117 Long Pond RoadPlymouth, MA, 02360Phone: 508-830-4470
Sit back and explore the night sky at this Plymouth planetarium
Star-gazers at the beginner and advanced level will love the out-of-this-world experience at the 4K full-dome W. Russell Blake Planetarium. Programs about the seasonal skies range from “Astronomy 101,” where visitors find the most prominent stars and constellations, to a children’s show featuring Big Bird and Elmo. The planetarium’s high-tech systems offer surround-system and full-screen images that blanket the circular room’s entire ceiling. Sitting back in your angled chair, you’ll enjoy fantastic voyages that focus on the current night sky and show you how to use a star map that you can take home. Or, attend a “Habitat Earth” program where you’ll see stunning visualizations about life beneath the ocean and forest floors.
301 Brown AvenueSeekonk, MA, 02771Phone: 508-761-8230
Caratunk Refuge, operated by the Audubon Society of Rhode Island, provides a protected habitat for native plants and animals as well as many educational programs. Camp is held here in the summer for children and public programs concerning the environment are held year-round for concerned citizens of all ages.