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Giant Ocean Tank Divers/Talk @ New England Aquarium
Jul 31 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Watch divers feed more than 1,000 animals.

Shows at: 10 am, 11:30am, 1:30pm, 2:30pm, 3:30pm

image: courtesy of New England Aquarium

Hot Wheels Wednesdays! @ Pow!Science!
Jul 31 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Hot Wheels Wednesdays!

Every single Wednesday we break out the Tracks in the Activity Room for you to play with!
Bring your own Cars to try on our Track or borrow ours. Whether it’s jumps, loops or turns, it’s guaranteed High Speed Fun at Hot Wheels Wednesdays!

image: courtesy of Pow!Science!

Military Appreciation at Mystic Aquarium @ Mystic Aquarium
Jul 31 @ 9:00 am – 5:50 pm

As a thank you for their service to our country, Mystic Aquarium is offering FREE admission for United States military veterans and active-duty service members July 1-31, 2019 with military ID. Family members receive a discounted admission rate of $10 off general admission when each person presents his or her U.S. military dependent ID at time of purchase.

Some restrictions apply. See website for details.

image: courtesy of Mystic Aquarium

New Exhibit Opening July 1, 2019: Salute to Apollo 11 and Lunar Exploration @ Museum of Natural History and Planetarium
Jul 31 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm

Many Inspired Steps: Salute to Apollo 11 and Lunar Exploration
On July 21 1969, Neil Armstrong became the first human to step onto the Moon. Celebrate and learn about the early years of lunar exploration fraught with failures as well as exciting discoveries. Join us as we look ahead at the intriguing prospect that humans will return to the Moon and go beyond in the not-too-distant future. From the Rhode Island State Archives a Moon rock collected from the Apollo 17 mission is featured in this exhibit.

The exhibit was made possible with a grant from the NASA Rhode Island Space Grant Program and support of the Northeast Planetary Data Center. Special thanks to the Rhode Island State Archives, Rhode Island Department of State, and Michael Lye, Senior Critic and NASA Coordinator at RI School of Design (RISD), and RISD Rover Team 2017: Max Reice, Robert Wang, Ryan Smith, Sung Wha Kang, Adrian Roop, Jason Chang, Lily Douglas, Carmen Schweizer, Clare Jessey, Paul Meuser, Calyton Wiggers, Iman Serag, Clarke Waskowitz.

image: courtesy of Museum of Natural History and Planetarium

Summer Family Fun at the Museum of Natural History and Planetarium @ Museum of Natural History and Planetarium
Jul 31 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm

Ride the Wave of Summer Fun at the Museum of Natural History during July and August!
Join us for family fun this summer with a new exhibit, daily planetarium shows and activities.

New exhibit opening on July 1, 2019! Many Inspired Steps: Salute to Apollo 11 and Lunar Exploration

Planetarium shows daily at 2:00pm in July and August: (ages 4 and up)

  • Monday through Wednesday: Sky Views Planetarium Show
    Explore our night sky. Take a tour of the skies and discover the constellations, planets, nebulae and other stunning night sky objects that can be seen in the night sky. Video imagery will bring viewers up close to black holes, star-forming nebulae and more, showing discoveries in astrophysics while instilling a sense of wonder about our universe. (General Audience)
  • Thursday and Friday: Solar System Oasis Fulldome Show
    Take a voyage through our Solar System in search of water, the key ingredient to life on Earth. The program is followed by a brief tour of the night sky, using the planetarium’s Zeiss star projector. (General Audience)
  • Saturdays and Sundays: Cosmic Collisions Planetarium Show
    Take a thrilling trip through space and time–well beyond the calm face of the night sky–to explore cosmic collisions, hypersonic impacts that drive the dynamic and continuing evolution of the universe. This show explores the full range of space collisions, past, present, and future. Show produced by the American Museum of Natural History. (General Audience)

Other Happenings:

  • Moontastic Thursdays in July and August, 1:00pm-2:00pm:
    To enhance your visit to our new exhibit, Many Inspired Steps: Salute to Apollo 11 and Lunar Exploration, museum education staff will lead hands-on activities so you can get to know our nearest neighbor in space. Do you really know just how big the Moon is? Or how far away it is? What happens to the rest of the Moon when we see just a sliver of it or when we can’t see it at all? What would you need to bring on a visit to the Moon? Discover the answers to these questions and much more. These activities are ongoing for the hour.
    Program fee per session: Free with museum admission.
  • Fossil Tuesday Activity Table
    Tuesday, July 9, 10:00am-12:00pm
    Tuesday, August 6, 10:00am to 12:00pm
    Fossil-enthusiast and Museum Docent Chris McKenzie will be showcasing recent fossil discoveries through images and reconstructions. Drop in to learn more about these prehistoric creatures.
    Program fee per session: Free with museum admission.

image: courtesy of Museum of Natural History and Planetarium

Children’s Hour at Tomaquag Museum @ Tomaquag Museum
Jul 31 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Children's Hour at Tomaquag Museum @ Tomaquag Museum

Children’s Hour at the Tomaquag Museum will be returning May 1, 2019. This free public program runs every Wednesday morning from 10:00am to 11:00am May through August and is targeted to children of all ages and abilities.

Have you ever considered what grows all around us? From food to technology, medicine to spirituality, nature can truly provide us with everything we need. This year, thanks to a grant from the USDA Rural Development, Children’s Hour programming will be focusing on traditional uses of indigenous plants.

Each week through science, music, games, storytelling, crafts and Narragansett language we will explore a new plant based subject. A full class schedule is available on our website at www.tomaquagmuseum.org/childrens-hour. A detailed description of each class are available on our website calendar. For more information, contact the museum.

Tomaquag Museum is open year round, public visits Wednesdays from 10 AM – 5 PM and Saturdays from 10 AM – 2 PM; private and group tours by appointment.

Tomaquag Museum’s 2019 Children’s Hour is sponsored in part by a grant from USDA Rural Business Development, Rhode Island State Council For the Arts, and independent donations from the community. The museum is always seeking sponsors to support this program. If you are interested in sponsoring, please contact the museum at 401-491-9063 or email us at slarose@tomaquagmuseum.org.

Image: Tomaquag Museum

Cinemaworld KidFest – Muppets From Space @ Cinemaworld Lincoln Mall 16
Jul 31 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Cinemaworld KidFest - Muppets From Space @ Cinemaworld Lincoln Mall 16

Gonzo is contacted by his alien family through his breakfast cereal. But when the men in black kidnap him, it’s up to Kermit and the gang to rescue Gonzo and help him reunite with his long-lost family.

Kids are FREE*. Adults are just $2 or free with donation. Visit our KidFest website above for a full schedule and details.

image: courtesy of Cinema World Lincoln

Kids in the Kitchen Session 2: (4 week session) (ages 6 -11yrs) @ Plant City Cellar
Jul 31 @ 10:00 am

“Kids in the Kitchen” Session 2 will introduce healthy eating to children using fun, kid-friendly recipes. This session has a whole new lineup of recipes and fun! Classes are geared to 6 to 11-year-olds. During each class, they will make a fun, kid-friendly food item and enjoy their treat. They will leave each class with the recipe and some basic information for parents on what they learned during the class. Most, if not all, of the classes will begin or end with a children’s book or other activity connected to the day’s topic. Parents are welcome to stay. Pick-up is promptly at 10:50. Parents must show identification and sign their child in and out of the class. We will be using all organic and/or non-GMO ingredients whenever possible. Session 2 Class Titles are “Meet the Macs”, “Eat the Rainbow”, “Smoothies Rule”, “Banana Breakfast Boats”

image: courtesy of Your way to health RI

Discover Providence Bus Tour @ RI Convention Center
Jul 31 @ 11:00 am – 3:30 pm
Discover Providence Bus Tour @ RI Convention Center

Discover Providence
Tour Time: 11:00am and 2:00pm
Tour Length: 1.5 hours
Available: April 29, 2019 – November 2, 2019 (Monday – Saturday)
Departure Location: Visitor Information Center at the Rhode Island Convention Center (1 Sabin St, Providence 02903)

Join us for Providence’s premier city tour! As you relax comfortably on our climate-controlled tour bus, we will show you why Providence has been voted one of America’s favorite cities. We will journey through its most exciting neighborhoods, and tell you the story of our capital city, its celebrated citizens, and what it has contributed to America. You will also admire fantastic architecture and the most beautiful settings in the city. There will be opportunities along the way for you to get out, take pictures, and explore things up close, including a stop for something tasty in our famous Little Italy. If you want to get to know Providence and see its most impressive sights, then this is a tour you must take!

Spanish Immerson 4-week Summer Session @ Bilingual Babies Bebes Bilingues, Inc.
Jul 31 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Join us for our play-based, Spanish immersion 4-week Summer session. We will offer two parent-child classes on Wednesdays: 3:30 for Infants/Toddlers (6- to 30-months) and 4:15 Mixed ages. We welcome drop-ins, but we kindly ask that you reach out to see if a spot is open. Email us if you have any questions, info@bilingualbabiesbb.com – ¡gracias!

Will you join us for fun, en Español?

image: courtesy of Bilingual Babies / Bebes Bilingues

Music at Sunset: Summer Concert Series @ Blithewold Mansion, Gardens and Arboretum
Jul 31 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Doors open at 5pm

Spread out a blanket and unpack the picnic basket, soak up the warmth of the summer sun, and enjoy the sunset over Narragansett Bay, all while savoring a variety of musical performances. A perfect way to celebrate the summer with friends and family! Food trucks or BYO picnic dinner, chairs or blankets.

Pre-order a picnic box prepared by The Kitchen at Blithewold here. All picnic boxes are $15 and include a house-made sandwich, pasta salad, freshly baked chocolate chip cookie, potato chips and bottled water.

Pre- Registration: $10 Members | $12 Non-Members
Walk-In: $12 Members | $15 Non-Members
Children 3 and up: $3 Members | $5 Non-Members
Pre-Registration tickets will be available online until 3:30 pm each Wednesday.
Pre-Registered guests plan to arrive early, even though you have your ticket, the best parking spots will go fast!

Click on the date below to pre-register:
July 10: The Ravers – Reggae (More about the band)
July 17: Panoramic View Steel Drums (More about the band)
July 24: October Road – James Taylor Tribute Band (More about the band)
July 31: The New Providence Big Band (More about the band)
August 7: The Little Compton Band (More about the band)
August 14: The Oh No’s – Beetles Tribute Band (More about the band)
August 21: The Colby James Band (More about the band)
August 28: The DMB Project – Dave Matthews Band Tribute Band (More about the band)
Parking:

Our parking is limited, please try to carpool and be sure to arrive early. Concert attendees can also park at The Columban Fathers Retirement House parking lot just north of Blithewold (65 Ferry Road). There is a path from that lot to the Blithewold parking lot, leading to the Education and Visitor Center where you’ll need to check in or purchase concert tickets.
In case of rain, the concert will be held under the tent. If there is a threat of lightning, however, our event tent cannot be used for safety reasons and the program will be canceled. In the case of a cancellation, this page will be updated, and an e-mail will be sent to everyone who pre-registered.
Please leave your pets at home. Only certified service animals are allowed on the property.

image: courtesy of Blithewold Mansion

Ocean State Waves Baseball Games @ Old Mountain Field
Jul 31 @ 6:30 pm
Ocean State Waves Baseball Games @ Old Mountain Field

Ocean State Waves Baseball Games
875 Kingstown Road, South Kingstown, RI 02879
7/16/2019, 7/19/2019, 7/23/2019, 7/31/2019

The Ocean State Waves is a member of the New England College Baseball League, with players coming from top collegiate programs throughout the USA. Playing at Old Mountain Field provides young players with an opportunity to play summer ball, enhancing their skills and provides the families of South County a place to strengthen community and neighborhood ties. It’s quality baseball at an affordable price.

Adults 18 and Over: $5.00
Children Under 12 and Senior Citizen: $3.00
Military ID: Free
Family 4 Pack (4 Tix, Drinks, Burgers): $25

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Thu
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Family Game Day Thursdays! @ Pow!Science!
Aug 1 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Family Game Day Thursdays!

Every Thursday come sign out one of our various board games found at the registers and play with your family in our Activity Center!
Come test out a board game you’ve always wanted to try, one you’ve never played, or a favorite you’ve played a gazillion times! And remember you play for FREE!

image: courtesy of Pow!Science!

Giant Ocean Tank Divers/Talk @ New England Aquarium
Aug 1 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Watch divers feed more than 1,000 animals.

Shows at: 10 am, 11:30am, 1:30pm, 2:30pm, 3:30pm

image: courtesy of New England Aquarium

New Exhibit Opening July 1, 2019: Salute to Apollo 11 and Lunar Exploration @ Museum of Natural History and Planetarium
Aug 1 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm

Many Inspired Steps: Salute to Apollo 11 and Lunar Exploration
On July 21 1969, Neil Armstrong became the first human to step onto the Moon. Celebrate and learn about the early years of lunar exploration fraught with failures as well as exciting discoveries. Join us as we look ahead at the intriguing prospect that humans will return to the Moon and go beyond in the not-too-distant future. From the Rhode Island State Archives a Moon rock collected from the Apollo 17 mission is featured in this exhibit.

The exhibit was made possible with a grant from the NASA Rhode Island Space Grant Program and support of the Northeast Planetary Data Center. Special thanks to the Rhode Island State Archives, Rhode Island Department of State, and Michael Lye, Senior Critic and NASA Coordinator at RI School of Design (RISD), and RISD Rover Team 2017: Max Reice, Robert Wang, Ryan Smith, Sung Wha Kang, Adrian Roop, Jason Chang, Lily Douglas, Carmen Schweizer, Clare Jessey, Paul Meuser, Calyton Wiggers, Iman Serag, Clarke Waskowitz.

image: courtesy of Museum of Natural History and Planetarium