We are all learning, together, new ways to go to school, work, shop, even stay connected to our favorite zoos and museums. While an actual visit to Roger Williams Park Zoo is not feasible, a virtual visit is certainly possible.
We know parents may need a little homeschool relief – so here are a few ways everyone can still come to the Zoo.
- Visit with a favorite animal and learn something new at Zoo School on Facebook every Tuesday and Thursday at 2:00 pm. If you haven’t seen the last few segments all of our current Zoo School pieces are on YouTube Playlist at https://bit.ly/rwpzoo_zooschool.
- Watch the Zoo’s beloved elephant Ginny take a bath while one of our interpreters answers interesting questions about elephants in general. The original Facebook Live segment is on the Zoo’s YouTube channel at https://bit.ly/rwpzoo_elephantbath.
Sometimes staying connected means doing activities off-line. Check out our special compilation of our past Kids’ Corner issues, for hands-on activities parents can do with their children at home https://issuu.com/rwpzoo/docs/2020_kids_corner_special_issue.
All of us at Roger Williams Park Zoo certainly miss seeing guests roaming the grounds, interacting with the animals and enjoying a day outside. We truly hope to re-open as soon as we are permitted to do so. We have a wonderful summer ahead with a white alligator exhibit and the opportunity to enjoy, through virtual reality, life under and on the sea.
All of us at the Zoo know this is a stressful time for you, your family, and the community. We hope that once we are all safe you will come back to the Zoo to relax, spend time outdoors, and enjoy all that wildlife and wild places like Roger Williams Park Zoo have to offer.