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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.


Engineer It! Pendulum Exploration

Saturday & Sunday, January 21 & 22 • 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Explore and experiment during a monthly series of engineering challenges. Discover what makes a pendulum work, practice prediction skills with magnetic and domino pendulums, and engineer a pendulum of your own. Design a blueprint, gather materials and put your engineering skills to the test!
Underwritten by Amgen Foundation.


Imagination Playground

Saturday & Sunday, January 28 & 29 • 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Stack and build with big blue foam blocks, wheels, spools and tubes to construct castles and forts, invent interesting sculptures and more!
Underwritten by Dominion Foundation.


Heart Smart

Saturday & Sunday, February 11 & 12 • 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with heart healthy activities. Kids test their heart rates, learn about the anatomy of a heart, and more. Recommended for ages 5 and up.
Underwritten by Amgen Foundation.


Be An Engineer

Saturday, February 18 • 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

In celebration of National Engineers Week, kids investigate the world of engineering at fun-filled activity stations with members of the Society of Women Engineers. Experiment with electrical conductivity, investigate the power of pulley systems, and more! Recommended for ages 5 and up.
Presented by the Society of Women Engineers, New England Shoreline Section.


School Vacation FUN!

Monday, February 20 - Friday, February 24

The Museum is the BEST place for school vacation fun, with special activities and performances all week long. Enjoy Keith Munslow's funny tongue-twisting tunes. Be amazed by hilarious mind-bending tricks in The Hoopoe Show. Witness mesmerizing Mad Science experiments. And build and create with big blue Imagination Playground blocks. Learn more.





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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