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

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

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

    – Private School PreK Teacher
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Field Trips

Learning is always an adventure at the Children's Museum!

At the Children’s Museum, all of our field trips have been updated to align to current Virginia standards (Virginia’s Foundation Blocks for Early Learning and/or Virginia Standards of Learning). They have been designed to support the learning priorities of our Learning Framework.

Core Elements Include:

  • Play and hands-on experiences
  • Embedded Literacy elements
  • Executive Function/Life Skills support
  • Teacher/caregiver empowerment

We also believe that Virginia is for Learners and support the 5 C’s

To book a field trip, please complete our Field Trip Reservation Form and allow up to two full weeks for processing. Forms submitted for visits within the two week window will not be considered. If you are interested in booking multiple visits, please submit one form for each visit. All requests for visits submitted with less than two weeks notice will not be eligible for a scholarship, so the daily admission rate of $9.00 per student will apply. 

Please read the Field Trip Reservation Request Form's instructions prior to booking a field trip. 



For everything you need to know to make your class’s field trip a success, here are some Frequently Asked Questions and steps for Planning a Field Trip!


Available Programs

The Children's Museum provides Field Trip programs for Pre-K up to 3rd grade and Special Needs students at its Downtown, Chesterfield, and Fredericksburg locations. All programs are aligned with Virginia Standards of Learning, NAEYC Standards and Foundation Blocks for Learning.


Field Trips

Field trip programs are designed to inspire students through hands-on activities and literacy and art components. The price is $9.00 per child. Scholarship funds may be available.

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Children's Museum to Go!

If you enjoy the Children's Museum, but are concerned with time constraints or travel expenses, then check out Children's Museum to Go! Designed specifically for preschool, daycares and schools, Children's Museum to Go brings the field trip to you!

Learn more!


Scholarships & Grants

Due to the generosity of our sponsors and donors the Children’ s Museum continues to provide field trips and visits for the children of Central Virginia at a free or reduced cost to them.

Apply here!


Group Visits

If you are interested in a group visit for your students, which offers unstructured play and exploration throughout the museum without a class or an instructor, please click here.