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August 2016 Events at Providence Children’s Museum
Tuesdays, July 5 - August 30 • 1:00 - 3:00 PM
Get out and play at Providence Children’s Museum! Explore the great outdoors with a series of energetic hands-on activities in the Museum’s Children’s Garden every week. Send rockets soaring, create nature-inspired art, investigate geodes, and more.
August 2: Watercolor mural
August 9: Geode geology
August 16: Stomp rockets
August 23: Nature mandalas
August 30: Cardboard city
Wheels at Work
Wednesdays, July 6 - August 31 • 10:00 AM - Noon
Kids climb aboard a backhoe, investigate an ambulance, get behind the wheel of a RIPTA bus and meet the workers who operate them. Explore a different vehicle each week!
August 3: Backhoe from Cardi’s Construction
August 10: Ambulance from Hasbro Children’s Hospital
August 17: School bus from Children’s Friend
August 24: WPRI 12's Pinpoint Weather Mobile, with meteorologist Tony Petrarca
August 31: RIPTA bus
Fridays, July 1 - August 26 • 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Kids invent their own ways to play as they stack and build with big blue foam blocks and a variety of loose parts. Construct castles and forts, create interesting sculptures and more!
Underwritten by Dominion Foundation.
Thursday, August 4 • 1:00 - 3:00 PM
Kids create imaginative mixed-up creatures by analyzing and mingling animal anatomy to result in new mythical beings.
Friday, August 5 • 5:30 - 7:00 PM
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 for "MetLife Family Friday – Free at Five!"
Saturday, August 6 & Sunday, August 7 • 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Explore the wonderful world of worms! Worms rule the Museum on a weekend dedicated to these incredible crawling creatures. Kids investigate worms, observe how they wiggle, and get their hands dirty digging through a wormy habitat.
Underwritten by Amgen Foundation.
The Manton Avenue Project
Friday, August 12 • 6:00 - 7:00 PM
See hilarious one-act plays created by kids from The Manton Avenue Project. Admission is free from 5:00 - 8:00 PM for "MetLife Family Friday – Free at Five!"
Click here for a full release of August events.
(release and photo courtesy of Providence Children's Museum)