Play Your Way

Exhibits

Exhibits

Providence Children’s Museum is dedicated to the idea that children learn through play and that play is good for children and their families. The Museum’s hands-on learning environments and programs are designed for children ages 1 to 11 and their adult caregivers.

Water Ways

Explore ice, mist and discover the swirling, whirling ways of water in a water play environment!
Childrens Garden Exhibits

Water Ways

Explore ice, mist and discover the swirling, whirling ways of water in a water play environment!

Enjoy a picnic beside a trickling fountain and learn more about the plants in your own backyard! Kids and grown-ups have active outdoor fun as they discover a host of colorful, hands-on toys that present a series of physical challenges.

Childrens Garden Exhibits

CHILDREN’S GARDEN

Enjoy a picnic beside a trickling fountain and learn more about the plants in your own backyard! Kids and grown-ups have active outdoor fun as they discover a host of colorful, hands-on toys that present a series of physical challenges.

Coming to Rhode Island

Embark on an interactive time-traveling adventure to meet people who immigrated to Rhode Island from around the world and explore history, culture and diversity through stories.
Coming to RI Exhibits

Coming to Rhode Island

Embark on an interactive time-traveling adventure to meet people who immigrated to Rhode Island from around the world and explore history, culture and diversity through stories.

ThinkSpace

Experiment with shapes and spaces through hands-on puzzles and challenges.
Think Space

Thinkspace

Experiment with shapes and spaces through hands-on puzzles and challenges.

INNOVATION LAB

Providing young innovators with the chance to work with real tools and interesting materials. All visitors can create in age-appropriate ways using a variety of tools like hot glue guns, sewing machines, laser and 3D printers, hammers, nails, and even golf tees and styrofoam balls.

Innovation Lab Exhibits

Innovation Lab

Providing young innovators with the chance to work with real tools and interesting materials. All visitors can create in age-appropriate ways using a variety of tools like hot glue guns, sewing machines, laser and 3D printers, hammers, nails, and even golf tees and styrofoam balls.

LittleWoods

Climb into a tree house, swoop down a slide and crawl through a bear cave in an enchanting woodland environment. Just for infants to 4-year-olds and their caregivers.

Little Woods

Littlewoods

Climb into a tree house, swoop down a slide and crawl through a bear cave in an enchanting woodland environment. Just for infants to 4-year-olds and their caregivers.

Maker Studio

Explore a different activity each week in a vibrant program space designed for science and nature exploration and art experimentation.
Maker Studio Exhibits

Maker Studio

Explore a different activity each week in a vibrant program space designed for science and nature exploration and art experimentation.

Play Power

Send objects soaring through air tubes and construct magnetic mazes in an environment that celebrates the power of children’s play.
Little Woods

Play Power

Send objects soaring through air tubes and construct magnetic mazes in an environment that celebrates the power of children’s play.

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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