Planning Your Virtual Field Trip


Please submit a request using the online form below and we will contact you. If you have an unusual question, contact or call 804-474-7012.

You will be notified via email of any changes after we receive your request.

General Information

Virtual Field Trips inspire and engage students through 30-45 minute programs that include an educator facilitated lesson with interesting visuals, demonstrations, and extension activities.

Virtual programs require the site to provide connection to ZOOM through a laptop/computer and ability to share a screen with the students participating. Make sure speakers are enabled to ensure students can hear the presenting educator. Contact us if you require a different platform.

Virtual Field Trips are $100.00 for one classroom (but may have multiple log-ins for students at home) and require at least one adult to be present.

No minimum number of participants is required for a Virtual Field Trip reservation. However, the capacity is limited to students from only one classroom. We are happy to provide multiple sessions to a site but each classroom will be charged $100 for their own program session.

There are several program options available only in a virtual format, but many of our regular field trip topics are also available in a virtual format. Note: While objectives remain constant between field trip formats, delivery and activities are different in the virtual classes.

VIRTUAL Field Trips are booked in a two-step process: 1) Online request; 2) Confirmation Letter

All Virtual Field Trip booking requests must be completed using the online form below. Reservations are not able to be made over the phone or via email. You will receive an automatic email notification if your online request was submitted successfully. Once submitted, please allow two weeks for processing.

Your Virtual Field Trip is not booked until you have received a Confirmation Letter from the Children’s Museum via email. This serves as your invoice. Take note: your Virtual Field Trip will be scheduled based on availability while trying to honor your three requested dates.


Payment in full is due one week prior to your visit. Please note that only one form of payment is accepted per reservation. We accept checks (deliver to: CMoR c/o Education Department, 2626 W. Broad St. Richmond 23223), and major credit cards (call 474-7002 to pay). We are unable to accept Purchase Orders. 

Cancellations within two weeks of your scheduled Virtual Field Trip will result in a $50 Administrative Fee.

The $50 Administrative Fee will be charged regardless of scholarship status and includes no-shows. If your school or school district is closed because of inclement weather this fee will be waived and the Children’s Museum will reach out to reschedule your visit.

Not interested in a Virtual Field Trip?

Learn more about in person programs through Field Trips and Children’s Museum to Go.


Technology Set Up – IMPORTANT!

We recommend setting up the needed technology a half hour before the scheduled start time (noted on your confirmation).

Set up the computer and enter the zoom invite found in your confirmation email.

Make sure your group will be able to see the facilitating educator (we recommend projecting onto a screen to enlarge the viewing area for a group) AND that the educator can see the group (this is important so the educator can interact with the group and see how the students are engaging).

Make sure audio is sufficient for all students to hear the educator presenting.

Materials Prep

Check your confirmation email for extension ideas and any materials that need to be gathered before the Virtual Field Trip begins.

Make enough copies of the extension activity for all participating students.


Payment in full is due a full week prior to your program. Credit card payments are preferred and can be made by phone. Call our Education Manager at 804-474-7012. If you are paying by check, please ensure it is received prior to the program.

  • Attention: Education Dept. 2626 W. Broad Street Richmond, VA 23220

We are unable to accept Purchase Orders. Please note that member privileges do not apply to Virtual Field Trip reservations.


Teachers will be asked to complete a Virtual Field Trip survey. We rely on feedback to improve our programs and delivery! Please email your survey to

Photo Video Release

Please know that the program may be recorded for training and marketing purposes. If this is an issue for anyone in your Virtual Field Trip please contact the Children’s Museum prior to your visit.

Have Fun!

We hope you have a memorable experience with the Children’s Museum! Please feel free to offer your feedback. We’re always seeking to improve our customers’ experiences. We (and our funders/sponsors) love notes from the kids too!

Please fill out the form below with your class information. You may also use this form to submit questions regarding programs that are currently offered.

Virtual Field Trip Request Form

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