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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: +1 401-273-5437

New museum located in the Jewelry District.

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Children love it

We took our 21 month old granson here and he loved it. He kept moving and walking and was so excited. If you go, I would suggest you start on the upper floor and work your way... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We took our 21 month old granson here and he loved it. He kept moving and walking and was so excited. If you go, I would suggest you start on the upper floor and work your way down. The highlight for our granson was the water exhibits. Staff was wonderful throughout.in the water section, they put on a water suit.... More 

Thank Budmanri
New York City, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This museum is nice but it's rather small, kids did have fun but after about 2 hours was not much left to see or do. Facilities are nice and staff very helpful, just wish it would have been bigger with more exhibits.

Thank rick t
Saint John, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

This is a fantastic interactive museum for young children. Our two year old grandson enjoyed the hands on play and learning. Many of the exhibits were themed for the time of year, others were more standard, all were educational. Staff were friendly and non-obtrusive.

Thank signindoc
Cumberland, Rhode Island
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9 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2016

I thought there were be more to it! My grand daughter who is 6 was bored and only wanted to go outside and my grandson who is one and half really has no interest. And like most family places....it could be more reasonable.

1 Thank Laura H
Troy, New York
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12 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016 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 

Thank SciFiAng
Nottingham, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016

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 

Thank Twennberg
Seaside Park, New Jersey, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 

2 Thank Rosemary N
South Windsor, Connecticut
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251 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 

1 Thank RoyM1336
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

1 Thank CrisMOS
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4 of 5 bubbles 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.

1 Thank 356adriennen

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