Museum of Natural History and Planetarium, Providence

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  • September 14, 2017
    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 »
  • September 6, 2017
    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 »
  • April 15, 2017
    an awesome small museum! the building itself is so beautiful! lots of wood and iron work. the exhibits are very well done. they have a plantatarium at times. cost is $2 with a small gift counter.  more »
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  • June 17, 2017
    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!
  • July 9, 2017
    A Nice old Museum located in Roger Williams Park. Free Parking
  • February 23, 2017
    For what it's worth. They mentioned that they just had an update in their software for the Planetarium and it turned out to be a very informative presentation. Even though the lighting for the mineral display was lacking, I would still give them 5 stars.
  • July 6, 2017
    Nothing exciting..only 2 dollars...however missed planetarium show...
  • July 23, 2016
    Me and my family went on vacation to Rhode Island and decided it would be fun to go see the museum and most excitedly, the planetarium. In Florida, me and my younger brother always loved planetariums. When we sat down in the room with minimal leg space, my family was optimistic. But as the lights turned off, the projection on the rounded ceiling was so dim and colorless, it was impossible to make anything out. My mother has always been fine with planetariums, but has an issue with claustrophobia. It was so dimly projected, pitch black and tight, that she had a panic attack and had to be escorted. A terribly dissapointing experience. If you want to see a good planetarium, vacation to Florida.

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Most of the guest beds in Providence lie in and around downtown; this is the most convenient area to stay in during your visit. Right downtown you'll find a handful of large hotels from national chains. Rooms here can be pricey, but many offer sweeping views of Providence Harbor. Federal Hill features a few locally owned inns, bed and breakfasts, and small hotels in historical buildings. You'll find additional homey establishments around the State House just north of downtown and the College Hill area across the Providence River to the east. Avoid the South Providence area and East Providence across the Seekonk River.
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