Let’s Learn A-Boat Surface Tension

Let’s Learn A-Boat Surface Tension Developed by Mary Nordby, PCM Play Intensive 2021 (FOCUS: grades 3 and 4, STEM, Executive Function, Next Generation Science Standards) Downloadable PDF This grades 3-4 STEM activity introduces children to the properties of...

Backyard Birding

Backyard Birding Developed by Tara Mollo, PCM Play Intensive 2021(FOCUS: PreK-Kindergarten, Science, Mathematics, STEM, Language, Creativity & Making, Design Thinking) Downloadable PDF Birdwatching is a great way to study nature. Children love to observe and...

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...

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...

Save The Plants

Save the Plants Developed by Rachel Greenberg, PCM Play Intensive 2021(FOCUS: Grade 1, Language and Literacy, Science, Technology, Arts, Engineering and Mathematics (STEAM)) Downloadable PDF Living things needs water. Humans need it, animals need it, plants need it!...

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...
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.

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.