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...

Constellation Creation

Constellation Creation Developed by Katherine Smith, PCM Play Intensive 2021(FOCUS: K-2, Science, Literacy, Math, STEM) Downloadable PDF This lesson is part of a big Space unit in Kindergarten. Students connect to stars all the time, whether it be stargazing at night...

Where Did All the Water Go?

Where Did All the Water Go? Developed by Rachel Greenberg, PCM Play Intensive 2021(FOCUS: K-2; Language & Literacy, Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)) Downloadable PDF As plant researchers, we have grappled with how to water our plants when...

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...
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.