On Monday, June 1, we announced a very difficult decision that has been made to close the Fredericksburg location of the Children’s Museum, effective immediately, as a cost-cutting measure during the coronavirus pandemic.

The museum’s other locations continue to be closed to the public due to COVID-19, and our team is actively prepareing other Museum locations to ensure compliance with state guidelines that include social distancing and revamping of exhibit spaces in anticipation of and preparation for a future safe, staged reopening.

“Since 2014, it has been an honor and privilege for the Children’s Museum to play a part in the strong and supportive community of Fredericksburg,” said Danielle Ripperton, the non-profit’s president & CEO. “This decision was made with a heavy heart, but necessary in light of our extended closure and resulting loss in revenue.”

“Moving forward, we are focused on the long-term viability of our organization and remain committed to serving our members and the community,” she continued. “We want the Children’s Museum to be available to Central Virginia’s children and families long after the pandemic, and for decades to come.”

Plans are underway for some Fredericksburg exhibits to be relocated to other Children’s Museum locations.

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