Museum of Natural History

Roger Williams Park,1000 Elmwood Ave, Providence, RI 02907 - United States





The Museum of Natural History is Rhode Island’s only natural history museum. For more than a century the Museum has served as a unique educational, scientific, and cultural resource by offering exciting exhibitions and programming that provide ways for children and families to learn about our world and its people. Please note the FREE Museum Day ticket applies to museum admission only, it does not include the planetarium.


There are 5 exhibit halls (2 levels) and a lobby exhibit.

Current Exhibits are:
Circle of the Sea: Re-Visited and Re-Imagined
A Continuous Presence: Celebrating 20 Years on the ISS
Natural Selections: Museum’s Victorian Past to the Present
Urban Wildlife: Nature at Your Doorstep
Seismic Shifts: Earth through Time
Treasures from the Archives: A Look at Roger Williams Park

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