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.
Engineer It! Pendulum Exploration
Saturday & Sunday, January 21 & 22 • 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Explore and experiment during a monthly series of engineering challenges. Discover what makes a pendulum work, practice prediction skills with magnetic and domino pendulums, and engineer a pendulum of your own. Design a blueprint, gather materials and put your engineering skills to the test!
Saturday & Sunday, January 28 & 29 • 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Stack and build with big blue foam blocks, wheels, spools and tubes to construct castles and forts, invent interesting sculptures and more!
Saturday & Sunday, February 11 & 12 • 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Celebrate Valentine’s Day with heart healthy activities. Kids test their heart rates, learn about the anatomy of a heart, and more. Recommended for ages 5 and up.
Be An Engineer
Saturday, February 18 • 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
In celebration of National Engineers Week, kids investigate the world of engineering at fun-filled activity stations with members of the Society of Women Engineers. Experiment with electrical conductivity, investigate the power of pulley systems, and more! Recommended for ages 5 and up.
School Vacation FUN!
Monday, February 20 - Friday, February 24
The Museum is the BEST place for school vacation fun, with special activities and performances all week long. Enjoy Keith Munslow's funny tongue-twisting tunes. Be amazed by hilarious mind-bending tricks in The Hoopoe Show. Witness mesmerizing Mad Science experiments. And build and create with big blue Imagination Playground blocks. Learn more.
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.