The Culinary Arts Museum at Johnson & Wales University
The museum is home to over half a million artifacts dedicated to the art and history of cooking and hospitality. We provide multidisciplinary field experiences customized to fit your individual teaching needs.
315 Harborside Boulevard on the Providence and Cranston city line.
Green Animals Topiary Garden
There are more than 80 pieces of topiary throughout the gardens, including animals and birds, geometric figures and ornamental designs, sculpted from California privet, yew, and English boxwood. Green Animals is open seasonally.
380 Cory’s Lane
Portsmouth, RI 02871
Museum of Natural History & Cormack Planetarium
Rhode Island’s only natural history museum and is home to the state’s only planetarium.
Roger Williams Park, Providence, RI
Museum of Yachting at IYRS
New exhibits of art and historical artifacts are presented periodically that draw members of the community and yachting enthusiasts, as well as events such as the Classic Yacht Regatta.
449 Thames St, Newport, RI 02840
Newport Cliff Walk
World famous as a public access walk that combines the natural beauty of the Newport shoreline with the architectural history of Newport’s gilded age. Wildflowers, birds, geology … all add to this delightful walk. Parts may be dangerous for small or careless children.
Places to go in RI
Warwick Public Library has passes for free or reduced admission to the locations marked with an asterisk. The passes can be checked out with your library card.
Providence Children’s Museum
Rhode Island’s only museum especially for children and their families. Providence Children’s Museum is a hands-on place where kids, ages 1-11, and grown-ups play and learn together.
100 South Street, Providence, RI 02903
(401) 273-5437 (KIDS)
Rhode Island Family Guide to Outdoor Fun
Huge list and links to places to have fun outdoors with kids.
Rhode Island School of Design Museum
Design-school affiliate showcasing masterworks of fine art & many other holdings in 5 buildings.
224 Benefit St, Providence, RI 02903
Roger Williams Park Zoo
There’s a whole lot happening and planned for the Zoo to make it a winning, world-class facility once again. Self-guided tour printouts.
1000 Elmwood Avenue, Providence, RI 02907
Recognized internationally as the birthplace of the American Industrial Revolution, the museum celebrates innovation and the entrepreneurial spirit by engaging audiences in relevant cultural, historic, and artistic endeavors.
67 Roosevelt Avenue
Pawtucket, RI 02860
by Elizabeth Skinner Grumbach
Visiting Rhode Island with your kids? This book is sure to engage and entertain your children with fun scavenger hunts and puzzles relating to what you are seeing as you explore Newport and Providence. Beautiful photography and eye-catching graphics will keep your children busy at museums in both cities, at the Breakers Mansion and Newport Cliffwalk and at other major attractions around Rhode Island. We’ve even included activities to keep them happy while waiting for a meal or on line! This interactive book becomes a personalized keepsake of their trip by the end of the visit.