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April School Vacation at Providence Children’s Museum

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April 20 – 24

Providence Children’s Museum is the BEST place for school vacation fun! The Museum is open during vacation, Monday, April 20 – Friday, February 24, from 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM. Families explore Water Ways, an imaginative new water play environment, and join special activities all week long:

Mad Science: Marvels of Motion

Monday, April 20 • 1:00 & 2:00 PM
Witness mesmerizing experiments exploring the laws of motion in this mind-bending interactive show. Discover the science of gravity and balance, see mad scientists experiment with kinetic beads, and watch as a tablecloth is removed without clearing the table! Shows at 1:00 & 2:00 PM; recommended for ages 4 and up.

Rigamajig

Tuesday, April 21 • 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Tinker, build and invent creative contraptions with an innovative large-scale building kit featuring wooden planks, wheels, pulleys, rope, and nuts and bolts.

Happy Earth Day!

Wednesday, April 22 • 10:30 AM – 2:00 PM
In celebration of Earth Day, see No Time to Waste, an interactive family comedy about trash and recycling. This humorous performance gives a lighthearted look at the three R’s of protecting the environment – reducing, reusing and recycling. Four 20-minute shows at 10:30 & 11:30 AM and 12:30 & 1:30 PM; recommended for ages 5 and up. Also try a variety of activities exploring conservation. Play a recycle sorting game, create sprout necklaces, and make other recycled crafts.

Animal Experiences

Thursday, April 23 • 11:30 AM – 3:00 PM
Meet an awesome assortment of live animals! Children have close encounters with furry friends, slithering snakes and other incredible creatures and learn fascinating facts about them from animal expert Dave Marchetti of Animal Experiences. Shows at 11:30 AM, 1:00 PM and 2:30 PM; recommended for ages 3 and up.

Farm Friends

Friday, April 24 • 1:00 – 3:00 PM
Families encounter a soft sheep from Maybe Tomorrow Farm (Chepachet, RI), a lively llama from Lladyllove Llamas (Foster, RI), rabbits from Paine Farm (Foster, RI), and other farm animals in the Museum’s Children’s Garden. Kids get a close look at these creatures and meet experts from Rhode Island farms, who demonstrate washing, carding, dying and spinning animals’ fleece into yarn.

Program sponsors: Mad Science, Animal Experiences and Farm Friends underwritten by Providence Tourism Council; Rigamajig underwritten by National Grid, No Time to Waste underwritten by Dominion Foundation.

All school vacation activities are free with Museum admission of $9.00 per person; always free for Museum members. For more information, visit ChildrenMuseum.org.

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