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Saturday, January 13, through Monday, January 15, 2018

Celebrate dinosaurs and their closest living relatives–birds–with a holiday weekend of family fun at the Museum of Natural History. Explore the world of the dinosaurs as you examine real fossils up close and talk with dinosaur experts. Fun games and crafts are guaranteed to enlighten even the wisest (and youngest) dinosaur experts in your family. Free with museum admission. Please note: The Museum of Natural History does not have a dinosaur skeleton.

Special Dinosaur Days Happenings
10am-4pm: Dinosaur Days Family Fun
Cost: Free with museum admission
Activities include: become a paleontologist while assembling a dinosaur skeleton; dinosaur and bird crafts; explore today’s nearest living relatives to dinosaurs and encounter some surprising dino-cousins; dino quest and prehistoric prizes!

1pm-3pm: Mad Mike’s Fossil Identification
Cost: Free with museum admission
Speak to a fossil expert and discover how we study these prehistoric creatures.

1pm (Mon. only) and 2pm (Sat., Sun., Mon.): Cosmic Collisions Planetarium Show
Cost: $3.00 per person/includes museum admission. Children under 4 not permitted in the planetarium.
Take a thrilling trip through space and time–well beyond the calm face of the night sky–to explore cosmic collisions, hypersonic impacts that drive the dynamic and continuing evolution of the universe. Show produced by the American Museum of Natural History.

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 1:00pm, the first Monday of every month, October through March for our monthly Homeschool Adventures programming. Please note: No food or drink are permitted in the museum and planetarium, this includes the museum’s lobby and entryway.

When is the planetarium open?
Located in the Museum of Natural History, the planetarium is a dome theatre, which is only open during showtimes. Public planetarium shows are offered at 2pm every Saturday and Sunday, 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. Please note: There are no planetarium shows when the museum is closed.

What are the admission fees?
Museum admission is $2 per person. Children under age 4 are free.
Planetarium admission (includes museum admission) is $3 per person. Children under age 4 are not permitted in the planetarium.
Some special programs have a separate admission.


January 13
January 15
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Museum of Natural History
1000 Elmwood Ave
Providence , RI 02905 United States
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