Providence Children's Museum - Exhibits and Environments

Providence Children’s Museum is dedicated to the idea that children learn through play and that play is good for children and their families.  The Museum’s hands-on learning environments and programs are designed for children ages 1 to 11 and their adult caregivers.

NEW! Voyage to Vietnam: Celebrating the Tet Festival

This summer, Providence Children's Museum hosts Voyage to Vietnam: Celebrating the Tet Festival, a traveling exhibit that explores the culture of Vietnam. The immersive exhibit invites children and caregivers to engage with the traditions of Tet, the most important celebration of the year for Vietnamese families.

Voyage to Vietnam: Celebrating the Tet Festival was created by Children's Discovery Museum of San Jose, and is part of the Freeman Foundation Asian Culture Exhibit Series, funded by The Freeman Foundation and administered by Association of Children's Museums.

Water Ways – Explore ice, mist and discover the swirling, whirling ways of water in an all-new water play environment!

Play Power – Send objects soaring through air tubes and construct magnetic mazes in an environment that celebrates the power of children’s play.

The Children’s Garden – Explore a garden of native plants, a perfect place for a picnic lunch and for active outdoor play.
The ClimberThe Climber – Wriggle and stretch through an artful two-story-high climbing maze.

Underland – Discover an imaginative subterranean world of roots, worm tunnels and critters’ burrows.

Iway  – Tackle bridge-building challenges and plan a city in an exhibit about solving problems.

NEW! Coming to Rhode Island – Embark on an interactive time-traveling adventure to meet people who immigrated to Rhode Island from around the world and explore history, culture and diversity through stories.

ThinkSpaceThinkSpace – Experiment with shapes and spaces through hands-on puzzles and challenges.

Littlewoods – Climb into a tree house, swoop down a slide and crawl through a bear cave in an enchanting woodland environment.  Just for infants to 4-year-olds and their caregivers.

Discovery Studio – Explore a different activity each week in a vibrant program space designed for science and nature exploration and art experimentation.

Strings Attached – Bring marionettes to life and learn about the artistry of two Rhode Island puppet masters.

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