LittleWoods

AGES 4 AND UNDER

A tree to climb, a cave to explore, a special place for babies and information for parents fill a woodland environment for infants to four-year-olds and their adult caregivers.

Littlewoods is designed to meet the needs of infants, toddlers and preschoolers and their caregivers. In a woodland setting, young children practice new motor skills climbing a specially designed ladder to the enclosed treetop and come gleefully down the gently sloping slide. The bear cave, furry animal costumes and beautifully crafted puppets encourage pretend play for developing imaginations. Children and their grown-ups cuddle in cozy nooks to share a wonderful selection of picture books. The Baby Nest play area provides a safe and stimulating place for infants.

Littlewoods is reserved for children ages 4 and under with their adult caregivers. A gate prevents toddlers from wandering off and discourages older children from entering the area. Play guides are on hand to encourage fun and learning. Resources for parents contain childcare information and adults may share tips on toilet training, favorite books, healthy lunchbox snacks and a range of other topics at the Parent Talk Back Board.

Some things to do in Littlewoods
With your infant:

  • Play peek-a-boo with your baby through the sides of the Baby Nest.
  • Twirl the large, colorful butterflies above the Baby Nest and watch your baby reach and smile.

With your toddler:

  • Encourage your toddler to use a wooden cart to gather and transport the rubber rocks – it’s a good way to exercise his early walking skills.
  • Help your child put on a brown bear costume, grab a friendly bear puppet and invite her to a pretend picnic in the cave.

With your preschooler:

  • Join in your child’s pretend play as, dressed in the bluebird costume, he climbs the ladder to the tree house and slides down the slide.
  • Applaud your child’s balancing skills as she hops the stream or steps from rock to rock.
  • Together, make up rhythmic songs to sing while rocking in the boat.
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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