Support PCM

PCM has brought the magic of learning to life for over 45 years. As a trusted resource for families and children in southern New England, PCM is an anchor in our community.

Support PCM

Your gift sparks the love of lifelong learning.


Help us ensure that our high-quality programs, groundbreaking exhibits, and multicultural celebrations remain accessible and available to all those in the Providence community with a gift to the Annual Fund. PCM is a 501(c)(3) non-profit institution relying on ticket sales and memberships to cover 50% of our operating costs. The remaining balance of our budget is made up by generous donors like you.

PCM has brought the magic of learning to life for over 45 years. As a trusted resource for families and children in southern New England, PCM is an anchor in our community.

Give a gift of Stock or Securities

Gifts of appreciated securities are an easy way to make a gift to Providence Children’s Museum. Giving stocks, bonds or mutual fund shares can have tax advantages for you as well as the capital gains are typically not subject to income tax.

Click here to contact the Museum for more information or check with your broker or accountant to see if a stock gift is right for you.

Make a Planned Gift

3 primary planned giving options:

  • Bequest
  • Annuity
  • Trust
Your gift to Providence Children’s Museum may be matched by your employer through charitable contribution match programs. Check with your HR department to see if your gift is eligible for matching your company program.
Constellation Society

The Constellation Society honors and recognizes those who support Providence Children’s Museum by creating a provision in their financial and estate plans to benefit this important educational and cultural institution. Such gifts are invested. Relative to each designation, funds are used to help support special educational programs and projects and the ongoing annual costs necessary to operate the Museum.

Gift Membership

Approximately one-third of the Museum’s operating income comes from charitable tax-deductible gifts.

Your generosity enables the Museum to:

  • Welcome families regardless of their ability to pay admission fees.
  • Partner with Head Start and inner-city community centers and ensure memorable learning experiences for children most in need.
  • Provide positive shared experiences for children in foster care and their parents.
  • Advocate for the importance of play in children’s healthy development.
  • And much more!

Give the gift of play and learning to kids you care about. Please consider:

  • Any amount to honor someone special.
  • $125 to underwrite one charitable membership.

*Donors of $100 or more are listed in the Annual Report. All donors are listed on the Museum’s website. Special donor recognition: (BB) Building Block, (M) Member, (A) Alumni, former member, (5+) Sustaining, consecutive years

Inscribe a Brick

Honor a special person or celebrate a special occasion with a personalized inscribed brick in the Children’s Museum’s sunlit atrium walkway. This is a timeless way to support the Museum and announce to the world that someone has made a difference in your life.

All names of honored or memorialized individuals will be listed in the Museum’s Annual Report.

Donate with Online Shopping

Providence Children’s Museum is a member of Amazon Smile program. Through Amazon Smile, a portion of any online purchases can support PCM.

When you shop at, the Providence Children’s Museum can benefit! Simply log on through and designate  Providence Children’s Museum as your charity. Amazon will donate 0.5% of your purchase to PCM.

About Us

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

Hours and Admissions

WEDNESDAY – SUNDAY (beginning 9/7/22)
9:30am to 12:30pm and 
1:30pm or 4:30pm

Reservations are available online. Reserve your ticket now, or purchase walk-up tickets when you arrive.

Masks are optional for most activities at PCM.

Group Visits

Providence Children's Museum is the ideal place for school field trips, camp outings, homeschool and community group trips and Scout excursions.

For Families

We’ve collected an extensive resource of creative activities that will engage kids and their caregivers wherever you may be.

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.

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.