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.
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.
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.