Children's Museum Of Richmond381 Votes Currently Closed
- Address: 2626 W Broad St, Richmond, VA 23220, 23220, United States
- Timings: 09:30 am - 05:00 pm Details
- Phone: +1-8044747000
- Fax: +1-8044747099
- Ticket Price: 8 USD
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Children Museums, Family And Kids, Social, Arts, Museums
Although the name states that it’s a museum for children, people from all walks of life will enjoy a visit here! The one thing children are told at museums is not touch anything…well, this changes at the Children’s Museum of Richmond. Children are encouraged to touch, climb and explore anything that catches their fancy. For infants under the age of 3, there’s a special place called Little Farm, where they can play, crawl and have fun. A recent addition to the already vast complex is the Living Tree House which contains live specimens or turtles, mice and frogs. There’s no telling what might pique your child’s interest, but one thing’s for sure- it’s going to be difficult to get them out of there!
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77.91% of people who visit Richmond include Children's Museum Of Richmond in their plan
10 AM - 11 AM
77.27% of people start their Children's Museum Of Richmond visit around 10 AM - 11 AM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Children's Museum Of Richmond
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Children's Museum Of Richmond
Children's Museum Of Richmond Reviews & Ratings
We're had an awesome time. The kids loved it. 10 and 2 years old. It was busy there but it didn't seem over crowded. Plenty to do for all kids. We will be sure to go back or maybe even get the family pass which is good for one whole year from purchase date.
This not a museum at all. It's way overpriced propaganda dressed up as a play place calling itself a museum. TLDR: Save your money and go next door to the Science Museum instead. OK that's a little bit harsh, but let's be honest. This place is seriously completely funded by sponsors and everything is just an advertisement. To be clear there is nothing "museum" about this place at all...There is nearly zero learning to be had here. Don't get me wrong I'm sure it's fun for some kids, but it's not really geared toward education (interactive or otherwise) and is not really inclusive of the family as a whole unit. If your parent who likes mental stimulation get ready to be bored out of your mind at this place! I highly highly recommend you go next door to the Science Museum instead. That place is actually a museum. And it has both static and interactive elements that are suitable for people of all ages. The entire place is fun and involving and has plenty for people who want to read or look or listen or play or touch. Essentially, it's an entirely opposite experience to the Children's Museum.
A must visit place with kids. My kid is 3 and she loves this place. You can easily spend 3 hours. Carousel ride is extra $2 and usual schedule is to run at the top of each hour. On certain days entry fee is only a dollar. Check their Facebook page.
To reiterate what other reviewers have said: this satellite of the larger museum is small and meant for little kids- best for walkers to kindergarteners. While the daily admission is good for all of the Children's Museums of Richmond, I can't imagine traveling to more than one per day.Price is on par with other similar style play centers, but they charge adults entrance fee too, which makes it a bit pricier.
I went here with my active 6 year old. He enjoyed himself quite a bit. Despite being here for four or five hours, he was not ready to leave. However, I expected more since it is called a museum. I would describe it more of a large hands on playroom for children 6 years and younger. There are several sections including a restaurant, grocery store and doctors examination room. Some of the areas were very engaging and others seemed to not offer much and mainly remained empty and void of interested kids. I did like the variety of activities including an art area for drawing and painting, a vacuum with closures to manipulate scarves and outside area with tricycles. However it was not as much as a guided learning area with exhbits as a free for all playhouse of sorts. I would recommend this place for preschool children.