• "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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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


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, December 14 • 5PM - 7:30PM
Children's Museum Downtown 
• 2626 W Broad St.

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

Please note, Legendary Santa is not open during CarMax $1 Family Night on Friday, December 14.

For a full list of dates, click here!


CarMax $1 Family Nights is presented by

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Family Time!  

Various Locations • 10:30am-11:30am

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

Shake & Search • Rotating Locations

Come shake and search with a fun literacy activity! Join us for an interactive, body moving activity that will help children of all ages with motor skills and early literacy.

CM Fredericksburg: Monday, December 3

CM Chesterfield: Monday, December 10

CM Short Pump: Monday, December 17

CM Downtown: Monday, December 24


Celebrations Around the World • CM Downtown

Celebrate the season with stores and activities highlighting Hanukkah, Eid, Diwali, and Kwanzaa- holidays celebrated right here in our community and around the world!

Wednesday, December 5

Wednesday, December 12

Wednesday, December 19

Wednesday, December 26

Family Time

Ongoing Events 

Special Nights