As a gift to the community, Roger Williams Park Zoo is opening its doors to the public free of charge beginning Tuesday, December 20 through Saturday, December 31. Visitors are invited to don their most festive attire and enjoy a day of fun at the Zoo with family and friends.
NOTE: The Zoo is closed on Christmas Eve (Dec. 24) and Christmas Day (Dec. 25).
Visitors are also encouraged to give back by bringing non-perishable food items, gently-used coats and/or new warm winter wear to benefit the Rhode Island community. Items can be dropped in the boxes located at Zoo admissions.
Keeper Talks are offered at 11:30 a.m. daily, featuring a different animal habitat each day. And in honor of school vacation week, additional Welcome Winter Celebration activities begin on Tuesday, Dec. 27, including:
11 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Roger the red panda mascot at admissions
11:30 a.m. – Keeper Talk, located at a different animal habitat each day
1:30 p.m. – Animal Encounter in Hasbro’s Our Big Backyard Great Room
Roger Williams Park Zoo is open daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., with last admission at 3:30 p.m. For more information, please visit rwpzoo.org.
Roger Williams Park Zoo, one of the oldest in the nation, is Rhode Island’s number one outdoor family and tourist attraction and is also 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.