiful woodlands, the Roger Williams Park Zoo provides visitors the opportunity to see animals from all over the globe – some more than a million years old. Naturalistic surroundings are home to more than 100 species of...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
1000 Elmwood Ave, Providence, RI 02907-3659
+1 401-785-3510
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Reviewed 1 week ago

With all the fantastic upgrades of late, the Faces of the Rainforest is the best! The giant otters are so fun being interactive and just so playful. All the animals in the exhibit are so special and they just make you want to stay and...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Caribbean-Fun-Diver
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We headed to the zoo in December since it was a nice toasty 50 degree winter day. Some exhibits were closed for the season, but nothing that disappointed our kids enough to really notice. The new rainforest exhibit will definitely warm you up as the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank QueenofTravelUS
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went to the zoo for my 59th birthday, January 4th. The weather was 45 degrees and sunny. As a photographer this was a perfect day for a visit. Not all of the animals were out, but the ones I was most interested were out and...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Mara D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a good zoo to visit. There is a nice selection of animals and there is a fun play area for the kids. There is plenty of parking. It can get busy at the entry when you're buying tickets.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank jtlpeavey
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went to this zoo with my husband and toddler in December. The exhibits looked well maintained but some did look a bit cramped. Plenty of signage to tell you facts about the animals and to navigate the park. Due to the season, some animals and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank carlah500
Reviewed 22 November 2018 via mobile

We took our grand daughters (ages 2 & 4) to the zoo the day before Thanksgiving. It was pretty cool walking around but the zoo was great. We had it almost totally to our selves. They have many excellent exhibits including elephants, zebras, cheetahs, giraffes,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank eichsttl
Reviewed 18 November 2018

Nice zoo plenty of animals of all kinds nice gift shops and food plus has a nice park to walk through

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Alice N
Reviewed 11 November 2018

On thanksgiving day the zoo is open for free. They take donations of tinned foods though that go to charity. We werent expecting much. Were going to spend an hour or so. Realized there was much to do and see inside. Plenty of animals from...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Bhingari
Reviewed 11 November 2018

Went there with my wife and some friends, as we go yearly now. The price is reasonable, and the pumpkin carving is fantastic, with diiferent themed areas every year. Definitely recommend to couples or families looking for a traditional fall event to have.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Matthew D
Reviewed 4 November 2018 via mobile

This is a nice zoo in a beautiful park like area. Fees to get in are reasonable so this is a good value. While not the largest or the best zoo we have visited, this has a large variety of animals. You should plan two...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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27 July 2018|
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Response from Davedog14 | Reviewed this property |
Eight is a great age...there will be numerous attractions that would appeal to him.
27 July 2018|
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Response from RWPZoo | Property representative |
The Zoo is geared towards all ages. See more than 100 species of animals including African elephants, Masai giraffe, cheetahs, a komodo dragon and more. We'd highly recommend stopping by our Big Backyard exhibit area which... More
21 April 2018|
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Response from hdthequeen | Reviewed this property |
I think three hours is plenty.