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

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

    – Catharine Clamcy
  • "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
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See the many ways children can play ahead to get ahead! 

Hours of Operation

9:30am - 5:00pm • 7 days a week

Closed: New Year's Day, Easter, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Day

Admission Pricing

Members: FREE
Click here to learn about Memberships 

Children and Adults (Age 1 - 59): $9.00 

Children under 1: Free 

Seniors: $8.00 

Group Visits: $8.00
(Groups with 10+ Children - No Programming) Advance registration required. Click Here to Learn More 

Field Trips: $9.00

(Groups with 10+ Children - With Programming) Advance registration required. Click Here to Learn More 

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

Museums for All: $2.00

The Children's Museum is proud to participate in Museums for All. Beginning Monday, July 15, 2019 guests who present their SNAP EBT card, EBT App, or WIC card will receive $2 admission for up to 4 individuals. Museums for All cannot be combined with any other offer, discount, or membership.




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! 


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

Children's Museum Downtown
2626 West Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23220 
(804) 474-7062

The Children’s Museum Downtown is located at 2626 West Broad Street, one block east of the Boulevard and right next door to the Science Museum of Virginia. Just Look For The Big Red Puzzle Piece! 

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!

Children's Museum Short Pump
11800 West Broad Street 
Richmond, VA 23233 
(804) 474-7070

The Children’s Museum Short Pump is located at 11800 West Broad Street at Short Pump Town Center.  Easiest access will be to park near Dick’s and Texas de Brazil.  We are located just inside Guest Services, to the right. 


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!

Children's Museum Chesterfield 
6629 Lake Harbour Drive
Midlothian, Virginia 23112 
(804) 474-7075 

The Children’s Museum Chesterfield is located at 6629 Lake Harbour Drive in the Winterpock Crossing Shopping Center next to Ferguson Bath, Kitchen and Lighting Gallery.


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! 

Children's Museum Fredericksburg 
1275 Jefferson Davis Highway 
Fredericksburg, VA 22401 
(540) 656-2233

The Children’s Museum Fredericksburg is located at 1275 Jefferson Davis Highway in the Eagle Village Shopping Center next to Giant’s.

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

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The play exhibits in the museum are generally designed to serve children 8 years and younger. Serious injuries, may occur, if exhibits are not used properly, used by older children or adults, or if children are not properly supervised.

Please exercise caution.