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

Arthur’s World
July 1 – September 9, 2017

Developed by the Boston Children’s Museum and based on the Emmy award winning PBS series, and the award winning March Brown books, ARTHUR’S™ WORLD features immersive environments that encourage imaginative participation.

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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

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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.

Portsmouth, Virginia

Some come for the history. Others come just for the fun of it all. Learn more

Beazley Planetarium

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Monday – Saturday

11:00 – Earth, Moon & Sun

12:00 – Legends of the Night Sky Orion

2:00 – Earth, Moon & Sun

3:00 – Legends of the Night Sky Orion


12:00 – Earth, Moon & Sun

3:00 – Legends of the Night Sky Orion


Gift Shop

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