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Tuesday, September, 10, 2019

Creepy, Crawly Family Fun Weekend

Saturday, October 26, 2019, 10:00am-4:00pm Sunday, October 27, 2019, 10:00am-4:00pm 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: […]

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Tuesday, September, 10, 2019

Fossil Frenzy Weekend

Saturday, October 12, 2019, 10:00am-4:00pm Sunday, October 13, 2019,  10:00am-4:00pm 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. Special Fossil Frenzy Happenings 10am-4pm: Fossil Fun Activities Cost: Free […]

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Monday, August, 26, 2019

Skulls from Near and Far

 Sunday, September 29, 10:00am-11:00am Have you ever struggled to identify a skull you found in the woods? Come to the museum 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 will take a look at examples of the […]

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Monday, August, 26, 2019

Museum Day 2019: September 21

The Museum Day 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 is open daily from 10:00am to 4:00pm, with last admission at 3:30pm. The ticket is also good for the 1pm […]

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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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