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Providence Children's Museum

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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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Hands on learning fun!

Hands on activities for all ages. We spent 3 hours and still didn't get to play and interact with everything! For small children it can be a bit overwhelming, I recommend leading... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
SciFiAng
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Troy, New York
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Troy, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hands on activities for all ages. We spent 3 hours and still didn't get to play and interact with everything! For small children it can be a bit overwhelming, I recommend leading them through one area at a time and pacing yourselves. We went on a Sunday which seemed perfect as it was not overly busy. If too crowded, children... More 

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Nottingham, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Having a 5 year old I have been to 4 other Children's Museums; Dover NH, Portland ME, Boston MA, and Washington DC. The Providence Children's Museum packs a lot into a relatively small space. We loved the upper level with the variety of themed areas that you could actually go into. The ship was really cool with an upper deck... More 

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Seaside Park, New Jersey, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2016 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 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2016

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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46 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2016

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 July 26, 2016

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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North Providence, Rhode Island
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

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

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Lincoln, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

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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