The Roger Williams Park Zoo this week revealed its 20-year master plan to renovate the zoo in three phases.
Last year voters approved a bond that set aside $15 million to cover the cost of the zoo renovation’s first phase. Each phase, which will add new exhibitions, will cost $25 million. The first phase will include a new rain forest building and a new education center. The old education center will be repurposed to a reptile house, the first one in New England, said Roger Williams Park Zoo Executive Director Jeremy Goodman.
Roger Williams Park Zoo hosted its 3rd event for the Animal Birthday Party Club series this summer. Each year, the zoo holds the birthday party series from May thru August to celebrate some of their favorite creatures.
Director of Marketing and Public Relations Jan Mariani says that these parties are a fun way for children to learn about the animals through interactive and creative activities. She adds that there are other perks for the party’s attendees.