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. Please note: The museum and planetarium are closed on Monday, December 24; Tuesday, December 25; Monday, December 31; and Tuesday, January 1.
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 at 2pm 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.
Special December Vacation Winter Sky Views Planetarium Show offerings at 2pm:
Wednesday, December 26, 2018
Thursday, December 27, 2018
Friday, December 28, 2018
What are the admission fees?
Museum admission is $2 per person. Children under age 4 are free. Please note: Free museum admission in December for guests bringing non-perishable food items for the Rhode Island Community Food Bank or children’s books for Books are Wings, an organization dedicated to putting books into the hands of children.
Some special programs have a separate admission.
Planetarium admission (includes museum admission) is $3 per person. Children under age 4 are not permitted in the planetarium.Museum's Homepage