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Roger Williams Park Zoo

1000 Elmwood Ave, Providence, RI 02907 · South Elmwood
(401) 785-3510
Rating: 3.5 out of 5"74 Yelp reviews ·


  • Mon - Sun9:00 AM - 4:00 PM


Drawing visitors from across New England, this zoo is home to more than 1,000 animals from around the globe including polar bears, tree kangaroos, moon bears and giraffes, all on display in natural settings.



Latest reviews

  • Rating: 4.0 out of 5"Jul 17, 2014 · by Carrie W. from YelpMy family has visited the zoo twice, and had a good time both times. I think it's best for younger children. The flamingos are very entertaining and the elephants are also fun to watch. The gift shop also has a lot to chose from which is always an exciting part of the trip. Full review
  • Rating: 5.0 out of 5"Jun 11, 2014 · by Jen F. from YelpI have a membership here because of the playground alone. All of the renovations have been impressive and worthwhile. Obviously avoid the busy time but generally it doesn't get too crowded. We've gone to most of the special events including the jack o lantern spectacular (you might want to go early or stay … Full review
  • Rating: 5.0 out of 5"Jun 05, 2014 · by Rhonda D. from YelpI was just here on Tuesday for my birthday. It was my first trip here in about 14 years, so a lot has changed, but in a good way! To my surprise, despite it being over 80 degrees, it did not have a horrendous stench of animal feces like at Southwick Zoo. I really enjoyed their pathway through the kangaroo … Full review
  • Rating: 1.0 out of 5"Jun 02, 2014 · by Emma N. from YelpI was excited to visit this zoo as it got good reviews. However I was disappointed by the animal habitats and the upkeep of the zoo. A zoo could have only 10 animals but be beautiful and make me want to come again. Multiple habitats were dirty, with filthy glass and trash inside. Many habitats were very … Full review
  • Rating: 3.0 out of 5"Jun 01, 2014 · by David R. from YelpThis is a great introductory zoo for small children. As other reviewers have noted, it's not fair to compare it to giants like San Diego or even excellent medium-size zoos like Memphis. So, this review doesn't.Pros: The Big Backyard interactive play area for children was among the finest we've seen anywhere. The … Full review