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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.


School Vacation FUN!

Monday, February 20 - Friday, February 24

Providence Children’s Museum is the BEST place for school vacation fun! The Museum is open daily during vacation, Monday, February 20 - Friday, February 24 from 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM, with special activities and performances all week long:


Keith Munslow

Monday, February 20  •  11:30 AM, 1:00 PM & 2:00 PM

Popular children’s singer and storyteller Keith Munslow entertains families with a lively participatory performance packed with tinkling piano tunes, tongue-twisting poems and funny fast-paced rhymes.  Shows at 11:30 AM, 1:00 PM & 2:00 PM; recommended for ages 4 and up.
Underwritten by Providence Tourism Council.


The Hoopoe Show

Tuesday, February 21  •  11:30 AM, 1:00 PM & 2:00 PM

Hoopoe the hilarious mime (Chris Yerlig) gets the audience into the act and dazzles them with silent comedy, eye-popping magic tricks and balloon wizardry in a funny, imaginative show. Shows at 11:30 AM, 1:00 & 2:00 PM; recommended for ages 4 and up. Underwritten by Providence Tourism Council.



Mad Science: Fire and Ice

Wednesday, February 22 • 11:30 AM, 1:00 PM & 2:00 PM

Experience mesmerizing science experiments in a mind-bending interactive show that introduces children to the scientific method, air pressure and the states of matter. Audiences will be amazed by foggy dry ice storms, giant beach balls floating in the air and more!  Shows at 11:30 AM, 1:00 & 2:00 PM; recommended for ages 4 and up.
Underwritten by Providence Tourism Council.


Imagination Playground

Thursday & Friday, February 23 & 24 • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Kids invent their own ways to play as they stack and build with huge blue foam blocks, wheels, spools, tubes and a variety of loose parts.  Construct castles and forts, create interesting sculptures and more! Underwritten by Dominion Foundation.


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





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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