January 2017 Events at Providence Children’s Museum

January 2017 Events at Providence Children’s Museum

NOW OPEN! Coming to Rhode Island
An exhibit exploring history and culture through stories
Embark on a time-traveling adventure through a “time tunnel” to learn about Rhode Island’s immigration history.  Explore an imaginative interactive environment that highlights the story of an Irish immigrant who worked on the construction of Fort Adams.  And discover an array of intriguing hands-on activities that explore culture and diversity and encourage empathy.

Tell Your Story: Make a Mosaic
Saturday, January 14 & Sunday, January 15  •  10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

In celebration of the Museum’s new Coming to Rhode Island exhibit, families join a series of activities to tell their own stories.  Use a variety of art materials to create a large-scale mosaic and design individual and family crests.
Underwritten by Hasbro Children’s Fund.

Celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Monday, January 16  •  11:30 AM - 4:00 PM 

Families explore an exhibit of photographs, words and books describing Dr. King's life and work, participate in an interactive exploration of the negative power of discrimination, and see powerful performances of “M.L.K.: Amazing Grace.”  In this show written and directed by Rochel Coleman, actors bring history to life through songs and stories as they portray Civil Rights activists Rosa Parks, Ralph Abernathy and more.  Shows at 11:30 AM, 1:00 PM & 2:30 PM.  Recommended for ages 5 and up.
Underwritten by Providence Tourism Council.

Engineer It! Pendulum Exploration
Saturday, January 21 & Sunday, January 22  •  11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Kids explore what makes a pendulum work, practice prediction skills with magnetic and domino pendulums, and then engineer a pendulum of their own.  Design a blueprint, gather materials, and put your engineering skills to the test!
Underwritten by Amgen Foundation.

Imagination Playground
Saturday, January 28 & Sunday, January 29  •  11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Kids invent their own ways to play as they stack and build with huge blue foam blocks of all shapes and sizes.  Using blocks, wheels, spools, tubes and a variety of loose parts, kids construct castles and forts, invent interesting sculptures and more!  
Underwritten by Dominion Foundation.
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