Museum and Planetarium are closed:
Christmas Eve, Monday, December 24, 2018
Christmas Day, Tuesday, December 25, 2018
New Year’s Eve, Monday, December 31, 2018
New Year’s Day, Monday, January 1, 2019
Special December Vacation Winter Sky Views Planetarium Show offerings at 2pm:
Wednesday, December 26, 2018
Thursday, December 27, 2018
Friday, December 28, 2018
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: No food or drink are permitted in the museum and planetarium, this includes the museum’s lobby and entryway.
When is the planetarium open?
Located in the Museum of Natural History, the planetarium is a dome theater which is only open during showtimes. Public planetarium shows are offered at 2pm every Saturday and Sunday, during RI school vacation weeks and 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.
What are the admission fees?
Museum admission is $2 per person. Children under age 4 are free. Some special programs have a separate admission. 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.
Planetarium admission (includes museum admission) is $3 per person. Children under age 4 are not permitted in the planetarium.