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. Our Place in Space Planetarium show is at 1pm on Friday, April 2; Monday, April 19; and Friday, April 23. 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.