The Rhode Island Museum of Science and Art, (RIMOSA) became a 501(c)(3) organization in 2010. RIMOSA’s hands-on exhibits and programs emphasize the tools that both artists and scientists share; curiosity, observation, experimentation and communication. Our programs are designed to help participants see the world not as it is, but as it could be.
Each of our programs:
- lasts about 60 minutes, but can be adjusted to run longer or, somewhat shorter.
- can be offered as a one-time program or linked with others to create a cohesive experience which can run any number of weeks.
- Costs $160 for the first hour-long program, and $140 for each additional program in a series
- For more information, or to book a program, please contact Juliette@rimosa.org
Learn about the wonderfully inventive cartoon creations of Rube Goldberg and the real “Rube Goldberg machines” they inspire. Explore the connection between potential and kinetic energy by using tubes, tape and other house hold materials to create creative marble...read more
Explore center of gravity, balance, and kinetic sculpture through hands on experimentation of balance and the study of Alexander Calder. Design and create your own kinetic, colorful, and balanced mobiles out of wire and found materials. What are they saying?...read more
Observe the unique way in which artist Andy Goldsworthy uses the natural environment – and ONLY the natural environment- to build deceptively simple works of engineering art. Use natural materials to construct Goldsworthy inspired sculptures. Weather permitting,...read more
Where did Leonardo DaVinci’s inventions come from? No single individual defines the idea of a Renaissance man better than Leonardo DaVinci – an artist, scientist, architect, engineer and inventor. Using the natural world and DaVinci as inspiration, students will...read more
Explore the art and innovation of Buckminster Fuller. Fuller invented the geodesic dome and influenced many advancements in architecture and modern day bridges. Create your own tensegrity sculptures out of every day materials using Fuller as inspiration. Tensegrity...read more
Hone your skills of observation through exploring perspective drawing in history. Challenge yourself to see and draw with specific detail, use mathematical drawing techniques to create illusions of depth, and understand 2D drawing illusions. Create your own 3D...read more
Using flowers, fruits, vegetables, dirt, grass, and more, students will create natural pigments. They will explore plant life cycles, different types of dyes, and create a work of art using the handmade...read more
Break light apart, put it back together, experiment with shadow sculpture (for an example, see that of artist Kumi Yamashita), and otherwise get to know the visual portion of the electromagnetic spectrum! No radioactivity involved… Some comments from...read more
Explore how pigments work on a molecular level (is the color black really black?), the use of chromatography in real life and use this technique to create water-color type artworkread more