Roger Williams Park
Planetarium and Museum of Natural History
In 1871, Betsey Williams, great-great-great-granddaughter of the founder of Providence, donated her farm to the city as a public park....
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Roger Williams Park Zoo
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Roger Williams Park information
In 1871, Betsey Williams, great-great-great-granddaughter of the founder of Providence, donated her farm to the city as a public park. Today this 430-acre expanse of greenery, only a short drive south of Providence, includes lakes and ponds, forest copses and broad lawns, picnic grounds and a Planetarium and Museum of Natural History .
The park's main attraction is the zoo , which is home to more than 600 animals (polar bear, giraffes, lemurs) and performs some interesting conservation work.