May Events at Providence Children's Museum

May 2015 Events at Providence Children's Museum

Mosaics: Parts and Wholes
Sunday, May 3  •  1:00 - 3:00 PM

Everything is made of little pieces, and artists have made images using small pieces of materials for centuries.  Join Peter Geisser – teacher of the deaf  and artist who created a new mural in the Museum's Water Ways exhibit – to make mosaics in celebration of Hearing Loss Awareness Month, presented with RI Commission on the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.

Underwritten by Vigneron Memorial Fund and John D. & Katherine A. Johnston Foundation.

Discovery Studio
Drop into Discovery Studio, Providence Children's Museum's vibrant art and science space, to discover a changing schedule of imaginative activities.  Discovery Studio offers an array of interesting objects and materials, coupled with challenges and ideas for investigation and is open for self-guided exploration most days from 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM.

May 4 - 8, 11 - 15 | Wood Works: Create collages with wood pieces and glue, experiment with sanding and bolting, wield a hammer and learn what tools can do!

May 18 - 29 | Magnet Play: Experiment and sculpt with magnets to explore the playful power of magnetism.  Artfully arrange magnetic stones, test objects to see what's magnetic, and steer objects through mazes with a magnet wand.

Play and Learn
Tuesdays, May 5, 12, 19 & 26  •  10:00 AM - Noon

Play and Learn is Providence Children's Museum's open-ended story-based program designed to help 2- to 4-year-olds build their skills in a variety of areas and to give parents resources for continuing the learning at home.  Try different fun-filled activities each Tuesday morning.

Mother's Day Flowers
Saturday, May 9  & Sunday, May 10  •  11:00 AM - 2:00 PM 

Create a variety of flowers for Mother's Day.  Make a watercolor flower from a coffee filter, craft tissue paper flowers, and use recycled materials to make your own crazy flower creations.  Admission is free for moms and grandmoms on Sunday, May 10 from 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM.

Shadow Puppets
Friday, May 15  •  5:30 - 7:30 PM

Inspired by a display of Chinese and Indonesian shadow puppets on view at the Museum, families craft their own shadow puppets, use shadows to tell stories, and create sun dials.

The Museum is open free of charge from 5:00 - 8:00 PM for “MetLife Family Friday – Free at Five!,” sponsored by MetLife Foundation.  Stay out late and splash, play, explore and discover! 

Electricity Exploration
Saturday, May 16 & Sunday, May 17  •  11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Kids make simple circuits, test conductors and use citrus to create electricity, presented in partnership with online parent resource Kidoinfo. 

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