Last Sunday morning, it was a little bit rainy here, so Chris & I needed something to do with the Gruesome Twosome that was indoors. It had been almost a year since the last time we visited the Providence Children’s Museum in Providence, RI, so we were long overdue to go back.
The Providence Children’s Museum is filled with all sorts of hands-on, play-filled exhibits and programs that explore the arts, culture, history and science. Unlike some other children’s museums we’ve visited that are geared more towards preschool aged kids, this one is age appropriate for kids up to age 10 or 11, so my nine year old was entertained the entire time we were there.
They loved these suction tubes that sucked furry balls & scarves right out of their hands and sent them shooting through the maze of clear tubes.
And lucky for me, this tunnel building activity was double sided so there was no fighing about who got to build their track first.
The boys had a blast with this ginormous “lite bright”.
The Providence Children’s Museum has two floors and as soon as we walked upstairs, my kids were all over this rubber band pegboard.
I’m not a fan of dress up clothing in places like these, but he had the construction hat on his head before I could stop him – let’s hope it wasn’t filled with any cooties.
While Chris was off with the little guy, I stayed with my nine year old while he worked on building a 3D octagon-ish shaped sphere.
He was really determined……
And after a while he got it. He was so proud of himself.
Once he was done, he found a perfect spot for it on the “show off shelf”.
Then we were off to the “store”. Check out Chris sporting that pretty little apron.
Then it was time to build with some blocks.
By the time we were done inside the museum, the sun came out and we were able to go outside to their little play area.
This is some true talent right here:
There is a really cool climbing structure that all three of my “boys” went inside.
And last but not least, before we left, I sweet talked them all into posing for one more picture.
There are so many more exhibits at the museum and my kids think it’s one of the best children’s museums in the area. The Providence Children’s Museum is located at 100 South Street in Providence, RI!