We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Roger Williams Park Zoo

#3 of 118 things to do in Providence Features Animals
1000 Elmwood Ave, Providence, RI 02907-3659
+1 401-785-3510
Review Highlights
Great way to spend a day

This Zoo was very clean, and very fun! The animals were all able to be spotted at their exhibits... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Crystal D
East Bridgewater, Massachusetts

My girlfriend from high school and I went. We had a blast. The zoo is beautiful, clean and well... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Greenville, Rhode Island
Read all 875 reviews
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
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%
Travellers talk about
“red pandas” (25 reviews)
“snow leopard” (16 reviews)
Open Now
All hours
Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
1000 Elmwood Ave, Providence, RI 02907-3659
+1 401-785-3510
Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Reviews (875)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 862 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

This Zoo was very clean, and very fun! The animals were all able to be spotted at their exhibits, and there is a play area for younger children, that involves a tree house, and play exhibits. We will def be back, we had a lot...More

Thank Crystal D
Reviewed 4 days ago

My girlfriend from high school and I went. We had a blast. The zoo is beautiful, clean and well cared for. The animals were fantastic!! We got great pictures.

Thank chepcat51
Reviewed 6 days ago

My children absolutely love it here! The water area has become their favorite place to play during the summer heat. They loved all the animals and the petting zoo! I grew up in RI so it is always fun to bring my children back to...More

Thank Lindsey T
Reviewed 6 days ago

I have always loved this zoo! Roger Williams Park Zoo is an amazing place to visit because it allows people to get hands on with the animals as well as provides a great educational experience! The walk around the zoo is easy and fun and...More

Thank Kate G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is one the most wonderful small zoo in the country. The animals are happy and healthy. You can learn a lot about the animals.

Thank Jhonesnaps60
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you enjoy zoos then there's no reason why you wouldn't enjoy this one. Not great, but very nice. We spent a good 2 hours + and enjoyed the variety of animals they had. Some of the animal areas (elephants and moon bear for example)...More

Thank StonewallBrigade
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was gifted a membership to the zoo when I had my first baby and it is the best present to get! I took my daughter once a week even though she was a baby and wasn't interested in the animals at the time. She...More

Thank Melinda G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An amazing spot to spend the day. With Roger Williams park it's an amazing Picnic spot . Plenty of free parking . Lots of recreation opportunities. Train rides for the kids

Thank Dharman H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This zoo has the most amazing elephant exhibit! All exhibits are great but the elephants are my favorite. They provide more than enough viewing stations to handle large crowds with views of elephant life from all spots.

Thank fordfamily3757
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What I like about this zoo is, they have many exhibits and every year they hold The lighting of the pumpkins! It's a great fun filled family place, lots to do at the zoo, ride duck pedaling boats, ride the carasaul with the kids. visit...More

Thank Tonya D
Nearby Restaurants
Elmwood Diner
14 reviews
.60 km away
The Liberty Elm Diner
25 reviews
.60 km away
Dunkin' Donuts
3 reviews
.62 km away
Guttin's Bakery
1 reviews
.76 km away
Nearby Attractions
Roger Williams Park
227 reviews
.30 km away
Roger Williams Park Botanical Center
45 reviews
.62 km away
Museum of Natural History and Planetarium
32 reviews
.62 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Kim W
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
23 January 2017|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from jcdcooks | Reviewed this property |
Zoo prices- $15.00 adults, $10.00 kids, 2 and under free
25 September 2016|
AnswerShow all 6 answers
Response from JJK456 | Reviewed this property |
Not now