Visit: Hours, Admission, Directions, Parking


Closed Mondays (except Monday holidays) through Memorial Day, May 27, 2020

Tuesday – Thursday: 9 am – 5 pm

Friday & Saturday: 9 am – 5 pm

Sunday: 11 am – 5 pm



Framed: Step Into Art™
January 26, 2020 – May 10, 2020

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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.




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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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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Tuesday – Friday

1:00 Two Small Pieces of Glass

2:00 Legends of the Night Sky – Orion

3:00 Two Small Pieces of Glass


11:00 Two Small Pieces of Glass

12:00 Legends of the Night Sky – Orion

2:00 Two Small Pieces of Glass

3:00 Legends of the Night Sky – Orion


12:00 Two Small Pieces of Glass

3:00 Legends of the Night Sky – Orion



Gift Shop

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