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

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

    – Private School PreK 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
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. 

2020 Dates for Special Nights

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


Sensitive Santa




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