Category: activities: indoor

rhode trip (+ beyond): Cape Cod Museum of Natural History

rhode trip (+ beyond): Cape Cod Museum of Natural History

[ 7 ] April 30, 2008 |

Drive time from Providence, RI: @1 hour 45 minutes (@ 90 miles) (directions) Details: The Cape Cod Museum of Natural History – 869 Route 6A, Brewster, MA 02631 Open February through December Admission: Adults – $8 (Seniors – $7), Ages 3-12 – $3.50, Under 3 – free. Free for members. 508-896-3867 Indoors: Kids can see […]

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2008 April School Vacation

2008 April School Vacation

[ 1 ] April 11, 2008 |

There are lots of great events happening in the area during Rhode Island public and charter Spring School Vacation Week (April 14 — April 18, 2008). Parents of young children, who may not be in the school vacation rhythm yet, should be aware that many of their favorite Rhode Island hotspots will be busier than […]

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Photo Booth

Photo Booth

[ 3 ] April 10, 2008 |

I have not used these booths since I was a kid. But when I recently took my boys and their friend to see Horton Hears a Who at the Showcase Cinemas Seekonk Route 6 movie theater, I noticed they had a photo booth in the lobby. I remembered how fun it was to step into […]

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The Providence Athenaeum

The Providence Athenaeum

[ 4 ] March 12, 2008 |

By Katy Killilea What is that thing you’ve been hearing friends rave about but haven’t yet investigated? Until recently, for me, it was joining the Providence Athenaeum. And the raving friends were right. I’m so glad we joined. The Athenaeum is the city’s private library, located on Benefit Street, right across from the courthouse. It […]

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It’s Easy Being Green!

It’s Easy Being Green!

[ 0 ] March 6, 2008 |

By Liza Littenberg-Brown Education Intern I loved being in the kitchen with my father when I was little. The crackling of the frying pan and the hiss of the steam were exciting, and he made everything fun. We scrambled around catching run-away grapes and played basketball with overripe fruit and an open garbage can. Taking […]

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Hanna and the Oobleck

Hanna and the Oobleck

[ 0 ] February 6, 2008 |

By Cathy Saunders, Director of Education “Let’s make oobleck and a spaceship that will land in it,” I say to Hanna. “Cool, I love oobleck!” she replies. I start adding cornstarch to water. Hanna tests the mixture. “It flows when I tip the pan, Cathy, but I think it’s still too liquid.” I add a […]

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Save the Providence Library Children’s Specialists

Save the Providence Library Children’s Specialists

[ 4 ] February 4, 2008 |

I have always loved the library — a safe, free place to access an abundance of books, movies, and music of all genres. But once I had my children, the library quickly became more than just a place to check out items with my blue card. It became a regular hangout for our family. From […]

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Tape Art

Tape Art

[ 2 ] January 29, 2008 |

I took my kids to see Tape Art Artaquarium at the recently opened 5 Traverse Gallery in Fox Point. This unusual exhibit is the work of Michael Townsend, James Mercer, and Jay Zehngebot from the Trummerkind art collective (some may know them as “the mall artists”). For four weeks, they are residing in this funky […]

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All That Glitters

All That Glitters

[ 0 ] January 24, 2008 |

By Marianne Ruggiero Coordinator of Family Programs at The RISD Museum Shakespeare wrote, “All that glitters is not gold.” What this means is that you have to be careful about judging things that LOOK really good on the outside, because chances are that they might not be so great when you look on the inside. […]

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Beating the Winter Blues

Beating the Winter Blues

[ 2 ] January 8, 2008 |

By Vanessa Relli-Moreau Education Department Providence Children’s Museum Winter in Rhode Island can be long. As the season gears up, kids have lots of festivities, activities and opportunities to play. They build gingerbread houses, make ornaments and enjoy holiday celebrations. Kids are almost overwhelmed with opportunities for holiday fun. All of this entertainment leads up […]

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