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Providence Children's Museum

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Neighborhood: Upper South Providence
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Address: 100 South Street, Providence, RI 02903
Phone Number: 401-273-5437
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New museum located in the Jewelry District.

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Definitely worth it!

We went with two young children - both had a really great time! There are lots of activities for various ages. Best part - it was way less crowded than going into Boston. Our... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Boston, Massachusetts
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Warwick, Rhode Island
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259 reviews
76 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great "hands on" place to go with your children. I'd say, probably best for ages 3-9. Very thing is interactive. Fills a good part of the afternoon!

Thank Bobbie W
Boston, Massachusetts
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15 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went with two young children - both had a really great time! There are lots of activities for various ages. Best part - it was way less crowded than going into Boston. Our favorite was the water room. They provide smocks - but you may want to bring extra shirts or save this room for last. It was cold... More 

Thank travellinglobo
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

We took our 18 month old grand daughter twice in one week. The place has been improved 10 times over since they moved from Pawtucket. Plenty of parking and something for every age group.

Thank Dharman H
West Haven, Connecticut
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35 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

My husband and I came here with our 2 year old daughter. We were spending the weekend in the city and wanted an indoor activity to keep us all occupied and the Children’s museum didn’t disappoint. I have been to several other children’s museums and this one was/is hands down the best. My daughter loved the water room and delighted... More 

Thank weezer364
Foxboro, Massachusetts
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297 reviews
64 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015 via mobile

This is an amazing museum! We enjoyed staying there with my 5 years old son and his friends. Every corner and room have great themes and creative spaces. Outside is great too! I highly recommend this museum!

Thank Juripanda
Mystic, Connecticut
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11 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

This museum is best for children 5 and under. My older children 5 and 7 at time did enjoy it but a lot was meant for toddler/preschool. So we were out of there in an hour.

Thank Ashley H
Redding, Connecticut
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5 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

We were in town for a conference. While my husband was speaking, I took my two boys and we had a blast. The water room was by far the biggest attraction - we started and ended there. The vacuum tubes, engineering/construction area, and outside climbing area were also popular. I thought the "time tunnel" was pretty interesting, but my boys... More 

Thank C A
Portsmouth, Rhode Island
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

Great size for little ones...not too overwhelming. Plenty to keep them interested! Lots of hands on and nicely set up. Grandkids loved it!

New York City, New York
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43 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

There was a lot there for our son to play with but we thought it would be bigger and have more information . A lot of the things there were not labeled /didn't explain what the kids were supposed to learn by doing the activity . My son enjoyed playing but we were hoping for him to get more out... More 

Thank eweesabres
Taunton, Massachusetts
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78 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

Really great small children's museum. I think it is great for the 1-4 age range. We had our daughter's 2nd birthday here and it was really nicely done and managed.

Thank Lauren G

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