Providence Children's Museum

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About Providence Children's Museum

We are the champions of play. While society often overlooks and undervalues play, we are here to celebrate and elevate it. Because we know play isn’t frivolous. It’s foundational. Play isn’t killing time. It’s creating character. Everything we want from our children is already in them. And play is how they unlock it. There is learning in their laughter. There is socialization in their smiles. There is growth in their grins. So we champion play. We exalt it in a big, brick building in Providence where thousands of children a year lose themselves in their imaginations—inspired by exhibits, games, and each other. All as part of an evolving, living laboratory that proves every day what each of us knows instinctively: play is more than what a child does, play is more than what a child is, play is what a child becomes. And we are here to champion it.