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.
July 1 through September 4, the Museum is open daily from 9:30am-3:30pm with Planetarium shows at 1pm on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday. We have implemented enhanced safety protocols and an online ticketing system. Join us on Tuesday, July 12, for the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) Reveal Celebration to see the first images from the JWST and learn more about this extraordinary tool with activity tables and more.
We are hiring! Click here to learn more about our Museum Specialist position.Purchase Museum and Planetarium Admission Museum Membership Plan Your Visit Exhibits Planetarium