Where Did All the Water Go?

Where Did All the Water Go? Developed by Rachel Greenberg, PCM Play Intensive 2021(FOCUS: K-2; Language & Literacy, Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)) Downloadable PDF As plant researchers, we have grappled with how to water our plants when...

Water Works!

Water Works!   Developed by Karen Mangone , PCM Play Intensive 2021(FOCUS: PreK – K, Language & Literacy, Science, Exploration and Design Thinking, Mathematics, Social & Emotional Learning) Downloadable PDF Students will experiment with water and...

Ice Cream in a Bag

Ice Cream in a Bag   Developed by Julie Klann, PCM Play Intensive 2021(FOCUS: Grade 1-5, STEAM, Science, Literacy, Creativity & Learning, Engineering/Scientific Method) Downloadable PDF In this lesson, students will act as scientists and develop their...

Catch Me If You Can!

Catch Me If You Can Developed by Julie Klann, PCM Play Intensive 2021(FOCUS: K-2, STEAM, Literacy, Creativity & Making, Design Thinking) Downloadable PDF The Leprechaun is on the loose! Let your creativity shine as you write a step by step plan and put your plans...

Shaping the Sand

Shaping the Sand   Developed by Karen Bryer, PCM Play Intensive 2021(FOCUS: K-2; Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics; Language and Literacy) Downloadable PDF This lesson helps give students some exploratory time with sand and water. It is an...

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...
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.

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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.