This Under-The-Radar Rhode Island Museum Should Not Be Missed
We all know Rhode Island has its fair share of universities, libraries, and more, but did you know that it’s also home to a fantastic natural history museum and public planetarium? This Providence gem doesn’t get the attention it deserves, but we think it’s absolutely worth a visit!
Founded in 1896, Providence's Museum of Natural History and Planetarium is the state's only natural history museum and public planetarium.
You'll learn all sorts of new things, like about Rhode Island's maritime connection to the Pacific Islands.
The highlight of the museum's extensive collection of taxidermied animals is undoubtedly the polar bear duo.
If you're interested in birds, they have a fascinating display on species past and present.
The museum also boats all sorts of fascinating fossils, like this ammonite.
The collection of rocks and minerals will be particularly fascinating to any geology enthusiast.
It's also host to interactive camps, field trips, and other special events for children.
The museum's planetarium is open for 30-minute shows on the weekends, and offers a variety of shows on different space topics.
You can find the museum within Roger Williams Park at 1000 Elmwood Ave., Providence, RI 02907. Admission is $2 per person, and planetarium shows are an additional $3 per person.
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