Last summer it was all about the dinosaurs at Roger Williams Park Zoo. This summer this are getting a little more magical.

Providence is about to be flooded with mythical creatures as the area's oldest zoo does something completely new.

This spring and summer guests will get to marvel at massive dragons, giant griffins and even discover a Loch Ness monster right in the zoo wetlands. The Dragons & Mythical Creatures exhibit is opening this April and it promises some magical family fun.

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The latest add-on adventure at Roger Williams Park zoo is full of fantasy beasts. Creatures straight out of storybooks will come to like as you wander the wetlands trails looking at unicorns, mermaids, dragons and other imaginative animals brought to life.

Similar to the dinosaur exhibit from last spring/summer at the zoo, the Dragons & Mythical Creatures exhibit will feature around 60 animatronic beasts that move, roar and even breathe smoke.

You can walk the trail seeing animals you've only heard of from books, brought to life and moving around you.

Water creatures like the kraken, land beasts like the wyvern and even flying animals like griffins will be on display along with signs throughout, telling guests about the global folklore behind these mythical creatures.

Learn the myths and see the amazing animals brought to life each day though spring and summer at Roger Williams Park zoo. Or brave the beasts after dark with Dragons at Dusk family nights on June 8 and August 10.

There will also be sensory friendly mornings on the trail when the exhibit is specifically tailored towards those with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and sensory processing differences on April 28, May 19, June 18 and July 7.

Adult only nights are planned through the summer season as well and tickets to all of these special days and nights are available at

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