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Providence Children's Museum

100 South Street, Providence, RI 02903 (Upper South Providence)
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Ranked #18 of 70 Attractions in Providence
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Children's Museums
Description: New museum located in the Jewelry District.
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2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 via mobile

Great place for little ones, but my older kids 9-11 were getting awkward glances by other adults as if they had no business being there. My kids loved the Boston children's museum as well as the Cape Cod Children's Museum so I thought we'd try this one. Over run by babies and toddlers and yuppie parents with not much to... More

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ft worth
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014 via mobile

Very nice vibe and an enthusiastic staff, but our 9 year old was quickly bored. You can walk from downtown but not thru the toniest of areas. $7 to get in for adults and children.

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Kogarah, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

The Providence Children's Museum was a side-attraction for our journey through Rhode Island. The museum did not have the best set up for children's exploration however the hand-on exhibits was worth the price of entrance.

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Brooklyn, New York
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Works for ages 6 mo to 8 years old. We went during summer weekday morning with our toddlers and museum was mostly occupied by day camps. Beats the larger children's museum in our home town for quality and range of activities. Good for at least 2-3 hours of fun. Note: museum has its own parking lot, which we were not... More

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Woonsocket, Rhode Island
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 via mobile

I haven't honestly been here in a very long time but I remember coming when I was a very little girl. Parents probably don't like it as much as kids do but you know what, it's a place designed for children to have fun and that's exactly what they're doing there.

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Cumberland, Rhode Island
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6 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

I have visited this museum several times over the years most recently with my son and his friend. They had a blast. Both kids LOVE to touch things so the fact that you can touch until your hearts content is a plus for sure! There is a water room to explore, funny mirrors and a lot of activities. There is... More

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Brooklyn, Connecticut
17 reviews 17 reviews
11 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We took our 2 1/2 year old granddaughter to the Providence Children's Museum a couple of days ago and she enjoyed it so much. There was enough there to entertain a two year old for several hours. The one thing I would suggest is that they separate the "water room" into two sides: one side for children under 3 and... More

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Providence, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

I went with a group of school children for a day and what a pleasant day it was. Children love to be there,we all have loves of fun with all the activities they have all around,very intertaning and good knowledge For children to learn about the beginning and the future of life .

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

A nice clean middle-sized children's museum, where the little ones can easily spent a couple of hours playing. Free on-side parking available.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Well maintained little family hideaway in the middle of Providence. Admission prices are affordable and there are often money-saving events. My nieces loved all of the exhibits and playing outside.

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