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Museum of Natural History and Planetarium

Mission Space during April School Vacation


Museum of Natural History


Monday, April 17, 2017


10:00 AM - 4:00 PM


Monday, April 17, through Friday, April 21, 2017
3-2-1 Blast off into space! Family fun activities, demonstrations and more during April school vacation. Free with museum admission.


Mission Space Week Happenings:
10am-4pm: Mission Moon Family Fun
Cost: Free with museum admission
Activities include: build a Mars rover, be a rocket scientist and design a space craft, discover what it takes to go into space, fun crafts, special Mission Space museum quest and prizes.

1pm-3pm: Mad Mike's Meteorite or Meteor-Wrong
Cost: Free with museum admission
Hold a space rock in your hands! Learn all about meteorites and compare the characteristics of meteorites and Earth rocks. 

2pm: NEW Planetarium Show
Cost: $3 per person (includes museum admission.) Children under age 4 are not permitted in the planetarium.

When is the 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 entry.

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. Please check our calendar of events for other public planetarium show offerings. 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. Some special programs have a separate admission.
Planetarium admission (includes museum admission) is $3 per person. Children under age 4 are not permitted in the planetarium.