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Providence Children’s Film Festival Workshop

Saturday, February 6 • 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Join the kick-off event for the 7th annual Providence Children's Film Festival. Make a film set for a stop-motion animated film with artists Ricky Katowicz and Hayley Morris. Construct a scaled-down city using simple materials like cardboard boxes, paper tubes, glue, tape and paint and see the entire creative process captured in a time-lapse video.
Presented by Providence Children’s Film Festival.

Heart Smart

Saturday, February 13 & Sunday, February 14
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Celebrate Valentine's Day with a twist! Kids learn about anatomy by exploring a cow's heart, test their heart rates, make an origami heart that pulses, and more. Recommended for ages 5 and up. Underwritten by Amgen Foundation.

School Vacation FUN!

Monday, February 15 - Friday, February 19

Keith Munslow

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

Popular children’s singer and storyteller Keith Munslow entertains families with a lively participatory performance packed with tinkling piano tunes, tongue-twisting poems and funny fast-paced rhymes.  Shows at 11:30 AM, 1:00 PM & 2:00 PM; recommended for ages 4 and up.
Underwritten by Providence Tourism Council.

The Hoopoe Show

Tuesday, February 16  •  11:30 AM, 1:00 PM & 2:00 PM

Hoopoe the hilarious mime (Chris Yerlig) gets the audience into the act and dazzles them with silent comedy, eye-popping magic tricks and balloon wizardry in a funny, imaginative show. Shows at 11:30 AM, 1:00 & 2:00 PM; recommended for ages 4 and up. Underwritten by Providence Tourism Council.

Mad Science

Wednesday, February 17 • 11:30 AM, 1:00 PM & 2:00 PM

Witness mesmerizing science experiments exploring air power and pressure with hot air balloons, a vortex generator and a hovercraft in this mind-bending interactive show.  Recommended for ages 4 and up. Underwritten by Providence Tourism Council.

Imagination Playground

Thursday, February 18 • 10:00 AM - 4:00 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.

Paper Caper

Friday, February 19 • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Kids fold and crease paper to create whirligigs, design gliders and fashion other fabulous flying contraptions – then send them soaring! Recommended for ages 5 and up.


ALSO Friday, February 19 • 5:30 - 7:30 PM

Join astronomers from Brown University and use telescopes to view the moon and night sky.  The Museum is open free of charge from 5:00 - 8:00 PM for MetLife Family Friday, sponsored by MetLife Foundation.

Be An Engineer

Saturday, February 20 • 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

In celebration of National Engineers Week, kids investigate the world of engineering at fun-filled activity stations with members of the Society of Women Engineers. Experiment with electrical conductivity; mix up gooey oobleck; investigate the power of pulley systems; and more! Recommended for ages 5 and up.
Presented by the Society of Women Engineers, New England Shoreline Section.

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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