April Vacation at the Museum: Monday, April 20-Sunday, April 26
Sky Views Planetarium Show
Monday, April 20 through Sunday, April 26 at 2:00pm
Explore our night sky as never before! Take a tour of the skies and discover the constellations, planets, nebulae, and other stunning night sky objects that can be seen in the night sky. 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. (General Audience)
NEW EXHIBIT opening on Monday, April 20!
Icy Worlds & the Discoveries of DAWN and New Horizons
The solar system and all the bodies in it are shaped by ice. The outer solar system Moons and the dwarf planets contain vast amounts, and it has shaped their surface and their geology. The visits of the NASA spacecraft DAWN and New Horizons to the dwarf planets Ceres and
Pluto will reveal more secrets of these fascinating icy worlds. Learn about these icy worlds in this new exhibit.
Exhibit sponsored by the Brown/NASA Northeast Planetary Data Center and the NASA/RI Grant Consortium. Exhibit contributions by the the Brown/NASA Northeast Planetary Data Center, NASA/RI Space Grant Consortium, Peter Schultz, Ian Dell'antonio, Noah Hammond and Terik Daly.
April Vacation Family Fun Activities
Daily, Monday, April 20-Sunday, April 26
Cost: Free with museum admission.
Museum quests, Collections Encounter, Plasma Power and fun crafts for the whole family to enjoy!
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.