Voted the 11th Best Children's Museum in America by Child Magazine, the Children's Museum of Richmond features hands on learning and exploration geared towards the developmental ages of birth to the age of eight. The museum dedicates its learning space to both the indoor as well as the outdoors. The museum is clean and well kept and a wonderful place to fuel a child's imagination.
Things to Do
- Enjoy the outdoors while navigating through the Backyard exhibit where you can find a world of sand and water, musical instruments and native plants of Virginia. This is a freer more open space to spread your wings and explore.
- A segment of the indoor exhibits offered include an apple tree picking station where children can use repetition to master a task and instill the phenomenon of cause and effect as they pick and place apples in the return area.
- There is an art studio for visitors ages 0-99. All are welcome.
- Replicas of Virginia Limestone Caves, a carousel, mock dairy farm playspace, little farm, service station, dinosaur dig area, and book nook are only a few of the many pretend play exhibits that are interactive, hands on and fun for little ones.
The Children's Museum of Richmond Insider Tips
- This is a reasonably priced child friendly destination, but it can get pricey when there are adults or older children with the group. You need to pay for them all even though they are observing.
- There were snacks on site and I'd recommend bringing your own water bottle along with you.
- As with most children's museum it is a good idea to bring along some hand sanitizer, as they take advantage of all of the hands on experiences that the museum has to offer.
- This museum is not part of the reciprocal museum program but does offer a AAA discount.