Category: museums

The Power of Problem Solving

The Power of Problem Solving

[ 0 ] August 30, 2015 |

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.

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Exploring & Explaining at Providence Children’s Museum

Exploring & Explaining at Providence Children’s Museum

[ 0 ] August 19, 2015 |

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, […]

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Explore Rhode Island with the Rhody Ramble

Explore Rhode Island with the Rhody Ramble

[ 0 ] July 17, 2015 |

Summer is the perfect time to enjoy all that the Ocean State has to offer. We love the Rhody Ramble, which features a year-round calendar, connecting families with authentic local places. Now in its fourth year, the program features a calendar filled with events, tours and programs designed for children and their families at 29 […]

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Play at the Park with Providence Children’s Museum!

Play at the Park with Providence Children’s Museum!

[ 0 ] July 6, 2015 |

By Megan Fischer, Interim Executive Director, Providence Children’s Museum For a fourth summer, Providence Children’s Museum is bringing playful hands-on activities to neighborhood parks across Providence, building on its efforts to advocate for and raise awareness of the critical importance of children’s play, and its commitment to provide play opportunities throughout the community. The Museum […]

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Investigating My Sky: New Exhibit Now Open at Providence Children’s Museum

Investigating My Sky: New Exhibit Now Open at Providence Children’s Museum

[ 0 ] June 11, 2015 |

By Megan Fischer, Providence Children’s Museum Through September 7, Providence Children’s Museum hosts My Sky, an immersive traveling exhibit that encourages families to look up and be inspired by the wonders of the universe. Produced by Boston Children’s Museum in collaboration with Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory and NASA, My Sky invites families to investigate the sun, […]

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When is work actually play? Job opportunities this summer in Providence

When is work actually play? Job opportunities this summer in Providence

[ 0 ] May 13, 2015 |

Summer PlayCorps Oppurtinities PlayCorpsThe Partnership for Providence Parks is teaming up with the City of Providence’s Department of Parks + Recreation and Healthy Communities Office and Providence Children’s Museum for a second exciting summer of play in Providence parks. The Partnership is seeking energetic summer PlayCorps Leaders and Interns to facilitate and support creative and […]

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Kidoinfo fun: Electricity Exploration at the Children’s Museum

Kidoinfo fun: Electricity Exploration at the Children’s Museum

[ 0 ] May 11, 2015 |

We are partnering with Providence Children’s Museum—one of our favorite go-to spots for play and discovery—this weekend, to provide kids an opportunity to explore electricity. Kids can make simple circuits, test conductors and use citrus to create electricity. How cool is that!? The Details: Electricity Exploration Saturday, May 16 & Sunday, May 17 from  11:00 […]

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Cultivating Collections

Cultivating Collections

[ 0 ] May 1, 2015 |

By Robin Meisner, Director of Exhibits, Providence Children’s Museum Most visitors know Providence Children’s Museums as a collection of experiences in which children and families learn through play and active exploration. One of the defining features of our exhibits is that they are rich in discoveries and stimulating for the senses. We incorporate unusual and […]

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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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