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"The Providence Children's Museum ROCKS!" That is what my neice said the last time we went there. It is great for walkers up to age 12 or so. They have special programs just about everyday and a great gift shop. Check out the Waterways room or the Iway project (Providence's answer to Boston's Big Dig). Very reasonable rates but come early to beat the crowds.
I brought two of my granddaughters there. One was 9 at the time the other 3..plenty to do for both of them and they were so unhappy when we had to leave. GREAT place!
The museum is free only for Providence residence, but other RI residences can get a free or discount pass at the local Library.
The museum is free on the first Sunday of every month. Making it a great Sunday afternoon activity.