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Explore a playfully reimagined Coming to Rhode Island exhibit! Embark on a time-traveling adventure through the exhibit’s transformed “time tunnel” to learn about Rhode Island’s immigration history. Explore an imaginative interactive environment that highlights the story of an Irish immigrant who worked on the construction of Fort Adams. And discover a new “Story Center” with an array of intriguing hands-on activities that explore culture and diversity.

Visit the Museum’s blog for stories and photos of reinventing Coming to Rhode Island.
Coming to Rhode Island is supported by The Champlin Foundations; The Children's Workshop Foundation; CollegeBound Saver; June Rockwell Levy Foundation; Murray Family Charitable Foundation; The Providence Journal Charitable Legacy Fund; Rhode Island Council for the Humanities and the National Endowment for the Humanities; The Ryan Family Foundation; and Nancy Smith Worthen, in memory of Margaret L. Worthen.

Imagination Playground

Monday, January 1 & Tuesday, January 2
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Kids stack and build with big blue foam blocks, wheels, spools, tubes to construct castles and forts, create interesting sculptures and more!
Underwritten by Dominion Foundation.

Children's Theater Weekend:

Lost & Found, That's My Ball

Saturday, January 13 & Sunday, January 14
10:30 AM, 11:30 AM, 12:30 PM & 1:30 PM

Join us for one or both of our 15 minute performances of, “That’s My Ball” and “Lost and Found”. Fun and compelling, these interactive skits are designed to provide kids and parents with Empathy skills-building experiences.
Underwritten by Nancy Smith Worthen in memory of Margaret L. Worthen and the Hasbro Children's Fund.

A Special Presentation of M.L.K.: Amazing Grace

Monday, January 15
11:30 AM, 1:00 PM & 2:30 PM

A special presentation of “MLK: Amazing Grace”: In “M.L.K.: Amazing Grace,” award-winning storytellers and actors Rochel Coleman and Valerie Tutson bring history to life through songs and stories as they portray Civil Rights activists Rosa Parks, Ralph Abernathy and more. Shows at 11:30 AM, 1:00 PM & 2:30 PM; recommended for ages 5 and up.
Underwritten by Providence Tourism Council.

Robot Rigamajig

Saturday, January 20 & Sunday, January 21
11:00 AM & 2:00 PM

Rig a robotic helper using a large-scale building kit featuring wooden planks, wheels, pulleys, rope, and nuts and bolts, designed by RISD professor Cas Holman.
Underwritten by National Grid.

Wizard Wonders Cub Scout Adventures

Friday, January 26
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Registration includes engaging activities led by enthusiastic Museum educators, a Providence Children’s Museum Wizard Wonders fun patch, , after-hours play in the Museum, and a free admission pass for each Cub Scout for a future Museum visit. Wizard Wonders activities can apply to many belt loops including:

  • Tiger Elective Adventures: Curiosity, Intrigue, and Magic; Family Stories; Stories in Shapes
  • Wolf Elective Adventure: Air of the Wolf
  • Bear Elective Adventure: Super Science
  • Webelo Elective Adventure: Adventures in Science

Registration fees are $25 per adult partner/youth, $20 per additional youth, and $5 per additional adult. For information and registration contact The Narragansett Council, BSA at (401) 351-8700.

Discovery Studio

Discovery Studio

Drop into the Museum's vibrant art and science exploration space to discover a changing schedule of imaginative activities.  Create with natural and recycled materials, investigate the power of air and the movement of water, tackle creative construction challenges, and much more. Try a different theme each week! Click here for upcoming activities.

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