Roger Williams Park Zoo
One of the oldest zoos in the country, The Roger Williams Park Zoo is situated within Providence’s historic and beautiful Roger Williams Park. The zoo is home to well over 100 species of rare and fascinating animals from all over the world. As an accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), the Zoo is also home to many endangered species and participates in cooperative conservation and breeding programs to help ensure their future survival. The zoo offers several exhibits, including their most recent, the venomous snake exhibit showcasing the timber rattlesnake species, which is the focus of one of the zoo’s important conservation initiatives.
For more information on this unique zoo experience call (401) 785-3510 or Click Here.
Providence Performing Arts Center
The Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC) is located at 220 Weybosset Street. It is the second largest theatre of its kind in New England. This 3,100-seat venue is located in the heart of Providence’s arts and entertainment district.The theatre became known as the “Jewel of Weybosset Street” after its doors opened as Loew’s State Movie Palace in 1928. PPAC is world-class facility hosting first-class Broadway touring shows, plays, contemporary acts, concerts, and much more. The beauty of the Theatre combined with the excellence of the productions makes every event at the Providence Performing Arts Center a work of art!
Click Here to view tickets and show information or call (401) 421-2787
Providence Children’s Museum
The Providence Children’s Museum features interactive exhibits and hands-on programs that explore art, culture, history and science. The Museum’s hands-on learning environments and programs are designed for children ages 1 to 11 and their adult caregivers. Since it opened in 1977, the museum has made a powerful commitment to art, commissioning or accepting donations of work from artists – many of them local – to include in exhibits and public spaces. These intricate murals, sculptures, paintings and carvings introduce vibrant colors and rich texture to every corner of the museum, inspire creative exploration and introduce children to the world of art and artists.
Click Here for more information or call (401) 273-5437.
Bank of America City Center
Located in the heart of downtown at Kennedy Plaza, the 14,000 square foot Providence ice skating rink is open year-round.
The public skating schedule is:
Monday – Friday 10am to 10pm
Saturday and Sunday 11am to 10pm
In case of inclement weather, see their home page or call 401.331.5544
to confirm skating times.
Public Skating Pricing
|Children (12 and under)||$4.00|
|Seniors (65 and older)||$4.00|
Museum of Natural History and Planetarium
For more than 100 years, the Museum has been a source of educational and scientific exhibits. The MusThe Museum of Natural History is Rhode Island’s only natural history museum and is home to the state’s only public planetarium. For more than a century the Museum has served as a unique educational, scientific, and cultural resource by offering exciting exhibitions, workshops and presentations that provide ways for children and families to learn about our world and its people. The Museum’s collections are about 85% natural history and 15% cultural materials. Though many are of Rhode Island origin, they house specimens and objects from all over the world. For more information, Click Here or call 401.785.9457 Ext. 221.
Providence River Boat Company
Enjoy the Renaissance City from a whole new perspective! Admire the diverse architecture and rich history of Providence as you relax aboard our comfortable, Coast Guard certified pontoon boat, the MV Proud Mary. Daytime guided tours of the picturesque Providence waterway are 45 minutes long and highlight the Providence River, Riverwalk, Waterplace Park and the Providence Harbor. Prices are $20.00 for adults and $15.00 for children 12 and under. Half price sunset cruises are from 7p.m. to Midnight. These tours are $10.00 per person for all ages. Reservations are recommended but not required. For more information or reservations contact ProvidenceRiverBoat@yahoo.com or call (401) 440-6920. To visit their website, Click Here.
Experience RI Tours
If you want to truly experience Rhode Island, join Jon and Ted Stricklin for a unique view of our state. Rhode Island, the Ocean State, is truly one of the most beautiful and intriguing states in America. They bring together the very best of Rhode Island on each of their tours to give you an authentic experience you won’t forget. Experience RI Tours include Explore Providence, Dine Around Providence, Newport and the Bay, Taste of Rhode Island and A Rhode Island Christmas.
Experience RI conveniently operates from the first floor of the Providence Convention Center and will be operating tours an extra week through December 7 for the Providence NABC. Please visit their website, www.riexperience.com, or click here to view their brochure. Note: The brochure may indicate a tour ends November 28 or 29 but the above tours will operate through December 7 for the NABC.
Explore the palatial summer homes of the captains of industry and symbol of the Gilded Era in Newport, RI. Self-guided audio tours are provided at The Breakers, The Elms, and Marble House which will be decorated for the Christmas season. Visit the Newport Preservation website www.newportmansions.org, or call 401-847-1000 for more information. The Breakers opens at 9 am, all others open at 10 am with the last tour admission at 4 pm. Click here to view the Preservation Society visitors brochure. The ride to Newport is about 40 minutes.
The Marble House, pictured above, was the summer home of Harold Vanderbilt who is recognized as the principal inventor and champion player of contract bridge. He endowed the Vanderbilt Cup awarded to the winners of the Vanderbilt Knockout Teams at the spring NABC. It is one of the most prized awards in the game of bridge. Mr. Vanderbilt was elected to the ACBL Hall of Fame in 1964.
Trinity Repertory Theater – A Christmas Carol
The Tony Award winning Trinity Repertory Company has just marked their 50th Anniversary and is one of the most respected regional theaters in the country. Trinity Rep will present its 38th annual production of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol.” Their production of this classic tale has been dubbed, “The crowning jewel of holiday theater in Rhode Island”.
For more information, call the box office at (401) 351-4242 or visit Trinity Rep’s website at www.trinityrep.com, to reserve your tickets. All performances sellout quickly so make your reservation early. You will not be disappointed.
Savoring Federal Hill
Join Chef Cindy Salvator on an Insiders Culinary Tour and visit old world bakeries and get a taste of Italian specialty stores. The Hill features numerous restaurants and shops recognized as among the finest Rhode Island has to offer. Sample fresh bread, sweets, wine and cheese, watch ravioli makers and get a behind-the-scenes tour. These pre-scheduled tours last approximately three hours. The tours start at 9a.m. and the cost is $50.00. Click Here for more information or call 401-934-2149.
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