Literally! Idiom Pictionary / Charades

Literally! Idiom Pictionary / Charades Developed by Alice Briney-Rockswold, PCM Play Practicum 2022(FOCUS: 3-5, ELA, Literal vs. Figurative Language) Introduction: Help students make heads or tails of commonly used English idioms. Materials to gather Chart paper...

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...

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...

Miniature Monuments

Miniature Monuments Developed by Alison Plump, PCM Play Intensive 2021(FOCUS: Visual & Performance Arts, Civics & Culture, History & Humanities, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade5) Introduction: As part of the Visual Arts Curriculum students periodically participate...

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...
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.

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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.