• 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
  • I would like to tell you thank you for our economics lesson during the field trip at the museum.

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

    – Catharine Clamcy


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 

Friday, March 8 • 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!

Creating My Story • Rotating Locations

Reading stories together is one of the most important things you can do to develop literacy skills with children. Did you know that allowing them to create their own stories is important as well? Come out and watch your storyteller create and narrate their own story, as they further develop language skills, social emotional skills, and fine motor skills. 

Thursday, April 4 Children's Museum Fredericksburg
Monday, April 8 Children's Museum Chesterfield
Friday, April 19 Children's Museum Short Pump 
Monday, April 22 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

Kindergarten Kickoff at Children's Museum Downtown

Saturday, April 20 • 9:30am - 1:00pm
Children's Museum Downtown  
• 2626 W Broad St. 

Join the Children's Museum of Richmond's education department for fun, educational activities to help prepare children for kindergarten, introduce them to a classroom routine and a chance to board a REAL school bus!

 FREE museum admission with completion of Kindergarten Kickoff activities! 

Celebrating 5 Years in Fredericksburg  

Saturday, May 4 • 9:30am - 5:00pm
Children's Museum Fredericksburg 
• 1275 Jefferson Davis Hwy.

Celebrate our 5th anniversary in Fredericksburg on Saturday, May 4, as we unveil new exhibits: Coorperation Station, Everbrite Wall, Block Spot, and more! 

Celebrating 5 YEARS in Fredericksburg

Chesterfield County Day

Chesterfield County FREE Day 

Saturday, May 11 • 9:30am - 5:00pm
Children's Museum Chesterfield 
• 6629 Lake Harbor Dr.  

Head on over to the Children's Museum - Chesterfield ( 6629 Lake Harbour Drive, Midlothian, VA 23112) for a day of FREE family fun for Chesterfield County residents! Proof of address is required. No advanced registration is necessary.

Stay tuned for additional details.

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