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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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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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Providence RI Seal
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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