For Immediate Release:
September 2, 2011
Contact: Megan Fischer
Director of Communications
(401) 273-5437 ext. 126
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Providence Children’s Museum
Joins National ‘Let’s Move!’ Initiative


PROVIDENCE, RI
– Providence Children’s Museum is a proud new member of “Let's Move!,” a comprehensive national initiative launched by First Lady Michelle Obama that is dedicated to solving the problem of childhood obesity within a generation by encouraging healthy eating and physical activity. 

Let's MoveActive play is an important part of children's healthy growth and development and the Museum is committed to offering interactive play and learning experiences that promote physical activity, and to providing parents with resources about nurturing kids' growth through play.  This fall, Museum visitors can join special “Let's Move, Let's Play!” programs each month plus explore the Museum’s environments with a new “Let’s Move” physical activity sheet.

“Let’s Move, Let’s Play!” programs are free with Museum admission of $8.50 per person; always free for Museum members.  Visit www.childrenmuseum.org for more information.  Visit www.letsmove.gov/ to learn more about the initiative.

Upcoming “Let’s Move, Let’s Play!” Programs at Providence Children’s Museum

Hoopla!Hoopla!
September 3 - 5  •  9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Kids twist, move and invent their own fun and games with hoops of all sizes and colors in the Museum’s Children's Garden all weekend long!
 
Jump In!
September 17 & 18  •  9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Kids hop, skip and jump as they experiment with long ropes, short ropes, flat ropes, round ropes in the Museum’s Children's Garden.   

Where In the Wild?
September 24 & 25  •  9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Get out and play, climb, crawl and discover in the Museum’s Children’s Garden and try fun-filled outdoor challenges.

Balloon Badminton
Saturday, October 1 & 2  •  11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Decorate rackets and keep a balloon bouncing back and forth in a fun-filled version of this active game.



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 www.childrenmuseum.org.