3259 Boston Post RoadWarwick, RI, 02886Phone: 401-737-0010
A selection of changing exhibits of the works of artists, both past and present, are found at the Warwick Museum of Art in Rhode Island.
Admission: Free; donations are welcome.
Hours: Tuesday and Thursday, 12:30-7:30 p.m.; Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday, 12:30 to 4:30 p.m.
John Brown House Museum
52 Power StreetProvidence, RI, 02906Phone: 401-273-7507
One of America's grandest mansions when completed in 1788, the house at 52 Power Street was home first to John Brown, a businessman, patriot, politician, China trade pioneer, and slave trader who participated in the debates and practices that shaped the new nation. Group, school, and special tours are available by appointment when you decide to visit this Rhode Island museum on your next vacation or getaway. .
Hours: December 1-March 31, Friday and Saturday, 10:30 a.m., noon, 1:30 and 3 p.m.; April 1-November 30, Tuesday-Friday, 1:30 and 3 p.m.; Saturdays, 10:30 a.m., noon, 1:30 and 3 p.m.
Admission: Adults, $10; seniors and students, $8; children age 7-17, $6.
Museum of Art at Rhode Island School of Design
224 Benefit Street and 20 North Main StreetProvidence, RI, 02903Phone: 401-454-6500
The exhibits at this Rhode Island museum focus on historic art and design. About 86,000 works of art include items and exhibits from ancient Greece and Rome, 18th-century Europe, ancient Egypt, the Middle Ages and 19th-century American decorative art.
Admission: Adults, $12; seniors over age 62, $10; college students, $5; youth aged 5-18, $3. Free admission third Thursday of the month, 5-9 p.m.; every Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Museum of Natural History and Cormack Planetarium
Roger Williams Park, 1000 Elmwood AvenueProvidence, RI, 02907Phone: 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.