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For the last 18 years, the Children’s Museum of Richmond has a warm and inviting place for children and families to engage and grow through play. My family LOVES the Children’s Museum of Richmond and we want to encourage you to come play too! Follow along for a few of our favorite exhibits from each of the 4 locations and hear about the fun activities they have planned this summer!

Downtown Location

With 22 exhibits available at this Children’s Museum of Richmond Broad Street location you can play all day and still not do it all! There is a full sized ambulance with working lights and sounds that wows my kids like no other. Tap into your inner news anchor, engage in school play, put on a play, or milk a cow at this location. The Dino Dig Pit and cave is fun to explore and release your inner archaeologist. As a mom of younger kiddos, I highly recommend checking out the 3 and under area called the Little Farm. It has its own infant area, slide, farmers market, kitchen area, and nursing station/bathroom. This location has a great outdoor play area with musical instruments, bikes, a play house and a splash pad for beautiful days! The gorgeous carousel in the middle of the 44,000 square foot facility is the perfect way to end a fun filled day!

Short Pump Location

This location is a parent favorite because its open and has a great line of sight to watch your kids play. The big red tractor is a Smith family favorite along with the climbing area and spiral slide. The boys love to play chef and waiter at the Silver Diner and engage with the Sun Tubes, moving the scarves through the transparent tubes with air. The Eye Play exhibit is lots of fun as well – a virtual floor projection contains over 20 themed learning experiences- ranging from environmental awareness to soccer. After you are done at this location, I highly recommend purchasing a ticket for the Short Pump Express train ride through Short Pump Town Center before you head home.

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Chesterfield Location

The Hull Street location is large and open and has a center with a grassy floor perfect for families to sit, talk, and relax. What sets this location apart are the fire truck and GRTC bus that sit inside the facility. My kids play for hours pretending to rescue homes from fires and drive me around town on the bus. You can find cats available for adoption inside of the Clinic for Compassionate Care while your child gives check ups to stuffed animals and performs X-rays. The art studio is packed with ample items to unleash creativity. The pirate ship and rock climbing wall add a wow factor that is sure to please as well!

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Fredericksburg Location

This location has a dentist office, bank, grocery store and a construction house where kids can build and hammer away! Have a budding theatre lover? Put on a show at the Star Bright Stage or work on your automotive skills at Automotive America. This is the newest location to Children’s Museum of Richmond and does not disappoint! It’s a great pit stop if you are traveling on Interstate 95 during summer travels on the East Coast.

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These are just a FEW of the amazing 62 exhibits across the 4 Children’s Museum of Richmond locations. We have been members for the last 5 years and you can find us at one of the locations weekly. I love watching my children explore through imaginative play and build friendships while having fun. If you have not checked out the Children’s Museum of Richmond, come visit! There are daily admissions but the real savings occurs with a annual membership. You can learn more about Children’s Museum of Richmond membership pricing here.

If you are Childrens Museum of Richmond fans like us – be sure to purchase a 50$ raffle ticket before June 14th to have a chance to win 50,000 dollars towards your child’s education. Invest529 may be used for many types of qualified higher education expenses including tuition, fees, housing, meal plans, textbooks, computers and related equipment, required supplies, special needs services and tuition at private or religious K-12 schools. *I am doing a giveaway for a FREE raffle ticket on my Fit Family Life Blog Facebook page in the next few days, so head on over to enter!*

Fun events coming to the Children’s Museum of Richmond this summer: Down on the Farm Day with a petting zoo, Lets Go Luna, Fairytale Day, Out of This World Day, and Ready Jet Go Day for additional activities. You can learn more about these here.

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What is your favorite exhibit at the Children’s Museum of Richmond? If you haven’t visited yet, what looks fun to you?

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  • Brittany
    June 10, 2019

    I am actually near his area so I am definitely taking my kid here when she gets old enough!

    • Erin
      June 10, 2019

      They have an infant area!!! Even the tiny ones love it 😍 hopefully we’ll see you there soon!

  • Eliza
    June 10, 2019

    What a fantastic overview! This sounds like a great place to visit.

    • Erin
      June 11, 2019

      So much fun.

  • Azanique S. Rawl
    June 11, 2019

    I had no idea there was a location in Short Pump! My BFF lives there with her family and I don’t think she knows this location is so close to her. Thank you for sharing doll!

    -xo, Azanique | https://www.lotsofsass.com

    • Erin
      June 11, 2019

      Yes it’s inside of the mall downstairs beside the escalator!

  • kileen
    June 11, 2019

    This looks like so much fun!! Definitely kid paradise. I know my kiddos would love this!

    Kileen
    cute & little

    • Erin
      June 11, 2019

      Packed with fun!

  • Candace Hampton
    June 11, 2019

    This is such a nice place. I bet that it’s a lot of fun for the kids. Perfect entertainment for the kiddos this summer.

    Candace Hampton
    http://www.thebeautybeau.com

    • Erin
      June 11, 2019

      Yes! So much fun.

  • Carolyn
    June 11, 2019

    Oh wow, this looks so fun! I’ve never been, but the rock wall sounds cool. Looks like the perfect place to bring the family!

  • cendu
    June 11, 2019

    This looks like such a great time for the kiddos! I love that they actually have an area for infants too and and those thighs though, too goood LOL

    • Erin
      June 11, 2019

      Yes! 🤣

  • Stephanie
    June 11, 2019

    Awww this makes me so happy! I grew up going to this place all the time, and then when my nephews were old enough, my sister and I would take them there together. So fun!

    • Erin
      June 11, 2019

      It’s such an amazing place filled with so many memories!

  • Samantha
    June 12, 2019

    This looks like so much fun. My little boy would love it here. 🙂

    • Erin
      June 12, 2019

      Yes he totally would!

  • Taylor Mobley
    June 12, 2019

    What a great place to take your kids!

    • Erin
      June 12, 2019

      It’s wonderful!

  • Deborah
    June 12, 2019

    Aww, it looks like your kids had so much fun!

    • Erin
      June 12, 2019

      Always! Years of weekly play and never gets old!

  • Kristen
    June 12, 2019

    This looks like such a fun find. I wish this was closer, my kids would LOVE this.

    • Erin
      June 12, 2019

      If you are ever stopping through 🙌🏻

  • Jasmine
    June 13, 2019

    This place looks amazing. My kids would definitely love it.

  • Kenzi - Life of a Sister
    June 13, 2019

    This spot looks so cute! My kiddos would love a place like this where they could touch and experience everything!

    • Erin
      June 13, 2019

      Yes it’s so cool!

  • Tonya Morris
    June 13, 2019

    Children’s museums are just so fun! I’ll have to take my niece to this one!

    • Erin
      June 15, 2019

      Yes, she will love it!

  • Megan Elliott (@LushtoBlush)
    June 13, 2019

    Omg this looks amazing!! I don’t even have kids and would absolutely love to go lol. So fun!

    • Erin
      June 13, 2019

      Haha yes!!!

  • juliacomil
    June 14, 2019

    This museum is such a great place for children I love it

    • Erin
      June 15, 2019

      It’s amazing!

  • Denise Kokinis
    June 17, 2019

    OMG what a seriously fun museum! SO many cute spaces, like that little diner. Looks like such a fun and explorative place to take a kid.

    Denise | Fashion Love Letters

    • Erin
      June 17, 2019

      It’s so amazing!

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