Welcome to the “People’s University”, Roger Williams Park, Providence, RI
Founded: June 1896
Our mission is to steward and interpret natural and cultural collections through exhibits, education and research to inspire people of all ages and cultures to enjoy the natural world, in order to better understand themselves and the world. The Museum of Natural History is Rhode Island’s only natural history museum and is home to the state’s only public planetarium. For more than a century the museum has served as a unique educational, scientific and cultural resource by offering exciting exhibits and programming that provide ways for children and families to learn about our world and its people.
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.
Please note: The museum is closed on Thursday, November 24, and Friday, November 24, 2017. There are no planetarium shows when the museum is closed.