August 2015 Events at Providence Children’s Museum

August 2015 Events at Providence Children’s Museum

NEW! My Sky – an exhibit exploring the universe
On view through September 7, 2015

Through Labor Day, Providence Children’s Museum hosts My Sky, an immersive traveling exhibit that encourages children and adults to look up and be inspired by the wonders of the universe.  My Sky invites families to 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; sponsored in Providence by June Rockwell Levy Foundation.

Get Out!
Tuesdays in August  •  1:00 - 3:00 PM

Get out and play at Providence Children’s Museum!  Explore the Museum’s great outdoors with active hands-on programs in The Children’s Garden every week.  Create rockets, make solar prints and sundials, mess around with mud and moon sand, and more!

Wheels at Work
Wednesdays in August  •  10:00 AM - Noon

Kids get behind the wheel of working vehicles big and small and meet their operators during a special summer series.  Explore a different vehicle each week!  
August 5: Police cruiser and officers from the Burrillville Police Department
August 12: Dairy delivery truck from Monroe Dairy
August 19: City school bus
August 26: Weather Mobile, with meteorologist Tony Petrarca

Friday, August 7  •  5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

In celebration of the My Sky traveling exhibit, kids ages 5 and up meet astronomers from Brown University Science Outreach and experiment with solar telescopes, see models of asteroids, and create their own constellations. Admission is free from 5:00 - 8:00 PM every Friday through Labor Day for MetLife Family Friday – Free at Five!

Stomp Rockets
Saturday, August 8 & Sunday, August 9  •  11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Kids use the power of air to blast a rocket high in the sky in the Museum’s Children's Garden.  Recommended for ages 5 and up.

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(release from Providence Children's Museum)