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Fall Updates and Information

We’re closed Thanksgiving Day, but open Special Late Hours on Black Friday:  1pm-8pm!

New Exhibit: Spectrum Dynamic at RIMOSA Oct 14-Dec 31

Come see these striking artworks! Created by artist Caleb Weintraub in collaboration with scientist Dan Kennedy and people on the Autism Spectrum, “Spectrum Dynamic”  presents visual interpretations of the repetitive body movements common among individuals with Autism and other neurodevelopmental conditions, aiming to give form to the obscure, make the invisible visible, and show the beauty in the commonly misunderstood. 

 
The Museum is OPEN for walk-in visits!  

Our open hours are Thursday and Friday 1:00-5:00, Saturday and Sunday 12:00-5:00.  More information can be found on our Plan Your Visit page or you can email gschneider@rimosa.org with any questions.

Register for our next Sensory Sensitive Saturday! 

Appointments are required!  RIMOSA offers a sensory-friendly environment full of hands-on, open-ended exhibits and interactive activities for individuals of all ages.  Sensory Sensitive Saturdays occur on the first Saturday of each month.  REGISTER HERE!  If you have any questions, please contact gschneider@rimosa.org

Pre-registration is open for our Upcoming Virtual Programs through the ACN!

Artist/Inventors 1 Early Spring 2022 OR Artist/Inventors with Spanish Support 2022

Age requirement: 9-14 years old (entering grades 3-8)

Dates: for Artist/Inventors 1 Early Spring: February 7, 2022 – March 14, 2022.  For  Artist/Inventors with Spanish Support 2022: April 11, 2022 – May 16, 2022

Meeting Times: for Artist/Inventors 1 Early Spring: Mondays 3:30pm-4:30pm. For Artist/Inventors with Spanish Support 2022: Mondays 4:00pm-5:00pm

CostFREE to RI students who enroll through the EnrollRI website ACN — EnrollRI Search for us under Enrichment (course type), Online (modality) in the “Design & Arts” Content.

We deliver all new materials to your home and you join us Mondays after school, online, for our hands-on Artist/Inventors program! This is one of RIMOSA’s most popular programs. In each program, you will learn about a different innovative artist/inventor, then use the materials we delivered and the guidance of our live, online Educator to make your own creation inspired by that person’s work! This is the same program as our previous online Artist/Inventor programs, so if you weren’t able to get into the class before, now is your chance!

STEAM Sessions 1 Early Spring 2022 OR STEAM Sessions with Spanish Support 2022 

Age requirement: 9-14 years old (entering grades 3-8)

Dates: For STEAM Sessions 1 Early Spring 2022: February 9, 2022 – March 16, 2022.  For STEAM Sessions with Spanish Support 2022: April 6, 2022 – May 18, 2022

Meeting Times: For STEAM Sessions 1 Early Spring 2022: Wednesdays 3:30pm-4:30pm. For STEAM Sessions with Spanish Support 2022 : Wednesdays 4:00pm-5:00pm.

CostFREE to RI students who enroll through the EnrollRI website ACN — EnrollRI Search for us under Enrichment (course type), Online (modality) in the “Design & Arts” Content.

We deliver all new materials to your home and you join us Wednesdays after school, online, for our hands-on STEAM Sessions program!  In each program, you will use the materials we delivered and the guidance of our live, online Educator to build and create! From Color Chemistry to the way NASA uses origami, this course shows that true innovation means that Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) need Art! This is the same program as our previous online STEAM Sessions programs, so if you weren’t able to get into the class before, now is your chance!

BioDesign 1  Early Spring 2022 OR BioDesign with Spanish Support 2022

Age requirement: 9-14 years old (entering grades 3-8)

Dates: For BioDesign 1  Early Spring 2022: February 26, 2022 – April 2, 2022. For BioDesign with Spanish Support 2022: April 9, 2022 – May 21, 2022

Meeting Times:  Saturdays 10:30am-11:30am

CostFREE to RI students who enroll through the EnrollRI website ACN — EnrollRI Search for us under Enrichment (course type), Online (modality) in the “Design & Arts” Content.

We deliver all new materials to your home and you join us Saturdays, online, for our hands-on BioDesign program!  Learn about ways inventors look to nature for engineering and problem solving inspiration, then use the materials we delivered and the guidance of our live, online Educator to make an experiment with your own BioDesigns! This is the same program as our summer BioDesign Camp, so if you weren’t able to get into that, now is your chance!

Have you heard about our take-home programs and kits? 

We adapted 6 of our most popular Artists and Inventors programs into activities you can do at home, at any time!  Click here to place an order, and for more information view our Take-Home Kits page.  We are also developing a second series of 6 activities that will be available later this Spring.

We are available to deliver our outreach programs in-person or live online  

If your school, library, homeschool or other community group is interested in booking, please contact dbrunton@rimosa.org.  We can work within your existing COVID-19 protocols to deliver a safe, engaging educational program that keeps kids learning, working with their hands, and having fun! 

We have launched a new initiative to reach out to populations that have been overlooked in the past. 

We are available to bring our programs into communities such as foster families, kids who are hospitalized or in congregate care, incarcerated youth, adults in day programs and care facilities, and older adults in senior centers or nursing homes.  Our programs can be delivered live and in-person, live online via Zoom, or on your own time at your own place with pre-recorded video guidance.  Whether you are a program director at a facility, a direct service professional, social worker, or a group of parents and individuals in the community, we can find a way to bring our programming to you or arrange for an on-site program at our museum and adapt it as needed.  Contact Us for more informati

Find Us

Address
763 Westminster St. Providence, RI 02903

Parking
Free parking is available in our lot, located behind RIMOSA & accessible either from Dean St. or Washington St.  You may park in any of the spots marked  with the name of our building, “Bongartz.”

Public Transportation
The Cranston/Westminster stop on the Plainfield/Westminster bus route is located about a block away from RIMOSA on the same side of the street.

Open Hours:

Thursday & Friday: 1:00-5:00

Saturday & Sunday: 12:00-5:00

Phone: 401-272-0404

Email: info@rimosa.org

About this site: 

As a small non-profit, we are indebted to donors large and small, and skilled volunteers who have helped us.

Large thanks to the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts for their consistent support.