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Splash Science

Mondays in April • 10:00 AM - Noon

The Museum opens on Mondays beginning in April! Join Splash Science, a series exploring the playful properties of water. Experiment with what sinks and floats, investigate ice, and use funnels and tubes to move water.

April School Vacation FUN!


Baby Animals

Friday, April 18 • 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Meet bunnies and roosters from Paine Farm in Foster, RI and kittens and guinea pigs from the Providence Animal Rescue League, and learn about adopting and taking care of pets.


Imagination Playground

Saturday, April 19 & Sunday, April 20 • 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Monday, April 21 • 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, invent interesting sculptures and more! Underwritten by Dominion Foundation.


Happy Earth Day!

Tuesday, April 22 • 10:30 AM - 2:00 PM

In celebration of Earth Day, see No Time to Waste, an interactive family comedy about trash and recycling. This humorous performance gives a lighthearted look at the three R's of protecting the environment – reducing, reusing and recycling. Four 20-minute shows at 10:30 & 11:30 AM and 12:30 & 1:30 PM. Following the show, try a variety of activities exploring conservation. Play a recycle sorting game, make seed necklaces, and create tree prints. Recommended for ages 5 and up.
Underwritten by Dominion Foundation.


Animal Experiences

Wednesday, April 23 • 1:00, 2:00 & 3:00 PM

Meet an awesome assortment of live animals! Children have close encounters with furry friends, slithering snakes and other incredible creatures and learn fascinating facts about them from animal expert Dave Marchetti of Animal Experiences. Recommended for ages 3 and up; space is limited.


Mad Science

Thursday, April 24 • 1:00 & 2:00 PM

Experience mesmerizing science experiments in this mind-bending interactive show, which introduces audiences to the principles of air and pressure, and how they affect the world around us. A hot air balloon rises above the audience. A giant vortex generator releases bursts of air to blow out candles from 10 feet away. And volunteers get a chance to ride on a cushion of air! Recommended for ages 3 and up; space is limited.



Farm Friends

Friday, April 25 • 1:00 - 3:00 PM

Families encounter baby goats from Harmony Homestead (West Greenwich, RI), a lively llama from Lladyllove Llamas (Foster, RI), a soft sheep and her lambs from Maybe Tomorrow Farm (Chepachet, RI) and chickens from Cluck! Urban Farm and Garden Supply (Providence, RI) in the Museum’s Children’s Garden. Children ride ponies from Paine Farm (Foster, RI) and meet experts from Rhode Island farms, who demonstrate washing, carding, dying and spinning animals’ soft wool into yarn.
Please note: activity will be canceled in case of extreme weather.


All activities are free with Museum admission of
$9.00 per person; always free for Museum members.




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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