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MNH Community Day 2014

Saturday, November 22, 1:00pm-3:30pm, the Museum of Natural History and Planetarium, Roger Williams Park, presents its annual Community Day. The Museum of Natural History has been an engaging resource and learning experience for New England families since 1896. Celebrate 118 years of the Museum as The People's University…and help to forge its future! Community Day happenings include a planetarium show, museum vault tours, opening of two new exhibits and family fun activities.

Special Community Day Happenings
2:00pm: Eyes on the Skies Planetarium Show
Cost: $3 per person/includes museum admission. Children under age 4 are not permitted. (Space limited! First come, first served!)
All across the Earth, people are united by their fascination with the night sky. Join us on a journey around the world, from the South Pacific Islands to the Canadian Arctic to West Africa, and back in time with the ancient Maya, to discover the skywatchers of our Earth, past and present. (General Audience)

1:00pm and 3:00pm: Museum Vault Tours
Cost: $5 per person/includes museum admission. Children under age 4 are not permitted. (Space limited! First come, first served!)
Come join us for a tour of the museum's collection storage vaults! If you are tantalized by what you have seen on exhibit, come visit the 99% you have not seen.

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 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 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. 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.

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