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Providence Children's Museum

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Neighborhood: Upper South Providence
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Address: 100 South St, Providence, RI 02903-4749
Phone Number: 401-273-5437
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New museum located in the Jewelry District.

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We have been to many children's museums , but all our expectations were exceeded! We took our four grandchildren ages 18 months to nine years. My older grandson loves the electric... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Rosemary N
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Seaside Park, New Jersey, United States
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Seaside Park, New Jersey, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have been to many children's museums , but all our expectations were exceeded! We took our four grandchildren ages 18 months to nine years. My older grandson loves the electric circuit room and they all loved the water play. Even the youngest could participate . They also enjoyed the upstairs building activities. The activities were well designed and the... More 

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South Windsor, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We drove 11/2 hours to spend the day with our 3 grandchildren here and it was OUTSTANDING. It is creative, well organized and fun. It even has a small outdoor area. They have a water room with all kinds of activities that left the kids soaked but happy. Two negatives- teeny parking area and no food for purchase. We went... More 

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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45 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My two year and her four year old cousin had a blast here, on a rainy summer afternoon. We pack lunches and spent the whole day. The biggest challenge was getting them to leave.

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1 Thank CrisMOS
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When my children were little, I had a yearly membership to the museum. The activities are hands on, fun and educational. They also have a lot of special performances by local artists, storytellers, puppeteers, etc. It is well worth the price of a membership.

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1 Thank 356adriennen
North Providence, Rhode Island
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great place to play and explore with your children. Water games, crafts and role play to name a few.

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Thank iris30303
Lincoln, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My two year old loves coming to the children's museum. The water room is large with long tables to play at. The imagination/play area upstairs is also a lot of fun. It is small enough not to feel overwhelmed but large enough that there are a variety of activities for kids.

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Providence, Rhode Island
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A great day to spend with the grandchildren. They were actively engaged. There was much for them to do. A great visit anytime.

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Inwood, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016

Its a smaller museum but did its job. My kids were happy with it especially with the water part and the outdoor activities.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

My husband was attending a school at the military base in Newport for a few weeks, and I took the train up to meet him with our three boys who were 5, 2, and two months (I know, I'm insane). He had to work one morning, and we spent it at the Providence Children's Museum. It was the best time... More 

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Hebron, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I took our 4 and 7 year old here while in town. It was a great place for the kids to enjoy playing for an afternoon. I was pleasantly surprised to find out that parking was free:). I think my kids favorite part was the water area. There was plenty of room for them to play around... More 

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