Passport to Adventure

We welcome you and your child to a summer of exploration, discovery, play and learning!

All you need to do is pack a Passport to keep track of activities and experiences around Providence and beyond. Passports are available at each of the partner organizations. Get a stamp at each of the organizations listed, or add some of your own experiences with pictures or stories on the back pages. In August, join us for a Summer Block Party, where we will celebrate our Passport participants.

When you engage in enriching activities together, you are helping your child build skills needed to be happy, healthy and successful in school. Families that spend time together build special bonds that support healthy lifestyle choices and achievement in many areas of life. So, use this Passport to add fun and adventure to your summer plans. Grab a Passport and…

Play ~ Explore ~ Discover ~ Learn

Meet the Partners

Providence Public Library

Wednesdays are Family “Adventure” Nights. On Tuesdays & Fridays we host Toddler Storytimes. Also on Fridays is Stories with Infants. All summerlong we'll have Game Days, Lego Club, Movies & more! Be a Summer Reading Hero by reading 20 minutes a day and earn Raffle Tickets! Discount Coupons! Free Books! Visit our new Story Walk...bringing literacy & literature to life!


Providence Community Library

Join us this summer for daily fun! Read, craft, write and play to complete a summer reading game card and earn prizes. Special free performances at every library…magic, music, animals, comics, science and martial arts. Visit & explore at your neighborhood library!


Roger Williams Park Zoo

RWPZ strives to engage guests in an extraordinary and unique educational experience to improve their under-standing 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.


Providence Children's Museum

The only hands-on museum for children ages 1-11 & their caregivers in RI, Providence Children’s Museum inspires and celebrates learning through active play and exploration in interac-tive indoor and outdoor exhibits and creative daily programs. Explore the swirling, whirling ways of water in a playscape of pumps and fountains. Experiment with imaginative puzzles and challenges and investigate the playful power of air, light and sound. Wriggle through a two-story climbing maze and through tunnels and burrows in an out-door playspace. Discover a whimsical woodland environment for young children. And more!


Partnership for Providence Parks

Committed to getting kids and families excited about play in nature and away from sedentary pursuits. By building healthy communities through active neighborhood involvement, fun opportunities are created to engage and inspire play in the parks. We offer fitness and nutrition activities, including exercise programs and community gardens, as well encourage all to explore the outdoors by taking hikes, observe the local wildlife, and learn about the environment with the Urban Wildlife Refuge Partnership. PlayCorps activates parks with free play, art, creative exploration and a free meal through the federal summer meal program. By working in neighborhood parks, Play-Corps ensures that youth are active, safe, and well fed during the summer, thus promoting a healthy lifestyle!


Rhode Island Families in Nature

A free family hiking club open to everyone! We have guided hikes and lots of resources on our website to help you get your family outside. Why? Because unstructured play and interaction with nature are important for physical, mental, and emotional health of both children and adults. And, here’s one more: it’s also a ton of fun!


Calendar of Events

Block Party

Join us for a celebration of summer at Roger Williams Park on Tuesday, August 18!

There will be music sponsored by the ECAS Theater, cardboard building with Providence Children's Museum, scavenger hunts with RI Families in Nature, biofacts table with Roger Williams Park Zoo, and stories and a craft with Providence Public Library and Providence Community Libraries. The festivities start after 4pm.

Got questions?


Anne Kilkenny
Early Childhood Services Coordinator/Children's Librarian
Providence Public Library