Visit: Hours, Admission, Directions, Parking


Closed Monday after Labor Day except for Monday holidays and special events. Open Mondays between Memorial Day and Labor Day.

Tues – Thurs: 9 am – 5 pm

Fri & Sat: 9 am – 5 pm

Sun: 11 am – 5 pm


Changing Exhibits

Toddler Days
January 2 – 5
9:30am – 12:30pm

The holidays are over and older kids have returned to school, making it a good time for the small ones to play in the museum. Join us for toddler friendly games that encourage motor skill growth, engaging stories and songs, special guests, and all the museum’s exhibits.

Location, Parking

221 High Street
Portsmouth, Virginia 23704
Phone: 757-393-5258

Convenient parking is located close by at the County Street Parking Garage, which is located directly behind the museum. Parking is $1 per hour Monday through Friday and free on weekends and holidays.


Adults (18 & up):
Ages 2-17:
Military and Seniors:

Children under two free

AAA Discount: $1 off admission per person

Buy Tickets Here

Members: Free

All major credit cards accepted

Children must be supervised at all times. You must be 18 years or older to accompany a child into the museum. Parents/ Caregivers are responsible for their children’s behavior.

Please Note: Food and/or drinks are not permitted in the Museum.

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Beazley Planetarium

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Tuesday – Friday

Legends of the Night Sky Orion – 1:00 pm
Solar Superstorms – 2:00 pm
Legends of the Night Sky Orion – 3:00 pm


Legends of the Night Sky Orion – 11:00 am
Solar Superstorms – 12:00 pm
Legends of the Night Sky Orion – 2:00 pm
Solar Superstorms – 3:00 pm


Legends of the Night Sky Orion – 12:00 pm
Solar Superstorms – 3:00 pm

Gift Shop

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