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

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

    – Anaya Holmes
  • 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
Special Nights

Special Nights

The Children's Museum opens its doors for evenings especially for families with children 15 years old and younger who have challenges or disabilities. You'll find museum exploration, adapted materials, a cool-down space, and a reduced number of visitors! 

Free admission for families of children with behavioral health and development challenges. 
No reservation required. 

First Friday of every month from 5:30PM - 7:30PM at rotating locations. 

2019 Dates for Special Nights

January 4 Chesterfield                         July 5 Chesterfield
January 11 Fredericksburg   July 12 Fredericksburg
February 1 Short Pump   August 2 Short Pump
March 1 Downtown   September 6 Downtown
March 8 Fredericksburg   September 13 Fredericksburg
April 5 Chesterfield   October 4 Chesterfield
May 3 Short Pump   November 1 Short Pump
May 10 Fredericksburg   November 8 Fredericksburg
June 7 Downtown    December 6 Downtown 



Special Nights at Children's Museum Downtown, Short Pump and Chesterfield are presented by: 



Special Nights at Children's Museum Fredericksburg is presented by: 

The Duff McDuff Green, Jr. Fund at The Community Foundation