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Providence/Warwick offers wonderful places to get out in nature settings

1000 Elmwood Avenue Providence, RI, 02907 Phone: 401-785-3510

Kids and Adults Will Learn and be Fascinated

Conservation and environmental stewardship are at the core of the mission at Roger Williams Park Zoo.  The Zoo is the recipient of numerous awards for conservation work done both locally and around the globe. In addition to visits with our fascinating animals, guests may experience the joy of being outside in Hasbro’s Our Big Backyard including Our House, an indoor activity space, The Nature Swap, a special place to trade items collected when out exploring nature, the Drip Drop Water Garden, The Sticks & Stones Building Zone, and Creativity Corner.  Patrons may also explore the nature trail Beyond the Fence, and the CVS Caremark All Kids Can Treehouse packed with things to touch, hear, smell, and see.

1000 Elmwood Avenue Cranston, RI, 02907 Phone: 401-785-9450

Botanic garden is housed in a glass-and-steel-edged conservatory. Seasonal plants, delightful getaway. See full description of Roger Williams Park Botanical Center.

Museum of Natural History and Cormack Planetarium

Roger Williams Park, 1000 Elmwood Avenue Providence, RI, 02907 Phone: 401-680-7221

Rhode Island's only natural history museum and home to the state's only planetarium make this a great place to visit and thing to do, especially on your next family vacation with children. The museum offers regular exhibits, events, and attractions. The Planetarium features a state-of-the-art Zeiss star projector and an enlarged domed ceiling on which the stars are projected. Children under age 4 are not permitted into the planetarium.
Hours: Museum open daily, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., with last admission at 3:30 p.m. The planetarium is open every weekend and daily during July and August, with shows beginning at 2 p.m.
Admission: Museum admission is $2; planetarium admission is $3.
Information: www.providenceri.com/museum.