Visit: Hours, Admission, Directions, Parking


Closed Mondays between Labor Day and Memorial Day, except Monday holidays.

Tuesday – Thursday: 9 am – 5 pm

Friday & Saturday: 9 am – 5 pm

Sunday: 11 am – 5 pm



Exhibit on View
November 23 – December 31, 2018
Tuesday – Thursday: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Friday & Saturday: 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Sunday: 11 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Sock Skating
Wear your silliest, cutest, and most festive socks for the newest holiday edition to our Winter Wonderland programming. This indoor skating debuted two years ago and is back by popular demand.

Snow & Light Show (outside in mall area)
November 23 – December 31, 2018
Fridays & Saturdays – 5:30 p.m.

Snow will fall from the sky, music will fill the air, and we hope that it brings back fond memories from other places you may have lived and enjoyed in the past



The Children’s Museum of Virginia is designed for young children and their families, but we know that big kids like to play as well. Out of courtesy to our visiting families and to maintain a high standard of safety for our groups and general visitors, the Children’s Museum of Virginia asks all unaccompanied adults to leave a driver’s license or government-issued photo ID at the admission desk while exploring the museum.

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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Show Times:

Tuesday – Friday

1:00 Season of Light

2:00 Magic Treehouse Space Mission

3:00 Season of Light Friday Evening (Dec. 7, 14, 21, 28)

5:00 Let it Snow


11:00 Season of Light

12:00 Magic Treehouse Space Mission

2:00 Season of Light

3:00 Magic Treehouse Space Mission

Saturday Evening (Dec. 8, 15, 22, 29)

5:00 Let it Snow


12:00 Season of Light

3:00 Magic Treehouse Space Mission

Gift Shop

Click here to discover the amazing variety of fun, educational gifts from which to choose.