Category: Providence Children’s Museum

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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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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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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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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Learning from the Legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.

Learning from the Legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.

[ 1 ] January 14, 2015 |

By Cathy Saunders, Director of Education, Providence Children’s Museum I started school in the early 70s, a white child in a Boston suburban school that had integrated busing. I wondered what it would be like to have an hour-long bus ride to school, but I gave no thought to why other students traveled so far […]

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