The historic Museum of Natural History and Planetarium is located within the city of Providence, Rhode Island, close to Interstate 95.
The museum has a long history dating back to 1896 and has built a large collection of natural history items and includes some cultural exhibits and a planetarium. The Museum of Natural History and Planetarium is open on a regular basis and rotates the more than 250,000 items in its collection frequently to help residents and visitors to Rhode Island explore different parts of the natural world in a climate-controlled environment.
As the majority of the items in the collection of the museum are based on natural history exhibits, visitors to this attraction can look to learn more about the world around them. Exhibits include plants and animal specimens from the local area, along with information about the artifacts. The museum also hosts regular walks to nearby Roger Williams Park to help children and adults understand the geology and wildlife of the Providence region.
Visiting the Providence area should always include a trip to this museum as the story of the area is explained through the geology, flora and fauna on display.