Museum of Natural History and Planetarium, Providence

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  • 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 ...  more »
  • I found it to be pretty great I liked the mars exhibit and the earth through the years exhibit. Lots of really neat stuff to see including a "cannibal fork"!! An actual roadrunner was the featured spe...  more »
  • We were in town to visit schools and had some time to kill. This is pretty typical Natural History Museum stuff. It was fine.  more »
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  • Victorian era taxidermy curated to narrate modern Life with wildlife. A planetarium, minerals, some space stuff. Visit for $2?!
  • Went here with my dad and younger brother. It's a nice little museum, for Rhode Island it's exciting for my 8 year old brother. He loved it. Exhibits are very musty and dusty and old. All the information is very out of date. Floor creaks everytime you take a step. It made me very uncomfortable to walk through rooms full of taxidermied animals, as I'm a vegetarian and I love animals, it would be better if there were more physical artifacts in the natural history section. I hated that area. However, I loved the planetarium and the space exhibits, both were so cool!
  • Lovely small taxidermy collection with lots of Victorian charm. Only takes about about 1 hour to see it all. Nice rainy day alternative to the park, educational
  • This museum has so much to see! Low admission costs makes it worth repeated visits!
  • We are on vacation and drove 45 min to get there and hit traffic, so were about 2 min late and they told us that we were locked out and there was no way to let us in. There was only 1 other car in the parking lot we parked in, but they would let our group of 7 people in, most if which were kids. Nothing I said would change her mind. My kids were so disappointed!
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