Change Starts with YOU!

Change Starts with YOU! Developed by Mary Palazzolo, PCM Play Intensive 2021(FOCUS: Visual & Performance Arts, Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) Civics & Culture) Introduction: “Change Starts with YOU!” Do you ever look around and think, “I wish the world...

Can You Imagine?

Can You Imagine?! Developed by Alexandria McKay, PCM Play Intensive 2021 (FOCUS: Visual Arts, SEL, Language & Literary Arts) Introduction: This lesson will begin as an Art lesson introducing self-portraits. Children will develop skills in observing shapes,...

Building an Array of Houses

Building an Array of Houses Developed by Emily Shea, Playful Practicum 2022 In this lesson, the classroom will create a neighborhood of houses. In order to visualize math concepts, students will practice using arrays and their corresponding repeated addition equations...

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...

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...
Membership Monthly Payments Now Available

Membership still has its perks: a year of free play, discounts on birthday parties and drop off programs, and our weekly newsletter filled to the brim with programming. Every level receives discounted admission to over 200 children's museums and free admission to over 350 science and technology centers nationwide.

And we're adding a monthly payment option - click here for more information!

 

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.