Accessibility & Inclusivity
We inspire growth in all children by engaging families in learning through play.
Sensory Charts & Definitions
The Children's Museum offers sensory charts for families who want more information on the sensory experiences available at the Museum's Chesterfield and Downtown locations. The charts contain information on the tactile, visual, auditory and movement opportunities at each exhibit. Click the buttons below to view our sensory guides for each location, along with helpful definitions:
Children's Museum of Richmond ACCESS GUIDE
The Children's Museum of Richmond (CMoR) welcomes all visitors. This Access Guide provides information to enhance your museum experience. For further information, please call (804) 474-7000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Accessible Seating on Carousel
There is a ramp that offers access to the Downtown carousel. Please ask the attendant if you need the support.
Adapted Art Supplies
Adaptive art supplies can be found in the studios. Please ask a museum employee for assistance. CMoR offers an adjustable art easel (Downtown), slantboards, lap trays, and a variety of adapted art utensils.
Our field trips are developed to encourage learning and engage students with creative and hands-on programs. Programs are designed for students from Preschool to 3rd Grade. We strive to apply Universal Design for Learning principles in our programming to increase accessibility for all learners.
Please call (804) 474-7002 or email email@example.com for more information.
Guide & Assistance Dogs
Guide and assistance dogs are welcome at the CMoR.
The main entrance to the Downtown Museum is equipped with Accessible Push Plates on the far right side for easy entrance. There are a limited number of accessible parking spaces available in the front parking lots. Accessible restrooms can be found throughout the Museum floors. Both Museums are located on one floor for easy access to all exhibits.
CMoR offers free Sensory Backpacks available at the front desk to check out for children with sensory sensitivities/needs. Each backpack contains a 12 sided fidget-cube, weighted vest, mesh marble fidget toy, noise-canceling headphones. Please return the backpack before leaving the museum.
CMoR offers several Social Narratives to prepare guests for their visit or field trip to the Museum. Select the appropriate narrative for your visit and customize for your child as needed.
More information, including virtual tours of both Museum locations, can be found by following the links below:
Download and print this customizable visual schedule to bring with you to the Museum. You can cut out the squares and glue them onto the second page to create a plan and decide what to see and do while you are here.
Pro Tip: Read the Social Narrative with your child to get familiar with the Museum before you make your schedule!
Special Nights are designed to provide opportunities for playing and learning for children with disabilities and their families. This accessible and inclusive environment will include adapted materials, reduced noise, lower lighting, and a reduced number of visitors. Admission for families of children with disabilities will be FREE and additional sensory activities and cool down areas/tools will be provided.
Special Nights take place on the third Friday of every month from 5:00 - 7:00 pm, alternating between our Downtown and Chesterfield locations. Please check our online calendar for each month's event and to reserve your free spot.