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Adventures in STEM during February School Vacation
Monday, February 15, - Friday, February 19, 2016

Experiment, tinker, build, observe, problem solve, explore and create with fun, hands-on activities at the Museum of Natural History throughout February vacation week. Science, technology, engineering and math are the focus during this week of family fun!

Special STEM Week Happenings:
10am-4pm: STEM Family Fun
Cost: Free with museum admission
Activities include: physics experiments with balance and motion, be a rocket scientist and build a space craft, explore concepts of flight, test your engineering skill with a building challenge, special STEM museum quest and prizes.

12pm-3pm: Discover Density
Cost: Free with museum admission
Conduct experiments and be amazed by chemistry with regular household items.

1pm: Astronaut Full Dome Planetarium Show
Cost: $3.00 per person/includes museum admission. Children under age 4 not permitted in the planetarium.
What does it take to become an astronaut? This planetarium show takes you from Earth into space ... and beyond! The program will be followed by a brief tour of the night sky, using the planetarium's Zeiss star projector. (General Audience)

2pm: Great Space Adventure Planetarium Show
Cost: $3.00 per person/includes museum admission. Children under age 4 not permitted in the planetarium.
If you thought space exploration was just for astronauts, think again! Discover what you can see from right here on 'Spaceship Earth' as we whiz through the solar system at breakneck speed! Spectacular video imagery shows some of the most fantastic sights in our solar system, from volcanoes on Mars to the rings of Saturn. Explore our solar system and discover what you can see with your own two eyes from right here in your backyard. (Family audience)


Mission Moon during April School Vacation
Monday, April 18, through Friday, April 22, 2016

Hold the Moon in your hands! Investigate the amazing feats that have taken mankind to the Moon and beyond. Check out real NASA Moon rocks from the Apollo Missions and meteorites. Combines family fun activities, demonstrations and more. Free with museum admission.

Please note: There will also be a planetarium show each day at 2pm during Mission Moon; Monday, April 18, through Friday, April 22, 2016.


Mother's Day: May 8, 2016
Spend the day with Mom at the Museum of Natural History in Roger Williams Park. Moms enjoy free admission to the museum and planetarium with the purchase of another guest. Offer valid Mother's Day 2016 only, cannot be combined with other offers.


Father's Day: June 19, 2016
Spend the day with Dad at the Museum of Natural History in Roger Williams Park. Father's enjoy free admission to the museum and planetarium with the purchase of another guest. Offer valid Father's Day 2016 only, cannot be combined with other offers.


Roger Williams Park Nature Watch
Saturday, July 9, 2016: Dawn to Dusk

Do you love to explore and examine the natural world? Want to be a citizen scientist? Join the Museum of Natural History on Saturday, July 9, for our first annual Roger Williams Park Nature Watch, a fun ecological monitoring initiative aimed to gather information about the Roger Williams Park and its inhabitants. Designed to develop scientific observation and data collection skills, Nature Watch is suitable for all levels and interests. Help contribute to the pursuit of knowledge and sign up today! Special orientation on Saturday, June 25, 11am-12pm. There is no fee to participate in the RWP Nature Watch.


When is the museum open?
The museum is open every day from 10:00am to 4:00pm, with last admission at 3:30pm. The museum is closed 10:00am to 1:00pm the first Monday of every month, October through March, for our monthly Homeschool Adventures programming. Please note: No food or drink are permitted in the museum and planetarium, this includes the museum's lobby and entryway.

When is the planetarium open?
Located in the Museum of Natural History, the planetarium is a dome theatre which is only open during showtimes. Public planetarium shows are offered at 2pm every Saturday and Sunday, during RI February and April school vacation weeks and daily in July and August. Please check our calendar of events for other public planetarium show offerings. Early arrival is suggested as tickets are sold first-come, first-served. People are not permitted to enter the planetarium once the show has begun. Please note: There are no planetarium shows when the museum is closed.

What are the admission fees?
Museum admission is $2 per person. Children under age 4 are free.
Some special programs have a separate admission.

Planetarium admission (includes museum admission) is $3 per person. Children under age 4 are not permitted in the planetarium.





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