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Providence Children's Museum

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Neighbourhood: Upper South Providence
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Address: 100 South Street, Providence, RI 02903
Phone Number:
+1 401-273-5437

New museum located in the Jewelry District.

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Toddler Heaven!

This place must be toddler heaven and grandparent hell. 'Just kidding about the Hades reference. For some granddads, this is a fun place to let your little one cut loose and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Jon from Dallas
Dallas, Texas
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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place must be toddler heaven and grandparent hell. 'Just kidding about the Hades reference. For some granddads, this is a fun place to let your little one cut loose and have a blast. Yes, and for others...yours truly is no exception...it's call for a good stiff drink. I'm glad to experience this with my 2 1/2 year-old granddaughter, but... More 

Thank Jon from Dallas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

Great museum for toddlers and young kids. Clean, safe and very interactive! Well done! We spent about 2 hours here with our three year old and she loved it!

Thank Plantliz
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016

Off the beaten path visit on a road trip, and had a bogo- so why not. Small museum, but spent a couple hours in each hands on exhibit. My then 4 year old son loved all the activities. Probably an awesome place for a rainy or hot day.

Thank JRG F
Providence, Rhode Island
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

One of the best places to take kids on a rainy day. And there's an outdoor play area on sunny days. Lots of interactive exhibits. And, seriously, kids can play for hours in the water room building things. It can get crowded, especially during school vacation weeks and holidays or even weekends.

Thank Lisa T
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

We took our 21 month old granson here and he loved it. He kept moving and walking and was so excited. If you go, I would suggest you start on the upper floor and work your way down. The highlight for our granson was the water exhibits. Staff was wonderful throughout.in the water section, they put on a water suit.... More 

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

This museum is nice but it's rather small, kids did have fun but after about 2 hours was not much left to see or do. Facilities are nice and staff very helpful, just wish it would have been bigger with more exhibits.

Thank rick t
Saint John, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

This is a fantastic interactive museum for young children. Our two year old grandson enjoyed the hands on play and learning. Many of the exhibits were themed for the time of year, others were more standard, all were educational. Staff were friendly and non-obtrusive.

Thank signindoc
Cumberland, Rhode Island
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

I thought there were be more to it! My grand daughter who is 6 was bored and only wanted to go outside and my grandson who is one and half really has no interest. And like most family places....it could be more reasonable.

1 Thank Laura H
Troy, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

Hands on activities for all ages. We spent 3 hours and still didn't get to play and interact with everything! For small children it can be a bit overwhelming, I recommend leading them through one area at a time and pacing yourselves. We went on a Sunday which seemed perfect as it was not overly busy. If too crowded, children... More 

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Nottingham, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

Having a 5 year old I have been to 4 other Children's Museums; Dover NH, Portland ME, Boston MA, and Washington DC. The Providence Children's Museum packs a lot into a relatively small space. We loved the upper level with the variety of themed areas that you could actually go into. The ship was really cool with an upper deck... More 

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