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“A must-do for any family with small children”

Children's Museum of Virginia
Ranked #1 of 23 things to do in Portsmouth
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 10 December 2013

My grandchildren always insist on going to the Children's Museum whenever they visit, and that means we have been frequently over the past 13 years. There are many hands-on exhibits and usually something new.

Thank Peter Y
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Reviewed 26 November 2013

Children of all ages will enjoy this interactive, educational & fun attraction. Child-friendly restaurants are nearby & a stroll through Olde Towne will complete your visit.

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Reviewed 25 November 2013

This is where I want to have my 60th birthday party (which is coming up sooner rather than later). For the young and the young at heart alike, this is a wonderful place to spend more than one day. It's worth getting a membership so you can revisit as often as you like. So much to see and do!

Thank triptoethru
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Reviewed 25 November 2013

My younger children like it so much that I purchased a membership so that our childcare provider can keep them busy during the summer months. My older child (12 years) was bored but it at least gave her some peaceful moments while her siblings stayed occupied

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Reviewed 13 November 2013

This place is as good as the other reviews say.

Would advise arriving early on a weekend. It definitely started filling up around 11 am.

Planetarium show would have been great, but new employee had no clue how to turn off the lights so the first five minutes of the show couldn't be seen because it was too bright in the theater.

Thank DCA
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