February 2016 events at Providence Children’s Museum

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. 

Heart Smart
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:

Keith Munslow
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.  

Imagination Playground
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!

Paper Caper
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