What is RIMOSA?

The Rhode Island Museum of Science and Art (RIMOSA), a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization, is a group of imaginative people committed to a single goal: using Rhode Islands’ rich resources in the arts and sciences to create a distinctive, highly interactive, informal learning center.

RIMOSA’s mission is to awaken curiosity and increase independent learning, creativity, and innovation in kids 8 and up – and adults, too!  We want to help kids become creative problem solvers that can examine and understand the world around them.  This mission is accomplished by encouraging the exploration of science through art, and art through science, with interactive exhibits, educational programming, performances and participation in music, dance and theater, informal discussions, and other museum events.

The RIMOSA board, and its supporters, believe that this exciting educational and cultural attraction is a natural fit for Rhode Island, home to two major research universities, an internationally-recognized art school, a high concentration of innovative individuals, businesses and organizations, and a culture of collaboration.

Our goal is to open the doors to our museum soon. To get there, RIMOSA is currently developing, testing and presenting our exhibits as temporary installations at sites throughout the state, creating and delivering educational programs to schools and other organizations, and drafting a business and fundraising plan. We welcome your ideas, and your support in making the museum a reality.

Click here to learn how you can help.