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Friday, April, 17, 2020

Discovery Tykes Online

 Join us for storytime and scavenger hunt virtual museum tour. Suggestions for a simple craft will also be provided in this new monthly series. April 6, 2020: Fuzzy Bears (Online) May 4, 2020: Going Buggy (Online) June 1, 2020: Going on a Picnic (Online) July 6, 2020 (Online) August 3, 2020 (Online)

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Thursday, February, 20, 2020

Skulls Near and Far

Sunday, March 15, 2020 @10:30am-11:30am: Have you ever struggled to identify a skull you found in the woods? Come to the museum and learn the major features that distinguish mammal skulls, with particular attention paid to ones most commonly found in our area. After a brief presentation we will take a look at examples of […]

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Thursday, January, 23, 2020

Intro to Botany

Saturday, February 8, 10:30am-11:30am Are you curious about the world of plants but don’t know where to start? Join us at the museum for a crash course on plant identification. This program will offer a wealth of knowledge and resources that will prepare you for the upcoming flowering season, plus an overview of Southern New […]

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Tuesday, January, 14, 2020

Homeschool 2020 ISS Experiment Opportunity

Homeschool families are invited to be part of an experiment that will be on the International Space Station! The Museum of Natural History and Planetarium have teamed up with to bring the exciting and inspiring Space Experiment, ExoLab, to the Homeschool Community in Rhode Island. ExoLab is an experiment platform that brings together students […]

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Astronaut Planetarium
Monday, December, 16, 2019

Adventures in STEM during February School Vacation

Saturday, February 15, – Friday, February 21, 2020 Experiment, tinker, build, observe, problem solve, explore and create with fun, hands-on activities at the Museum of Natural History and Planetarium throughout February vacation week. Science, technology, engineering and math are the focus during this week of family fun! Special STEM Week Happenings: 10am-4pm: STEM Family Fun […]

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Monday, December, 16, 2019

Chemistry: It’s Elemental

Saturday, January 18, – Monday, January 20, 2020 Chemistry is all around us! Join the Museum of Natural History for hands-on activities and experiments to explore and learn about the fascinating world of chemistry! Special Chemistry Weekend Happenings: 10am-4pm: Chemistry Family Fun – crafts, activities and special quest Cost: Free with museum admission 12pm-2pm: Radical […]

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Museum of Natural History
Thursday, November, 21, 2019

Museum of Natural History and Planetarium Holiday Hours

Museum and Planetarium will be closed: Christmas Eve, Tuesday, December 24, 2019 Christmas Day, Wednesday, December 25, 2019 New Year’s Eve, Tuesday, December 31, 2019 New Year’s Day, Wednesday, January 1, 2020 Special December Vacation Winter Sky Views Planetarium Show offerings at 2pm: Thursday, December 26, 2019 Friday, December 27, 2019 Monday, December 30, 2019 […]

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