April 2019 Activities at Providence Children’s Museum

 C PCM Girl Nature Weaving

Nature Investigators

Tuesday, April 16 – Friday, April 19 • 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Art and science meet as visitors build nature mandalas, weave natural materials, and sort and trace shells and stones. Make observations and record your findings to classify natural objects.


Special Programs and Performances during April School Vacation Week!


Farm Friends

Monday, April 15 • 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

April Vacation Week! Families join Rhode Island farmers from Paine Farm and Farm Fresh RI, community growers from the Southside Community Land Trust, and more to meet farm animals, including bunnies and goats, in the Museum’s Children’s Garden. Celebrate the beginning of Spring and discover where our food comes from through hands-on connections to young animals and seasonal vegetables.

Underwritten by Providence Tourism Council


 Matt the Magician

Tuesday, April 16 • 11:00 AM & 1:00 PM

April Vacation Week! Interactive and astonishing, Matt the Magician wows the audience with his one-of-a-kind brand of Charismatic Comedy Magic. Enjoy amazing magic and illusions as Matt creates a show full of wonder and surprise.

Underwritten by Providence Tourism Council



Wednesday, April 17 • 10:00 AM, 11:00 AM, 1:00 PM & 2:00 PM

April Vacation Week! Meet and learn about majestic birds of prey such as a glorious golden eagle, a tiny owl, a red-tailed hawk and a falcon (birds are different every year). Presented by licensed raptor rehabilitator Julie Collier.

Underwritten by Providence Tourism Council


  Mad Science

Thursday, April 18 • 11:00 AM, 1:00 PM & 2:00 PM

April Vacation Week! Mad Science puts on an exciting show that explores balance, energy, chemistry, physics, and so much more… all while being presented in a dynamic and interactive way to captivate and educate curious young minds!

Underwritten by Providence Tourism Council


 MetLife Family Friday – Free at Five!      

Friday, April 19 • 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

The Museum is open free from 5:00 – 8:00 PM for “MetLife Family Friday – Free at Five!” sponsored by MetLife Foundation. Stay out late and splash, play, explore and discover!

The Room of Necessity • 5:00 PM – 7:30 PM – Create, build and play pretend in your own imagined world, inspired by astronomy, nature and wizard-y themes.

 C PCM Boy and Dad w_ Bunny

Earth Day Celebrations

Friday, April 19 • 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Saturday, April 20 – Sunday April 21 • 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Monday, April 22 • 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Celebrate the beauty of the earth and design weavings and mandalas of natural materials, using fibers, shells, stones, flowers and leaves. This extra special Earth Day weekend will feature stories and storytelling every hour, on the hour, from a list of favorite children’s books about nature collected by PCM’s staff and volunteers.



Tuesday, April 23 – Friday, April 26 • 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Monday, April 29- Friday, May 3 • 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Challenge your Lego building skills through creative prompts and imaginative free building. Build bridges that span waterways and explore solutions to help a Lego person climb out of a cave.


Play and Learn: Lego Habitats

Wednesday, April 24 • 10:00 AM – Noon

Play and Learn is the Museum’s open-ended story-based program especially 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.


Toddler Try-It: Puzzling Legos

Friday, April 26 • 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.


Children’s Theater Weekend: After the Beanstalk

Saturday, April 27 & Sunday, April 28 • 10:30 AM, 11:30 AM & 12:30 PM

Help Jack and Jill solve the giant’s puzzling spatial challenges in an interactive performance that expands on the classic tale.