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Museum of Natural History and Planetarium

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Good experience

Went there with 4 kids ages 4-5-9-10 and they have a good time. Not the flashiest place around but... read more

Reviewed 11 December 2018
Vincent A
Great place for families

We took our 14 year old grandchild who enjoyed it very much. There is so much to see. Many (if no... read more

Reviewed 21 May 2018
Ann E
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Reviewed 4 January 2019 via mobile

Had a great day at the museum with the planetarium imax video show a standout. The scale of the universe and our tiny tiny part of it is graphically portrayed and the scale blows your mind a bit! The rest of the museum is great...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Beachwormer
Reviewed 11 December 2018

Went there with 4 kids ages 4-5-9-10 and they have a good time. Not the flashiest place around but it surely is entertaining and didactic. Great for an afternoon especially if combined with other attractions at the zoo

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Vincent A
Reviewed 18 November 2018

Great place to spend a few hours. Displays are interesting, interactive, and informative. Good for adults and kids (our group was ages 8-14). Interactive displays were fun. We missed the planetarium show and will go back. Museum entrance is free first Saturday of each month...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Joyce K
Reviewed 5 September 2018

This was an excellent museum. The collections of displays are varied and well done. The time lines on the rooms are well done and worth taking the time to read and absorb. They really help put everything in perspective.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank scronk73
Reviewed 25 July 2018

We went to the Museum a July afternoon. Entrance fee is very cheap. Museum is well kept, full of interesting information, worth a visit.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 21 May 2018

We took our 14 year old grandchild who enjoyed it very much. There is so much to see. Many (if no all) of the exhibits are from a time when collecting was very high in this country. Highly recommended.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Ann E
Reviewed 8 April 2018

We stopped here while in Providence on spring break. At $2 per person, it is a bargain even though it is small. We enjoyed all the animals even though my husband found some mistakes in the printed information beside some of the animals. The building...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank pitterpat000
Reviewed 27 February 2018 via mobile

The museum was offering some STEM activities during February school vacation so we decided to go and glad we did. The museum itself is nice with some good items. It’s a small museum with only two floors but we still found some things interesting. There...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed 26 February 2018 via mobile

8 & 10 year olds, thoroughly lived and enjoyed this Museum. They each had a paper, one had easy and the other a little more challenging, (from the Musuem) to locate items in each section of Musuem.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank laidbackinthesun
Reviewed 6 November 2017

If you are looking to do something fun in the park, This museum is not as expensive as the zoo and it is indoors so it is good for cold and rainy days. It only costs $2 to enter. The animals are dead instead of...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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