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10 Things to do during Spring Vacation Week

10 Things to do during Spring Vacation Week

[ 0 ] April 16, 2015 |

Looking for some fun and interesting things to do during the upcoming vacation week? Check out the following ideas: From furry animals, seals and bluebells to mud, masks and tree canopy walks – there is plenty to do in our local area to keep even the busiest of littles happy. 1. Explore the bluebell woods […]

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April Vacation Activities at Providence Children’s Museum

April Vacation Activities at Providence Children’s Museum

[ 0 ] April 16, 2015 |

So 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 […]

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Unicorns Appear at Providence Children’s Museum!

Unicorns Appear at Providence Children’s Museum!

[ 0 ] April 15, 2015 |

How cool is this? Providence Children’s Museum is part of Unicorns in Residence: Providence, an imaginative, interactive art experience taking place across the city this spring and summer.  Designed by New York artist Camomile Hixon and curated by Helene Miller, the project invites families to join a search for a missing unicorn and spot the […]

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What-a-majig? Rigamajig!

What-a-majig? Rigamajig!

[ 0 ] March 9, 2015 |

By Megan Fischer, Interim Director, Providence Children’s Museum This month at Providence Children’s Museum, invent creative contraptions with Rigamajig, an intriguing large-scale building kit featuring wooden planks, wheels and pulleys plus rope, nuts and bolts. Conceived by our friend and RISD Industrial Design professor Cas Holman, Rigamajig inspires kids’ imaginative hands-on play, encourages engineering exploration, […]

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UNICORNS ARE COMING! First stop, the Providence Public Library!

UNICORNS ARE COMING! First stop, the Providence Public Library!

[ 0 ] March 5, 2015 |

As a partner in the Unicorns in Residence: Providence, a citywide interactive art experience kicking off this month, Providence Public Library formally welcomes the unicorns that will comprise THE UNICORN STAMPEDE.  Unicorns in Residence: Providence is a collaboration seeded in Providence’s public parks by the Partnership for Providence Parks, and made possible by the Department […]

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Botanica Ceramica

Botanica Ceramica

[ 0 ] March 5, 2015 |

Botanica Ceramica: Large Scale Sculpture under Glass is an exhibition of large scale and site-specific ceramic sculpture, installed in the two main conservatories of the Roger Williams Park Botanical Center. The event runs from March 12 thru March 29th and costs only $3. The exhibition includes the work of nine nationally recognized artists whose works […]

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Snow more: Cabin fever suggestions for you and your littles

Snow more: Cabin fever suggestions for you and your littles

[ 1 ] February 19, 2015 |

As the parent of two active children, we are, like many of you, finding this winter a long event. My kids are 6.5 and 18 months old and so have very different wants and needs for activities.  The older wants to go out in freezing conditions and play in the snow, while our toddler struggles […]

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Children’s Garden: A Healthy Relationship with Nature

Children’s Garden: A Healthy Relationship with Nature

[ 0 ] February 19, 2015 |

by Wendy Fachon and Jeanine Silversmith Healthy fun is coming to the Rhode Island Flower Show at the Convention Center in Providence on February 19-22! This year’s theme is “Garden Adventures” and it promises to deliver fun for the whole family. The magnificent gardens not only offer ideas and inspiration for outdoor living spaces, but […]

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Scouts as Stewards

Scouts as Stewards

[ 0 ] February 10, 2015 |

By Samantha Polon, Learning Programs Developer, Providence Children’s Museum Scouting is often a springboard for youth to learn how to be stewards of their communities. Learning about teamwork, problem solving and even meeting workers from fireman to teachers to find out about their professions are all common and enriching activities Scouts participate in. But what […]

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GOT OVERDUE BOOKS? LIBRARIANS DON’T BITE . . .

GOT OVERDUE BOOKS? LIBRARIANS DON’T BITE . . .

[ 0 ] February 6, 2015 |

Bring ‘Em Back Week! Providence Community Library February 17-21, 2015 Bring a can of food Your fines will be forgiven Just for one week. Bring back your overdue library materials plus a canned food item to pay for your library fines! Recommended: one can of food = $20 in library fines* All food will go […]

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