Visit: Hours, Admission, Directions, Parking


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

Tuesday – Thursday: 9 am – 5 pm

Friday & Saturday: 9 am – 5 pm

Sunday: 11 am – 5 pm



Framed: Step Into Art™
January 21, 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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Show Times:

Tuesday – Friday

1:00 – One World One Sky Big Bird’s Adventure

2:00 – Dinosaurs at Dusk

3:00 – One World One Sky Big Bird’s Adventure



11:00 – One World One Sky Big Bird’s Adventure

12:00 – Dinosaurs at Dusk

2:00 – One World One Sky Big Bird’s Adventure

3:00 – Dinosaurs at Dusk



12:00 – One World One Sky Big Bird’s Adventure

3:00 – Dinosaurs at Dusk


Gift Shop

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