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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.


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; meet scientists, artists and others who are inspired by the sky above; 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.

Get Out!

Tuesdays, July 7 - August 25 • 1:00 - 3:00 PM

Explore the Museum’s great outdoors with active hands-on programs in The Children’s Garden every week. Create rockets, make solar prints and sundials, mess around with mud and moon sand, and more! Learn more.

Wheels at Work

Wednesdays, July 1 - August 26 • 10:00 AM - Noon

Kids climb aboard a fire truck, sit atop a backhoe loader, examine the equipment in an ambulance, and more. Explore a different vehicle each week! Learn more.


Fridays, July 10, 17 and 24 • 5:30 - 7:30 PM

Meet astronomers from Brown University Science Outreach and experiment with solar telescopes, examine three-dimensional models of asteroids, and create your own constellations.
Admission is free from 5:00 - 8:00 PM, sponsored by MetLife Foundation.

Big Nazo

Thursday, July 16 • 1:00 - 3:00 PM

Mix and mingle with some extraordinarily creative creatures! Join Big Nazo for an interactive puppet demonstration culminating in a cosmic creature dance party.

Bubble Blowout

Saturday, July 18 & Sunday, July 19 • 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. Use a wide array of wacky tools to build imaginative bubble wands and blowers and experiment with different bubble-blowing techniques.

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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