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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.

Visit the Museum’s blog for stories and photos of reinventing Coming to Rhode Island.
Coming to Rhode Island is supported by The Children's Workshop Foundation; CollegeBound Saver; June Rockwell Levy Foundation; Murray Family Charitable Foundation; The Providence Journal Charitable Legacy Fund; Rhode Island Council for the Humanities, an independent state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities; The Ryan Family Foundation; and Nancy Smith Worthen, in memory of Margaret L. Worthen.


Engineer It! Paper Building Challenge

Saturday, December 10 & Sunday, December 11
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Kids use newspaper and simple household materials to create geodomes, construct forts, fashion costumes and invent other interesting creations.
Underwritten by Amgen Foundation.


Irish Music

Saturday, December 17 • 1:00 & 2:00 PM

Enjoy a performance of energetic Irish dance tunes and songs in a variety of genres that weave fiddle, concertina, whistle, harmonica and other instruments together into a rich and complex musical tapestry.
Underwritten by Providence Tourism Council.


School Vacation FUN!

Monday, December 26 - Friday, December 30

Explore special school vacation activities and performances all week long! Travel through time with Sparky's Puppets. Feel the beat and try out different percussion instruments with The Rhythm Room. Be amazed by Circus Dynamics' clever tricks and illusions. And more!
Performances 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.


See a complete calendar of daily activities.

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