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The Museum’s extremely popular Water Ways exhibit has a whole new look!  Splash, discover and playfully explore ice, mist and the swirling, whirling ways of water. Transform billowing mist and water domes, send objects spiraling and twisting through vortexes, investigate and sculpt ice, form fountains that funnel the flow of mist, “paint” watery designs on a large slate wall, and much more! Learn more about the new exhibit.



No Time to Waste

Saturday, May 30 & Sunday, May 31 • 10:30 AM - 2:00 PM

Kids and adults learn what's so funny about trash during an interactive family comedy that gives a lighthearted look at the three R’s of protecting the environment – reducing, reusing and recycling. Recommended for ages 5 & up; shows at 10:30 & 11:30 AM and 12:30 & 1:30 PM.
Underwritten by Dominion Foundation.


Air Play

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

Investigate the awesome power of air! Kids build flyers and discover the playful possibilities of ordinary materials as their inventions soar, float and twist through wind tubes in wacky ways.
Underwritten by Amgen Foundation.


Coming Soon! My Sky

An exhibit exploring the universe • June 8 - September 7

This summer, Providence Children’s Museum hosts My Sky, a traveling exhibit that invites families to investigate the sun, moon and stars together in an immersive environment as they explore close-up images of the sun; gaze through a telescope to study the stars and planets; invent new constellations; meet scientists, artists and others who are inspired by the sky above; and more!

Join an opening celebration for My Sky on Friday, June 12 from 5:30 - 7:30 PM, and explore activities related to the exhibit and astronomy all summer long.
My Sky was produced by Boston Children’s Museum in collaboration with Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory and NASA; sponsored in Providence by June Rockwell Levy Foundation.


Imagination Playground

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

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


Happy Father's Day!

Sunday, June 21 • 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Admission to Providence Children’s Museum is free all day for dads and granddads. From 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM, families tinker, build and invent creative contraptions with Rigamajig, an innovative large-scale building kit featuring wooden planks, wheels, pulleys, rope, and nuts and bolts.
Underwritten by National Grid.


Mud Play

Saturday, June 27 & Sunday, June 28 • 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Dig, scoop, build and mess around with mud and natural materials and mold marvelous mud pies in celebration of International Mud Day.




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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