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.
Mission Moon Week Happenings:
10am-4pm: Mission Moon Family Fun
Cost: Free with museum admission
Activities include: build a Moon buggy, be a rocket scientist and design a space craft, discover the changing Moon phases, fun crafts, special Mission Moon museum quest and prizes.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: 8:30am-5:30pm
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.