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Explore a playfully reimagined Coming to Rhode Island exhibit! Embark on a time-traveling adventure through the exhibit’s transformed “time tunnel” to learn about Rhode Island’s immigration history. Explore an imaginative interactive environment that highlights the story of an Irish immigrant who worked on the construction of Fort Adams. And discover a new “Story Center” with an array of intriguing hands-on activities that explore culture and diversity.

Visit the Museum’s blog for stories and photos of reinventing Coming to Rhode Island.
Coming to Rhode Island is supported by The Champlin Foundations; The Children's Workshop Foundation; CollegeBound Saver; June Rockwell Levy Foundation; Murray Family Charitable Foundation; The Providence Journal Charitable Legacy Fund; Rhode Island Council for the Humanities and the National Endowment for the Humanities; The Ryan Family Foundation; and Nancy Smith Worthen, in memory of Margaret L. Worthen.


Saturday, March 4 & Sunday, March 5
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Celebrate Dr. Seuss's birthday with a wonderfully wacky weekend-long celebration full of Seussational activities. Based on Bartholomew and the Oobleck, get messy exploring an ooey-gooey slime-like substance. Make stylish Seussical headwear inspired by The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins. Also play silly Seuss-inspired games, browse favorite Seuss stories, and more!
Underwritten by Providence Tourism Council.

Engineer It! Shadow Science

Saturday, March 11 & Sunday, March 12
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Kids investigate the science of shadows as they test objects for opacity, play with scale, and use their bodies to interrupt light beams. Recommended for ages 5 and up.
Underwritten by Amgen Foundation.

Imagination Playground

Tuesday - Friday, March 14 - 17 & 21 - 24
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Kids stack and build with big blue foam blocks, wheels, spools, tubes to construct castles and forts, create interesting sculptures and more!
Underwritten by Dominion Foundation.

Tell Your Story: Shadow Puppets

Saturday, March 18 & Sunday, March 19
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Inspired by the Museum’s new Coming to Rhode Island exhibit, families tell their own stories with shadow puppets and silhouettes.
Underwritten by Hasbro Children's Fund.

Doctors at Play

Saturday, March 25 • 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Kids are the doctors today!  Assemble a doctor's bag with real hospital supplies like bandages and stethoscopes, give a teddy bear a check-up, and have a cast made on your finger, presented by Hasbro Children's Hospital Child Life Services.

Native American Tales

Sunday, March 26 • 1:00 & 2:00 PM

Storyteller Thawn Harris shares his Narragansett culture through traditional stories and songs and invites visitors to join a traditional Native American social dance. Performances at 1:00 & 2:00 PM; recommended for ages 4 and up
Underwritten by Providence Tourism Council.

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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