• 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
girl playing in Apple Tree exhibit

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When you give to the Children's Museum, you impact the lives of thousands of children from every walk of life.

With support from the community, the museum provides exhibits, programs and events that motivate young children to develop more complex learning – a process that not only benefits them and their own families, but all of us. The Children's Museum's Board of Trustees works especially hard to insure that museum experiences are possible for children who don’t typically have opportunities beyond their schools for hands-on learning, literacy development and art.

The Children’s Museum receives no direct federal or state funding. The museum relies on gifts from individuals, organizations, corporations and foundations to serve more than 400,000 visitors each year. In fact, just over 25% of the cost of operating the museum last year was provided through gifts from 300 individuals and nearly 100 other organizations throughout Central Virginia.

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There are so many ways you can help support the museum in its mission to inspire all children.

Support the Annual Fund - Help the museum meet its mission
Donate your Time - As a museum volunteer
Support the Scholarship Fund - Help Title I schools enjoy educational programs and museum exploration
Support the Children's Book Bank - Donate new and like-new books to be distributed to children in need
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