New Water Ways Exhibit Now Open at
Providence Children’s Museum
PROVIDENCE, RI – Providence Children’s Museum’s popular Water Ways exhibit reopened on Saturday, November 8 with a whole new look and torrents of fun-filled, imaginative new water play. The dynamic environment invites visitors of all ages to splash, discover and playfully explore ice, mist and the swirling, whirling ways of water.
Water is intrinsically fascinating – the ultimate “loose part.” Whether splashing in puddles and bathtubs, floating sticks in rivers, or building fountains at the Children’s Museum, water naturally invites open-ended play and exploration. Water play is a mesmerizing sensory experience that fosters creativity, stimulates curiosity and promotes problem solving for all ages and abilities. It offers children endless possibilities to engage with science – to notice, question, experiment and develop a sense of wonder about the world around them.
“More than two million visitors have splashed and pumped water and built dams and fountains in Water Ways since it first opened in 1998,” said Museum Executive Director Janice O’Donnell. “Our water environment is such an enduring favorite – so important for kids’ discovery, and so successful at meeting our play and learning goals – that we knew it could only be replaced with an even better Water Ways.”
The reinvented Water Ways motivates kids – and grown-ups – to think, ‘What does water do?’ and ‘What can I do with water?’ by immersing visitors in engaging, interactive new water play:
In celebration of Water Ways, the Museum is presenting a series of special water exploration activities throughout the month:
Exhibit and activities are free with $9.00 Museum admission. For more information, visit www.ChildrenMuseum.org.