The Children’s Museum of Richmond provides families with an indoor play space to learn, imagine and enrich.
With offerings like artistic creation, water play and driving an ambulance, The Children’s Museum acts as a blank canvas for children to fill through their play.
Thanks to the variety of options, visiting the museum with multiple children in tow is made easier.
During our visit to the downtown location, the needs of both my high energy three year old, and inquisitive seven year old were met, which is not an easy feat.
Upon arrival we headed straight for the three and younger farm exhibit.
This is an ideal area for toddlers with age appropriate slides, a tent for a “camp out” and farm animals that make sounds. Parents with little ones will appreciate the gate on this exhibit to keep those quick toddlers from straying into the museum without their grownups.
Allowing my kids to take turns choosing which exhibits we would do, we next headed for the art studio. The art studio is clean and organized. While my daughter worked on her creation, a new version of checkers where the gameboard would include partial egg cartons, my 3 year old practiced his scissor skills happily.
Parents of children who love to invent and create will undoubtedly appreciate this exhibit, for letting your child express themselves, but also for the supplies being ready to use and clean up a breeze.
We spent the duration of our visit rotating through each exhibit. Highlights were taking turns reporting the news, hatching from a dinosaur egg, climbing a tower outside, riding the carousel, and the caboose of every CMoR trip: water play.
Perfectly saved for last because it usually necessitates a dry shirt and also gives parents an opportunity to reward children for outstanding behavior. In our family, water play is saved for friends who have made good choices during the whole visit, a good way to ensure behavior throughout the visit.
It can be difficult to fill your child’s day with engaging activities, but fortunately for local families, the Children’s Museum of Richmond offers a myriad of options for play in a safe venue.
•CMoR Central: 2626 West Broad St. • Richmond, VA 23220 • (804) 474-7063
•CMoR Chesterfield: 6629 Lake Harbour Dr. • Midlothian, VA 23112 • (804) 474-7075
SAVE ON ENTRY:
The Children’s Museum participates in Museums for All. Guests who present their SNAP EBT card, EBT App, or WIC card will receive $2 admission for up to 4 individuals. Museums for All cannot be combined with any other offer, discount, or membership.
•Military Personnel (and their guests) always receive $1 off of daily admission price.
Children’s Museum of Richmond Members can access the museum all year for the cost of a membership fee. Scholarships are available.
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