• We loved the blooming butterflies program and Pamela was terrific!

    – Private School PreK Teacher
  • "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
  • 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
  • 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 would like to tell you thank you for our economics lesson during the field trip at the museum.

    – Anaya Holmes
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Play Ahead


Various Locations

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

De-Stress Balls • Rotating Locations

Be your creative self through two types of play: storytelling and narrative play. This month come to create your own stories through collaging and using your imagination.


*Children's Museum Downtown has a different activity on this day! Join us for Princes, Princesses, and Puppets: The Children’s Museum is kicking off Fairytale Fun Day with imaginative play with puppets in a story of their own created by you! Become a prince or princess through puppeteering and storytelling.


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


Family Time: Summer F.L.I.P (Family Learning includes Play) offers activities inspired by the museum’s mission: Learning through Play! Each week, join our team for fun activities that encourage exploration and creativity for the whole family!

Family Time Calendar