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All-New Water Ways – A Flurry of Fun!

Providence Children’s Museum’s popular Water Ways exhibit has a whole new look and torrents of fun-filled, imaginative new water play!

Kidoinfo had a blast playing in the newly renovated Water Ways exhibit during our sneak peek visit! Among our favorites was the mist dome and the vortexes. – Anisa

By Megan Fischer, Director of Communications, Providence Children’s Museum

Providence Children’s Museum’s popular Water Ways exhibit has a whole new look and torrents of fun-filled, imaginative new water play! The dynamic environment invites visitors of all ages to splash, discover and playfully explore ice, mist and the swirling, whirling ways of water.

Nov2014-WaterWaysWater is inherently fun and absolutely captivating – it naturally invites open-ended play and exploration. Water play is a mesmerizing sensory experience that fosters creativity, stimulates curiosity and promotes problem solving for all ages and abilities. It offers children endless possibilities to engage with science – to notice, question, experiment and develop a sense of wonder about the world around them.

Water Ways motivates kids – and grown-ups – to think, ‘What does water do?’ and ‘What can I do with water?’ by immersing visitors in engaging, interactive new water play:

  • Transform the size and shape of billowing mist and water domes
  • Send boats and balls spiraling and twisting through vortexes
  • Form fountains that funnel the flow of mist and water
  • Investigate, scoop and sculpt crushed ice using a variety of tools
  • “Paint” watery designs on a large slate wall
  • Build mazes and dam water cascading downstream with blocks and sandbags
  • Explore an expanded play area with ramps, squeegees and spigots especially for the Museum’s youngest visitors
  • And much more!

The Water Ways opening celebration is November 8 and 9, and the Museum also offers a series of special water exploration activities throughout the month:

  • Mad Science • November 11 • 1:00 & 2:00 PM
    Experience enthralling science experiments exploring the scientific method, air pressure and the states of matter.
  • Water Art • November 15 & 16 • 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
    Create watercolor masterpieces, make bubble prints, and use water and lemon juice to make a secret drawing.
  • Ice Play • November 22 & 23 • 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
    Paint with colorful ice cubes, make an ice sculpture, and use shaved ice to form a frozen scene.
  • Boats Afloat • November 29 & 30 • 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
    Design and race paddle boats and build a penny boat.

Water Ways and related activities are free with $9.00 Museum admission.  For more information, visit www.ChildrenMuseum.org.

Get a peek at the process of creating Water Ways on the Museum’s blog.

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