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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.


Mythical Creatures

Most days in April • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

In celebration of the Museum's role in Unicorns in Residence: Providence, an interactive citywide art experience, children explore a variety of mythical creatures from unicorns to dragons in Discovery Studio. Decorate unicorn horns and dragon scales, draw with unicorn dust, play a unicorn-shoe toss game, and more.


Mother’s Day Flowers

Saturday, May 9 & Sunday, May 10 • 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Create a variety of flowers for Mother's Day. Make a watercolor flower from a coffee filter, craft tissue paper flowers, and use recycled materials to make your own crazy flower creations.
Admission is free for moms and grandmoms Sunday, May 10 from 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM.


Shadow Puppets

Friday, May 15 • 5:30 - 7:30 PM

Inspired by a display of Chinese and Indonesian shadow puppets on view at the Museum, families craft their own shadow puppets, use shadows to tell stories, and create sun dials.
Admission is free from 5:00 - 8:00 PM, sponsored by MetLife Foundation.


Electricity Exploration

Saturday, May 16 & Sunday, May 17 • 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Kids make simple circuits, test conductors and use citrus to create electricity, presented in partnership with online parent resource Kidoinfo.




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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