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

Groups of 5 – 50 people (maximum) associated with a school, daycare, community, organization, etc. may inquire about group visits with our Visitor Services Team.

  • $12 per person (children and chaperones) for 2 hours

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.

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.

Any groups that do not adhere to the correct chaperone ratio may be turned away or incur additional fees.

Payment

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

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.

We will retain a processing fee based on a percentage of what your group would cost up to 14 days before your visit should you decide to cancel. No groups will be refunded day of unless their trip has been affected by the absence of more than ten children.

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. Any chaperone that parks in the lot may incur additional fees to the group.

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, including a ramp to the second floor.
Signage is in both English and Spanish.
We will work with you to meet your group’s specific needs, which you may add to your inquiry at the bottom of the page in the ‘questions and comments’ section.

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. You must book your free preview to be up to two weeks before your expected visit date.

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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