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) Introduction: This lesson is based on the story “Dylan and The...

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) Introduction: With this activity students will talk about and compare the size of the seeds,...

Go With The Flow

Go With The Flow Developed by Mary Nordby, PCM Play Intensive 2021(FOCUS: K-2. 3-5, Science, Technology, Art, Engineering and Mathematics (STEAM), Design Thinking) Introduction:  This K-5 STEM activity encourages children to explore the properties of water and use the...

A-Maze-ing Challenges

A-Maze-ing Challenges (FOCUS: Grades 1 and 2, STEM, Math, Executive Function, Next Generation Science Standards)Download a Printable PDF Lesson Here Introduction: PCM’s exhibit “Mystery Mazes” is the inspiration for this lesson. “Mystery Mazes” challenges visitors to...
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Our mission is to inspire lifelong learning for all through play, creativity, and exploration.

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Summer Schedule
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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.

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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.