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February 2016 Events at Providence Children’s Museum
Family Film Activities
Saturday, February 6 • 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Try fun activities exploring film and stop-motion animation with Providence Children’s Film Festival and artist Ricky Katowicz. Build a scaled-down city using simple materials like cardboard boxes, paper tubes, glue, tape and paint and see the entire process captured in a time-lapse video.
Saturday, February 13 & Sunday, February 14 • 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Celebrate Valentine’s Day with heart healthy activities. Kids test their heart rates, make valentines, learn about the anatomy of a heart, and see a real heart up close!
School Vacation FUN!
Monday, February 15 - Friday, February 19
Providence Children’s Museum is the BEST place for school vacation fun, with special activities and performances all week long:
Monday, February 15 • 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Popular children’s singer and storyteller Keith Munslow entertains families with a lively participatory performance, packed with tinkling piano tunes, tongue-twisting poems and funny fast-paced rhymes. Shows at 11:30 AM, 1:00 PM & 2:00 PM; recommended for ages 4 and up.
The Hoopoe Show
Tuesday, February 16 • 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Hoopoe the hilarious mime (Chris Yerlig) gets the audience into the act and dazzles them with silent comedy, eye-popping magic tricks and balloon wizardry in a funny, imaginative show. Shows at 11:30 AM, 1:00 PM & 2:00 PM; recommended for ages 4 and up.
Mad Science: Up, Up and Away
Wednesday, February 17 • 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Witness mesmerizing science experiments exploring air power and pressure with hot air balloons, a vortex generator and a hovercraft in this mind-bending interactive show. Shows at 11:30 AM, 1:00 PM & 2:00 PM; recommended for ages 4 and up.
Thursday, February 18 • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Kids invent their own ways to play as they stack and build with huge blue foam blocks, wheels, spools, tubes and a variety of loose parts. Construct castles and forts, create interesting sculptures and more!
Friday, February 19 • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Kids fold and crease paper to create whirligigs, design gliders and fashion other fabulous flying contraptions – then send them soaring! Recommended for ages 5 and up.
ALSO Friday, February 19 • 5:30 - 7:30 PM
Join astronomers from Brown University Science Outreach and use telescopes to view the moon and night sky. The Museum is open free of charge from 5:00 - 8:00 PM for “MetLife Family Friday – Free at Five!,” sponsored by MetLife Foundation.
Be an Engineer
Saturday, February 20 • 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
In celebration of National Engineers Week, kids investigate the world of engineering at fun-filled activity stations with members of the Society of Women Engineers. Experiment with electrical conductivity and discover how well different materials conduct; mix up gooey oobleck and learn about liquids and solids; investigate the power of pulley systems; and more! Families can also browse books on engineering and technology. Recommended for ages 5 and up.
Program sponsors: Heart Smart underwritten by Amgen Foundation; Imagination Playground underwritten by Dominion Foundation; school vacation performances underwritten by Providence Tourism Council.
Full release of February events - http://www.childrenmuseum.org/documents/PressFebruary2016EventsPCM.pdf