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

Once Upon a Time…Exploring the World of Fairy Tales
February 3 – May 12, 2018

Step inside beloved stories from around the globe in this hands-on exhibit that brings favorite multicultural fairy tales and folk tales to life. OnceUpon A Time…Exploring the World of Fairy Tales is the first nationally touring exhibit devoted exclusively to fairy tales and the breadth of their cultural significance.

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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Tuesday – Friday Show Times:

1:00 pm – Zula Patrol – Down to Earth

2:00 pm – Oasis in Space

3:00 pm – Zula Patrol – Down to Earth

Saturday Show Times:

11:00 am – Zula Patrol – Down to Earth

12:00 pm – Oasis in Space

2:00 pm – Zula Patrol – Down to Earth

3:00 pm – Oasis in Space

Sunday Show Times

12:00 pm – Zula Patrol – Down to Earth

3:00 pm – Oasis in Space

Gift Shop

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