Shadows and Sun Fun!

Shadows and Sun Fun! Developed by Danielle Fonseca, PCM Play Intensive 2021 (FOCUS: Preschool & Pre-K, Kindergarten, Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), Visual & Performance Arts, Language & Literacy) Downloadable PDF This lesson...

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...

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...

Let’s Study Seeds

Let’s Study Seeds Developed by Tara Mollo, PCM Play Intensive 2021(FOCUS: Pre K, Kindergarten, Science, Mathematics, Language, Creativity & Making, Design Thinking) Downloadable PDF With this activity students will talk about and compare the size of the...

Dirt Detectives

Dirt Detectives Developed by Karen Mangone, PCM Play Intensive 2021(FOCUS: Pre-K – K, Language & Literacy, Science, Arts, Mathematics, Exploration & Design Thinking, Social & Emotional Learning) Downloadable PDF Let us be dirt detectives and explore what...
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.