• 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
  • 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
  • "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
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. 


The September Special Night event in Fredericksburg has been rescheduled to Friday, September 28th from 5:30pm-7:30pm due to the inclement weather forecast.

2018 Dates for Special Nights

March 2 Downtown                         July 13 Fredericksburg
March 9 Fredericksburg   August 3 Short Pump
April 6 Chesterfield   September 7 Downtown
May 4 Short Pump   September 28 Fredericksburg
May 11 Fredericksburg   October 5 Chesterfield
June 1  Downtown   November 2 Short Pump
July 6 Chesterfield    November 9 Fredericksburg

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


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