• 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
  • "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
  • 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
  • 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
Hispanic Heritage Day
Play Ahead


Saturday, September 21  •  10 am - 2 pm 
Children's Museum Downtown  •  2626 West Broad Street

The Children’s Museum celebrates the incredible history and culture of South American countries!

Enjoy cultural performances from the Latin Ballet of Virginia and Margarita and the Maracas. Dive into activities and fun that honor the heritage of an amazing people group! Create your own maracas, play Spanish Nations BINGO, Learn Spanish using colors and numbers, and even create papel picado or paper mâché. Indulge in the tastes of Hispanic culture by visiting one of the several food trucks that will be parked outside the museum throughout the event, provided by the Virginia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. A portion of their sales will be donated back to the Children’s Museum. ¡Celebremos!


Performance Schedule:

-Hispanic Author Lisa Zajur will be reading her book, The Pinata Story, at 10:15 am, 10:45 am, and 11:15 am.

-The Latin Ballet of Virginia will perform at 10:30 am and 11:30 am.

-Latin Band Margarita and the Maracas will be performing between 11:30 am and 1:30 pm.


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


Hispanic Heritage Day is in partnership with

The Virginia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Virginia Hispanic Foundation