Lost Park Tour
Tuesday, September 24, 10:00am-12:00pm
Tuesday, October 15, 10:00am-12:00pm
Go back in time with docent Mike McGinity on a walking tour through Roger Williams Park. 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.
Williams Family Cemetery Walk
Saturday, October 26, 10:00am-12:00pm
Rain date: Saturday, November 2, 10:00am-12:00pm
Museum docent and archivist Richard Siembab will lead a special walking tour of the historic Williams family cemetery in Roger Williams Park. Learn exactly who is buried here and what those curious symbols on the headstones really mean. Richard, a longtime member of the Association of Gravestone Studies, will bring a wealth of knowledge to this frequently overlooked park culture resource. Walk begins at the Betsey Williams Cottage.
Tuesday, November 12, 10:00am-11:30am
Tour Roger Williams Park Japanese Garden with docent Bill LaCivita. Learn about the history and decorative flora of this garden and philosophy of Japanese Gardens.
Museum: From Top to Bottom
Tuesday, November 26, 10:00am-12:00pm
Tuesday, December 17, 10:00am-12:00pm
Explore the museum’s archives and collection storage vaults with docent Mike McGinity to learn about the museum and its collections. Archives and vaults are only accessible by stairs.
Program fee per session: $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. Pre-registration preferred, unless otherwise noted.
What are lifelong learners programs?
The Museum of Natural History and Planetarium offers tours, talks, drawing classes and other programs throughout the year for adult learners in our Lifelong Learners series. We have a variety of programming tailored for all kinds of lifelong learners.