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June 30 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

  Dragons, mermaids, Loch Ness monster, griffins and unicorns… were they real or imagined?  Guests can visit the Dragons & Mythical Creatures exhibit at the Roger Williams Park Zoo and decide for themselves.

Opening April 7th and running through August 11th, visitors to the Zoo will embark on a mythical journey where folklore meets reality as they encounter 60 life-size dragons and other creatures that exist somewhere between science and imagination. They will immerse themselves in the excitement of witnessing these animatronic mythical creatures in action—watching as these beasts move, roar, and even breathe smoke.

Legends of dragons and other creatures are ubiquitous globally, spanning historical and contemporary periods. These mythical creatures serve as symbols, highlighting the shared elements and diverse and distinct expressions within global cultures.

From fire-breathing beasts of destruction in Western myths to the majestic symbols of fortune and harmony in Chinese legends, dragons offer a fascinating glimpse into the diversity of cultural interpretations. Tales of mermaids weaves through diverse cultures globally, ranging from coastal communities in Ireland to the Karoo desert in South Africa. Or take the Kraken, rooted in Scandinavian folklore and portrayed as a menacing cephalopod capable of destroying ships and dragging sailors to their doom—this is a prevalent theme in seafaring myths worldwide.

Dragons & Mythical Creatures is more than just an exhibit; it’s a passport to imagination.  So, gather your courage, spark your curiosity, and prepare to be amazed; this exhibit will leave you feeling like a true adventurer. Visit the Roger Williams Park Zoo and step into a world where myths and legends collide.

Key Highlights:

  • Encounter over 60 life-size animatronic mythical creatures
  • Explore interactive exhibits delving into global folklore
  • Witness creatures move, roar, and even breathe smoke!
  • Spark your imagination and embark on an unforgettable adventure

Add-On Experience Pricing (general zoo admission ticket is needed for non-members)

  • Dragon Admission (2 and older) $9.
  • RWPZ Member Admission $7.
  • Toddlers 1 and under FREE.

Daily Zoo Admissions

The Zoo is open Thursday – Monday from 10 am – 4 pm. (CLOSED on Tuesdays and Wednesdays for the season)


June 30
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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