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Explore a playfully reimagined Coming to Rhode Island exhibit! Embark on a time-traveling adventure through the exhibit’s transformed “time tunnel” to learn about Rhode Island’s immigration history. Explore an imaginative interactive environment that highlights the story of an Irish immigrant who worked on the construction of Fort Adams. And discover a new “Story Center” with an array of intriguing hands-on activities that explore culture and diversity.

Visit the Museum’s blog for stories and photos of reinventing Coming to Rhode Island.
Coming to Rhode Island is supported by The Champlin Foundations; The Children's Workshop Foundation; CollegeBound Saver; June Rockwell Levy Foundation; Murray Family Charitable Foundation; The Providence Journal Charitable Legacy Fund; Rhode Island Council for the Humanities and the National Endowment for the Humanities; The Ryan Family Foundation; and Nancy Smith Worthen, in memory of Margaret L. Worthen.


Providence Children’s Museum will host Voyage to Vietnam: Celebrating the Tet Festival from Friday, June 16 - Monday, September 4, a new exhibition to promote understanding of Vietnamese culture. Children and their caregivers throughout the country will delight in the opportunity to discover the beauty, sights and sounds of Vietnam through its most important celebration of the year, Tet.
Funded through a highly competitive national initiative by the Freeman Foundation Asian Culture Exhibit Series, and developed by Children's Discovery Museum of San Jose, the Voyage to Vietnam exhibition is traveling to nine children's museums as part of a national tour.


Get Out!


Tesudays August 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Get out and play in the Museum's Children's Garden each Tuesday afternoon in July and August!

Wheels at Work!


Wednesdays, August 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30
10:00 AM - Noon

Explore vehicles you see out in your community up close, and talk with the people that operate them.




Imagination Playground


Saturday, August 26 & Sunday, August 27
Saturday, September 23 & Sunday, September 24
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Kids stack and build with big blue foam blocks, wheels, spools, tubes, and a variety of loose parts to construct castles and forts, invent interesting sculptures and more!
Underwritten by the Dominion Foundation.



Tails and Legends

Tuesday, August 1 - Sunday August 6
Tuesday, August 8 - Sunday, August 13
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Stories and animals are important parts of Vietnamese culture- explore the Vietnamese Zodiac and the stories behind its creation, through music, drawing, and games.
Underwritten by the Levy Foundation.



Five Fruits

Tuesday, August 15 - Sunday August 20
Tuesday, August 21 - Friday, August 15
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Hungry for some Vietnamese Celebrations? Explore food and its importance to the celebration of Tet through art and culinary play.
Underwritten by the Levy Foundation.


Hoop-la!


Saturday, September 2 - Monday, September 4
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Get out and play! Kids invent their own fun and games with hoops of all sizes and colors in the Museum’s Children's Garden.
Underwritten by National Grid.



Grandparents Collages


Sunday, September 10
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Admission to Providence Children’s Museum is free all day for grandmoms and granddads. Bring the family to play, explore and discover together! Children craft cards and collages in Discovery Studio, the Museum’s hands-on art and science exploration space, from 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM.

Block Builders


Tuesday, September 19 - Friday, September 22
Tuesday, September 26 - Friday, September 29
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Kids stack blocks to construct tall towers, experiment with tangram puzzles, and build on mirrors to explore shapes and symmetry.
Underwritten by Amgen.


LegoPalooza


Thursday, September 19
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Expand your Lego building skills through creative prompts and imaginative free building.




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. Try a different theme each week! Click here for upcoming activities.


See a complete calendar of daily activities.

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