The Museum of Natural History is Rhode Island’s only natural history museum and is home to the state’s only public planetarium.
[NOTE: Due to COVID19-based restrictions on group gatherings, the Museum is currently closed to the public. You can enjoy many of the Museum classes and exhibits online. Stay tuned to this website or subscribe to our email list to get regular updates.] Opened in 1896, the Museum houses more than a quarter million natural and cultural objects. 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.