Board of Directors

Mission, Vision, Values

To inspire lifelong learning for all through play, creativity, and exploration.

PCM strives to be a national leader in the power of play and the first step for children to gain the confidence and tools all children need to become culturally aware, creative thinkers and leaders as adults.

Play is essential. We know that there is power in play to connect, to heal, to learn and to grow.

We are inclusive. We create a safe and welcoming community in which visitors and staff share, embrace and respect all backgrounds, family structures, and identities.

We are accessible. We are accessible to all children regardless of their socio-economic status and physical, cognitive or learning differences.

We are creative. Our broad perspectives inform the design of our innovative spaces, exhibits, programs, training and services and we pride ourselves on the quality, beauty, and uniqueness of our learning environment.

We are research-based. Research guides our collaborations, exhibits, programs and success.

Our Board of Directors

About Us

Our Board

Mission, Vision, Values

To inspire lifelong learning for all through play, creativity, and exploration.

PCM strives to be a national leader in the power of play and the first step for children to gain the confidence and tools all children need to become culturally aware, creative thinkers and leaders as adults.

Play is essential. We know that there is power in play to connect, to heal, to learn and to grow.

We are inclusive. We create a safe and welcoming community in which visitors and staff share, embrace and respect all backgrounds, family structures, and identities.

We are accessible. We are accessible to all children regardless of their socio-economic status and physical, cognitive or learning differences.

We are creative. Our broad perspectives inform the design of our innovative spaces, exhibits, programs, training and services and we pride ourselves on the quality, beauty, and uniqueness of our learning environment.

We are research-based. Research guides our collaborations, exhibits, programs and success.

Our Board of Directors

Museum Board of Overseers

Margaret Batting
Oliver H. L. Bennett
Leon C. Boghossian III
Elizabeth C. Capozzi
Stephen A. Cardi II
Johnnie C. Chace
Elfriede A. Collis
Patrice E. Cooper
Florence A. Crisp
Bradford S. Dimeo
Jonathan Duffy
Frances H. Gammell-Roach
Peter M. Gervais
Michael E. Glass

Kathleen C. Goulding
Suzanne M. Hall
Adam Hamblett
Jay Howell
Joseph H. Kimball Jr.
Melinda Knight
Julie A. Lancia
Diane S. Larsen
Matthew O. Littlefield
Anne Maxwell Livingston
David M. Madden
Winfield W. Major
Jeffrey Meyer

Ruth K. Mullen
Ruth Orthwein
Carol A. Peterson
Edward P. Pieroni
Elizabeth H. Roberts
Linda Rockwell
Ellen Mossop Saville
Henry A. Silva
Thomas J. Skala
Neil D. Steinberg
Michael F. Sweeney
Manuel J. Vales IV
Stephen D. Zubiago
About Us

Our mission is to inspire lifelong learning for all through play, creativity, and exploration.

Hours and Admissions

Summer Schedule
TUESDAY – SATURDAY
9:30am to 12:30pm and 
1:30pm or 4:30pm

Reservations are available online. Reserve your ticket now, a limited number of walk-up tickets will be available.

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.

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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