After 13 years, Rhode Island Museum of Science and Art closing its doors

RIMOSA
The Rhode Island Museum of Science and Art in Providence. (WLNE)

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — The Rhode Island Museum of Science and Art said Tuesday it’s closing its doors next month

“We are sad to share news that RIMOSA is closing our doors June 1, 2022, after 13 years kindling curiosity and encouraging exploration,” wrote the museum.

The museum said that although it’s closing, its educational outreach programs will be taken over by the Rhode Island Computer Museum.

“We have LOVED being a part of the RI community. We thank our patrons, supporters, visitors, partners, staff, volunteers, and friends for everything you’ve given to support the mission of kindling curiosity and exploration in people of all ages,” the museum said.

When RIMOSA closes, it said most of its exhibits will go into storage and could occasionally show up at pop-up venues and festivals. Other items will be donated to Rhode Island nonprofit organizations.

The museum didn’t immediately specify why it’s shutting down.

RIMOSA was founded in 2010.

 

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