Today at PCM

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Today at PCM

Daily Programs 

There is always something new to do at PCM! Our calendar has the most up to date activities with descriptions of our regular drop in activities. PCM programs accommodate a wide range of ages and abilities and can easily be adapted or extended so that everyone can enjoy. While activities may be focused on specific ages for some programs, older or younger children and adult caregivers are always welcome to play.

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Drop In Programs

Innovation Lab

Maker Studio

Toddler Try-it

Children's Theater

Play and Learn

Innovation Lab

Maker Studio

Toddler Try-it

Children's Theater

Play and Learn

Innovation Lab

Our newest space designed for deeper dives into jewelry making, woodworking, video animation, robotics, 3-D printing and more.

Maker Studio

Drop into the PCM’s vibrant art and science exploration space to discover a changing schedule of imaginative activities. Create with natural and recycled materials, investigate the power of air and the movement of water, tinker and engineer a gadget, tackle creative construction challenges, and much more.

Maker Studio is open for self-guided exploration most days from 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM, with activities appropriate for a wide range of ages and abilities; click here for an activity schedule.

Toddler Try-It

Young children, ages 18 months to 3 years, use real tools and explore the creative process as they delve into different hands-on art and science activities each Friday morning in the Maker Studio.

Collette + PCM Children’s Theater: Creating a World of Wonder

Join us each month for Collette Children’s Theater weekend. Fun and compelling, these interactive skits are designed to provide kids and parents with empathy skills-building experiences and introduce our younger visitors to live theater.

Underwritten by Nancy Worthen in memory of Margaret L. Worthen and Hasbro Children’s Fund. Sponsored by Collette

Play and Learn

An open-ended story-based program focused on 2- to 4-year-olds to build skills in a variety of areas and for parents to continue the learning at home. Join a different fun-filled activity each week in Littlewoods! Check the calendar for details about each week’s programs.

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.

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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