To ensure the safety of visitors, staff, volunteers and the collections, we have implemented enhanced protocols and online museum timed-admission and planetarium show ticketing system. Please use the online ticketing system to purchase your museum admission and planetarium show ticket. Please note: Use of strollers are discouraged at this time due to the physical distancing pathways and needing to be carried/lifted to enter and exit the museum.
When is the museum open?
Museum is open Friday – Monday from 10:00am to 3:00pm, with last admission at 2:30pm.
When is the planetarium open?
Located in the Museum of Natural History, the planetarium is a dome theater which is only open during showtimes. Sky Views Planetarium Show is 1pm on Saturday and Sunday. In July and August, planetarium shows are Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday at 1pm. Planetarium show tickets MUST be purchased online. Children must be age 4 and older to enter the planetarium.
What are the admission fees?
Museum admission is $2 per person. Children age 3 and younger are free.
Some special programs have a separate admission.
Planetarium show ticket (does not include museum admission ) is $3 per person. Children must be age 4 and older to enter the planetarium.
MUST also purchase museum timed-admission with planetarium show ticket.
Museum and Planetarium admissions are always free for Museum Members! Help support the museum and become a Museum Member!
Holidays/Days the museum and planetarium are closed:
Fourth of July
Victory Day (August 9)
Thanksgiving Day and Day After
Christmas Eve, Christmas Day
New Year’s Eve, New Year’s Day
There are 5 exhibit halls (2 levels) and a lobby exhibit.
Current Exhibits are:
Circle of the Sea: Re-Visited and Re-Imagined
Many Inspired Steps: Salute to Apollo 11 and Lunar Exploration
Natural Selections: Museum’s Victorian Past to the Present
Wish You Were Here: Historic Postcards of Roger Williams Park
Urban Wildlife: Nature at Your Doorstep
Seismic Shifts: Earth through Time
Visiting on vacation?
Check out area hotels and attractions in the Providence area.