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Imagination Playground

Daily in July & August
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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


After the Beanstalk: Jack, Jill and the Giant

Mondays in July & August
10:30 AM - 2:00 PM

Help Jack and his sister Jill solve the giant's puzzling spatial challenges in an interactive performance that expands on the classic tale. Shows at 10:30 & 11:30 AM and 12:30 & 1:30 PM.
Underwritten by Dominion Foundation.



Get Out!

Tuesdays in July & August • 1:00 - 3:00 PM

Try hands-on outdoor activities in the Museum's Children’s Garden each week. Blow giant bubbles, weave with natural materials, wiggle with worms, build channels to move water, and more! Learn more.



Wheels at Work

Wednesdays in July & August • 10:00 AM - Noon

Kids get behind the wheel of a fire truck, sit atop a backhoe loader, examine the equipment in an ambulance, and meet the vehicles’ operators. Climb aboard a different vehicle each week! Learn more.



NEW! Rigamajig

Wednesdays & Fridays in July & August • 2:00 - 4:00 PM

Invent with an imaginative large-scale building kit featuring wooden planks, wheels, pulleys, rope, and nuts and bolts, designed by RISD professor Cas Holman. Learn more about Rigamajig.
Underwritten by National Grid.


Bubble Blowout

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

The Museum’s Children’s Garden bubbles over with fun as families blow billowing bubbles of all shapes and sizes. Kids use a wide array of wacky tools to build imaginative bubble wands and blowers. Families experiment with different bubble-blowing techniques to blow giant bubbles, stretch them into astonishing shapes, and explore their amazing properties.
Underwritten by Amgen Foundation.



Animal Experiences

Thursday, July 31 • 1:00 - 3:00 PM

Have close encounters with dozens of furry friends, slithering snakes and other incredible creatures and learn all about them from animal expert Dave Marchetti.
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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