Heart Smart weekly activities at Providence Children’s Museum

Heart Smart Weekly Activities at Providence Children’s Museum - February 5 - 12

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.

No Time to Waste
Sunday, February 5  •  10:30 AM - 2:00 PM

Kids and adults learn what's so funny about trash during an interactive family comedy that gives a lighthearted look at the three R’s of protecting the environment – reducing, reusing and recycling.  Four 20-minute shows at 10:30 AM, 11:30 AM, 12:30 PM and 1:30 PM; recommended for ages 5 and up.
Underwritten by Dominion Foundation.

Museum Closed - Monday, February 6

Play and Learn: Ramps and Balls
Tuesday, February 7 •  10:00 AM - Noon 

Play and Learn is the Museum’s open-ended story-based program for 2- to 4-year-olds and their parents, designed to help preschoolers build their skills in a variety of areas and to help parents continue the learning at home.  This week, preschoolers practice problem solving as they build ramps and towers and experiment with rolling balls.

Shape Play
Wednesday, February 8 & Thursday, February 9 •  10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

It's all about shapes and geometry in Discovery Studio, the Museum’s open-ended art and science exploration space!  Toss, sort, stack and match an array of shapes to create designs and patterns and explore symmetry.
Underwritten by National Grid.

Toddler Try-It: Shape Sort
Friday, February 10  •  10:00 AM - Noon

Young children, ages 18 months to 3 years, use real tools and explore the creative process as they delve into different hands-on art and science activities each Friday morning.  This week, toddlers sort and arrange shapes by size and color.

Heart Smart
Saturday, February 11 & Sunday, February 12  •  11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with heart healthy activities.  Kids test their heart rates, learn about the anatomy of a heart, and more.  Recommended for ages 5 and up.   
Underwritten by Amgen Foundation.

Visit www.ChildrenMuseum.org for a full calendar of events.

(release from Providence Children's Museum)