For Immediate Release:
July 8, 2011
Contact: Megan Fischer
Director of Communications
(401) 273-5437 ext. 126
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New Discovery Studio is Now Open
at Providence Children’s Museum

Discovery Studio, a vibrant new space for open-ended art and science exploration, is now open at Providence Children’s Museum.  During the opening celebration, through July 11, sample a selection of fun-filled activities that will be offered in Discovery Studio throughout the summer.  Build with colorful blocks and prisms, create crafts that catch the sun’s rays, and explore the art and science of water, color and light.

Part art studio and part nature lab, Discovery Studio offers rotating activities that inspire children's imaginative play and creative expression.  Each week, families will delve into a different theme with multiple activity stations and an intriguing selection of objects and materials.  Children will use magnifying glasses to examine natural objects, investigate sand and water, explore the art and science of light and color, and much more.  Challenges and imaginative ideas for further exploration will foster kids’ creativity, encouraging them to use their imaginations, experiment with new ideas and forms of expression, and develop and test their own theories.

Discovery Studio will also help Providence Children’s Museum raise awareness about the importance of creative play for children's healthy development.  “We need to nurture childhood creativity and ensure it extends into adulthood,” said Museum Executive Director Janice O’Donnell.  “One important way to do this is to provide plenty of opportunities for open-ended play and exploration.  Discovery Studio is designed to do just that.”  A selection of parent resources and take-home materials will encourage families to make time for imaginative exploration at home.

Entry to Discovery Studio is free with Museum admission of $8.50 per person; free for Museum members.  Visit for more information.

This Summer in Discovery Studio

July 7 - 11 • Opening Celebration!
Sample a selection of imaginative activities that will be offered in Discovery Studio
August 4 - 8 • Animal Adventures
Create critters, craft wild habitats and encounter live animals. 
July 14 - 18 • Nature Investigators
Create with and examine objects from the natural world.
August 11 - 15 • Light and Color
Experiment with the art and science of color mixing.
July 21 - 25 • Block Builders
Tackle engineering challenges with an assortment of interesting blocks.
August 18 - 24 • Texture Trace
Experience sensory explorations from mild to messy. 
July 28 - August 1 • Earth and Water
Investigate the movement of water, scoop sand and sculpt clay.
August 25 - 31 • Re-Constructors
Sculpt and build with an artful array of recycled materials.
Discovery Studio

Providence Children’s Museum – active hands-on fun, inside and out!
The Museum is located at 100 South Street in Providence’s Jewelry District.  September through March, open Tuesday through Sunday and Monday school holidays, 9 AM to 6 PM, and selected Fridays until 8 PM.  April through August, open 7 days. Museum admission is $8.50 per person; always free for Museum members.  Call (401) 273-KIDS or visit