To protect staff and visitors, the Portsmouth Museums are requiring masks for everyone ages 2 and above.

HOURS

Monday and Tuesday:
Closed

Wednesday-Sunday:
9:00 am-11:45 am; 1:15 pm-4:00 pm

The museum will be open for two sessions each day. All tickets must be reserved in advance online, including member tickets.

ADMISSION

Members: Free
Adults (Ages 18 & up): $11
Children (Ages 2-17): $10
Children Under 2: Free
AAA, Military, and Seniors: $10

CHANGING EXHIBITS

Some Assembly Required

Now – Extended through January 9th! Location: The Changing Gallery We are featuring a new summer exhibit, Some Assembly Required, a hand’s on interactive experience on loan from Betty Brinn Children’s Museum, located in Milwaukee Wisconsin. Some Assembly Required...

Museums for All

$3 admission for EBT card holders.

Museums on Us

Every First Full Weekend of the month Bank of America cardholders get free access to the museum

BEAZLEY PLANETARIUM

Andalo

Now showing at the Beazley Planetarium:

The Powerhouses of the Universe: STARS

Wednesday-Sunday

10:15AM & 2:15PM

 

 

DIRECTIONS & PARKING

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

EXPLORE PORTSMOUTH, VA
Some come for the history. Others come just for the fun of it all. 
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ACCESSIBILITY & INCLUSIVITY

If you have a child with sensory concerns or autism spectrum disorder, we would like to help you prepare for your visit to the museum. Get guides and resources to help design your visit.

POLICIES

ADULT ADMISSION POLICY
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.

CHILD SUPERVISION
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.

OUTSIDE FOOD & DRINKS
Food and/or drinks are not permitted in the Museum.

PHOTOGRAPHY POLICY
Non-flash photography is permitted for personal use, except where noted. Flash photography, video equipment, and tripods are not permitted by visitors. Photography must not be disruptive to other visitors or block exhibits and hallways. Please feel free to share your photos using #ChildrensMuseumVA. At times, photographers and staff may be at work documenting museum activities. Your presence implies your consent to the Museum to use your likeness in educational and promotional use.

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