Welcome to the “People’s University”, Roger Williams Park, Providence, RI
Founded: June 1896
Please note: The health and safety of our residents, businesses, and visitors is our absolute top priority. As a precaution, the City of Providence is closing the Museum of Natural History and Planetarium until further notice. All programming is cancelled.
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.