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Children's Museum of Richmond

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Address: 2626 W Broad St, Richmond, VA 23220-1904
Phone Number: +1 804-474-7000
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09:30 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:30 - 17:00
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A center for active learning, creative play and global exploration.

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Best for pre schoolers; older kids are bored

My daughter and I took the grandsons to this small museum, a two-hour drive (with heavy traffic) from Virginia Beach. It's right next door to the bigger Science Museum on Broad... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 21 October 2016
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Hereford, AZ
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Hereford, AZ
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

My daughter and I took the grandsons to this small museum, a two-hour drive (with heavy traffic) from Virginia Beach. It's right next door to the bigger Science Museum on Broad Street. All exhibits are on the ground floor, so strollers and wheelchairs have easy access. I used my retired military ID card to get a dollar off for each... More 

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Virgina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

Make sure you take the kids to the museum on Broad next to the Science Museum. Our grandkids are from Philly and love to go here every time they visit.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

I took our 2-year-old granddaughter and her friend here and it was ideal for them. The stations were clean and well-stocked. Staff was helpful as we left and I didn't want to buy them toys; a worker gave them each a sticker!

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La Plata, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

We took our two year old grand daughter to the Children's Museum in Chesterfield on a weekday to play and burn off some energy. It is fairly small, but there are a lot of things for a young child to play with and do. There were a number of other young children there with their parents and grandparents, but there... More 

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Ridgeland, Mississippi
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

We took our two year old who had a great time. The all day pass for the carousel is $4 put it only runs 1 time per hour. Also, there is a splash pad outside, so bring suit and towels.

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

Great place to burn lots of energy. Requires one on one child supervision because there are lots of places for the little ones to 'hide' & explore. see their website for current displays. outside water part is fabulous in the warm weather also.

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Richmond, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

Of the two locations, this is definitely the better of the two. The splash park is a life saver on hot summer days if you have a kid that NEEDS to run. The musical play stuff in the backyard is great. They'd get five stars from me if they made more frequent changes - even small-ish changes would be good,... More 

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Richmond, Va
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Have taken 4 different groups to the museum. Educational as well as a fun and safe environment. Digging for bones, fixing cars, shopping climbing, and an art room are just some of the activities that will delight the kids. The kids I have taken have been from 2 - 8 and all were entertained.

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Thank TerryD219
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

There is a lot to do at the Richmond Children's museum (as opposed to their satellite sites). They have exhibits directed at a variety of age groups from young to school age. The last time I went with my 3 year old I had to finally drag him out and he STILL didn't want to leave. I love that they... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Other Richmond locations are also very well equipped and staffed. Our grandchildren are 18 months and 4 years old.

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