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...

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...

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...
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.

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.
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