August events at Providence Children's Museum

August 2016 Events at Providence Children’s Museum

Get Out!
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

Imagination Playground
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.

Creature Lab
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!"

Worm World
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!"

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