Providence Children’s Museum is the ideal place for school field trips, camp outings, homeschool and community group trips and Scout excursions.
Field trips are ideal for school and camp groups, community groups, preschools, parent-child groups, Scout excursions, childcare centers, and groups with disabilities.
A Museum field trip is a hands-on exploration of two floors of interactive exhibits. Kids become engineers, building bridges or moving water through fountains and locks. Students travel through history to meet people who traveled from different lands to make Rhode Island their home. They explore shape and space through spatial thinking puzzles and challenges. Teacher resource packets, visiting tips and a floor plan are provided to help you pre-plan and customize your group’s learning experience during your visit.
Field Trip Fees
Groups of 5 – 50 people (maximum) associated with a school, daycare, community, organization, etc. may inquire about group visits with our Visitor Services Team.
- $14 per person (children and chaperones) for 2 hours
Scheduling Your Visit
Submit the inquiry form to schedule a group visit to PCM or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or (401) 273-5437 ext. 234 at least 3 weeks in advance of your visit.
- Ages 3 – 5 must have a group leader plus one chaperone for every 4 students.
- Grades K – 5 must have a group leader plus one chaperone for every 8 students.
Any groups that do not adhere to the correct chaperone ratio may be turned away or incur additional fees.
A full payment is due 21 days before the visit date.
The Museum accepts cash, checks, Visa, MasterCard, Discover and purchase orders. Passes, discount coupons and membership cards will not be accepted as payment for group visits.
We will retain a processing fee based on a percentage of what your group would cost up to 14 days before your visit should you decide to cancel. No groups will be refunded day of unless their trip has been affected by the absence of more than ten children.
There is parking space reserved for buses or vans during your field trip.
If chaperones drive their own cars they may find metered street parking; the group visit fee does not include parking in the Museum parking lot. Any chaperone that parks in the lot may incur additional fees to the group.
The Museum is fully wheelchair accessible, including a ramp to the second floor.
Signage is in both English and Spanish.
We will work with you to meet your group’s specific needs, which you may add to your inquiry at the bottom of the page in the ‘questions and comments’ section.
Free Preview for Teachers
Take a sneak peek!
We recommend that you preview the exhibits before your field trip. Museum education staff are also happy to discuss ways to connect the Museum to your curriculum. Please ask about arranging a free preview visit when you book your field trip. You must book your free preview to be up to two weeks before your expected visit date.