Closed Mondays (except Monday holidays) after Labor Day (September 2) 2019 through Memorial Day, (May 25) 2020

The Museum is Temporarily Closed


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

AAA Discount: $1 off admission per person


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.

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.

Food and/or drinks are not permitted in the Museum.

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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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.

Some come for the history. Others come just for the fun of it all. 
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Planetarium Schedule

Tuesday – Friday

Zula Patrol – Down to Earth 1:00

To Space and Back 2:00

Zula Patrol – Down to Earth 3:00


Zula Patrol – Down to Earth 11:00

To Space and Back 12:00

Zula Patrol – Down to Earth 2:00

To Space and Back 3:00


Zula Patrol – Down to Earth 12:00

To Space and Back 3:00

$5 Wednesdays

$5 Admission Per Person Now until May 27, 2020 1 pm - 5 pm *May not be combined with other coupons/offers.

Framed: Step into Art™

January 26, 2020 – May 10, 2020   Immerse Yourself in the World of Famous Paintings Experience art like never before in Framed: Step into Art™. This engaging exhibit transports visitors to a world where paintings leap off the canvas and children are invited...

Museums on Us

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

Museums for All

$3 admission for EBT card holders.

Gift Shop

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


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 you make out of your visit.