Attractions & Things To Do Nearby
Cranston, Rhode Island
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"Opened in 1896, the Museum houses more than a quarter million natural and cultural objects. For more than a century the museum has served as a unique educational, scientific and cultural resource by offering exciting exhibitions and programming that provide ways for children and families to learn about our world and its people."
(This excerpt taken from Museum of Natural History and Planetarium website)
"The Botanical Center at Roger Williams Park is the largest public indoor display gardens in New England, encompassing approximately 12,000 square feet of indoor gardens."
(This excerpt taken from Roger Williams Park Botanical Center website)
"Located amid 40 acres of beautiful woodlands, the Roger Williams Park Zoo provides visitors the opportunity to see animals from all over the globe – some more than a million years old. Naturalistic surroundings are home to more than 160 species of animals including a Komodo dragon, as well as zebras, red pandas, African elephants, Masai giraffes, snow leopards, bears, anteaters, flamingoes, sloths, and more! Kids from two to 102 have the opportunity to feed giraffes, as well as an array of farmyard animals. For something slightly out of the ordinary, visit our new Explore and Soar area offering an exhilarating zip ride and a train excursion through the woodlands."
(This excerpt taken from Roger Williams Park Zoo website)
"The original house was built by William Sprague in 1790 and remained the family homestead for four generations. At first, farming was their primary interest. However, in 1808 after machinery for spinning cotton was invented, the Sprague converted a small grist mill on the nearby Pocasset River into one of the first cotton mills in New England. This was the beginning of the “Sprague Empire” which later spread throughout the Pawtuxet River valley."
(This excerpt taken from Governor Sprague Mansion website)
"As an extension of JWU Library, the Culinary Arts Museum on the Harborside Campus stores and exhibits thousands of historic artifacts associated with the fields of culinary arts, food studies and hospitality. Through its online catalog, students and researchers can access digitized images of museum collection objects and identify book, journal and artifact holdings."
(This excerpt taken from Culinary Archives and Museum At Johnson and Wales University website)
"Guided tours of the 1707 home of Declaration-signer Stephen Hopkins, his family, and their slaves for four decades, on Benefit Street’s “Mile of History”, a block from Brown University, the RISD Museum, and WaterFire. This 8-room house full of antiques and Hopkins heirlooms includes the bedchamber where George Washington slept, as well as a slaves’ room and gallery currently showing a collection of 18th century samplers."
(This excerpt taken from The Stephen Hopkins House website)
"Whose hands built the landscape we see around us? What was life like for women, children, and men of diverse stations? What peoples and ideas thrived here, and to what far-flung corners of the world did they venture to seek their fortunes? How did Rhode Islanders grapple with slavery, when freedom and independence were on everyone’s minds and pens? Indulge your curiosity and explore Rhode Island’s history at the John Brown House Museum!"
(This excerpt taken from John Brown House Museum website)
"Our collection currently contains more than 100,000 works of art and design dating from ancient times to today including paintings, sculpture, decorative arts, costume and textiles, and furniture from all over the world. Of these objects, 2,350 of them are on view in the Museum now, 81,573 of them are available online, and there are 4,060 recent acquisitions."
(This excerpt taken from The RISD Museum website)
"Want to enjoy an authentic Venetian experience in the heart of Providence? Take a journey with us along the Providence and Woonasquatucket rivers and see the sights of the Renaissance City like never before. "
(This excerpt taken from La Gondola website)
"There’s magic in a building watched over by a dragon. Located in one of the country’s oldest cities with an international reputation for world class design and education, Providence Children’s Museum (PCM) inspires lifelong learning through play, exploration, and creativity for each and every visitor. "
(This excerpt taken from Providence Children's Museum website)