Dalily planetarium shows at 2pm in July and August. More information coming soon! Please note: Museum closed July 3, July 4, August 10
Summer Sky Views
Mondays through Fridays:Wednesday, July 1, through Monday, August 31, at 2pm
Explore our night sky as never before! Take a tour of the summer skies and discover the constellations, planets, and other stunning night sky objects that can be seen this time of year. Spectacular video imagery will bring viewers up close to black holes, star-forming nebulae, and more, showing the newest discoveries in astrophysics while instilling a sense of wonder about our universe.
Saturdays and Sundays: Sunday, July 5, through Sunday, August 30, at 2pm
Take a thrilling trip through space and time--well beyond the calm face of the night sky--to explore cosmic collisions, hypersonic impacts that drive the dynamic and continuing evolution of the universe. This show explores the full range of space collisions, past, present, and future. Show produced by the American Museum of Natural History.
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. 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?
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.