|About||RIMOSA focuses on the building blocks of both art and science; curiosity, observation, experimentation, and communication. We are located at 763 Westminster, Providence, RI. Our hours are Thursday/Friday 1-5pm and Saturday/Sunday 12-5pm. Come play!|
|Mission||The mission of the Rhode Island Museum of Science and Art is to merge art and science creating innovative, interactive exhibits and programs that awaken curiosity, encourage experimentation, and improve understanding of the world around us.|
The Rhode Island Museum of Science and Art (RIMOSA) focuses on the building blocks of both art and science; curiosity, observation, experimentation and communication.
Both artists and scientists observe their surroundings and seek to make sense of the world around them. Curiosity and creativity drive their experimentation. These are the qualities that need to be encouraged and fostered in ourselves and our children, so there will be innovators – in art or science or both – in coming generations.
RIMOSA’s emphasis is on open-ended experiences designed to kindle curiosity and encourage creative experimentation. Instead of viewing a model volcano, for example, visitors to RIMOSA will discover fluids of differing viscosities and tools which they may use to manipulate and interact with those fluids. Interactive materials would include hollow tubes in a range of sizes, bowls, weights, and hoses which emit gentle, steady streams of air. How visitors approach and use these materials is up to them – an exercise in pure experimentation, observation, creativity and innovation.