Culinary Arts Museum#8 in Best Things To Do in Providence
Everyone from culinary geniuses to PB&J novices can find something to suit their taste buds in this museum. Situated on the Johnson & Wales University campus occupying 25,000 square feet of space, the Culinary Arts Museum serves as a window into the gastronomic past. Exhibits cover a wide variety of culinary topics, showcasing everything from vintage cookbooks and ancient prep tools to curious kitchen gadgetry and even an homage to the chefs who served U.S. presidents.
Past visitors said the museum, though niche, was interesting and a great way to spend a few hours. Though some reviewers griped about the museum's location (about 3 miles south of downtown Providence), others enjoyed that the facility sits on the Johnson & Wales University campus.
You'll find the Culinary Arts Museum on Harborside Boulevard on the Johnson & Wales University campus. Travelers said the easiest way to reach the museum is by car, but you can also take the Route 3/Warwick Ave. Bus Outbound if you don't have your own set of wheels. The museum is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission costs $7 for adults, $6 for senior citizens, $4 for college students and $3 for children ages 5 through 18. Check out the museum's website for more information.
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