April 2017 events at Providence Children’s Museum

April 2017 Events at Providence Children’s Museum
 
Paper Caper
Saturday, April 8 & Sunday, April 9  •  11:00 AM - 2:00 PM 

Kids fold and crease paper to create whirligigs, design gliders and fashion other fabulous flying contraptions – then send them soaring!  Recommended for ages 5 and up.

Farm Friends
Friday, April 14  •  1:00 - 3:00 PM

Families join Rhode Island farmers and 4-H club members to meet farm animals including bunnies, sheep and pigs in the Museum’s Children’s Garden.
Underwritten by Providence Tourism Council.

Stick Structures
Saturday, April 15 & Sunday, April 16  •  10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Families build huge three-dimensional structures from wooden dowels and rubber bands.  Create structures that are large enough to climb inside and construct a giant cube that stands up on its own!
 
Animal Experiences
Monday, April 17  •  11:30 AM - 2:30 PM

Meet an awesome assortment of live animals!  Children have close encounters with dozens of furry friends, slithering snakes and other incredible creatures and learn fascinating facts about them from animal expert Dave Marchetti of Animal Experiences.  Shows at 11:30 AM, 1:00 PM and 2:30 PM; recommended for ages 3 and up.
Underwritten by Providence Tourism Council.
 
Wingmasters
Tuesday, April 18  •  10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Families learn about majestic birds of prey with licensed raptor rehabilitator Julie Collier.  Meet a red-tailed hawk, a falcon, a tiny owl and other magnificent raptors.  Shows at 10:00 & 11:00 AM and 1:00 & 2:00 PM; recommended for ages 4 and up.
Underwritten by Providence Tourism Council.
 
Imagination Playground
Wednesday, April 19  •  10:00 AM - 4:00 PM 

Kids stack and build with big blue foam blocks, wheels, spools, tubes and a variety of loose parts to construct castles and forts, invent interesting sculptures and more!
Underwritten by the Dominion Foundation.

No Time to Waste
Thursday, April 20 & Friday, April 21  •  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.
 
Eco Explorers
Saturday, April 22 & Sunday, April 23  •  10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

In celebration of Earth Day, try a variety of activities exploring conservation in Discovery Studio, the Museum’s hands-on art and science exploration space.  Play a recyclable sorting game, stamp with tree pieces to create designs and patterns, craft with an assortment of recycled materials, and more.
Underwritten by Dominion Foundation. 

Engineer It!: Materials Challenge
Saturday, April 29 & Sunday, April 30  •  11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Kids complete different engineering challenges using simple household items.  Build amazing structures using only cardboard squares, construct towers with popsicle sticks and clothespins, and create contraptions from paper tubes and straws.
Underwritten by Amgen Foundation.

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