• We had a wonderful time visiting the Children’s Museum this year! We would love to include you in our field trips for next year. In order to plan I was wondering when you guys start booking for next school year. THANK YOU !
    – HCPS 1st Grade Teacher
  • I would like to tell you thank you for our economics lesson during the field trip at the museum.

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

    – Private School PreK Teacher
  • 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

Congratulations to ticket number


winner of the 2018 College Tuition Raffle!

6th Annual College Tuition Raffle

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A Fundraiser for the Children’s Museum

$45 = 4 Years of College Tuition!

Drawing to be held at Children's Museum Downtown (2626 West Broad Street, Richmond, VA 23220) between 12pm-1pm on Friday, June 15th!
Need not be present to win.

For just $45 you can enter for your chance to win a Prepaid529 account! With Prepaid529, the uncertainty of tuition inflation is eliminated. Each Prepaid529 semester purchased covers a future semester of in-state tuition and mandatory fees at two- and four-year Virginia public colleges or universities.

Tickets purchased during the Children's Museum's 6th Annual College Tuition Raffle go directly to support the Children’s Museum's mission to create innovative learning experiences for all children, and those who support them, that inspire the next generation of creative problem solvers!

There is no limit to the number of tickets an individual purchase.

Check out these past raffle winners!

2017 Winners

Tuition Raffle Winner 2017

2016 Winners

Tuition Raffle Winner 2016

2015 Winners

Tuition Raffle Winner 2015

2014 Winners

Tuition Raffle Winner 2014

2013 Winners

Tuition Raffle Winner 2013

About Virginia529 and a Prepaid529 Contract:

Virginia529 started in 1994 when the Virginia General Assembly authorized a program to help citizens save for the increasing costs of higher education.

One of the earliest 529 plans formed, the Virginia Higher Education Tuition and Trust Fund—which evolved into Virginia529—began offering a prepaid tuition plan in 1996. Over the next twenty years, one program expanded to more to offer customers additional choice.

Now available nationwide with account owners in every state, Virginia529 is the largest 529 plan, managing more than $55 billion in assets.

Every day we seek ways to assist families through program enhancements, technology improvements, education and scholarship. We are motivated by helping students achieve their dreams of higher education without debilitating student loan debt.

Virginia529 Prepaid529 Account Information

To be eligible for a Virginia529 Prepaid529 account: 

  • Either the account owner or the beneficiary (child) must be a Virginia resident at the time the account is opened. 
  • The beneficiary must be born and in ninth grade or younger during the enrollment period. 

More Information:

  • Drawing to be held at Children's Museum Downtown (2626 West Broad Street, Richmond, VA 23220) between 12PM - 1PM on Friday, June 15th! 
  • Need not be present to win. 
  • Rules and Regulations
  • Raffle Permit