Interesting animals from around the globe call this interactive, engaging zoo home
From armadillos to zebras, the Roger Williams Park Zoo & Carousel Village is home to over 100 rare and fascinating species from around the world. Seek out the secretive snow leopard, go on a safari to the Fabric of Africa, with cheetahs, red river hogs, giraffes, and elephants (you may see them swimming in a waterhole). Spot the shy endangered red wolf and watch bison graze in the North America exhibit. Interact with birds in the Faces of the Rainforest free-flight aviary. The zoo also hosts an outdoor water play space, exciting zip ride and a train excursion. Check the website for special events and exhibits, from animatronic dinosaurs to “Brew at the Zoo” and Food Truck Fridays.
Multiple Centers & Dock LocationsProvidence, Newport, Westerly, RI and Fall River, MAPhone: 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.