RISD Museum of Art

Providence, RI

4 (5 reviews)

Where are we going?

Address: 20 North Main Street, Providence, RI 02903, USA How do we get there? Number: (401) 454-6500
Attractions in Providence All Photo
Suggest edit

About this activity

Are you a HUGE fan of art?  Of all the colours, techniques and artists....or do you just think its super cool to look at?  Either way, the RISD Museum of Art is the perfect place for you and your whole family to spend a day taking in all the incredibly creative pieces of work that talented artists have produced. 

There are a huge collection of art from all the way back in ancient times (they were artists too!), to the present day.

There is such a range of fascinating galleries - from Ancient Greek and Roman, to a beautiful costume and textile section.   Incredible paintings....artistic photographs....and REALLY ancient art (thats super old!) are all on display for the whole family to enjoy, and learn from. 

The Museum really caters for the whole family.  There are tours specially designed for the little ones aged 3 - 5 (you can be an art critic at any age!) which allows them to be really interactive with the art, and enjoy the fun read-aloud story time.  There is a great and creative hands on sketching activity for those aged 6 and up, and a fun and inspirational Family Open Studio where the whole family can create together.  All of these you can just drop in when you get there - no need to book ahead!

It's an arty good time!

Activity location


Get arty as soon as you arrive at one of the two Museum entrances - 224 Benefit Street and now 20 North Main Street.

Get directions

How much does it cost?






Free under 18 years



Seniors (62 and older) $12, College with ID $8


Free Under

18 years!


Last Updates


RISD Museum of Art FAQ’s

Strollers are permitted, and you can use the elevators between floors. There are two strollers for visitor use if you need one upon your arrival.

Delicious sandwiches and drinks are available at the Chace Center Lobby within the Museum, and there are also a great number of tasty local eateries within walking distance.

5pm - 9pm every third Thursday of the month (except December) is Gallery Night - and its free! Wander round exploring all the galleries, enjoy workshops, and come and chat to the artists. Amazing!

The RISDworks is a great showcase for pieces of art designed and/or made by the very talented faculty in the center. If you love one of the pieces, you can buy it! All profits from sales go straight back into the Museum for future art experiences.

The RISD is a walking art classroom. They have various courses, workshops, lectures, talks....all great for extending the art education. They can also cater for school guided visits, self-guided visits, online resources for course work, and specific courses for families, teens, and college students.

Strollers are permitted, and you can use the elevators between floors. There are two strollers for visitor use if you need one upon your arrival.

All the galleries, as well as both Museum entrances, are fully wheelchair accessible. Each entrance has only one wheelchair for use, on a first come first serve basis.

Admission is free on Sundays from 10am - 5pm and Thursday and Friday evenings from 5 - 7pm.

What people are saying?

Rate & Write a Review

Your rating *

Review us on Trustpilot

We value your feedback, please take a moment to leave Familydaysout.com a review on Trustpilot.

Leave a Review