Ride the Wave of Summer Fun at the Museum of Natural History and Planetarium
1000 Elmwood Ave
Providence, RI 02907
Join us for family fun this summer with a new exhibit, daily planetarium shows and activities. (Please note: In July and August museum hours are 9:30 am-3:30 pm, last admission at 3 pm.
Planetarium shows daily at 2 pm in July and August:
Monday through Wednesday: Sky Views Planetarium Show
Explore our night sky. Take a tour of the skies and discover the constellations, planets, nebulae and other stunning night sky objects that can be seen in the night sky. Video imagery will bring viewers up close to black holes, star-forming nebulae and more, showing discoveries in astrophysics while instilling a sense of wonder about our universe. (General Audience)
Thursday and Friday: Solar System Oasis Fulldome Show
Take a voyage through our Solar System in search of water, the key ingredient to life on Earth. The program is followed by a brief tour of the night sky, using the planetarium’s Zeiss star projector. (General Audience)
Saturdays and Sundays: Cosmic Collisions Planetarium Show
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. This show explores the full range of space collisions, past, present, and future. Show produced by the American Museum of Natural History. (General Audience)
Children must be age four and older to enter the planetarium.
Museum is closed July 4 and August 12 (There are no planetarium shows when the museum is closed)