11130235_10153243118028799_3111019602809925118_nSo much fun to be had at one of my favorite local places to visit for all aged children. Check out the fun-packed calendar of events at Providence Children’s Museum this April School Vacation Week.

Mad Science: Marvels of Motion
Monday, April 20 • 1:00 & 2:00 PM
Witness mesmerizing experiments exploring the laws of motion in this mind-bending interactive show. Discover the science of gravity and balance, see mad scientists experiment with kinetic beads, and watch as a tablecloth is removed without clearing the table! Shows at 1:00 & 2:00 PM; recommended for ages 4 and up.

Rigamajig
Tuesday, April 21 • 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Tinker, build and invent creative contraptions with an innovative large-scale building kit featuring wooden planks, wheels, pulleys, rope, and nuts and bolts.

Happy Earth Day!
Wednesday, April 22 • 10:30 AM – 2:00 PM
In celebration of Earth Day, see No Time to Waste, an interactive family comedy about trash and recycling. This humorous performance gives a lighthearted look at the three R’s of protecting the environment – reducing, reusing and recycling. Four 20-minute shows at 10:30 & 11:30 AM and 12:30 & 1:30 PM; recommended for ages 5 and up. Also try a variety of activities exploring conservation. Play a recycle sorting game, create sprout necklaces, and make other recycled crafts.

Animal Experiences
Thursday, April 23 • 11:30 AM – 3:00 PMDMcritterencounter
Meet an awesome assortment of live animals! Children have close encounters with furry friends, slithering snakes and other incredible creatures and learn fascinating facts about them from animal expert Dave Marchetti of Animal Experiences. Shows at 11:30 AM, 1:00 PM and 2:30 PM; recommended for ages 3 and up.

Farm Friends
Friday, April 24 • 1:00 – 3:00 PM
Families encounter a soft sheep from Maybe Tomorrow Farm (Chepachet, RI), a lively llama from Lladyllove Llamas (Foster, RI), rabbits from Paine Farm (Foster, RI), and other farm animals in the Museum’s Children’s Garden. Kids get a close look at these creatures and meet experts from Rhode Island farms, who demonstrate washing, carding, dying and spinning animals’ fleece into yarn.

All school vacation activities are free with Museum admission of $9.00 per person; always free for Museum members.

For more information, visit www.ChildrenMuseum.org.