FAMILY ATTRACTIONS / EXPLORATION

Audubon Society Environmental Education Center
1401 Hope Street
Bristol 401-949-5454
https://asri.org/
This spectacular $3.5 million environmental education center serves as a 28-acre refuge that includes tide-pool touch tanks.

Coggeshall Farm Museum
Poppasquash Road
Bristol 401-253-9062
www.coggeshallfarm.org
Conveniently located adjacent to Colt State Park, this living museum is a showcase of life on a 1790s coastal farm.

The Doll Museum and
Ida Lewis Doll Club
104 Van Zandt Avenue
Newport 401-847-6866
Dolls with bisque heads from the master craftsman Armand Marseillemay are the focal point of this wonderful museum.

Frosty Drew Nature Center
and Observatory
61 Park Lane
Charlestown 401-364-9508
www.frostydrew.org
Families tend to return frequently to this unique facility with its interactive, hands-on experiences in observational astronomy and educational programs.

Green Animals Topiary Gardens
Newport Mansions
Cory’s Lane
Portsmouth 401-847-1000
www.newportmansions.org
Scenic Newport with its magnificent array of historic mansions sets the backdrop for this unusual garden. More than 80 pieces of topiary or sculptured greenery grace the gardens, including more than 20 animals and birds in addition to geometric figures and ornamental designs.

Museum of Natural History
& Cormack Planetarium
Roger Williams Park
100 Elmwood Avenue
Providence 401-680-7221
www.providenceri.com/museum/planet.html
The state’s only natural history museum preserves 175,000 plants and animals along with 15,000 earth science specimens.

Newport Exploration Center
Easton’s Beach
Newport 401-324-6020
https://www.savebay.org/family-fun/aquarium/
Tidepool touch tank with a variety of coastal creatures; microscope station, fossil digs, arts and craft activities.

Norman Bird Sanctuary
583 Third Beach Road
Middletown 401-846-2577
www.normanbirdsanctuary.org
The largest area of preserved open space in Newport County encompasses a 450-acre wildlife refuge with miles of trails.

Providence Children’s Museum
100 South Street
Providence 401-273-KIDS
www.childrenmuseum.org
Hands-on excitement makes learning fun in the exploration of our natural and man-made worlds.

Roger Williams Park & Zoo
1000 Elmwood Avenue
Providence 401-785-3510
www.rwpzoo.org
Home of the award-winning Roger Williams Park Zoo, this 430-acre park offers a wealth of attractions.

Rose Island Lighthouse
Newport 401-847-4242
https://www.roseisland.org/
In addition to tours, visitors can participate in lighthouse keeping. Rose Island offers swimming and beach combing.

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