Welcome to the “People’s University,” Roger Williams Park, Providence, RI
Founded: June 1896
Our mission is to steward and interpret natural and cultural collections through exhibits, education and research to inspire people of all ages and cultures to enjoy the natural world, in order to better understand themselves and the world. The Museum of Natural History is Rhode Island’s only natural history museum and is home to the state’s only public planetarium. For more than a century the museum has served as a unique educational, scientific and cultural resource by offering exciting exhibits and programming that provide ways for children and families to learn about our world and its people.
Museum is open daily from 10am-4pm with Planetarium shows at 2pm on Saturday and Sunday. Please use our online ticketing system. Planetarium show tickets MUST BE purchased online. Museum is CLOSED Thursday, February 9, for Drawing Wild. Join us Saturday, February 18, through Friday, February 24, for Mission Space Family Fun during February school vacation.