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

    – Anaya Holmes
  • 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
  • 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, January 11 • 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!  

Mondays & Wednesdays • 10:30am-11:30am
Various Locations

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

Shapes in Real Life • Rotating Locations

Did you know shapes are all around us? Early learners can learn simple math ideas, like shapes, by making comparisons to signs, pictures, and logos at home and on the go. Come and see your little problem solver match shapes to objects in real life!

CM Fredericksburg: Monday, January 7

CM Chesterfield: Monday, January 14

CM Short Pump: Monday, January 21

CM Downtown: Monday, January 28

Family Time

Snow Days Festival

Snow Queen Coronation and Snow Days Festival

Saturday, January 12 
Children's Museum Downtown

Witness the Snow Queen Coronation and Snow Days Festival! Featuring Education Stations: Arctic Animal Exploration & Snowflake Formations, a Winter Watercolor in the Art Studio, and live music!
The Snow Queen Coronation will be held at 11am! Join us in crowning Katie, our 2019 Scholarship Snow Queen!
The Snow Queen Scholarship is presented by the Mary Anderson Foundation in Memory of Cameron Gallagher.

Ongoing Events 

Special Nights