April Events at Providence Children’s Museum

April 2015 Events at Providence Children's Museum

NEW! Water Ways, an imaginative new water play environment

This dynamic exhibit invites visitors of all ages to splash, discover and playfully explore the swirling, whirling ways of water.  Transform billowing mist and water domes, send objects spiraling and twisting through vortexes, investigate and sculpt ice, form fountains that funnel the flow of mist, and much more!

April Fools!
Wednesday, April 1  •  9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

In honor of April Fool's Day, the Children's Museum hosts a silly scavenger hunt that sends visitors searching high and low to solve riddles and uncover humorous and unexpected objects hidden in surprising spots.

Baby Animals
Friday, April 3  •  11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Families get a close look at bunnies from Paine Farm in Foster, RI, meet teacup pigs and learn about adopting and taking care of pets from the Providence Animal Rescue League.  Underwritten by Providence Tourism Council.

Mythical Creatures
Monday, April 13 - Tuesday, April 21   •  10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

In celebration of the citywide Unicorns in Residence public art project, children explore a variety of mythical creatures from unicorns to dragons.  Decorate unicorn horns and dragon scales, draw with unicorn dust, play a unicorn-shoe toss game, and more.

School Vacation FUN!
Monday, April 20 - Friday, April 24

Providence Children's Museum is the BEST place for school vacation fun, with special activities and performances all week long:

Mad Science
Monday, April 20  •  1:00 & 2:00 PM

Witness mesmerizing experiments exploring the laws of motion in this mind-bending interactive show.  Discover the science of gravity and balance, see mad scientists experiment with kinetic beads, and watch as a tablecloth is removed without clearing the table!  Shows at 1:00 & 2:00 PM; recommended for ages 4 and up.  Underwritten by Providence Tourism Council.

No Time to Waste
Wednesday, April 22   •  10:30 AM - 2:00 PM

In celebration of Earth Day, see a hilarious family comedy about trash and recycling.  This interactive performance gives a lighthearted look at the three R's of protecting the environment – reducing, reusing and recycling.  Four 20-minute shows at 10:30 & 11:30 AM and 12:15 & 1:15 PM; recommended for ages 5 and up.  Also try a variety of activities exploring conservation.  Play a recycle sorting game, create sprout necklaces, and make other recycled crafts.
Underwritten by Dominion Foundation.

Animal Experiences
Thursday, April 23  •  11:30 AM - 3:00 PM

Meet an awesome assortment of live animals!  Children have close encounters with furry friends, slithering snakes and other incredible creatures and learn fascinating facts about them from animal expert Dave Marchetti of Animal Experiences.  Shows at 11:30 AM, 1:00 PM and 2:30 PM; recommended for ages 3 and up.   Underwritten by Providence Tourism Council.

Farm Friends
Friday, April 24   •  1:00 - 3:00 PM

Families encounter a soft sheep, a lively llama and other farm animals in the Museum's Children's Garden.  Kids get a close look at these creatures and meet experts from Rhode Island farms, who demonstrate washing, carding, dying and spinning animals' fleece into yarn.  Underwritten by Providence Tourism Council.

Full release of April events - http://childrenmuseum.org/documents/PressApril2015EventsPCM.pdf
(release from Providence Children's Museum)