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“Discovery Tykes” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Museum of Natural History and Planetarium

Museum of Natural History and Planetarium
Ranked #43 of 111 things to do in Providence
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Rehoboth, Massachusetts
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84 reviews
50 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Discovery Tykes”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 16, 2014

For the past few months we've attended the Discovery Tykes program offered on the first Monday of the month Sept. through June. It is a cute story time with songs, a book, and a craft for 2-4 year olds. We then can explore the museum. My 3 year old loves watching the bees on the top floor, but there isn't too much else of interest for that age group. Still well worth the $2 admission (my daughter is free). Since it's within Roger Williams Park there is lots to do within the park following the program on nice days.

Visited June 2014
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English first
Groton, Connecticut
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Got out of the cold for a bit...”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 17, 2014

We happened upon this museum when we were visiting Roger Williams Park, one "warm" winter day. It's a small museum with a few different installations. The price was right and we made it through the entire place in less than an hour--perfect for small kids. It's not someplace that I would go out of the way to visit, but there are a few interesting exhibits. We did not see the planetarium show, the kids are too young and I'm not a fan. Previous reviews are correct, lots of taxidermy--some poorly done.

Visited February 2014
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2 Thank Danielle G
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4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Family date”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 24, 2014 via mobile

Went on a family date to this museum. The taxidermy animals were a bit much and I could have done with less. The information about space was nice. We were able to go to a show which was a lot of fun.

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New York City, New York
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82 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Don't bother!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 22, 2014

Memo to Providence: put this thing out of its misery and let this "museum" go. It's really more like a garage sale for a bad taxidermist than anything. I did not get to experience the planetarium show and maybe that's worth something but oy, the rest of it is not worth seeing. The building itself looks abandoned. Perhaps let the creative types at RISD come up with a use for it. I think it's an embarrassment that it's open in its current format and not how Providence wants to show itself.

Visited February 2014
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Bullhead City, Arizona
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67 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“This museum well worth the visit!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2013 via mobile


This museum is located inside Roger Williams Park. It's a lovely park full of attractions including a zoo and the museum. This museum offers a lot of exhibits on wildlife and the solar system. The admission is only $2.00 and is worth every penny. It's open to the public only on the weekends. The building has exquisite architecture from days gone by. Is a great way to spend a few hours, especially when it's cold outside.

Visited December 2013
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