Places to Visit: Museums, Aquariums, Historical Sites and Science Centers
MUSEUMS A to L - Page 1
MUSEUMS M to Z (this page)
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for museum passes!
The Mary Baker Eddy Library
200 Massachusetts Avenue
1-617-450-7000 or 1-888-222-3711
Officially named The Mary Baker Eddy Library for the Betterment of Humanity, this is a museum and library dedicated not only to the achievements and work of Mary Baker Eddy, but to the power of ideas to change individuals and world. Includes several galleries, reference rooms, library and Mapparium, a world-famous, three-story, stained-glass globe.
Mashantucket Pequot Museum
Tribally owned-and-operated complex, brings to life the story of the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation
Science and technology, architecture, and nautical history. Special Sunday family programs, free with admission.
Museum of Fine Arts
Free drop-in gallery and workshop program for children 6-12. Classes involve children in active exploration of the museum's collections through the use of art projects, creative dramatics,poetry and music. Classes meet 3:30-4:45pm on Monday through Friday from September to May. Classes do not meet Monday holidays, or during school vacation weeks. The group leaves promptly at 3:30 from the Sharf Information Center. No pre-registration is required. Children's Room is not recommended for groups.
Museum of Natural History and Cormack Planetarium
Roger Williams Park
The Museum houses collections containing over one quarter million objects pertaining to natural and cultural history assembled from sites around the world.
Museum of Science
When visiting, ask for educator's discount on parking fee.
Museum of Transportation
Museum of Work and Culture
The Rhode Island Historical Society
42 South Main Street
Interactive museum presenting the story of the French Canadians who left the farms of Quebec for the factories of New England. Features 8 walk through settings and 3 films, multiple interactive audios, hands-on displays, recreated 1934 union hall, and changing exhibits and special events.
National Plastics Center & Museum
New England Aquarium
Old Sturbridge Village
Home of the Alcott family and the site where Louisa May Alcott wrote her classic, Little Women
Peabody Essex Museum
Collection of art, architecture, and culture spanning two centuries
Pratt Museum of Natural History
Providence Children's Museum
Free admission on the first Sunday of every month.There is also free admission every Friday evening from 5:00-8:00 PM during the summer and on the third Friday of each month during the school year.
Rhode Island School of Design Museum
224 Benefit Street
FREE Sunday, 10am-1pm; 5-9pm on the third Thursday monthly; Friday, 12-1:30pm; and for Free-For-All Saturdays (last Saturday of the month).
The Robbins Museum of Archaeology
Science EpiCenter & DNA Learning Center
New London, CT
Slater Mill Historic Site
175 Main Street
Museum complex dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of the American industrial heritage. Tours start at the visitor center.
South Shore Natural Science Center
Spellman Museum of Stamps & Postal History
235 Wellesley Street
at Regis College
Tower Hill Botanic Garden
11 French Drive
PO Box 598
Water Cruises of Rhode Island
175 Main Street
Water Cruises currently operates 2 European style vessels: the Hope and the Renaissance. Funded in part by grants from the federal and state government, water cruises offers a number of river transportation and cruising options for Rhode Island residents and visitors. Groups can charter the boats for special tour themes such as the Blackstone Valley National Heritage Corridor by water and land, ecological and history tours, and seal watch cruises.
Historic farm and living history site best known for its "Waters Farm Days" held in early October.
Wheaton College Observatory
Open to the public every clear Friday night that the College is in session
Willard House Clock Museum
11 Willard Street
Live wolves and education program
Worcester Art Museum
Free Saturdays 10-12
Worcester Historical Museum and Library
30 Elm Street
40 Highland Street
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