New Water Ways Exhibit Transforms Providence Children’s Museum

PROVIDENCE, RI – Providence Children’s Museum’s popular Water Ways exhibit gets a whole new look and will transform the Museum with torrents of fun-filled, imaginative new water play when it opens on Saturday, November 8.  This dynamic environment will invite visitors of all ages to splash, discover and playfully experience water in ways new and familiar while investigating its properties in different forms – liquid, ice and mist.

Water is intrinsically fascinating – the ultimate “loose part.”  Whether splashing in puddles and bathtubs, floating sticks in rivers, or building fountains at the Children’s Museum, water naturally invites open-ended play and exploration.  Water play is a mesmerizing sensory experience that fosters creativity, stimulates curiosity and promotes problem solving for all ages and abilities.  It offers children endless possibilities to engage with science – to notice, question, experiment and develop a sense of wonder about the world around them.

Water Ways will immerse Children’s Museum visitors in engaging, interactive new water play as they:

  • Transform the size and shape of billowing mist and water domes by rotating valves that regulate the rush of water
  • Connect pipes to form fountains that funnel the flow of mist and water
  • Send boats, balls and other objects swirling and whirling through vortexes
  • Investigate, scoop and sculpt ice using a variety of tools
  • “Paint” watery designs on a large slate wall and watch as they slowly evaporate
  • Build mazes and dam water cascading downstream with blocks and sandbags
  • And much more!

Water Ways opening celebration at Providence Children’s Museum

Saturday, November 8 and Sunday, November 9 from 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Families also join a series of programs exploring water on weekends in November and December.  Create water art, paint and sculpt with ice, design and race paddleboats, and more!

Exhibit and activities are free with $9.00 Museum admission.  For more information, visit

Providence Children’s Museum – play is powerful!

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 $9.00per person; always free for Museum members.  Call (401) 273-KIDS or visit

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