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Providence Children’s Museum: Closed September 2 – October 27, 2008

Nori At Prov Chil Museum-5Providence Children’s Museum will be closed to install a new exhibit, Play Power and complete renovations to its historic building, including the replacement of all exterior windows.

The museum, a frequent hangout for many parents and their young children, will be missed. Although nothing can replace the fun play spaces and fabulous programming at the Children’s Museum, Kidoinfo is here to help find alternative ways to play with your child. Check the events calendar for local happenings, find a story time near you and read the Kido blog for fresh ideas on how to spend the next month while the museum is closed.

Read the Providence Children’s Museum website to learn about the major new exhibit. Play Power celebrates the power of children’s play. This vibrant new learning environment will engage kids and adults in creative activities that vividly illustrate the importance of open-ended play as they: Investigate cause and effect with sound, motion, magnets, air and light; Construct contraptions to send balls rolling down ramps and through mazes; Create original musical compositions; Propel objects through air tubes; Transform an intriguing domed play space with interlocking geometric blocks and tubes; And much more!

Get a sneak peak here:

Play Power AirPlay Power Dome Drawing

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  • I have been to the Eric Carle Museum. It is a lovely little museum and worth the road trip. It includes a lovely little book room for storytime, an arts/craft studio for kids, an exhibition area for children’s illustrations (not for touching) and a small theater space and bookshop. They have a nice little cafe as well.

    Afterwards we stopped in Amherst and had a snack at Judy’s http://www.judiesrestaurant.com/
    – the popovers and apple butter are out of this world and the kids’ menu was a bargain.