February School Vacation Week fun at PCM

February School Vacation FUN! at Providence Children’s Museum February 13 - 21

Providence Children’s Museum is the BEST place for school vacation fun!  The Museum is open daily during vacation, Saturday, February 13 - Sunday, February 21 from 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM, with special activities and performances all week long:

Heart Smart
Saturday & Sunday, February 13 & 14  •  11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Celebrate Valentine's Day with a twist! Kids learn about anatomy by exploring a cow's heart, test their heart rates, make an origami heart that pulses, and more.  Recommended for ages 5 and up.
Underwritten by Amgen Foundation.

Keith Munslow
Monday, February 15  •  11:30 AM, 1:00 PM & 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. 
Underwritten by Providence Tourism Council.

The Hoopoe Show
Tuesday, February 16  •  11:30 AM, 1:00 PM & 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 & 2:00 PM; recommended for ages 4 and up.
Underwritten by Providence Tourism Council.

Mad Science
Wednesday, February 17  •  11:30 AM, 1:00 PM & 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.  Recommended for ages 4 and up.  
Underwritten by Providence Tourism Council.

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!
Underwritten by Dominion Foundation.

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.
Underwritten by Amgen Foundation.

ALSO Friday, February 19  •  5:30 - 7:30 PM

Join astronomers from Brown University 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, 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; mix up gooey oobleck; investigate the power of pulley systems; and more!  Recommended for ages 5 and up.  
Presented by the Society of Women Engineers, New England Shoreline Section.

Sunday, February 21  •  11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Invent creative contraptions with a large-scale building kit featuring wooden planks, wheels, pulleys, rope, and nuts and bolts.
Underwritten by National Grid.

All school vacation activities are free with Museum admission of $9.00 per person; always free for Museum members.
For more information, visit http://www.ChildrenMuseum.org.