• "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
  • 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
  • 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
Play Ahead

Plan Your Visit

See the many ways children can play ahead to get ahead! 

At all four Children's Museum locations, we engage families in the power of play, knowing that everyone can learn more—and learn better—when they play together. Select any location below to learn more and play your visit today! 

Downtown

The oldest and the biggest of our four Children's Museum locations—offering 44,000 square feet of fun, discovery and learning through play! 

Short Pump

No visit to Short Pump Town Center is complete without a visit to our 8,500-square-foot location, featuring a performance stage and our giant "Light Bright" wall!

Chesterfield

Chesterfield is chock full o' fun, with hands-on exhibits and experiences like a "Transportation Station" with a real, full-size fire truck and GRTC city bus to explore!

Fredericksburg

Our newest Children's Museum location—get stuck on our magnificent "Magnet Wall," create in our Art Studio, and climb aboard our 10-foot tall tire tower! 

Visit any Children's Museum location today to enjoy our unique, ever-changing exhibits and experiences, always encouraging learning through play!