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Providence Children's Museum

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The mission of Providence Children's Museum is to inspire and celebrate learning through active play and exploration.

The Museum welcomes children and adults of all backgrounds and from all communities. Its focus is on serving southern New England children, ages 1 to 11, and the adults who care for them by:

  • Presenting hands-on, play-filled exhibits and programs that explore the arts, culture, history and science.
  • Fostering children's cognitive, social, emotional and physical development by embracing a wide range of abilities, learning styles and forms of creative expression.
  • Creating environments in which visitors share with and learn from one another, as we learn from them.
  • Being accessible and responsive to all families - culturally, physically and economically.
  • Working in partnership with other organizations to meet the needs of children and families.
  • Increasing awareness and knowledge of the ways in which children and families learn.


The shared values of Providence Children's Museum staff and volunteers include:

  • Respect for children, their caregivers, each other and the differences among us
  • Life-long love of learning
  • The vital role of play in learning and creativity
  • The quality and beauty of our learning environment
  • Accessibility for all people
  • Integrity in all we do

Vision Statements

Providence Children's Museum is accomplishing its mission as long as it is:

  • One of the leading resources in the region for interactive learning
  • Aware of and responsive to community needs
  • Celebrating diversity and promoting inclusiveness
  • Providing high quality services for children and the adults who care for them
  • Financially viable

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Museum Hours:September - March Open Tuesday - Sunday, 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM. Open select Friday evenings until 8:00 PM. Closed Mondays except holidays and public school vacations. Closed Thanksgiving Day and December 24 & 25. April - Labor Day Open daily, 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM, and select Friday evenings until 8:00 PM.


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