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Friday, June, 21, 2019

Summer Family Fun

Ride the Wave of Summer Fun at the Museum of Natural History during July and August! Join us for family fun this summer with a new exhibit, daily planetarium shows and activities. (Please note: In July and August museum summer hours are 9:30am-3:30pm, last admission at 3:00pm.) New exhibit! Many Inspired Steps: Salute to Apollo […]

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Friday, June, 21, 2019

Moontastic Thursdays

Thursdays in July and August, 1:00pm-2:00pm Join us for family fun at the Museum of Natural History this summer.  To enhance your visit to our new exhibit, Many Inspired Steps: Salute to Apollo 11 and Lunar Exploration, museum education staff will lead hands-on activities so you can get to know our nearest neighbor in space. […]

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Friday, June, 21, 2019

Apollo 11 Anniversary Launch Party and Movie in the Park Event

Tuesday, July 16, 2019, 7:00pm-10:00pm at the Temple to Music   Blast off with the Museum of Natural History and Planetarium and the Roger Williams Park Conservancy to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the launch of the Saturn V rocket that carried the Apollo 11 astronauts on their historic trip to the Moon. Celebration begins […]

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Friday, June, 21, 2019

Many Inspired Steps: Salute to Apollo 11 and Lunar Exploration

On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong became the first human to step onto the Moon. Celebrate and learn about the early years of lunar exploration fraught with failures as well as exciting discoveries. Join us as we look ahead at the intriguing prospect that humans will return to the Moon and go beyond in the […]

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Monday, March, 25, 2019

Celebrate Earth during April School Vacation

Monday, April 15 – Friday, April 19, 2019 (Planetarium shows at 1pm + 2pm on Friday, April 19.) Before Earth Day, come to the museum ($2, free ages 3 and younger) for Earth Week! Explore what makes our planet so special with activity tables, demonstrations, crafts and daily planetarium shows (ages 4 and older, $3.). […]

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Monday, February, 25, 2019

Skulls from Near and Far

Have you ever struggled to identify a skull you found in the woods? Come to the museum on March 17 at 11am and learn the major features that distinguish mammal skulls, with particular attention paid to ones most commonly found in our area. After a brief presentation we’ll head to the vaults to take a […]

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Friday, January, 11, 2019

Mat’s March Mineral Madness

Saturday, March 23, 2019, 1pm-3pm Cost: Free with museum admission Experience mineral treasures normally locked away in the museum’s vaults with the museum’s curator. Assembled over the span of 120 years, this collection is a record of vanished mines and long-gone geological wonders, with many of the specimens having been personally collected by former museum […]

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Friday, January, 11, 2019

Adventures in STEM during February School Vacation

Saturday, February 16, – Friday, February 22, 2019 Experiment, tinker, build, observe, problem solve, explore and create with fun, hands-on activities at the Museum of Natural History and Planetarium 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 […]

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Friday, December, 21, 2018

Chemistry, It’s Elemental

Saturday, January 19, – Monday, January 21, 2019 Explore the building blocks of matter.  From aluminum to zinc, discover how everything is made of chemistry.  Join the Museum of the Natural History and Planetarium in celebrating the International Year of the Periodic Table with hands-on family fun including crafts, activities and exciting chemistry demonstrations. Special […]

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Wednesday, November, 28, 2018

Museum of Natural History and Planetarium Holiday Hours

Museum and Planetarium are closed: Christmas Eve, Monday, December 24, 2018 Christmas Day, Tuesday, December 25, 2018 New Year’s Eve, Monday, December 31, 2018 New Year’s Day, Monday, January 1, 2019 Special December Vacation Winter Sky Views Planetarium Show offerings at 2pm: Wednesday, December 26, 2018 Thursday, December 27, 2018 Friday, December 28, 2018 When […]

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