• 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
  • "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
  • 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
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Hours & Admission

Hours of Operation for all Children's Museum locations 

Year Round: 9:30am - 5:00pm • 7 days a week

Closed: Easter Day, 4th of July, Thanksgiving, and Christmas Day

 

Weather Alert! Due to inclement weather all Children's Museum locations (Downtown, Chesterfield, Short Pump, Fredericksburg) will open at 12pm on Wednesday, February 20th.

 

Holiday Hours: 

Christmas Eve: All Children's Museum locations close at 2pm 

Christmas Day: All Children's Museum locations are closed 

New Year's Eve: All Children's Museum locations close at 2pm 

New Year's Day: All Children's Museum locations are OPEN! 

Admission Pricing for all Children's Museum locations 

Children's Museum Members: FREE Become a member now!
Children and Adults (Age 1- 59): $9.00
Under 1: Free
Seniors: $8.00
Group Visits: $8.00, advance registration required. Click here
Field Trips: $9.00, advance registration required. Learn More

Military Personnel (and their guests) receive $1 off of our daily admission price!


The Children's Museum was designed to encourage you and your child to play together. As a nonprofit organization, it was built with gifts from the community and operates 361 days each year with revenue from admissions, supplemented with private support from individuals, corporations, foundations and volunteers that care about the healthy development of our community's children. Thanks to the generosity of many, visiting families can enjoy this interactive museum all day for the price they typically pay for a 90 minute movie. We hope you enjoy your time here!