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February School Vacation: February 16-21, 2015
Embark on a journey to the Museum of Natural History and Planetarium in Roger Williams Park to discover our Earth and beyond! Enjoy the museum's NEW FULL DOME planetarium shows, Earth's Changing Climate and Solar System Oasis; museum's exhibits; family fun activities and more.

Earth's Changing Climate FULL DOME Planetarium Show
Planetarium Show Daily at 1:00pm, Monday, February 16, through Saturday, February 21, 2015
Cost: $3.00 per person (includes Museum admission)/Children under age 4 are not permitted in the planetarium.

Solar System Oasis FULL DOME Planetarium Show
Planetarium Show Daily at 1:00pm, Monday, February 16, through Saturday, February 21, 2015
Cost: $3.00 per person (includes Museum admission)/Children under age 4 are not permitted in the planetarium.

Current Exhibits:
Africa: Many Places, Many Faces
Dynamic Galaxies: Our Place in the Universe
Natural Selections: Museum's Victorian Past to the Present
Secrets from the Vaults: Ancient Objects and Hidden Treasures
Seismic Shifts: Earth through Time

Museum admission is $2, free for children under age 4. Planetarium admission (includes museum admission) is $3.00, children under age 4 are not permitted in the planetarium. The museum is open every day from 10:00am to 4:00pm, with last admission at 3:30pm. The Museum of Natural History is wheelchair accessible.


NEW EXHIBIT! Seismic Shifts: Earth through Time
Travel through time to discover the formation of our Earth and its transformation into the habitable world we live on today. From Ice Ages to Hothouse Earth, our planet has seen many changes over its vast history.

Exhibit sponsored by the Brown/NASA Northeast Planetary Data Center & the NASA/RI Grant Consortium.


NEW EXHIBIT! Secrets from the Vaults: Ancient Objects and Hidden Treasures
All over the place....yes, it is! Hidden gems and treasures from the Museum's vaults, rarely seen, are featured in this new exhibit curated by Mike McGinity and Richard Siembab.


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 12:30pm, the first Monday of every month, October through June for our monthly Homeschool Adventures programming.

When is the planetarium open?
The planetarium is a dome theatre, which is only open during showtimes. Public planetarium shows are offered at 2pm every weekend (Saturdays and Sundays), during RI February and April school vacation weeks, and daily in July and August. 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.

What are the admission fees?
Museum admission is $2 per person (Free for children under age 4.)
Some special programs have a separate admission.

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





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