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