Making Paper

Making Paper Developed by Jessica M. Iiams, PCM Play Intensive 2021(FOCUS: PreK-3, STEM, Creativity & Making) Downloadable PDF Did you know that approximately 815 million trees get cut down each year for the production of paper products? As stewards of the Earth,...

How Does Your Garden Grow?

How Does Your Garden Grow?  Developed by Karen Bryer, PCM Play Intensive 2021(FOCUS: K-2; Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics; Language and Literacy) Downloadable PDF Most students know that plants need sunlight, water, and soil to grow, but what would...

Inventory The Classroom!

Inventory The Classroom! Developed by Lauren Angel, PCM Play Intensive 2021(FOCUS: K-2, Physical Movement, Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), Creativity & Making, Design Thinking) Downloadable PDF Efficiency in counting can be a tricky skill...

Bot Creation

Bot Creation Developed by Katherine Smith, PCM Play Intensive 2021(FOCUS:K-2, STEAM, Language & Literacy Approach: Creativity & Making, Engineering and Design Process Length: Part 1 & Part 2) Downloadable PDF This lesson is based on the story “Dylan and...

From Materials to Goods

From Materials to Goods Developed by Abbey Kaknes, PCM Play Intensive 2021(FOCUS: Civics & Culture, K-2, History & Humanities, Creativity & Making, Design Thinking (An innovative problem-solving process)) Downloadable PDF Where do the materials we use to...

Colorful Shadows

Colorful Shadows Developed by Leslie Andrade, PCM Play Intensive 2021(FOCUS: Pre K, STEM,  Design Thinking) Downloadable PDF In this lesson, students will explore how different combinations of colors of light change the color of shadows. This challenge encourages...
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.