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Friday, September, 28, 2018

Music in the Planetarium

Saturday, October 13, 2018 Join us for an evening of music in the planetarium! This concert will feature Srinivas Reddy and Ajit Acharya performing sitar and tabla in the North Indian classical tradition, a musical practice deeply rooted in the close observation of the natural world. There will be two 30-minute performances, one at 6:00 […]

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Museum Day
Monday, September, 10, 2018

Museum Day Live: September 22, 2018

The Museum Day Live! ticket provides free admission for two people to the Museum of Natural History and Planetarium. The ticket must be either printed or on your phone in order to get free admission. Museum Day is an annual celebration of boundless curiosity hosted by Smithsonian magazine. Participating museums and cultural institutions across the […]

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Museum Interior
Monday, August, 27, 2018

MNH Community Day

Saturday, November 17, 2018 The Museum of Natural History has been an engaging resource and learning experience for New England families since 1896. Celebrate 122 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, August, 27, 2018

Creepy, Crawly Family Fun Weekend

Saturday, October 27, and Sunday, October 28, 2018 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. Special Creepy, Crawly Happenings 10am-4pm: Not-so-Spooky Family Fun Cost: Free with […]

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Monday, August, 27, 2018

Fossil Frenzy Family Fun Weekend

Saturday, October, 6 and Sunday, October 7, 2018 From the Coal Age to the Ice Age, the museum’s collection of fossil specimens brings the past to life! Come join in the festivities and see fossilized plants and animals that once roamed the Earth. 10am-4pm: Fossil Fun Activities Cost: Free with museum admission Displayed fossils from […]

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Flip a rock, find a bug
Saturday, August, 25, 2018

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

Saturday, September 8, 2018, 10:00am-11:30am Unleash your inner child and discover the diversity of life 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 the beating sun during day from beetles to salamanders, caterpillars to snails, and centipedes to […]

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Cormack Planetarium
Thursday, June, 28, 2018

Ride the Wave of Summer Fun!

Join us for family fun at the Museum of Natural History this summer with daily planetarium shows and activities. Planetarium shows in July and August: Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 2pm: Our Place in Space Planetarium Show Tuesdays, 2pm: NASA’s Journey to Mars Full Dome Planetarium Show Fridays, 2pm: Two Small Pieces of Glass Full Dome […]

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Friday, June, 01, 2018

Free admission for dads!

Sunday, June 17, 2018: Spend the day with Dad at the Museum of Natural History in Roger Williams Park. Fathers enjoy free admission to the Museum and Planetarium with the purchase of another guest.

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Museum's Curator, Michael Kieron
Thursday, May, 03, 2018

Sad news: Museum Curator, Michael Kieron, passes away

We are deeply saddened to report that our curator Michael Kieron has passed away. His impact on this museum and the lives of all who knew him has been profound and lasting. So many were touched by his humor, his kindness and his eagerness to share his passion for the natural world. Whether you encountered […]

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The Red Planet
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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