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Saturday, January, 20, 2018

Mission Space during April School Vacation

Monday, April 16, through Friday, April 20, 2018 3-2-1 Blast off into space! Family fun activities, demonstrations and more during April school vacation. Free with museum admission. Mission Space Week Happenings: 10am-4pm: Mission Space Family Fun Cost: Free with museum admission Activities include: build a Mars rover, be a rocket scientist and design a space […]

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Saturday, January, 20, 2018

March Mineral Madness

Saturday, March 17, and Sunday March 18, 2018, 1:00pm-3:00pm Experience mineral treasures normally locked away in the museum’s vaults with the museum’s curator. Assembled over the span of over a 120 years, this collection is a record of vanished mines and long-gone geological wonders. From brilliant barites to glistening geodes and opulent opals you will […]

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plasma globe
Wednesday, January, 17, 2018

Adventures in STEM during February School Vacation

Monday, February 19, – Friday, February 23, 2018 Experiment, tinker, build, observe, problem solve, explore and create with fun, hands-on activities at the Museum of Natural History throughout February vacation week. Science, technology, engineering and math are the focus during this week of family fun! Special STEM Week Happenings: 10am-4pm: STEM Family Fun Cost: Free […]

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Tuesday, December, 05, 2017

MNH Dinosaur Days

Saturday, January 13, through Monday, January 15, 2018 Celebrate dinosaurs and their closest living relatives–birds–with a holiday weekend of family fun at the Museum of Natural History. Explore the world of the dinosaurs as you examine real fossils up close and talk with dinosaur experts. Fun games and crafts are guaranteed to enlighten even the […]

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Monday, December, 04, 2017

Museum Holiday Hours

Museum is closed: Christmas Eve, Sunday, December 24, 2017 Christmas Day, Monday, December 25, 2017 New Year’s Eve, Sunday, December 31, 2017 New Year’s Day, Monday, January 1, 2018 Please note: There are no planetarium shows when the museum is closed.   Special December Vacation Planetarium Show offerings at 2pm: Wednesday, December 27, 2017 Thursday, […]

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Monday, December, 04, 2017

Museum Educator Appreciation Day: January 20, 2018

Have you never visited the museum but always wanted to?  Have you only visited with your students and didn’t really get to enjoy yourself and look around?  Are you looking for new field trip ideas? Join us for Educator Appreciation Day, Saturday January 20, 2018.  FREE museum and planetarium admission for teachers and their families, […]

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MNH Winter Photograph
Thursday, November, 02, 2017

RWP Winter Festival: MNH Happenings

Saturday, December 2, 2017: Join the museum for some winter festival fun with special performances by the School of Rock,  museum quest, crafts and family fun activities. Activities free with museum admission. 1pm-1:45pm: School of Rock Performance Acoustic music performance on the museum’s landing. 2pm: Sky Views Planetarium Show Cost: $3.00, includes museum admission. Children […]

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Wednesday, October, 11, 2017

MNH Community Day

Saturday, November 18, 2017 The Museum of Natural History has been an engaging resource and learning experience for New England families since 1896. Celebrate 121 years of the Museum as The People’s University…and help to forge its future! Museum and planetarium admissions are free for Providence Residents and visitors bringing a canned good to donate […]

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Monday, September, 11, 2017

Creepy, Crawly Family Fun Weekend

Saturday, October 28, and Sunday, October 29, 2017 Spooky fun crafts, Halloween museum quest, museum vault tours (additional admission applies), creature features and a trick-or-treat bag full of Halloween fun! Visitors receive a complimentary treat bag. Free museum and planetarium admission for costumed visitors. 1:00pm and 3:00pm: Museum Vault Tours Cost: $5.00, includes museum admission/does […]

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Friday, June, 16, 2017

Flip a rock, find a bug: International Rock Flipping Day!

Sunday, September 10, 2017, 10:00am – 11:30am Join the Museum of Natural History and Planetarium to unleash your inner child and discover the diversity of life in Roger Williams Park that is hidden under rocks, boulders, and even the pebbles beneath our feet. Here we will discover the secret life of creatures that hide from […]

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