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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 Champlin Foundations; 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 and the National Endowment for the Humanities; The Ryan Family Foundation; and Nancy Smith Worthen, in memory of Margaret L. Worthen.


Voyage to Vietnam: Celebrating the Tet Festival Grand Opening!

Friday, June 16
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Come explore the exhibit and celebrate the Vietnamese Traditional Tet Festival! Create your own lion dance puppets and passports in Discovery Studio. Then, enjoy a dynamic presentation by the Imperial Lion Dance Troupe from Worcester, MA.




Imagination Playground

Mondays, June 12, 19 & 26
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Kids stack and build with big blue foam blocks, wheels, spools, tubes and a variety of loose parts to construct castles and forts, invent interesting sculptures and more!.

Underwritten by the Dominion Foundation.


Get Out! Stomp Rockets

Tuesday, June 20
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Get out and play in the Museum’s Children's Garden each Tuesday afternoon in June. Kids use the power of air to blast a rocket high in the sky in the Museum’s Children's Garden. Recommended for ages 5 and up.




Make Music Rhode Island

Wednesday, June 21

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Providence Children’s Museum is part of Make Music Rhode Island, an international day of music. Join us in the Museum’s Children’s Garden to make your own instruments and create joyful noise.





Tell Your Story: Explore Your Roots

Saturday, June 25 - Sunday, June 25

10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Who helps you grow? Explore your roots and create a tree that represents you, use maps to explore history and ancestry, and add your own piece of history to our community board. Presented in celebration of the Museum’s new Coming to Rhode Island exhibit.
Underwritten by Hasbro's Children's Fund.




Get Out! Mud Play

Tuesday, June 27

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Get out and play in the Museum’s Children's Garden each Tuesday afternoon in June. Dig, scoop and build with mud and natural materials and mold marvelous mud pies.




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.

Learn about the Museum's exhibits.


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