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  • May 2019 HIGHLIGHTS at Roger Williams Park Zoo & Carousel Village

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    April 25, 2019
    Rise & Play: Sensory-Friendly Mornings in Our Big Backyard
    Tuesday, May 7 | 9:00 – 10:00 AM
    Join us for an hour of nature play before the zoo opens: designed for families who have a child with sensory sensitivities, come and play in Hasbro’s Our Big Backyard from 9 to 10 a.m. Build mud pies, watch boats float downstream and climb high in a tree-house. Limited to 70 participants, this hour will allow you and your family to spend time playing in nature, in a smaller group of guests. Program is the cost of regular daytime Zoo admission, and free for RWP Zoo members.
     
    Rock-A-Baby Concert: Butterfly & Bug Boogie
    Saturday, May 11 | 10:30 – 11:15 AM
    This exciting 45-minute concert specifically geared towards our youngest Zoo guests promises to be fun for the whole family!  Meet “Rhythm, Melody and Harmony” - three silly and entertaining puppets who know a lot about music. Playing everything from well-known children’s songs to rock and pop classics - shake, dance and sing along as we explore fun musical concepts, play games, and boogie down. Pre-registration is required.
     
    Rise & Play: Sensory-Friendly Mornings in Our Big Backyard
    Saturday, May 18 | 9:00 – 10:00 AM
    Join us for an hour of nature play before the zoo opens: designed for families who have a child with sensory sensitivities, come and play in Hasbro’s Our Big Backyard from 9 to 10 a.m. Build mud pies, watch boats float downstream and climb high in a tree-house. Limited to 70 participants, this hour will allow you and your family to spend time playing in nature, in a smaller group of guests. Program is the cost of regular daytime Zoo admission, and free for RWP Zoo members.


    Endangered Species Day: Art and Animals
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    aturday, May 18 | 10:00 – 3:00 PM 
    Celebrate Endangered Species Day at the Zoo! Appreciate the beauty of endangered species and awareness of animal conservation through art. Discover exhibited artwork featuring wildlife from local artists and watch them create their art throughout the Zoo. Roger Williams Park Zoo is home to over 30 threatened or endangered species including white-cheeked gibbons, a red wolf, cheetahs, snow leopards, a Komodo dragon, and African elephants. Visit endangered species during scheduled keeper talks and learn what everyday actions can be taken to make sure those species survive. Please note: Activities run from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm each day and are FREE with Zoo admission. 
     
    Scout Safari Night
    Saturday, May 18 | 5:30 – 8:30 PM
    Calling All Girl Scouts & Boy Scouts - explore the Zoo after the gates have closed during Scout Safari Night! Enjoy tours of the John J. Palumbo Veterinary Hospital, music and dancing, the opportunity to make enrichment for the animals, become a mad scientist, and much more - all while completing a variety of badge requirements. Each Scout will receive a souvenir Roger Williams Park Zoo Scout Safari Night Patch. (We guarantee patches for scouts who register in advance online only and cannot guarantee patch availability for walk-ins.)
     
     

    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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