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Get Out!

Tuesdays in July & August
1:00 - 3:00 PM

Get out and play!  Explore the Museum's great outdoors with a series of active hands-on programs in The Children’s Garden every week. Learn more.

Wheels at Work

Wednesdays in July & August
10:00 AM - Noon

Kids climb aboard a backhoe, investigate a fire truck, get behind the wheel of a police cruiser, and meet the workers who operate them.  Explore a different vehicle each week!
Learn more.

Imagination Playground

Fridays in July & August
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Kids invent their own ways to play as they stack and build with huge blue foam blocks, wheels, spools, tubes and a variety of loose parts.  Construct castles and forts, create interesting sculptures and more!
Underwritten by Dominion Foundation.

After the Beanstalk: Jack, Jill & the Giant

Mondays, July 11 - August 15  •  10:30 AM - 2:00 PM

Help Jack and his sister Jill solve the giant's puzzling spatial challenges in an interactive performance that expands on the classic tale.  Shows at 10:30 & 11:30 AM and 12:30 & 1:30 PM; recommended for ages 3 and up.
Underwritten by Dominion Foundation.

Aurora Over the Silk Road

Thursday, July 21 • 1:00 - 2:30 PM

Learn about the cultural diversity of the Silk Road in China. Enjoy an interactive performance with dance, music and games, and try hands-on activities to learn more about the people who live along one of the world's oldest trade routes.


Friday, August 5 • 5:30 - 7:30 PM

Kids ages 5 and up meet astronomers from Brown University Science Outreach and experiment with solar telescopes, see models of asteroids, and create their own constellations.
Admission is free from 5:00 - 8:00 PM, sponsored by MetLife Foundation.

Worm World

Saturday & Sunday, August 6 & 7  •  11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Explore the wonderful world of worms! Kids investigate worms, observe how they wiggle, and get their hands dirty digging through a wormy habitat.
Underwritten by Amgen Foundation.

The Manton Avenue Project

Friday, August 12 • 6:00 - 7:00 PM

See “The Dialogue Play festival,” entertaining one-act plays created by kids from The Manton Avenue Project. Recommended for ages 6 and up.
Admission is free from 5:00 - 8:00 PM, sponsored by MetLife Foundation.

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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