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

    – Catharine Clamcy
  • "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 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
  • 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
  • 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

 Winter Events

Check out some of our highlighted events below. For more events, at all Children's Museum locations, please take a look at our calendar.

CarMax $1 Family Nights

CarMax $1 Family Nights 

December 13 • 5:00pm - 7:30pm

Children's Museum Downtown • 2626 W Broad St.

Museum admission is only $1 per person every 2nd Friday of the month! 

For a full list of dates, click here!


CarMax $1 Family Nights is presented by

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Family Time!  

Various Locations

Join the Children's Museum Family Engagement Team for activities geared towards helping families learn how to play!

Number Scavenger Hunt • Rotating Locations

Navigate with a purpose! Try to conquer this number scavenger hunt as you and your little one(s) count your way through the museum exhibits. How well do you pay attention to your surroundings?

Thursday, December 5 Children's Museum Fredericksburg
Monday, December 9 Children's Museum Chesterfield
Friday, December 20 Children's Museum Short Pump
Monday, December 23 Children's Museum Downtown 

Family Time 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

Visit our calendar for specific dates! 

Family Time

Noon Year's Eve Bash!

Tuesday, December 31 • 10 am - 2 pm

ALL Museum Locations!


Ring in the new year Children's Museum-style with a countdown to the noon year, special activities, and more!

Event is free with museum admission. As usual, Children’s Museum Members play for free all year long!

Down on the Farm Day

Ongoing Events 

Special Nights