Painting Rainbows with Natural Materials

Painting Rainbows With Natural Materials Developed by Danielle Fonseca, PCM Play Intensive 2021Focus: Preschool & Pre-Kinder, Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), Visual & Performance Arts, Physical Movement, Creativity & Making, Design...

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, & Recreate!

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, & Recreate! Developed by Lauren Angel, PCM Play Intensive 2021(FOCUS: STEAM, Creativity & Making, Design Thinking-Engineering Design Process, History & Humanities) Downloadable PDFUnderstanding the role we can all play in taking...

Greenhouse Growing

Greenhouse Growing Developed by Jacquelyn Bell, PCM Play Intensive 2021(FOCUS: Pre-K, Science, Technology, Arts, Engineering and Mathematics, Design thinking, Engineering Design Process, Creativity and Making, Recycling) Downloadable PDF How do fruits and vegetables...

Our Town

Our Town Developed by Jessica Iiams, PCM Play Intensive 2021(FOCUS: K-2, 3-5, Visual Arts, Civics & Culture, History & Humanities, Language & Literacy, SEL) Downloadable PDF This lesson is a great way to begin a unit on communities. The class discusses...

Features to Sounds

Features to Sounds Developed by Abbey Kaknes, PCM Play Intensive 2021(FOCUS: Grade 2, Science, Creativity & Making, Design Thinking) Downloadable PDF  All animals make different kinds of sound. All animals have different and unique characteristics that produce...

Magic Beans

Magic Beans Developed by Jaquelyn Bell, PCM Play Intensive 2021(FOCUS: Pre K, STEM, Creativity & Making, Design Thinking) Downloadable PDF We know what seeds look like when we plant them and we know what seeds look like when a plant begins to grow. What does that...
About Us

Our mission is to inspire lifelong learning for all through play, creativity, and exploration.

Hours and Admissions

9:30am to 12:30pm and 
1:30pm or 4:30pm

Reservations are available online. Reserve your ticket now, a limited number of walk-up tickets will be available.

All staff and visitors ages 2 and up must wear a mask that covers their nose and mouth at all times. No exceptions can be made to this policy. Bandanas and neck gaiters are not acceptable mask substitutes.

Group Visits

Providence Children’s Museum is the ideal place for school field trips, camp outings, homeschool and community group trips and Scout excursions.

About Play

While society often overlooks and undervalues play, we are here to celebrate and elevate it. Because we know play isn’t frivolous. It’s foundational.

For Families

We’ve collected an extensive resource of creative activities that will engage kids and their caregivers wherever you may be.

PCM Lesson Plans

Check out our library of lesson plans for teachers and families. PCM has created a variety of lesson plans for teachers by teachers for children pre-k through early elementary.

Become a Partner

PCM has brought the magic of learning to life for over 40 years. As a trusted resource for families and children in southern New England, PCM is an anchor in our community.

More than a Museum

PCM is committed to serving the children of southern New England – regardless of their financial ability. 40% of the Museum’s budget is dedicated to welcoming one-third of the Museum’s total audience free of charge or at greatly reduced rates through a variety of outreach programs.