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

    – Catharine Clamcy
  • 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
  • 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

 Summer 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 

Friday, May 10 • 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, June 6 Children's Museum Fredericksburg
Monday, June 10 Children's Museum Chesterfield
Friday, June 21 Children's Museum Short Pump
Monday, June 24 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

Summer Service Saturdays

Summer Service Saturdays

Saturdays from May 25 through August 31 • 9:30am - 5:00pm
All Children's Museum locations   

The Children's Museum is pleased to offer FREE ADMISSION for emergency medical technicians, firefighters, law enforcement, military, veterans and their immediate families every Saturday from May 25 through August 31. 

For a complete list of dates and details click here! 

presented by  Walmart Logo


Down on the Farm Day 

Saturday, June 8 • 10am - 4pm  
Children's Museum Downtown • 2626 West Broad Street 

Experience the sights, sounds, and smells of the farm at the Children’s Museum Downtown for Down on the Farm Day.

The Dairy Alliance will be onsite with activities exploring the importance of dairy farming. Don’t miss your chance to visit with a calf from Eastview Farm, discover how a combine works with the Virginia Soybean Association, dance along to the tunes of the Little Birdies Trio Blue Grass Band, and get to know the animals of the Laughing Place Farm Petting Zoo!

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

Down on the Farm Day

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