Hands-on, open-ended, and catalysts for future learning, our STEAM-based exhibits are designed to create an environment for exploration and creativity. They rotate through our 4,500-square-foot space, along with table-top activities, so your experience at RIMOSA will be a little different each time you visit. See our exhibits here.
Plan your visit
The museum is open Thursdays & Fridays 1:00 – 5:00pm and Saturdays & Sundays, noon – 5:00pm. No reservations are required.
RIMOSA is geared for kids eight and up, but all ages are welcome. We ask that children under age 5 remain within arm’s reach of the adult accompanying them. Cost is $5.00 per person (cash or credit cards). All visitors, vaccinated or unvaccinated, are required to wear masks for safety.
RIMOSA is in the historic West End of Providence, directly across from Classical High School, at 763 Westminster Street, Providence, RI, 02903 401.272.0404
Free parking is available in the lot behind RIMOSA, accessible from either Dean St. or Washington St., in spots marked “Bongartz.” Museum entrance is at the front on Westminster. Street parking is also available on Westminster. On weekends you may park for free in the School Department Lot B behind RIMOSA. When school is not in session you may also park in the Classical High School parking lot across Westminster from RIMOSA.
The Cranston/Westminster stop on the Plainfield/Westminster bus route is about a block away from RIMOSA on the same side of the street.
Our museum is fully wheelchair accessible from the front and back entrances. We have two wheelchair accessible restrooms. Most exhibits, activities and amenities are wheelchair accessible, all on the main floor. We have a wheelchair accessible lift to access our lower level.
Exhibits are open-ended, which means there is no “right way” to interact with them. The highly tactile nature of our exhibits and activities has made us a favorite with a wide range of individuals, including those with physical and/or learning differences. Although all of our exhibits and activities are hands-on, some require more fine motor coordination, such as Animation Station, and some use large muscle groups, like Rainbow Drums or bicycle powered Spin Art.
Our open-ended nature also makes signage less important to us. Signage we do have is in English and Spanish, with pictures and physical examples for those who do not read either of those languages. Most patrons rely on our excellent docents to answer any questions they may have.
RIMOSA’s funding comes primarily from donations and grants. Your support has direct, immediate impact on Rhode Island kids and teens.
Parties + Field Trips
bring your group of 14 (or fewer) to explore the museum!
RIMOSA’s Maker Space was inspired in part by Jamie Hyneman’s Mythbusters workshop, and it’s on New England Magazine’s list of must-explore exhibits. Here you will find boxes of tape, string – stretchy and not, foam, and small tubes, dominos, marbles, rubber bands, plastic animals, pom poms and more. We encourage creative fiddling! But if you need a prompt – we encourage marble roller coasters, Rube Goldberg machines, catapults and mobiles.
Sensory Sensitive Saturdays
Join us the first Saturday of every month in partnership with The Autism Project where we dedicate hours for individuals with sensory sensitivity to explore.
Sensory sensitivity refers to how aware we are with regard to each sensory channel (sight, sound, taste, smell, touch) and pain. Everyone has varying degrees of sensitivity and ways of responding to them.
RIMOSA After Dark
Mix, mingle and indulge your curiosity at RIMOSA’s adults-only After Dark event. Come explore the museum after hours and have all access to all hands-on exhibits. Enjoy a cocktail, listen to some music, make a stop-motion animation, meet new people, and take part in some challenges!
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