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Monday, April, 25, 2022

Astronomy Day on May 7

Join us on Saturday, May 7, 2022, as we celebrate National Astronomy Day co-hosted by Skyscrapers, Inc. (Amateur Astronomical Society of RI), and the Museum of Natural History and Planetarium.  Activities kick-off at the Museum of Natural History, Roger Williams Park and will run from 12:30-3:30pm with planetarium shows at 1pm and 2pm (planetarium show […]

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Monday, March, 28, 2022

Mission Space During April School Vacation

Monday, April 18, through Sunday, April 24, 2022 3-2-1 Blast off to the Museum of Natural History and Planetarium during April school vacation! Do you know about Artemis and NASA’s plans to return to the Moon in 2024? The first uncrewed Artemis mission around the Moon and back to Earth is happening this year! Learn […]

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Tuesday, February, 01, 2022

Adventures in STEM During February Vacation

Saturday, February 19 – Friday, February 25, 2022 Experiment, tinker, build, observe, problem solve, explore and create with fun, hands-on activities at the Museum of Natural History and Planetarium throughout February school vacation week. Science, technology, engineering and math are the focus during this week of family fun! Special STEM Week Happenings: 10am-4pm: STEM Family […]

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Monday, December, 14, 2020

Roger Williams Park Holiday Lights

Join Roger Williams Park this holiday season to participate in a free self-guided tour and scavenger hunt exploring the festive light displays located throughout the park. Share the fun with your friends and family by uploading your photos to social media with the hashtag #RWPHolidays. Everyone who posts using the hashtag #RWPHolidays will be entered […]

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Thursday, September, 24, 2020

Night at the Haunted Museum

Experience a haunted night at the Museum of Natural History amongst TEN31 spooky living art.  Final night is Saturday, October 24, 6pm – 9pm. Tickets must be purchased online. Please select October 24 and the time window for your arrival. Tickets will not be available at the door. This event is for all ages, but […]

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Friday, August, 21, 2020

New Exhibit! Wish You Were Here: Historic Postcards of Roger Williams Park

A current look at the Park through postcards from the past. Experience the beauty of “the people’s park” today as Rhode Islanders have done for more than a century. This exhibit features postcards and photographs of the park by local artist Bob Martin. Complimenting the exhibit are collections from the museum’s archives and vaults. After […]

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Friday, July, 10, 2020

Museum Explorer Summer Kit

Bring the fun of the Museum of Natural History and Planetarium to your home with our Explorer Summer Kit. Each kit has everything needed to complete fun, hands-on activities indoors and outdoors! Curated by our education staff, each kit includes crafts, experiments, instructions and more for at-home learning. Along with the kits, access to special […]

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Friday, June, 19, 2020

Fresh-Air Museum

Join us outdoors to discover the Museum of Natural History and its surrounding landscape while we practice social distancing. Programming is free and you are welcome to stop by anytime between 1:30pm and 2:30pm. Please note this is weather permitting. All participants should wear a face covering in accordance with RIDOH regulations.

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Friday, April, 17, 2020

Discovery Tykes Online

 Join us for a story and virtual museum tour. April 6, 2020: Fuzzy Bears (Online) May 4, 2020: Going Buggy (Online) June 1, 2020: Going on a Picnic (Online) July 6, 2020: Beaching It! (Online) August 3, 2020: Magnificent Moon (Online)  

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