• We loved the blooming butterflies program and Pamela was terrific!

    – Private School PreK Teacher
  • Thank you!! We had a ton of fun!! We had a LOT of great chaperones this year! I think this is the best our kids have been ever! our chaperones were on it! Thank you so much for seeing how great they were! We LOVED the lesson and we can't wait to come back next year!
    – CCPS Kindergarten Teacher
  • I would like to tell you thank you for our economics lesson during the field trip at the museum.

    – Anaya Holmes
  • I really enjoyed the cave. I liked being a producer. My group made a clock, a frisbee, a hat, and a necklace.

    – Catharine Clamcy
  • The most things I liked was the cave and I liked the news studio.
    It made me feel like I was a real adult.

    – Shajuan MacDonald
  • "Unplugged: Coding without Computers" is a wonderful program and I would recommend it to anyone who is looking for a field trip.

    – Charles City Kindergarten Teacher


The Children's Museum is more than a fun place for children to play, indoors and outdoors (though it's definitely that!)—it's an active, involved opportunity for the whole family to grow and learn together. 

At all four locations of the Children's Museum, we inspire growth by engaging families in the power of play, knowing that everyone can learn more—and learn better—when they play together. 


From fundamental concepts to socialization skills, research shows that play has a positive impact on a child's academic performance—and the more often they engage in play at an environment like the one shared at the Children's Museum, the more likely they are to find success inside the classroom. 

Of course, your children may be too busy having fun to notice! Visit any Children's Museum location today to enjoy your unique, ever-changing exhibits and experiences, always encouraging learning through play!

Here, learning is always in play. And play is always the path to something greater.  

Explore the many benefits that come from play—download the content below to learn more about how children benefit when they play ahead.


The Health Benefits of Play - Download Now
Ten Playtime Tips - Download Now
Play for All Abilities - Download Now
7 Life Skills Learned Through Play - Download Now
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Why Play Matters - Download Now

Help us play ahead—give to the Children's Museum! 

When you donate to the Children's Museum, you help us keep learning through play! Your gift of any size will help us continue to bring the benefits of play to the children, parents, grandparents, and caregivers who visit our museums. 

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