Thursday, March 31, 2016

2015 Year in Review

Did you know that in 2015, Providence Children’s Museum:
  • Welcomed over 161,000 onsite visits, 30 percent free of charge.
  • Brought engaging hands-on activities to 1,000 Head Start preschoolers and over 250 school-age kids through after-school and summer programs at inner-city community centers.
  • Hosted nearly 1,200 low-income children and their family members at free Museum family nights.
  • Conducted therapeutic visits for over 500 children and parents in 182 court-separated families.
  • Took open-ended, creative play experiences to over 1,600 kids and family members at neighborhood parks and community events across Providence.
  • Provided over 350 charitable memberships to children and families in need.
And MUCH more! Download the 2015 Annual Report for more highlights.

Friday, March 11, 2016

Art Around the Museum

One of the Museum's core values and defining features is the quality and beauty of its learning environment. With a commitment to art since opening in 1977, the Museum has commissioned or accepted donations of work by artists – many of them local – for our exhibits and public spaces.  These vibrant murals and paintings, intricate sculptures and carvings, and more introduce rich color and texture to every corner of the Museum, inspire creative exploration, and introduce children to art and artists.

Discover these Museum artworks – click below each image to learn more:

Museum Art