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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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Fun Educational Activity

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
356adriennen
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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Thank 356adriennen
North Providence, Rhode Island
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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Thank Jpav46
Providence, Rhode Island
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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Thank Carleen L
Inwood, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 3 weeks ago

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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Thank Ileana R
Hebron, Kentucky
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7 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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Mystic, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We went with a 17 month old and an 18 month old. I couldn't envision anything better for them. From the water tables to the ship to the "little woods" area, our kids were kept busy and loved it! They have done a great job here, especially for kids under age 5. I am so grateful to have this museum... More 

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Thank Andrea S
Pompano Beach, Florida
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016 via mobile

What a fun place to take children or grandchildren to. Lots if activities for all ages. The water room was great. My husband and I enjoyed the build it feature where one was the talker and the other the listener. Very funny to do.

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Thank Christine L
Hyannis, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016 via mobile

In today's age children are glued to their ipad. If you can tare them away this is fun for little ones. Love the giant doll along with activities. I liked it better when it was in Pawtucket. Times change so I would say it depends on you child as to wether they would like it.

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