By Suzy Letourneau and Robin Meisner, Providence Children’s Museum Providence Children’s Museum’s recently reinvented Coming to Rhode Island exhibit explores history through four story galleries – an English colonist’s farmhouse (1640), the new Fort Adams worksite (1835), a Cape Verdean packet ship (1892) and a Dominican bodega (1961). The exhibit uses these stories to build […]
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The mission of Providence Children's Museum is to inspire and celebrate learning through active play and exploration. The Museum creates and presents interactive play and learning environments and hands-on programs for children ages 1 - 11 and their families. Located in Providence's Jewelry District.
Museum educators and other staff contribute monthly articles about topics related to children's play and learning. Articles advocate for the importance of play to children's healthy development and are full of great ideas and resources, activities to try at home, and much more. For additional ideas and resources, visit the Museum's website and blog. Also join the conversation about the need for play on the Museum-hosted PlayWatch listserv (http://www.playwatch.org/).
By Megan Fischer, Associate Director, Providence Children’s Museum Step back in time at Providence Children’s Museum to explore a playfully reinvented version of its popular Coming to Rhode Island exhibit. The dynamic environment invites visitors to embark on a time-traveling exploration of the state’s history, immigration and culture through stories and engaging hands-on activities that […]
By Megan Fischer, Providence Children’s Museum Providence Children’s Museum introduces a playfully reimagined Coming to Rhode Island exhibit this fall, with an opening weekend celebration November 18 – 20! For hundreds of years and continuing today, people have come from all over the world to what is now Rhode Island, and everyone has stories about […]
By Providence Children’s Museum This summer, kids and adults can explore beats and rhythm and make some joyful noise on two vibrant interactive sound sculptures recently installed in The Children’s Garden at Providence Children’s Museum. Whether banging on drums or ringing bells, children inherently respond to making and sharing music. Designed to accommodate a range […]
By Megan Fischer, Associate Director, Providence Children’s Museum For a fifth summer, Providence Children’s Museum is bringing playful hands-on activities to parks across Providence, building on its commitment to advocate for and raise awareness of the critical importance of children’s play, and its efforts to provide unstructured play opportunities throughout the community. Families will join […]
By Providence PlayCorps Providence PlayCorps returns for a third summer of unstructured play at parks throughout the city! An innovative collaboration between the City of Providence’s Department of Parks + Recreation and Healthy Communities Office, the Partnership for Providence Parks and Providence Children’s Museum, PlayCorps activates low-income neighborhood parks across Providence with free play, art […]
By Providence Children’s Museum Kids think, experiment and problem solve as they try different hands-on activities investigating water in a winter series especially for homeschool families. Build boats, dams and water wheels, create water art, and have time to explore Providence Children’s Museum’s interactive exhibits each week. Wednesdays, January 13, February 10 and March 9 […]
By Megan Fischer, Interim Executive Director, Providence Children’s Museum Providence Children’s Museum and Providence Children’s Film Festival proudly partner to present the Providence premiere of “The Land” – a powerful 2015 documentary short film about the nature of play and risk – on Thursday, October 22 from 6:30 – 8:00 PM at Providence Children’s Museum (100 South […]
How do you know when your child is exercising problem-solving skills? There are times that seem obvious – she completes a complicated puzzle or negotiates taking turns with a friend. But sometimes it can be easy to miss moments where a child is building his problem-solving tool kit.
By Suzy Letourneau, Research & Evaluation Specialist, Providence Children’s Museum Children learn through active exploration, play and experience with the world. They are naturally curious and explore with their senses, experimenting to find out how things work and noticing when one thing causes another to happen (causal reasoning). They also learn by interacting with others, […]