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 under age 4 are not permitted.
Take a tour of the skies and discover the constellations, planets, nebulae and other stunning objects that can be seen in the night sky. (General Audience)
2:45pm-3:45pm: School of Rock Planetarium Performance
Children under age 4 are not permitted in the planetarium.
Music performance in the planetarium accompanied by full dome video imagery.
Other happenings at facilities throughout Roger Williams Park during this Winter Festival Celebration. Special winter crafts offered weekends in December at the Museum of Natural History and Planetarium. Be sure to visit the Botanical Center and Carousel Village. Please note: Parking is free in the Roger Williams Park Zoo parking lots, and the RIPTA trolley is available throughout the event from noon to 8:00 pm to offer free rides to the Carousel and other venues in Roger Williams Park. Special winter crafts and activities offered in December at the Museum of Natural History and Planetarium.
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 program. 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. Please note: From November 18 through December 30, 2017 visitors bringing a canned good to donate to RI Community Food Bank receives free museum admission and a raffle entry for an Explore Roger Williams Park gift basket.
Planetarium admission (includes museum admission) is $3 per person. Children under age 4 are not permitted in the planetarium.