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.