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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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Description: New museum located in the Jewelry District.

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Fun place for young kids

Visited on a snowy day so my kids could run around. Its not very large, but there are a lot of hands on activities for the kids that are done very nice. The building is clean... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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Bronx, New York
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99 reviews 99 reviews
37 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Went to visit the museum after reading great reviews with our 4 year old. He absolutely loved it. The parking lot was full at about 1pm on a party cloudy Sunday, but we waited for about 5 minutes and were able to get a spot. Free parking. The area surrounding the museum seems to be industrial as many building looked... More 

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Providence, Rhode Island
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133 reviews 133 reviews
42 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

You could come and stay forever. The water room alone can occupy many children for hours. In the good weather there is a great creative outdoor play area.

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Lyon, Rhone-Alpes, France
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 via mobile

Children can do everything on this muséum, play with Walter, wind ... They CAN discover a lot of think about Rhode Island

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Boston, Massachusetts
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73 reviews 73 reviews
13 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

My 18 month old daughter had a great time here. She particularly enjoyed the water room. She loved the fountains, the whirl pools and the fog. The museum is small but there's a lot to do for young kids. My only gripe is that they don't have a changing station in each bathroom. There are 6 bathrooms but only 2... More 

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auburn,ma
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Visited on a snowy day so my kids could run around. Its not very large, but there are a lot of hands on activities for the kids that are done very nice. The building is clean, well lit, and colorful. One of the stations broke while we were there and the staff were very quick to fix it. The price... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

My 4 year old had a lot of fun here, and didn't want to leave! The price was reasonable. The place isn't huge, but they section it off nicely. The play areas seemed clean enough, considering the amount of people the day we went. The bathroom was adequate. I saw staff actively cleaning the play areas and keeping things under... More 

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Lothian, Maryland
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39 reviews 39 reviews
12 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

We visited on a Sunday when it was Seuss day, and lots of birthday parties. The place was crowded, but not crazy. Our grandkids loved the water station and the boat they could climb on. We were worn out after 2 hours, but had a ton of fun. We will visit again.

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Suresnes, France
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49 reviews 49 reviews
5 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Great to have your kids run around not having to worry what happens next. A cool place to hang around, enjoy your parenthood and know you actively contribute to the well-being of your beloved. I miss the place

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Pembroke, Massachusetts
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Enjoyed the water room and the scarfs that blow up the tubes..... too much snow to enjoy outside, guess we'll wait for the spring.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

The perfect place to take young kids when the weather isn't permitting outside. My kids loved the water play room- bring some extra clothes in case they get wet!

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