Group Visits

Educational Programs

Providence Children’s Museum is the ideal place for school field trips, camp outings, homeschool and community group trips and Scout excursions.

Group Visits

Educational Programs

Providence Children’s Museum is the ideal place for school field trips, camp outings, homeschool and community group trips and Scout excursions.

Field Trips

Preschool-Grade 5

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

Minimum of 10 children (over 12 months of age) required to receive the group rate and free chaperones. On the day of your visit, students will receive free Museum passes for future visits with their families. (Visitor policies)

  • $6 per child for 2 hours
  • $7 per child for 3 hours
    No charge for a proportionate number of chaperones

Scheduling Your Visit

Submit the inquiry form to schedule a group visit to PCM or contact us at groupvisits@childrenmuseum.org or (401) 273-5437 ext. 234 at least 3 weeks in advance of your visit.

Field Trip Adventure Class

Enhance your Museum Adventure with a 20-minute hands-on class led by a Museum educator. Museum Adventure classes take place within a two-hour Museum Adventure field trip. Each class aligns with Common Core Standards and Next Generation Science Standards. Choose a topic that best suits your curriculum needs.

Add an Adventure Class

Field trip fee plus:

  • $8 per child for 2 hour visit
    (minimum group number of 15 children; maximum of 25 children per lesson; maximum total group visit number of 50 children)
  • $9 per child for 3 hour visit
    (Group sizes of 50 – 100 children)

Best suited for ages 6+
Kids collaborate and use different folding, manipulating and attachment techniques to design a gadget or wearable art out of newspaper and recycled materials that highlights a “superpower” or personal strength which has a positive impact on their community.

New programs are in development. Museum staff are able to work with your classroom to customize an experience

Scout Program

Scout Discovery Days!

The Museum offers special programs for Brownies, Girl Scouts, Cub Scouts and youth groups. Special weekend group visits for Scouts! Bring your troop or group to the Museum during one of our Discovery Days Weekends. Receive special weekend group rates and information on how to play and explore in exhibits to earn badge and petal requirements. Build, create, and stretch your creative problem-solving skills with two floors of hands-on fun. Explore the swirling, whirling ways of water, investigate the awesome power of air, and much more! Perfect for young scouts, community groups, homeschool groups, etc.

Choose from either a 2-hour morning or 2-hour afternoon session.

Pre-Registration is required.

Fill out our Scout Program inquiry form, call (401) 273-5437, ex 234  or send a detailed email to info@childrenmuseum.org. Please allow 2 business days for a response. (Monday – Friday)

Visitor Policies

Chaperones

To ensure an enjoyable experience for all visitors, PCM requires adult chaperones (at least 18 years of age) for every group in addition to the teacher/group leader. The group leader should be free to circulate among students.

  • 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.

Groups who do not bring the required number of chaperones will be charged regular admission ($12.00) for each extra child.

Groups who bring more chaperones than children will be charged regular admission ($12.00) for each extra chaperone.

Payment

A full payment is due 21 days before the visit date.

You must have a minimum of 10 children (over 12 months of age) to receive the group rate.

There is no charge for a proportionate number of chaperones or teachers.

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.

Parking

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.

Lunch
Please be sure to make lunch plans elsewhere for your group. The Museum does not have space available for group lunches or snacks but can provide a list of nearby parks. 
Accessibility

The Museum is fully wheelchair accessible.
Signage is in both English and Spanish.
We will work with you to meet your group’s specific needs.

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.

About Us

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

Hours and Admissions

Exhibits Closed
PCM’s exhibits are closed to the public until July 8, 2021 with the exception of vacation weeks. The Museum is available for birthday party and corporate rentals

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

Even though PCM is closed, we’ve collected an extensive resource of creative activities that will engage kids and their caregivers wherever you may be.

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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