May events at Providence Children’s Museum

May 2016 Events at Providence Children’s Museum

Discovery Studio
Drop into Discovery Studio, Providence Children’s Museum's vibrant art and science exploration space, to discover a changing schedule of imaginative activities.  Discovery Studio offers an array of interesting objects and materials, coupled with challenges and ideas for investigation and is open for self-guided exploration most days from 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM.
May 2 - 6, 9 - 13 | Magnet Play: Experiment and sculpt with magnets to explore the playful power of magnetism.  Artfully arrange magnetic stones, test objects to see what's magnetic, and steer objects through mazes with a magnet wand.

May 16 - 20, 23 - 29 | Puzzle Works: Take on creative challenges with a colorful assortment of geometric, mosaic, wooden and magnetic puzzles that involve shape sequencing, sorting and patterning and have multiple solutions.

Play and Learn
Tuesdays in May  •  10:00 AM - Noon

Play and Learn is Providence Children’s Museum’s open-ended story-based program designed to help 2- to 4-year-olds build their skills in a variety of areas and to give parents resources for continuing the learning at home.  Try different fun-filled activities each Tuesday morning.

Mother’s Day Bead Making
Saturday, May 7 & Sunday, May 8  •  11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Create a variety of beads and bead jewelry in celebration of Mother's Day.  Mold, sculpt and roll beads from paper, clay and other materials and use them to make necklaces, keychains and more!  Admission is free for moms and grandmoms on Sunday, May 8 from 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM.

Imagination Playground
Saturday, May 14  •  11:00 AM - 2:00 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.  

Mosaics: Parts and Wholes
Sunday, May 15  •  1:00 - 3:00 PM 

Join a special celebration of Hearing Loss Awareness Month, hosted by Rhode Island Commission on the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.  Make mosaics with muralist and teacher of the deaf Peter Geisser and enjoy stories told in American Sign Language (ASL) and interpreted for the hearing.

After the Beanstalk: Jack, Jill and the Giant
Saturday, May 21 & Sunday, May 22 •  10:30 AM - 2:00 PM

Help Jack and his sister Jill solve the giant's puzzling spatial challenges in an interactive performance that expands on the classic tale.  Shows at 10:30 & 11:30 AM and 12:30 PM & 1:30 PM; recommended for ages 3 and up.
Underwritten by Dominion Foundation.

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