Biomes

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221 Shady Lea Road, North Kingstown, RI 02852 221 Shady Lea Road, North Kingstown Directions
Today 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM Open All Hours
+14012954690
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When you're ready to take on your next adventure, head to North Kingstown's Biomes, RI for some fun. Spice up your weekend, give this place a call today.

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  • Hours
    Sun
    10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Mon-Fri
    12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Sat
    Closed

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Report | 2 years ago
Great place to teach children about creatures that live right here in Rhode Island! my grandson loves the hands on experience. we had a wonderful afternoon!
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Report | 3 years ago
Great place for younger children ---- good exhibits, open space, friendly staff.
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Report | 3 years ago
Never even knew this place existed...the kids absolutely loved it!!! Will go back again!
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Report | 3 years ago
They don't accept groupon during school vacations and holidays.
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Report | 3 years ago
We were a little disappointed. The exhibits were interesting and the feeding program was informative but we were disappointed in the physical building and set up. We expected more --it was more of a science exhibit instead of a research facility. There were no programs describing research at all.
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Report | 3 years ago
It was terrific. My 14 month old grand daughter was entranced with the fishes and Darwin, the tortoise. I am going to tell my friends who are teachers that Biomes would be a great field trip for elementary students.
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Report | 3 years ago
great time, very kid friendly
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Report | 3 years ago
I hope that this place grows a bit and develops. It has a lot of great tanks for kids to see, but we were a bit disappointed. We went as a group of 10, and only a couple other people were there the whole time. The staff, though, had great opportunities to engage the children, but did nothing. For example, I noticed an octopus had apparently laid a mass of eggs, was building a cool nest, and protecting her eggs. I asked them about it, and they seemed disinterested. there was no interest in engaging any of us. Although there were about 4 of them there, they just stayed mostly behind the counter, didn't seem to want to answer questions, etc. we probably won't bother to do it again.
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Report | 3 years ago
We LOVED the Biomes Marine Center, and the children want to come back! We loved the variety of sea creatures, including many we had never seen before. It was fun to be able to touch so many different creatures. The Biomes Center is also so child-friendly! And the staff were informative. We will definitely be back!
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Report | 3 years ago
Awesome :-) a great place for children and adults. Will def return!
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Since 1989, the Biomes Marine Biology Center has immersed visitors of all ages in the lives of sea creatures through a range of hands-on programs. Though it recently moved to a new location, it has kept aquatic habitats focused on the denizens of Narragansett Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. Amid tanks of native and tropical species such as octopuses, horseshoe crabs, lionfish, tortoises, and sharks, the staff treats visitors to a range of events—including educational demonstrations and hermit-crab-socialization seminars.

In a separate area for kids aged 3–6 , staff members lead animal-themed story times, and walk children through corresponding craft projects afterward. They also organize birthday parties, during which kids can pet tide-pool animals such as eels, horseshoe crabs, and small sharks.

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Sun
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Mon-Fri
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Sat
Closed
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