Providence Children’s Museum’s 40th Birthday Bash

Providence Children’s Museum’s 40th Birthday Bash
Sunday, June 25 | 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM

June 22, 2017 Providence, RI - On Sunday, June 25, Providence Children’s Museum will celebrate its 40th anniversary with a Birthday Bash. The free, day-long community celebration will feature hands-on activities, membership discounts and giveaways, and fun for the whole family. Children and their caregivers can make festive party hats and noise makers, enjoy special performances, and help blow out the candles on a birthday cake. Museum admission is free all day, and a birthday parade and cake-cutting are scheduled for 1pm.

Rhode Island’s first and only children’s museum opened its doors in June 1977 in Pawtucket, following years of committed work by volunteers and community leaders. The Museum moved to its current location in Providence’s historic Jewelry District in 1997. With the move, the Museum tripled its physical space and audience; it has welcomed more than two and a half million visits since the relocation. Beyond the joyful exploration and play that happens in the Museum’s exhibits, the 40th anniversary is also a celebration of the Museum’s rich community partnerships with Head Start, RI Department of Children, Youth and Families, and community centers, libraries and schools throughout the state. The Birthday Bash is part of a year-long celebration of the Museum’s rich past and promising future, culminating in an Anniversary Gala at the Biltmore on October 13. 

“Thanks to dedicated staff, volunteers, donors and partners, the Museum has grown to be a vibrant and vital community resource.” said Caroline Payson, Executive Director. “We are excited to commemorate this milestone with our visitors and members, who help us fulfill our mission of inspiring play and exploration for all children.”

(release from Providence Children's Museum)