If your last date night included sweatpants and takeout, it may be time to spice things up a little bit. A nearly empty wallet is no excuse to skimp on dates. Spring is finally in the air and so is love! Break free from the months of cabin fever and visit the Roger Williams Park Zoo in Providence, Rhode Island.

Traveling on a college student’s budget can be a challenge, but at the Roger Williams Park Zoo you’ll have the chance to observe animals from all over the world for just $14.95 per person. Poison dart frogs, snow leopards and pythons will bring out your wild side, while otters, red pandas and two-toed sloth will make you want to snuggle. Don’t forget to check out the flamingos, elephants and crocodiles. Hopefully these animals will make you forget about being stuck in the now slushy state.

Since the zoo is only half an hour from the University of Rhode Island’s campus and parking is FREE, you have no excuse for another lazy date at home. But if you just can’t bring yourself to make the trip, there is still a fun way to enjoy some of what the zoo has to offer. Visit www.rwpzoo.org and click on the Giraffe Cam button to watch a live video feed of the zoo’s giraffe exhibit. You never know what they’ll be up to! Also check the website to learn about upcoming events, hours, discounts and more. The zoo often features seasonal events, such as the Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular in the fall and springtime animal painting sessions.