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Providence Childrens Museum Providence

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Providence Childrens Museum
100 South Street
Providence
RI
02903
Tel: 401 273 5437

Directions

Traveling North to Providence Take 95 North to Exit 18 (Thurbers Avenue) and bear left toward Eddy Street. Turn right at the second light onto Eddy Street (approximately .2 miles). Continue on Eddy Street and turn left at the second light (at Allens Avenue). Continue through one light (at Point Street). Take the first left after the light onto South Street and drive 3 blocks to the Museum. Traveling South to Providence Take 95 South to Exit 19 (Eddy Street) and turn right. Continue on Eddy Street and turn left at the light (at Allens Avenue). Continue through one light (at Point Street). Take the first left after the light onto South Street and drive 3 blocks to the Museum. Traveling West to Providence Take 195 West to Exit 2 (South Main Street) and take the first left onto James Street. Turn left onto South Water Street and continue under the highway. Turn right onto Point Street and cross the Point Street Bridge. Turn right onto Eddy Street. Take the first left onto South Street to the Museum.

Where are we going today?

Kids, we know you love days out where you can play, create, experiment and just have a great time. Parents, we KNOW you love days out where the children and learn and develop. So why not visit a place where you can do both!

The Providence Children's Museum is exactly that! For kids aged 1 to 11, the museum is filled with fun, interactive, creative and hands-on exhibits and programs which are designed to develop the minds and bodies of those little ones, and let them have fun doing it!

The exhibits at the Providence Children's Museum are all based around history, culture, the arts and science. Want to make a SPLASH! Head on over to Water Way, where those future scientists can playfully explore mist, ice, and the whirling, swirling ways of water. They can send objects through vortexes, and even "paint" watery designs!

Discovery Studio is a great place to explore art and science with their changing schedule of super fun and creative activities. One day you might be creating art with recycled materials, and even tackle more creative construction challenges!

They have a different theme each week! 

The Children's Garden is filled with nature, including native plants, and is a great place for fun outdoor play on those lovely sunny days. Kids can wriggle through a challenging two-story high climbing maze, and they can even time travel back to meet the people who immigrated to Rhode Island from all around the world!

With tree houses, air tubes, a bear cave and all things marionette, you certainly have your hands full of fun at Providence Children's Museum! 

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How much does it cost?

  • Adults$9
  • Children$9
  • Free Under: 12 months
LAST UPDATED 2015

When can we go?

9am - 6pm. Select Fridays until 8pm

All year round. Closed Mondays between September and March. Closed some holidays.

Teachers corner

What better place to enjoy a field trip! For kids of 10 or more just reserve your place and have a hands-on classroom led by a Museum educator! .

I'm Hungry!

The museum doens't have any food available, but you are welcome to bring your own snacks and eat them in the lunchroom! No food or drinks in the exhibit areas. .

Healthy Eating!

Make sure you bring healthy snacks for energy, and bottled water! .

Any Top Tips?

Allow between two and four hours for your visit! .

Doing our bit

Each of the exhibits is specifically designed for the development and learning, so they have ensured your day out will be well worth it for your children!.

Need a little extra help?

The museum is fully wheelchair accessible, so everyone can enjoy it! .

More information

If you want to try and get a day when the museum isn't as crowded, avoid rainy days and school holidays. .

What people are saying?

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    The museum was fun. I recommend if you go to a Children's Museums, you should go here. My favorite part was the water ways place. The café accross the street was cute, small, local, great place to meet your friends. I love it!

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    Great place for kids, my grandaughter loved it

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    If you're a first time visitor this place is great! Here's the problem I brought My grandchild here. She had a ball, very interactive but the exhibits are the same ones I brought My children to and they are 25 and 18. That's ridiculous.

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    It looks small and in a weird area, but this museum is fantastic. We have been once, and it's leaps and bounds better than Boston. They don't seem to have a restaurant (or cafe-like place) as you may expect, but just bring a lunch. They have a nice place to eat and let the kids play.

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    nicely designed, the water room is quite good for all ages, there is a great fenced in room up stairs for younger kids. There is almost always an attendant around to make sure order is maintained. The out door play space is very nice with tunnels and a really cool climbing structure.

    Price was a bit high for my taste but if you live in the city a membership is very reasonable.

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