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.
Weeds in the Sidewalk: Plants of the Urban Landscape
Sunday, August 27, 2017, 12:00pm – 2:00pm
Discover the great variety of plants growing virtually unnoticed in our 435 acre urban park and even in your own backyard. This walk will teach you how to identify these green wonders and how they adapt to growing in our cityscape. From milkweed to toadflax, come gain a greater appreciation of our urban flora.
The Lost Park
Sunday, September 10, 2017, 12:00pm-2:00pm
Join museum docent Mike McGinity for this walking 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.
Minerals of Lime Rock
Wednesday, October 25, 2017, 2:00pm-3:00pm
Lime Rock, Lincoln, Rhode Island was the center of the oldest continuous mining operation in the United States. More than 60 different minerals including bowenite, calcite, quartz, and talc were found during 340 years of quarrying marble for lime. Join us as we learn about the crystal treasures that were found in this historic mining center.
Birding in the Collections
Wednesday, December 13, 2017, 2:00pm-3:00pm
Missed seeing a favorite bird this year? Always wanted to see a flying jewel from a far-off land? Join us as we peruse the museum’s collection of over 5500 bird specimens. From tropical Sword-billed Hummingbirds to extinct Passenger Pigeons, you can view the wonders of the avian world up close and without the need of your binoculars. Please note: Vaults accessible by stairs only.
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. Please call 401.680.7248 or to register.Museum Program Registration Form