Providence Warwick Convention & Visitors Bureau

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. Check out some highlights below and view some other fun things to do in 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. Learn More ›

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. Learn More ›

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. Learn More ›

The RISD Museum houses more than 91,000 works of art, ranging from ancient Greek and Roman sculpture to contemporary art in every medium, including textiles, ceramics, glass and furniture. Part of the Rhode Island School of Design, the museum offers a full schedule of special exhibitions, lectures, tours, concerts and other programs. Learn More ›

The Providence Children’s Film Festival presents the best of independent and international cinema to inspire, delight, educate and connect a diverse community of children and families. The annual festival and year-round programs include screenings, workshops and activities. Learn More ›