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Museum of Natural History and Planetarium

Museum of Natural History and Planetarium



Welcome to the “People’s University”, Roger Williams Park, Providence, RI
Founded: June 1896

Our mission is to steward and interpret natural and cultural collections through exhibits, education and research to inspire people of all ages and cultures to enjoy the natural world, in order to better understand themselves and the world. The Museum of Natural History is Rhode Island’s only natural history museum and is home to the state’s only public planetarium. For more than a century

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Museum of Natural History and Planetarium

Roger Williams Park, 1000 Elmwood Ave, Providence, RI 02907

Accessibility Information


Free, on-site parking.


Museum is open Friday through Monday from 10am – 3pm. Planetarium shows are at 1pm on Saturday and Sunday. To ensure the safety of visitors, staff, volunteers and the collections, we have implemented enhanced protocols and online ticketing system. Purchase your timed-entry tickets for Night at the Haunted Museum in October!


Museum admission (does not include the planetarium) is $2/ Museum Members Free/Free for children under age 4
Free Museum Admission first Saturdays of the month for City of Providence residents. Please bring proof of Providence residency.

Planetarium Show:  $5/Museum Members Free
Planetarium show tickets must be purchased ONLINE. Choose carefully and then confirm your selection, as all selections/sales are final.
Free Planetarium show ticket first Saturdays of the month for City of Providence residents. Please bring proof of Providence residency. MUST RESERVE ONLINE.


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