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Children's Museum of Richmond

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Address: 2626 W Broad St, Richmond, VA 23220-1904
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+1 804-474-7000
09:30 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:30 - 17:00

A center for active learning, creative play and global exploration.

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Best for pre schoolers; older kids are bored

My daughter and I took the grandsons to this small museum, a two-hour drive (with heavy traffic) from Virginia Beach. It's right next door to the bigger Science Museum on Broad... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 21 October 2016
Hereford, AZ
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Was not impressed. We have been to others in various cities and maybe we were biased having been to better children museums but felt this was lacking.

Thank Jasax
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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130 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Wonderful place with a carousel that runs for 15 minutes on the hour, every hour, with $4 for unlimited rides. My 7-year old enjoyed hours of fun play. The entrance price of $9 is a great deal, plus a $1 discount for AAA members. There are different sections, including a garage, a grocery store, a newsroom, an ambulance, a farm.... More 

Thank MartaH69
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

We bring our son to the CMoR Central a few times a year. We live in the Charlottesville Area and he LOVES getting to spend the day at CMoR. Our last trip was on New Year's Eve, we arrived right when they opened, the staff was ready for all the children, set up for special activities, the museum was clean... More 

Thank jesuisprest22
Hereford, AZ
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176 reviews
69 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

My daughter and I took the grandsons to this small museum, a two-hour drive (with heavy traffic) from Virginia Beach. It's right next door to the bigger Science Museum on Broad Street. All exhibits are on the ground floor, so strollers and wheelchairs have easy access. I used my retired military ID card to get a dollar off for each... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

Make sure you take the kids to the museum on Broad next to the Science Museum. Our grandkids are from Philly and love to go here every time they visit.

Thank virginiacpa
Salt Lake City, Utah
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

I took our 2-year-old granddaughter and her friend here and it was ideal for them. The stations were clean and well-stocked. Staff was helpful as we left and I didn't want to buy them toys; a worker gave them each a sticker!

Thank ryser7
La Plata, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

We took our two year old grand daughter to the Children's Museum in Chesterfield on a weekday to play and burn off some energy. It is fairly small, but there are a lot of things for a young child to play with and do. There were a number of other young children there with their parents and grandparents, but there... More 

Thank Allen H
Ridgeland, Mississippi
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

We took our two year old who had a great time. The all day pass for the carousel is $4 put it only runs 1 time per hour. Also, there is a splash pad outside, so bring suit and towels.

Thank Angie S
Fredericksburg, Virginia
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6 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

Great place to burn lots of energy. Requires one on one child supervision because there are lots of places for the little ones to 'hide' & explore. see their website for current displays. outside water part is fabulous in the warm weather also.

Thank mirandam00re
Richmond, Virginia
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68 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

Of the two locations, this is definitely the better of the two. The splash park is a life saver on hot summer days if you have a kid that NEEDS to run. The musical play stuff in the backyard is great. They'd get five stars from me if they made more frequent changes - even small-ish changes would be good,... More 

Thank Teresa W

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