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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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Mineral
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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Dinosaur footprint
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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Museum of Natural History
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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Cormack Planetarium
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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