Blast from the Past

Blast From the Past Developed by Mary Palazzolo, PCM Play Intensive 2022 (FOCUS: Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, History & Humanities, Design Thinking)   Introduction: Time-travel back to ancient times and imagine what it was like to live in the past! How did...

Miniature Monuments

Miniature Monuments Developed by Alison Plump, PCM Play Intensive 2021(FOCUS: Visual & Performance Arts, Civics & Culture, History & Humanities, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade5) Introduction: As part of the Visual Arts Curriculum students periodically participate...

Creating Characterization

Creating Characterization   Developed by Emily Shea, Playful Practicum 2022 Bring your character to life! Design animal character puppets to support the development and retelling of self-created animal stories.  In this lesson, students will demonstrate their...

Modern Maypoles

Modern Maypoles with Playful Patterns   Developed by Alison Plump, Playful Practicum 2022 As part of the Visual Arts Curriculum students learn about patterns and how they are found in art, music, poetry, design, science, math, and nature. Weaving is always a...

Journaling the Journey

Journaling the Journey Developed by Margaret Masse, PCM Play Intensive 2021 (FOCUS: 3rd Grade, History, Humanities, Writing, Language and Literacy, SEL) Everyone living in the United States has an immigrant past, with the exception of Native Americans. Over the last...

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...
About Us

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

Hours and Admissions

WEDNESDAY – SUNDAY (beginning 9/7/22)
9:30am to 12:30pm and 
1:30pm or 4:30pm

Reservations are available online. Reserve your ticket now, or purchase walk-up tickets when you arrive.

Masks are optional for most activities at PCM.

Group Visits

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

For Families

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

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.

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.