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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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Astronaut Planetarium
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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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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