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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.


NOW OPEN! My Sky

An exhibit exploring the universe • Through September 7

This summer, Providence Children’s Museum hosts My Sky, a traveling exhibit that encourages families to look up and be inspired by the wonders of the universe. Explore close-up images of the sun; gaze through a telescope to study the stars and planets; invent new constellations; and more! Learn more about My Sky, and explore activities related to the exhibit and astronomy all summer long.
My Sky was produced by Boston Children’s Museum in collaboration with Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory and NASA; sponsored in Providence by June Rockwell Levy Foundation.


Happy Grandparents Day!

Sunday, September 13 • 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Admission is free all day for grandmoms and granddads. Bring the family to play, explore and discover together! Children craft cards and collages in Discovery Studio, the Museum’s hands-on art and science exploration space, from 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM.


Hispanic Heritage Month Kick-Off Celebration

Friday, September 18 • 6:00 PM

Join a hands-on workshop exploring the musical traditions of Puerto Rico with Lorena Garay and Lydia Pérez as part of Hispanic Heritage Month. The event is the family kick-off celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month 2015, a statewide celebration of Latino art and culture in Rhode Island.
Admission is free from 5:00 - 8:00 PM, sponsored by MetLife Foundation.


Imagination Playground

Wednesday, September 23 - Saturday, September 26
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.





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.


See a complete calendar of daily activities.

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