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

    – Anaya Holmes
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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


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 • 5PM - 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!

Big, Little Match • Rotating Locations

Did you know that when a child matches objects they are learning math? Matching teaches children how to classify, compare, and sort items based on similarities or differences. It is also a great tool to use and introduce new vocabulary. Come out with your little one, and see what you can learn!

Monday. February 4 Children's Museum Fredericksburg
Monday, February 11 Children's Museum Chesterfield
Friday, February 15 Children's Museum Short Pump 
Monday, February 25 Children's Museum Downtown 


Starting March, Family Time will start 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

Black History Month Celebration

Black History Month Celebration

Saturday, February 23  •  10am - 4pm  
Children's Museum Downtown

Celebrate Black History Month at the Children's Museum Downtown with energetic performances from Ezibu Muntu African Dance at 11:30am and 1:30am. Learn more about inspiring African American inventors and historical figures at one of our Education Stations, where you can construct a rocket launcher and picture yourself in space like marvelous Mae Jemison; or imagine you are chartering a bank like the magnificent Maggie Walker. 
Keep the celebration going and check out these Education Stations on Saturdays and Sundays Downtown, throughout the month of February. 
  • Learn about Maggie Walker, the first African American woman to charter a bank, with a "Create Your Own Currency" activity.
  • Learn about Mae Jemison, the first African American woman to go to space, with a "Create a Roaring Rocket Launcher" activity. 

Read Across America Day

Saturday, March 2  •  10am - 4pm  
Children's Museum Downtown

Come celebrate Read Across America Day at the Children's Museum Downtown! There will special story times with celebrity readers, appearances by Pete the Cat, and birthday celebrations for Dr. Seuss! 
Read Across America Day

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