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 have a personal view of Earth’s great crystal jewels. Bring a rock from your own collection and have our geologist ID it, or try to stump him!
When is the museum open?
The museum is open every day from 10:00am to 4:00pm, with last admission at 3:30pm. The museum is closed 10:00am to 1:00pm, the first Monday of every month, October through March for our monthly Homeschool Adventures programming. Please note: No food or drink are permitted in the museum and planetarium, this includes the museum’s lobby and entryway.
When is the planetarium open?
Located in the Museum of Natural History, the planetarium is a dome theatre, which is only open during showtimes. Public planetarium shows are offered at 2pm every Saturday and Sunday, during RI February and April school vacation weeks and daily in July and August. Please check our calendar of events for other public planetarium show offerings. Early arrival is suggested as tickets are sold first-come, first-served. People are not permitted to enter the planetarium once the show has begun. Please note: There are no planetarium shows when the museum is closed.
What are the admission fees?
Museum admission is $2 per person. Children under age 4 are free.
Planetarium admission (includes museum admission) is $3 per person. Children under age 4 are not permitted in the planetarium.
Some special programs have a separate admission.