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Save The Bay Exploration Center & Aquarium in Newport, RI - Open Friday thru Sunday 10am-4pm

Come to Rhode Island zoos & animal parks for a day of fun with the kids!

Who doesn't like a visit to the zoo? Bring you family to Rhode Island zoos, where the elephants, giraffes, and many special season events for kids are ready to entertain you.

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Fiona Sloth - Roger Williams Park Zoo - Providence, RI
Roger Williams Park Zoo

1000 Elmwood Avenue Providence, RI, 02907 Phone: 401-785-3510

Learn about the amazing world of animals, and have fun in the process, at this popular zoo

Here’s a wild idea: Spend your day at the Roger Williams Park Zoo, where visitors have been having fun, and learning about the natural world, for a century and a half. You really can see it all here, from elephants swimming in waterholes and giraffes snacking on treetops to bison grazing, moon bears climbing and toucans flying. Get involved in the milking process on a farm, book an animal encounter with a river otter or soar above the zoo on a zip ride. In Hasbro’s Our Big Backyard play area, kids can guide a boat down a waterfall, build a fort and see how telescopes work. There’s a carousel, a train, dining options from salads to pizza and gift shops galore.
Touch Aquarium Save The Bay Narragansett Bay Rhode Island
Save The Bay

Multiple Centers & Dock Locations Providence, Newport, Westerly, RI and Fall River, MA Phone: 401-272-3540

Year-round aquarium and interactive marine science center lets visitors get up close to bay critters

Hold a sea star, pet a shark, marvel at jellies, and more at Save The Bay's Exploration Center and Aquarium in Newport, R.I. With dozens of exhibits featuring creatures collected from (and ultimately returned to) Narragansett Bay, this year-round center is always introducing new specimens—plus, their three touch tanks offer endless opportunities to come face-to-face with the wonders beneath the waves of local waters. Expert staff are always available to answer questions, engage visitors, and share fun facts about Rhode Island's unique marine habitats.
Boat tours depart from Newport, Westerly, and Providence RI.