Blast from the Past

Blast From the Past Developed by Mary Palazzolo, PCM Play Intensive 2022 (FOCUS: Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, History & Humanities, Design Thinking)   Introduction: Time-travel back to ancient times and imagine what it was like to live in the past! How did...

Homes Around the World

Homes Around the World  Developed by Tara Mollo, Playful Practicum 2022 Around the world people have different access to tools, availability of materials and endure a variety of types of climates. Students will learn about different types of houses there are in the...

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...

Building Stability Challenge

Building Stability Challenge Developed by Tara Mollo, Playful Practicum 2022 People construct; one of the defining characteristics of humanity is that we make. We make structures (buildings, houses, schools, monuments), organizations, rules, ideas, and works of...

What a Wall!

What A Wall! Developed by Maggie Masse, PCM Play Intensive 2021(FOCUS: 3rd Grade, STEM, Engineering Design Process, Design Thinking) Fort Adams was built in 1799 in Newport, Rhode Island by the United States Navy to protect Narragansett Bay. In this lesson inspired by...

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...
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.