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  • April 2019 Highlights at Roger Williams Park Zoo & Carousel Village

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    March 28, 2019

    Endangered Species Youth Art Contest - Deadline to Enter April 14, 2019
    In celebration of Endangered Species Day (May 17, 2019) Roger Williams Park Zoo, co-sponsored by Jerry’s Artarama of Providence, is accepting art entries from local K-12 grade students and homeschoolers in the New England area depicting threatened/endangered species. Endangered Species Day is an opportunity to raise awareness about the importance of protecting endangered species, their habitats, and learn what we can do to help protect them. For complete details, contest guidelines and to submit your entry please visit rwpzoo.org.
     
    Become a FrogWatcher! Training
    Saturday, April 6 | 1:00 – 3:30 PM
    FrogWatch trainings cover the importance of amphibians in the environment, how monitoring our local population helps to protect them, factors to consider in choosing a site to monitor, how to tell frog species apart by their calls and how to report findings to FrogWatch USA. Become a citizen scientist with FrogWatch USA and help save our frogs! Pre-registration is required.
     
    Visit with the Easter Bunny at Carousel Village
    Saturday, April 13 & Sunday, April 14 | 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM & 1:00 – 3:00 PM
    The Easter Bunny will be hopping over to the Carousel this Spring! Visit with the Easter Bunny, then enjoy a ride on the Carousel or play the day away in the fully accessible outdoor Hasbro Boundless Playground open daily all year.  And don’t forget to bring your camera! Price: $5/child (ages 12 and under)
     
    Party for the Planet
    Tuesday, April 16 & Wednesday, April 17 | 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
    It’s time to party, Party for the Planet that is April 16 & 17 (rain date April 18). This year’s event highlights the Zoo’s conservation and animal care: Join us in engaging experiences that empower you to help conserve wildlife and wild places. Visit the new Faces of the Rainforest exhibit, participate in animal encounters, hear New Inca Son: The Best in Andean Music & Dance's music of South America, join a drum circle, and learn about animals from around the world. Also, test your soccer skills with the New England Revolution, bowl with Lang's Bowlarama, and take photos with mascots like Roger the red panda! Please note: Activities run from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm each day and are FREE with Zoo admission.
     
    Visit with the Easter Bunny at Carousel Village
    Friday, April 19 & Saturday, April 20 | 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM & 1:00 – 3:00 PM
    The Easter Bunny will be hopping over to the Carousel this Spring! Visit with the Easter Bunny, then enjoy a ride on the Carousel or play the day away in the fully accessible outdoor Hasbro Boundless Playground open daily all year.  And don’t forget to bring your camera! Price: $5/child (ages 12 and under)
     
    Food Truck Friday at Carousel Village
    Fridays beginning April 19 | 5:00 – 8:30 PM
    Come experience the fun and entertainment of the Roger Williams Park Carousel Village and enjoy some of the best local food trucks around!  Ride the Carousel, explore Hasbro's Boundless Playground, hop aboard the Carousel Express train, listen to live entertainment and more. Invite your family and friends and leave the cooking to us.
     
     
    Roger Williams Park Zoo is Rhode Island’s premiere tourist attraction. As leaders in conservation and animal care – we create engaging experiences that empower guests to join us in conserving wild life and wild places.  Roger Williams Park Zoo is supported and managed by the Rhode Island Zoological Society and owned by the City of Providence.  The Zoo is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums and certified by American Humane.
     
     
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