Providence Children's Museum - Drop-In Programs

There's a different hands-on activity happening every day at the Museum!
Check the calendar for upcoming activities, and learn more about some regular programs below.


Most Providence Children's Museum programs are planned to accommodate a wide range of ages and abilities and can easily be adapted or extended.  While the calendar recommends specific ages for some programs, older or younger children are welcome to try most activities.


Discovery Studio

Discovery Studio

Drop into the Museum's vibrant art and science exploration space to discover a changing schedule of imaginative activities.  Create with natural and recycled materials, investigate the power of air and the movement of water, tackle creative construction challenges, and much more.

Discovery Studio is open for self-guided exploration most days from 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM, with activities appropriate for a wide range of ages and abilities; click here for an activity schedule.  Try a different theme each week!

Play and Learn

Play and Learn

Play and Learn is the Museum’s open-ended story-based program especially for 2- to 4-year-olds and their parents, designed to help preschoolers build their skills in a variety of areas and to help parents continue the learning at home. Try different fun-filled activities in Littlewoods each week!  Check the calendar for details about each week's programs.



After the Beanstalk: Jack, Jill and the Giant

Help Jack and his sister Jill solve the giant's puzzling spatial challenges in an interactive performance that expands on the classic tale. Four 20-minute shows; recommended for ages 3 and up.
Underwritten by Dominion Foundation 

Play and Learn

No Time to Waste

Kids and adults learn what's so funny about trash during an interactive family comedy that gives a lighthearted look at the three R's of protecting the environment – reducing, reusing and recycling. Four 20-minute shows; recommended for ages 5 and up.
Underwritten by Dominion Foundation 


Let's Move, Let's Play!

Let's Move logoActive play is an important part of children's healthy growth and development and Providence Children’s Museum is a proud member of the national Let's Move! initiative.  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.  Look for a “Let’s Move” physical activity sheet, plus for active programs on the monthly calendar.


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