For Immediate Release:
June 24, 2016
Contact: Megan Fischer
(401) 273-5437 ext. 126
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Wheels at Work Rolls in

to Providence Children’s Museum!

Wednesdays in July and August

10:00 AM - Noon


Wheels at Work - Tow Truck

Kids get behind the wheel of working vehicles big and small during a special summer series at Providence Children’s Museum. Climb aboard a fire truck, sit atop a backhoe loader, examine the equipment in an ambulance, and meet the vehicle’s operators. Explore a different vehicle each Wednesday morning in July and August.

July 6 | Climb inside a police cruiser and meet officers from the Burrillville Police Department. 

July 13 | Inspect a fire truck!  Providence Fire Department firefighters show kids how their vehicle helps put out fires.

July 20 | Explore a Bobcat utility vehicle from Providence Public Works and see how it moves earth.

July 27 | Peek into a dairy delivery truck from Munroe Dairy and learn how it keeps food cool.

August 3 | Check out the giant digging bucket of a backhoe loader from Cardi's Construction.

August 10 | Explore a LifePACT ambulance from Hasbro Children's Hospital and learn how it helps technicians transport children when they're critically ill.

August 17 | Climb aboard a school bus, count how many passengers it can hold, and check out the driver seat and dashboard.

August 24 | Meet Tony Petrarca and see how WPRI 12's Pinpoint Weather Mobile helps meteorologists track the weather.

August 31 | Get into the driver’s seat of a RIPTA bus and check out its impressive dashboard.


Activities are free with Museum admission of $9.00 per person; admission is free for Museum members. Visit www.ChildrenMuseum.org for more information and a full calendar of events.



Providence Children’s Museum – active summer fun, inside and out!
The Museum is located at 100 South Street in Providence’s Jewelry District.  September through March, open Tuesday through Sunday and Monday school holidays, 9 AM to 6 PM, and selected Fridays until 8 PM.  April through August, open 7 days.  Programs are free with Museum admission of $9.00 per person; admission is always free for Museum members.  Call (401) 273-KIDS or visit www.ChildrenMuseum.org.