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Roger Williams Park Zoo

#3 of 117 things to do in Providence Features Animals
1000 Elmwood Ave, Providence, RI 02907-3659
+1 401-785-3510
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Small but Very Nice

We drove about 1.5 hours from CT to visit this zoo. It's really nice, clean, and the animals look... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Deb W
Windsor, Connecticut
Getting better all the time

This zoo just keeps getting better. They continually make improvements and it shows. It is not an... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Providence, Rhode Island
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Roger Williams Park Zoo, one of the nation's oldest, exhibits 100 rare and fascinating species from around the world including African elephant, giraffes, moon bears, snow leopards, flamingos, harbor seals, timber rattlesnakes and more in naturalistic enclosures. The Zoo also features seasonal activities, family-friendly education programs, and special evening events, like the nationally acclaimed Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular, scheduled throughout the year. In addition, the Zoo participates in collaborative conservation and breeding programs to help ensure the future survival of threatened and endangered species both locally and around the world. Visit our website for more information.
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good33%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“red pandas” (25 reviews)
“snow leopard” (16 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
1000 Elmwood Ave, Providence, RI 02907-3659
+1 401-785-3510
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We drove about 1.5 hours from CT to visit this zoo. It's really nice, clean, and the animals look well taken care of. I wish it were a little bigger, but it's actually a great size if you have young children because it's manageable and...More

Thank Deb W
Reviewed 6 days ago

This zoo just keeps getting better. They continually make improvements and it shows. It is not an enormous zoo. It is a good size to see the whole thing before the kids get cranky. It tends to be much less crowded in the afternoons after...More

Thank panama2000
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It has been a favorite spot of ours since before we had our daughter. Great layout and Awesome animals - really nice enclosures! The animals seem pretty happy - we particularly love the elephants and otters! Great membership reciprocity too. Our daughter loved the farmyard...More

Thank Mrbrowncanmoo
Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed our visit to this zoo because it had a wide assortment of animals. Nice views of the animals also. We spent 2 hours there so there was a lot to see. wheelchair accessible which was important to me. I think everyone would enjoy...More

Thank Gerri P
Reviewed 1 week ago

Zoo standards have changed dramatically in recent decades, and this urban zoo doesn't have the space necessary to appropriately accommodate many of the large animals it houses. Even in the small space necessary, they could do more to provide something closer to original habitats for...More

Thank JillPro
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Roger Williams Park Zoo is one of the oldest zoos in the country. In addition to the 100 plus species of rare and exotic "animals" on exhibit, they have a local and global conservation program. You will not find animals in cages, or staked to...More

Thank Cathy A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A visit to the zoo is a perfect way to spend a nice day. The zoo is laid out well, and has lots of things for kids, as well as adults, to enjoy.

Thank PattyR63
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Frankly, all zoos should be banned. Although the park was clean and well maintained, NONE of the animals had enough space and you could see them literally dying of boredom. A mini donkey stood on a gravel enclosure not even blinking. Giraffes, cheetahs, elephants, seals,...More

1  Thank riwalker2015
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The zoo is a comfortable sized zoo, but it is not so big that it is overwhelming. The exhibits are well laid out. There are some indoor exhibits in case of rain or to get out of the sun. There are also animal exhibit shows...More

2  Thank NYY_FanIn_BOS_Nation
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband I took the morning and toured the zoo. It was a small but very well kept zoo with many educational sites to learn about the animals. We especially loved the elephants and giraffes. We were up close and personal with the animals. The...More

2  Thank danna6
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Kim W
Are there wheel chairs or riding carts for ppl who have trouble walking?
16 May 2017|
Response from BetsyC10384 | Reviewed this property |
Their website says they rent manual wheelchairs for 5 dollars and and ez cart wheelchair for $25 but to call them first to reserve it if you want the ez kind.
Corey S
How much does it cost to get in? Thank you
23 January 2017|
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Response from jcdcooks | Reviewed this property |
Zoo prices- $15.00 adults, $10.00 kids, 2 and under free
Do they still have a dinosaur exhibit
25 September 2016|
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Response from JJK456 | Reviewed this property |
Not now