Top 20 Places to Take Kids in and around Providence
Best Places for Kids in the Providence region!
The best places to take kids in Providence, based on KidsOutAndAbout's annual reader survey. But there is LOTS more to do in Providence! Get great ideas here! What is listed below are far from the only opportunities for family fun and learning; they're just what was voted this year.
Providence Children's Museum
The mission of Providence Children's Museum is to inspire and celebrate learning through active play and exploration.
Roger Williams Park Zoo
Roger Williams Park Zoo strives to engage guests in an extraordinary and unique educational experience to improve their understanding of and appreciation for the natural world. We contribute significantly to the conservation of our earth's animals, plants and other natural resources by challenging ourselves and our audience to act as responsible environmental stewards.
Boston Children's Museum
For over 100 years it has been engaging children in joyful discovery experiences that instill an appreciation of our world, develop foundational skills, and spark a lifelong love of learning.
Museum of Natural History and Planetarium
For more than a century the museum has served as a unique educational, scientific and cultural resource by offering exciting exhibitions and programming that provide ways for children and families to learn about our world and its people.
Coggeshall Farm Museum
Time doesn't stand still around here, and neither will you! Stroll our 18th-century farm or get your hands dirty learning how ordinary tenant farmers lived in the late 1700s. Meet rare-breed livestock, tend heirloom vegetables, and visit our historic farmhouse.
Newport Art Museum
The Newport Art Museum inspires passion for the arts in diverse audiences through exhibitions and collections, arts education, historic preservation, and arts and cultural programming.
Dance Theatre of RI
Since 1989, Dance Theatre of Rhode Island has been the talk of the town thanks to its wide range award winning programs. Our goal is to offer industry leading dance instruction to students of all levels. Pop in today!
Boston Red Sox
The Boston Red Sox are an American professional baseball team based in Boston, Massachusetts.
Pawtucket Red Sox
The Pawtucket Red Sox are the minor league baseball Triple-A affiliate of the Boston Red Sox and a member, since 1973, of the International League.
Providence Performing Arts Center
The Providence Performing Arts Center presents a full roster of touring Broadway theatricals and contemporary engagements. PPAC is a 3100-seat, world class venue located in the heart of Providence’s arts and entertainment district.
Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra & Music School
The Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra is entering its 72nd Season; the 2016-2017 Season is Music Director Larry Rachleff's 21st with the Orchestra.
The Frosty Drew Observatory & Sky Theatre
The Frosty Drew Nature Center and Observatory are dedicated to environmental stewardship and delivering environmental education to people of all ages, with primary focus on marine and aquatic habitats and the night sky.
Everett Company Stage School
Everett is a multi-disciplinary performance arts incubator. Encompassing a Company, Stage and School, its ensemble of artists create, perform, teach and mentor new generations of artists within a diverse community.
With more than 160 stores, eight restaurants, and entertainment venues, you'll find something for every age, taste and style at Providence Place! For holiday, restaurant, department store and cinema hours visit http://www.providenceplace.com.
International Tennis Hall of Fame
Museum open 10am-5pm. Kids 16 and under are free. Membership options available.
Where you can shoot hoops, swim or workout together as a family or just carpool here and do your own thing! Zumba for Mom, free weights for Dad, Moon Bounce for the kids and so many more choices.
The Clay Art Studio
The owner combines the skills of a teacher and artist to make her pottery workshops productive and personal learning experiences. Workshops and classes are for activities directors, artists, beginners, children and young adults, families, gardeners, home schoolers, retirees, and teachers.
Jaswell's Farm is the oldest operating apple orchard in Smithfield and currently being run by the fourth generation of the Jaswell family.
The Nature Lab
The Nature Lab is a unique resource that offers the opportunity to examine, explore and understand the patterns, structures and interactions of design in nature. Founded in 1937, its collections now contain more than 100,000 natural history objects.
Thayer / Warburton Ice Arenas
The primary goal of Thayer Arena is to provide a year round, clean, safe, and functional recreational and competitive ice skating facility for both resident and non-resident, youth, and adult patrons.