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!
Group rates available
If you want to try and get a day when the museum isn't as crowded, avoid rainy days and school holidays.
Allow between two and four hours for your visit!
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!
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.
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!
The museum is fully wheelchair accessible, so everyone can enjoy it!
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9am - 6pm. Select Fridays until 8pm
All year round. Closed Mondays between September and March. Closed some holidays.
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