June 2015 events at Providence Children's Museum

June 2015 Events at Providence Children's Museum

NEW! My Sky – an exhibit exploring the universe
Saturday, June 8 – Monday, September 7
This summer, Providence Children's Museum hosts My Sky, a temporary exhibit visiting from Boston Children's Museum that encourages families to look up and be inspired by the wonders of the universe.  My Sky invites children and adults to investigate the sun, moon and stars together in an immersive environment as they explore close-up images of the sun; gaze through a telescope to study the stars and planets; invent new constellations; meet scientists, artists and others who are inspired by the sky above; and much more!

My Sky was produced by Boston Children's Museum in collaboration with Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory and NASA.

Air Play
Saturday, June 6 & Sunday, June 7  •  11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Investigate the awesome power of air!  Kids build flyers and discover the playful possibilities of ordinary materials as their inventions soar, float and twist through wind tubes in wacky ways.
Underwritten by Amgen Foundation.

Imagination Playground
Saturday, June 13 & Sunday, June 14  •  11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Kids invent their own ways to play as they stack and build with huge blue foam blocks of all shapes and sizes.  Using blocks, wheels, spools, tubes and a variety of loose parts, kids construct castles and forts, invent interesting sculptures and more!  
Underwritten by Dominion Foundation.

Summer Reading Kick-Off
Friday, June 19  •  5:30 - 7:30 PM

Start off a summer of reading with activities and recommended booklists from Rhode Island children's librarians, and learn how to get involved in the summer reading program at your local library.  Presented by The Rhode Island Office of Library and Information Services; recommended for ages 4 to 10.

The Museum is open free of charge from 5:00 - 8:00 PM for “MetLife Family Friday - Free at Five!,” sponsored by MetLife Foundation. 

Happy Father's Day!
Sunday, June 21  •  9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Admission to Providence Children's Museum is free all day for dads and granddads.  From 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM, families tinker, build and invent creative contraptions with Rigamajig, an innovative large-scale building kit featuring wooden planks, wheels, pulleys, rope, and nuts and bolts.  
Underwritten by National Grid.

Mud Play
Saturday, June 27 & Sunday, June 28  •  11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Dig, scoop, build and mess around with mud and natural materials and mold marvelous mud pies in celebration of International Mud Day.

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(release from Providence Children's Museum)