Family Fun in Providence

Head to Providence and explore one of the nation's best zoos, let imaginations run wild at the children's museum, or ice skate in the center of downtown Providence. Take a look below for a variety of fun things to do with kids of all ages.

Highlighted Things To Do

Roger Williams Park Zoo

The Roger Williams Park Zoo is the third oldest zoo in the country (since 1872). The zoo's population numbers nearly 1,000 animals, with some 165 species on display at any given time, including mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fish and insects.

Providence Children's Museum

The Providence Children's Museum presents hands-on exhibit areas and lively programs designed for children ages 1 to 11 that explore the arts, culture, history and science. The museum offers exhibits and programs that are based on the developmental needs of children and embrace a wide range of learning styles and forms of expression.

WaterFire Providence

WaterFire Providence is a series of bonfires installed on the three rivers of downtown Providence. The event occurs several times a month from May to November and has become a "must see" for visitors to the city.

Providence Kayak

Discover Providence at your own pace as you paddle throughout the picturesque bridges, cobblestone walkways and green riverbanks of the Providence and Woonasquatucket Rivers, Riverwalk and Waterplace Park.

BankNewport City Center

The BankNewport City Center provides outdoor ice skating for adults and children plus a Subway concession area rink-side. The BankNewport City Center is available in the winter for private events on full ice, corporate and social outings, school groups, and in the summer as an event center. For all details about the winter ice skating season and the summer event center season,

Mulligan's Island

Adventure awaits at Mulligan’s Island! Imagine a picturesque getaway in the heart of Rhode Island that features every kind of golf experience for every kind of player. From our award winning 60 stall driving range to our Scottish designed 9-Hole Pitch n Putt Course, to Mini-Golf and our Par-3 Executive Golf Course - complete with water hazards and sand traps, we have it all! Our 64-acre Island escape also features baseball and softball batting cages and accommodations for group events.

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