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Science & Astronomy 


Brown University STEM | for Middle School Program ............... 863-7900

Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics: Explore, Discover, Achieve.  STEM I is a two-week residential program for curious middle school students who seek to:  Immerse themselves in exciting STEM subjects; Connect with other students who love learning as much as they do; Gain an understanding of the requirements to be successful in challenging academic settings; Build foundations for future success in science and engineering


Frosty Drew Observatory ............... 859-1450

61 Park Lane, Ninigret Park, Charlestown.  The observatory is open, all year long, on clear Friday evenings and special occasions for all ages of beginning “astronomers” to learn more about the skies.


Mad Science of Southern MA and RI ............... 508-679-0081

We spark the imaginations and curiosity of children in grades pre-K to 6 by providing them with fun, safe, entertaining, and educational activities. 


The Museum of Natural History and Cormack Planetarium ............... 785-9457, x223

Roger Williams Park, Providence  The Museum is open every day from 10:00am until 4:00pm, with last admission at 3:30pm. Museum admission is $2 (free for children under 4 years old.) Planetarium admission (which includes museum admission) is $3. No one under

age 4 is permitted in the planetarium. The planetarium is open to the public every weekend, during school vacation weeks and daily July and August, with shows beginning promptly at 2pm.


The Museum of Science Gilliland Observatory ............... 617-589-0267

Science Pk., Boston, MA

Free “Friday Night Stargazing” in the Gilliland Observatory, located atop the Museum’s garage roof.  Friday evenings, approx. 8:30-10pm, weather permitting, March through  mid-November


POW! Science ............... 788-1024

160 Old Tower Hill Rd., Wakefield   

Hands-on science programs for schools, birthdays and summer.


Rhode Island Museum of Science and Art (RIMOSA) ............... 272-0404

763 Westminster St. Providence. Free parking in lot. 

RIMOSA is a community-building space where people of all ages can explore open-ended, hands-on exhibits and activities. RIMOSA offers accessible on and off-site programming designed to cultivate curiosity, encourage experimentation, teach creative problem solving, and empower young people to tackle the problems of the future. RIMOSA is open to the public from 1pm until 5pm, Thurs/Fri and 12pm to 5pm Sat/Sun. Museum admission is $5.

Seagrave Memorial Observatory

47 Peeptoad Road, North Scituate

Open year-round every clear Saturday night, weather permitting. Explore the heavens with members of the Skyscrapers Astronomical Society. Check the web site for open schedule and directions.


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