New Life Long Learners Drawing Workshop!
Aviary Art: An Introductory Bird Drawing Workshop
Date: Saturday, March 15th
Time: 9:30am - 12:30pm
Fee: $15.00 per person/$10.00 Museum Members
Birds: those majestic creatures that take flight in nature and imagination. Join us as we get up close and personal with our fine feathered friends in this introductory drawing workshop. From songbirds to raptors, learn to observe and draw the delicate to majestic features of birds from the Museum's collections.
Adults only (ages 16+). Materials not provided. Pre-registration required. Workshop size is small, and on a first served basis.
Drawing Paper/Pad: No smaller than 8x10
Pencil set: Must include a variety of pencils of different lead softness/hardness
April Vacation Happenings:
Great Space Adventure Planetarium Show
April 21, 22, 23, and 24 at 2:00pm
Cost: $3.00 (includes museum admission, Children under age 4 are not permitted.)
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 and beyond. (Family audience)
Discover Earth: Inside and Out Family Program
April 22 at 1:00pm
Cost: $2.00 (includes museum admission, Children under age 4 are not permitted.)
Celebrate Earth Day! Learn about the Earth's crust, mantle, and core, and how life has co-evolved with Earth's rocks. Embark on a journey with interactive family activity stations to discover our Earth. Special presentation by Dawn Cardace, Assistant Professor, University of Rhode Island Department of Geosciences.
Extreme Life in Earth's Rocks Life Long Learners Lecture
Date: Tuesday, April 22
Fee: $2.00 per adult/Free for Museum Members
Special presentation by Dawn Cardace, Assistant Professor, University of Rhode Island Department of Geosciences. Celebrate Earth Day! Learn how Earth's geology and biology have changed since the formation of Earth. Discover research objectives and results from recent work on tectonically upheaved rocks from the mantle. See some rocks from the Philippines and the Museum's collection. Have the opportunity examine rock section under a polarizing microscope.
Other happenings exploring the world around us!
MNH Early Spring Bird Walks 2014
Saturday, March 29, 2014 at 9:00 am
Saturday, April 5, 2014 at 9:00 am
Cost: $3.00 per person per session (includes museum admission)/Museum Members: Free
(Children under age 4 are not permitted. No pets permitted.)
Join us as we explore Roger Williams Park for colorful spring migrants as they arrive from their wintering grounds and winter birds just before their departure. We may also encounter some of the other residents of the park such as deer and fisher. Pre-registration required.
Geology of the East Bay Bike Path
Saturday, April 26, 2014 at 9:00 am
Cost: $3.00 per person/Museum Members: Free
(Children under age 7 are not permitted. No pets permitted.)
Winding around the shoreline, the East Bay Bike Path provides wonderful vistas of the coastal lagoons, marshes and coast of the upper Narragansett Bay but it also provides a glimpse into Rhode Island's distant past 300 million years ago. Along our walk from Watchemocket Cove to Riverside Square we will also see traces of the mighty glaciers that scoured the area during the last Ice Age. Pre- registration required.
When is the Museum open?
The Museum is open every day from 10:00am until 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.
Museum admission is $2 (Free for children under age 4.)
Some special programs have a separate admission.
Planetarium Admission is $3 (Children under age 4 are not permitted in the planetarium.) This includes entrance to the Museum and exhibits. Public planetarium shows are offered every weekend, during RI February and April school vacation weeks, and daily in July and August, with shows beginning promptly at 2:00pm.
The Museum does not accept Credit/Debit Cards. Cash or Check only.