Please note: To mitigate the risk of the spread of COVID-19, the City of Providence has closed the Museum of Natural History and Planetarium until further notice. All programming is cancelled. Still looking to connect with us? Many wonderful, free resources are being shared. Follow us @rwpmuseum on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Subscribe to our YouTube channel. Also check out our Museum at Home coloring pages, crafts, activities and storytime.
When is the museum open?
The museum is open daily (September through June) from 10:00am to 4:00pm, with last admission at 3:30pm.
During the summer (July and August) the museum is open daily from 9:30am to 3:30pm, with last admission at 3:00pm.
The museum is closed 10:00am to 1:00pm, the first Thursday of every month, October through March for our monthly Homeschool Adventures program.
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 on at 2pm weekends; during RI school vacation weeks; and daily in July and August.
Please check our calendar of events for public planetarium show offerings. Early arrival is suggested as tickets are sold first-come, first-served. Ticketholders are not permitted to enter the planetarium once the show has begun.
What are the admission fees?
Museum admission is $2 per person. Children age 3 and younger are free.
Planetarium admission (includes museum admission) is $3 per person. Children must be age 4 and older to enter the planetarium.