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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.


School Vacation FUN!

Friday, December 26 - Friday, January 2

Providence Children's Museum is the BEST place for school vacation fun! The Museum is open Friday, December 26 - Friday, January 2, from 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM, with special activities all week long:


Imagination Playground

Friday, December 26  •  10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Kids invent their own ways to play as they stack and build with huge blue foam blocks of all shapes and sizes.  Using blocks, wheels, spools, tubes and a variety of loose parts, construct castles and forts, invent interesting sculptures and more!


Sparky's Puppets

Saturday, December 27  •  1:00 & 2:00 PM

Sparky’s Puppets dramatize favorite children’s stories with colorful hand puppets, playful humor and plenty of audience participation.  See a snowman come to life and meet a shoemaker and an ice fishing bear in the puppets’ playful winter tales.  Shows at 1:00 & 2:00 PM; recommended for ages 4 and up.


Rigamajig

Sunday, December 28 • 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Invent creative contraptions with an imaginative large-scale building kit featuring wooden planks, wheels, pulleys, rope, and nuts and bolts.




The Rhythm Room

Monday, December 29  •  1:00 & 2:00 PM

Kids feel the beat as this band leads them on an energetic exploration of rhythms and different percussion instruments.  Shows at 1:00 & 2:00 PM; recommended for ages 4 and up.



Rolie Polie Guacamole

Tuesday, December 30  •  1:00 & 2:00 PM

This spirited group from Brooklyn, NY entertains audiences with high-energy interactive shows that mix funk, rock and folk music with humorous original tunes about natural living, eating healthy and staying active.  Shows at 1:00 & 2:00 PM; recommended for ages 4 and up.



Happy New Year!

Wednesday, December 31  •  11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Families create noisemakers from 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM and join a parade followed by a ball drop to ring in 2015 at 12:00 PM and 2:00 PM!



All school vacation activities are free with Museum admission of $9.00 per person; admission is always free for Museum members.  For more information, visit www.ChildrenMuseum.org.


Program sponsors: Imagination Playground underwritten by Dominion Foundation; Sparky’s Puppets, The Rhythm Room and Rolie Polie Guacamolie underwritten by Providence Tourism Council; Rigamajig underwritten by National Grid.




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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