Plan a full day to take in this regal 435-acre Victorian park where you can picnic, feed the ducks in the lakes, rent a swan paddleboat, or ride a Victorian-style carousel. The 40-acre zoo—one of the nation's oldest— has African elephants, Masai giraffes, zebras, red pandas, snow leopards, moon bears, gibbons, giant anteaters, and river otters in natural settings. The Museum of Natural History has a collection of more than 250,000 specimens, including preserved
animals, plants, rocks, fossils, and ethnographic objects. The Cormack Planetarium has a 2 pm show on weekends year-round and daily in the summer months. The Botanical Center has two greenhouses and 12,000 square feet of indoor gardens.
1000 Elmwood Ave., Providence, Rhode Island, 02907, United States