Homeschool Programs

Homeschool Day

Thursday, March 24th


Engage in activities throughout the museum focusing on STEM, language arts, art and more! Activities will be available for PreK through 5th grade throughout the museum in addition to our STEM studio, Make It Take It, and Planetarium shows.

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Admission to the Children’s Museum of Virginia is $11 for adults (age 18 and older) and $10 for children (age 2-17). Discounts of $1 off admission per person is available for U.S. military families and AAA members. Advanced ticket sales are required at this time. 

Planetarium shows are offered every day, and they are included with your museum admission. The Beazley Planetarium transports you to distant worlds in our immersive theater with digital full-dome projection. Explore the wonders of the universe or find inspiration in our starry skies. Get more information about the Beazley Planetarium >>

S.T.E.M Studio hosts activities that are hands-on-and appropriate for the entire family to do together.  A different activity related to S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) concepts is offered each week.  S.T.E.M. Studio is open at various times Wednesday-Sunday.  Activities are included with museum admission but space is limited.

Organized homeschool groups and co-ops of 15 persons or more are eligible for a discounted group rate with advance registration. Groups may just choose a 2-hour self-guided visit for $7 per student, or they can add an educational program or a planetarium program for just $1 more. Beazley Planetarium programs can also be reserved as a planetarium only visit for $4 per student.

Scavenger hunts and educational resources are available for your use to compliment your visit to the Children’s Museum of Virginia.

Be sure to visit the other Portsmouth Museums for exhibitions, workshops, lectures, and more related to local and national artists, the history of Portsmouth, and our local shipyard, and the historical library museum. Links to their websites can be found below.