Learning never ends at the Museum of Natural History! Learn more about the museum and its collections, join museum curators, docents and other special guests during one of the many adult programs.
Treasures in the Attic: A Tour of the Museum’s Archives
Wednesday, March 21, 2018, 2:00pm-3:00pm
Join the museum’s curator on a tour of our archives. Rarely open to the public, the museum’s archives contain early records, scrapbooks, plans and over 30,000 photographs. These include the museum and Providence Parks Department properties such as the North Burial Ground, the Esek Hopkins House, Roger Williams Park Zoo and many of the city’s small neighborhood parks. Please note: Attic accessible by stairs only.
Motoring Among Monuments
Sunday, April 15, 2018, 10:00am-12:00pm
In this motorized companion to “Statuary Stroll,” we will take to our wheels and drive to even more statues and monuments scattered in the park’s historic landscape. These will be farther afield and more easily accessed by car. Our guide will be museum docent Mike McGinity, creator of these popular sculptural art tours. Please note: This tour is free as part of the RWP Conservancy Spring Tours.
Statuary Stroll: A Springtime Walk in the Park
Sunday, May 6, 2018, 10:00am-12:00pm
Roger Williams Park’s landscape is at its best with pastel blossoms of ornamental trees and shrubs abounding – a wonderful time to explore its historic statuary art as we walk! Museum
docent Mike McGinity will guide us through a wealth of statues and monuments tucked away in often hidden places. Wear sturdy shoes. Please note: This tour is free as part of the RWP Conservancy Spring Tours.
Trees in Spring
Tuesday, May 15, 2018, 10:00am-12:00pm
Join museum docent William LaCivita as we explore Roger Williams Park and discover the great variety of trees growing in its 435 acres of landscaped and natural settings. From American ashes and oaks to European beeches and Asian ginkgos, you will learn more about these majestic plants.
The Lost Park
Sunday, June 3, 2018, 10:00am -12:00pm
Join museum docent Mike McGinity for this tour through Roger Williams Park as we go back in time. Long lost park treasures and missing monuments will be revisited at their original locations in this nostalgic look at the history of this grand space. Please note: This tour is free as part of the RWP Conservancy Spring Tours.
The Rose Gardens of Roger Williams Park
Tuesday, June 12, 2018, 10:00 – 12:00pm
Docent Bill LaCivita will be your guide as we tour the Victorian rose garden in Roger Williams Park. Since the 1880s, many varieties of roses from Albertine to White Dorothy Perkins have been grown and bred by the park’s gardeners and landscapers. This is a great way to learn about the magnificent blooms that make the rose garden such a popular place for important events.
Program fee per session:
Unless otherwise noted the cost is $3 per adult (includes museum admission)/free for museum members. Pets are not permitted on walking tours. Children are not permitted in our lifelong learners programming. Please call 401.680.7248 or to register.Museum Program Registration Form