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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.

Imagination Playground

Saturday, December 9 & Sunday, December 10
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.

Circus Dynamics

Tuesday, December 26
1:00 PM & 2:00 PM

Their high-energy vaudevillian styled show includes hat tricks, juggling, poi spinning, hoop dancing, comedy, audience participation, and more! Full of laughs and incredible tricks, you won't want to miss it! Performances at 1:00 & 2:00 PM; recommended for ages 4 and up.

Rhythm Room

Wednesday, December 27
1:00 PM & 2:00 PM

The Rhythm Room weaves together the energy and power of world percussion, horns, drums, guitars, piano and keyboard to create rich melodies while providing a visually stimulating experience for audiences of all ages. Kids feel the rhythm as they join the band and try out different percussion instruments. Performances at 1:00 & 2:00 PM; recommended for ages 3 and up.

Rolie Polie Guacamole

Thursday, December 28
1:00 PM & 2:00 PM

Join this award-winning "kindie" band from Brooklyn, NY for a high energy, interactive show that’s a mix of funk, rock and folk music mashed into original tunes about natural living, eating healthy and staying active. Performances at 1:00 & 2:00 PM; recommended for ages 3 and up.

New Year Noisemakers

Friday, December 29 - Sunday, December 31
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Create shakers and instruments and make joyful noise to ring in 2018! Be part of a parade every hour on the hour 11:00 AM, 12:00 PM, 1:00 PM, 2:00 PM and 3:00 PM.

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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