Stop by the country's third oldest zoo featuring over 160 different species of animals.
Roger Williams Park Zoo has been dubbed as New England's Great Zoo by the Boston Globe and strives to support conservation and environmental education. In addition to exotic animals such as giraffes, elephants, and cheetahs, you will find a Komodo dragon, Kunekune pigs, American alligators, and Watusi cattle here. Children may also enjoy the Alex and Ani Farmyard Contact Yard, a petting zoo featuring farm animals. There is much to see here and the average amount of time people spend is about 3 hours. Bring good walking shoes and sunscreen with you so you can explore all the exhibits during your visit.
If you get hungry, stop by one of their many food trucks located throughout the zoo or bring your own food with you and eat at a picnic table. This family-friendly zoo is open daily from 9 am to 4 pm. General admission is less than $20 per person. An add-on experience called Wild Connections allows guests to see one of their animals and learn about them up close and personal. These animal encounters must be booked in advance and they last about 20 minutes long. If you're in Rhode Island, see what the Roger Williams Park Zoo has in store.