Planning Your Group Visit

Pricing Info

  • Self-Guided Exploration Visit:
    $7.00 per student
  • Elementary Program and Visit:
    $8.00 per student
  • Focused Elementary Programs and Visit:
    $8.00 per student
  • Planetarium Program Only:
    $3.00 per student
  • Planetarium Program and Visit:
    $8.00 per student
  • For every eight students one adult is required and admitted free.
  • Teachers and bus drivers with the group are admitted free.
  • Adults with your group will be admitted for the group rate of $7.00. To ensure all group adults receive the discounted rate, group leaders must collect all fees prior to check-in at the admissions desk.
  • Passes, discount coupons and memberships cards will not be accepted as payment for group visitors.
  • A non-refundable deposit of $75.00 is required at the time of the reservations. The remainder is due upon arrival at the museum. Payments can be made with cash, check or any major credit card.

Hours & Location Details

Museum Hours:
9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Tuesday through Saturday
(Labor Day-Memorial Day)

9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Monday through Saturday
(Memorial Day to Labor Day)

Sundays 11 am – 5:00 pm.

Open Monday holidays.

Location: The Children’s Museum of Virginia is centrally located in the heart of Hampton Roads, just a short distance from Williamsburg and Virginia Beach

Group Drop-Off: Bus drop-off is located on King Street, directly behind the museum. Parking is available on County Street garage.

Parking: Parking is available for cars/vans in the County Street and Middle Street garages. Parking rates are $1.00 per hour.

Other Information

Making Reservations: Request a group reservation by calling 757-393-5258, ext. 44 or filling out an Online Group Inquiry Form. You will be contacted within 24 hours of your on-line request.

Cancellation Policy: Please call a minimum of two weeks in advance if you must cancel your visit. If your museum trip is cancelled due to an official closing of the schools and/or city, we will make every effort to reschedule your trip.

Confirmation: A confirmation will be sent to you within two business days of receipt of your deposit.

Special Arrangements: Contact us regarding arrangements for students with special needs. Wheelchairs are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Food and Drinks: Food and drinks are not allowed inside the museum. In the Middle Street Mall area, there are concrete cubes for picnicking as well as a small grassy area. The museum does not have a food service on site. There are several restaurants within a short walking distance of the museum.

Day of Arrival: Please bring your confirmation letter. Plan to arrive prior to your scheduled visit time to check-in and use the facilities. A museum staff member will meet your group and provide an orientation. Please leave backpacks on your bus.