Saturday, November 18, 2017
The Museum of Natural History has been an engaging resource and learning experience for New England families since 1896. Celebrate 121 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 to the RI Community Food Bank.
2:00pm: New Planetarium Show
Cost: $3.00, includes museum admission. Children under age 4 are not permitted.
1:00pm and 3:00pm: Museum Vault Tour
Cost: $5.00, includes museum admission/does not include planetarium admission. Children under age 4 are not permitted.
Come join us for a tour of the Museum’s collection storage vaults! If you are tantalized by what you have seen on exhibit, come visit the 99% you have not seen.
Two new exhibits opening!
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. Some special programs have a separate admission.
Planetarium admission (includes museum admission) is $3 per person. Children under age 4 are not permitted in the planetarium.