For Families

Activities for Curious 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.

For Families

Online Activities

Online Activities + Programs
+ Webinars, Oh My!

PCM Reads

Join PCM Museum Educators and guest readers each week for Fiction Friday.

Activities for Curious Kids:
Play, Learn and Create

PCM@ Home

PCM has created an extensive resource of creative activities that will engage kids and their caregivers wherever you may be. Try It cards provide guidance to get started while Photos + Videos give you a peek at the materials and process while offering some tips for letting your imagination fly!

PCM programs are designed to accommodate a wide range of ages and abilities with many adaptations and expansions

Try-Its

Cultural Connections

Make Your Own Board Game with  Mariana Roa Oliva from ¡CityArts!

Make Your Own Board Game with Mariana Roa Oliva from ¡CityArts!

In this lesson, students build a WATER DROP MAZE using no-cost materials and challenge peers, parents and teachers to make it to the end without their drop of water falling off or falling in. Mazes support the development of spatial thinking, important to understanding math and rely on trial and error and executive function to test and then remember which paths do NOT lead to the exit. And this particular maze also allows for experimenting with water and friction resistance.

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#PCMcreates

Try-Its

Cultural Connections

Make Your Own Board Game with  Mariana Roa Oliva from ¡CityArts!

Make Your Own Board Game with Mariana Roa Oliva from ¡CityArts!

In this lesson, students build a WATER DROP MAZE using no-cost materials and challenge peers, parents and teachers to make it to the end without their drop of water falling off or falling in. Mazes support the development of spatial thinking, important to understanding math and rely on trial and error and executive function to test and then remember which paths do NOT lead to the exit. And this particular maze also allows for experimenting with water and friction resistance.

read more
About Us

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

Hours and Admissions

WEDNESDAY– SUNDAY
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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