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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.


Wednesdays in January  •  3:00 - 5:00 PM

Invent creative constructions with a large-scale building kit featuring wooden planks, wheels, pulleys, rope, and nuts and bolts, designed by RISD professor Cas Holman. 

Heart Smart

Saturday, February 14  •  11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with heart healthy activities. Kids test their heart rates, learn about the anatomy of a heart, and more. Recommended for ages 5 and up.

School Vacation FUN!

Monday, February 16 - Friday, February 20

Providence Children’s Museum is the BEST place for school vacation fun, with special activities all week long. Enjoy Keith Munslow's funny tongue-twisting tunes. Be amazed by hilarious mind-bending tricks in The Hoopoe Show. Meet a hawk, owl, and other majestic birds of prey in Wingmasters. And build and create with big blue Imagination Playground blocks. Learn more.
Performances underwritten by Providence Tourism Council.

Be An Engineer

Saturday, February 21  •  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 and discover how well different materials conduct; mix up gooey oobleck and learn about liquids and solids; investigate the power of pulley systems; and more! Families can also browse books on engineering and technology. 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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