Family Programs

A vital community resources in the Greater Richmond area for over 30 years.

Since merging with Commonwealth Parenting in 2013, Children’s Museum Family Programs has become the Richmond area’s leading resource for parenting information, helping parents find new and intriguing ways for parents to support and strengthen their children’s development.

Children’s Museum Family Programs supports caregivers in basic parenting strategies, advocates for children with disabilities, and helps develop core skills for school readiness. The act of play is essential to a child’s development, contributing to their cognitive, physical, social, and emotional well-being. With plenty of print and digital resources, along with museum-based learning experiences, Children’s Museum Family Programs seeks to provide learning for the whole family, engaging all caregivers in the power of play.

Creating Community

Children’s Museum Family Programs now hosts family play hour where families learn together through crafts and activities, and receive caregiver and parenting education and resources!

Family Hour

10:30am-11:30am
Various Locations

Join the Children’s Museum Educators for activities geared toward helping families learn how to play!

Family Hour has a new schedule!

  • Every 1st Thursday of the month, Family Time will be at Children’s Museum Fredericksburg.
  • Every 2nd Monday of the month, Family Time will be at Children’s Museum Chesterfield.
  • Every 3rd Friday of the month, Family Time will be at Children’s Museum Short Pump.
  • Every 4th Monday of the month, Family Time will be at Children’s Museum Downtown.

See Full Calendar

Resources

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

Building Self-Esteem in Children

Early Emotional Development in Children

Introducing Books to the Very Young

Milestones of the Preschool Child

Playtime for Babies and Preschoolers: Toys and Games

Relatives Raising Children

Safekeeping Children in a Not so Safe World

Sibling Rivalry; Inevitable but Not Fatal!

Stress in Children

Understanding and Helping with Children’s Fears

What Children Really Need