August 23, 2017

Play at the Park with Providence Children’s Museum!

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July 10, 2017 Providence, RI… For a sixth summer, Providence Children’s Museum is bringing playful hands-on activities to parks across Providence, building on its commitment to advocate for and raise awareness of the critical importance of children’s play, and its efforts to provide unstructured play opportunities throughout the community.

Families can join the Museum to try a variety of playful open-ended activities – build forts, blow bubbles, send rockets soaring, play parachute games, and more. Activities take place throughout July during Celebrate Providence, the city’s Neighborhood Performing Arts Initiative performances and Summer Reading in the Schoolyard, the Providence Community Library’s mobile library project. All events are free to the public!

With increased emphasis on academics at school, more time in structured after-school and summer programs, parental concerns about safety, and increasing time in front of television and computer screens, many kids lack time and space for free play – especially outdoors. The Museum is bringing play to public spaces to combat children’s growing play deficit and to make unstructured, high-quality play experiences available to all kids and families. A strong advocate for the critical importance of open-ended, child-directed play, the Museum is excited to continue partnering with Providence parks to bring creative play opportunities to kids and families in communities throughout the city.

Don’t miss the fun!


Wednesday, July 12 10:00 AM - Noon • Lillian Feinstein Elementary (159 Sackett Street)

Tuesday, July 18 6:00 - 8:00 PM • Fargnoli Park (Smith and Jastram Streets)

Wednesday, July 19 10:00 AM - Noon • Lillian Feinstein Elementary (159 Sackett Street)

Tuesday, July 25 5:00 - 7:30 PM • Harriet and Sayles Park (Harriet and Sayles Streets)

Tuesday, July 25 6:00 - 8:00 PM • Fargnoli Park (Smith and Jastram Streets)

Thursday, July 27 5:30 - 7:00 PM • Dexter Training Grounds (Dexter and Parade Streets)

For more information, visit www.ChildrenMuseum.org and www.Artculturetourism.com.

Children’s Museum activities at the parks are part of its participation in Playful Providence – a citywide celebration commemorating Providence’s sixth consecutive designation as a “Playful City USA” by KaBOOM!, which recognizes communities commended for prioritizing play. Events are supported in part by Hasbro Children's Fund and are made possible through the Museum’s AmeriCorps program.

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Providence Children’s Museum – active summer fun, inside and out!
The Museum is located at 100 South Street in Providence’s Jewelry District. September through March, open Tuesday through Sunday and Monday school holidays, 9 AM to 6 PM, and selected Fridays until 8 PM. April through August, open 7 days. Museum admission is $9.00 per person; admission is always free for Museum members. Call (401) 273-KIDS or visit www.ChildrenMuseum.org.

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