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Providence Children's Museum

100 South Street, Providence, RI 02903 (Upper South Providence)
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Ranked #18 of 66 attractions in Providence
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Children's Museums
Description: New museum located in the Jewelry District.
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Lawrence, Massachusetts
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

Took my grandson for the second time, the first was a visit that included his mother, this time we relaxed and traveled at his pace. I enjoyed that much more. This definitely seems to be a place that entertains young ones the best. There is a room with a variety of water tables. The great thing about this room is... More

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Providence, Rhode Island
19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

I have kids in ages 1-11, and have found my 9 year old still is having fun visiting, while the 11 year old is starting to tire of the museum. My younger ones love everything, particularly the water play area inside. The outdoor section is fun in the Summer, but rather small. The buble play is great and the climbing... More

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Orlando, Florida
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41 reviews 41 reviews
25 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

I took my daughter here since she was three. She is seven and still enjoys coming here , its not a big place but there is a lot of hands on things to do and areas where you can play pirate or corner store and old time dress up , Its good for a few hours ,,,,

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Boston, MA
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

My family and I have been to many children's museums in the area and this is by far our favorite. It is clean & spacious. The parking lot is small but there is other street parking as well. The first floor has a great water area with balls and ramps for the littlest visitors and pipe systems and boats for... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

I was in the area and decided to visit. Since I am a museum member of a different museum I received a discount. Only had to pay for two from a family of six. My older two ages 14 & 10 just walked around. Didn't do too much because there wasn't much for their age group. My younger two ages... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
15 reviews 15 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013 via mobile

My young children absolutely love it here!! Lots of hands on creative fun including big water tables. Pack a lunch and eat upstairs-where there are a few small tables (we usually get a table if we eat around 11:45 am). Wonderful place for children ages 6 and under.

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Rochester, New York
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53 reviews 53 reviews
21 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

We brought our 11-month old son here as we were traveling around the area. They had a full area on the second floor where he could crawl around, and play, a great slide, a tons of playthings appropriate for his age. He was fascinated by the period-setting pieces, where he could play with everything, throw stuff around and such. Older... More

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New York City, New York
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

My kids are still talking about the museum. They had a blast. So many hands on experiences. I managed to learn something too. The outdoor play area is very cool. Easy to walk to from downtown hotels.

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Halifax, Massachusetts
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

Who is giving this place good reviews??? The staff??? This place is a run down peace of garbage. Thank god we where given paces to this place by some one becuse if I payed I be asking for a refund. Stuff is Not worked in almost every room. The place needs a fresh coat of paint badly. It's in the... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

Have been to a lot of children's museums, and this one is one of the best. First off - opens at 9am so you actually have a chance to beat the crowds, and get in a good amount of time before lunch. Museum was well laid out with interesting exhibits that could serve multiple age ranges (we have a 6,... More

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