Children's Museum of Virginia

Family Fun and Activities
Children's Museum of Virginia

Young Architect's Exhibit Related Activities:

July 4:
Clipart robots

July 11:
Junkman activities in STEM Studio, musical instruments in Make and Take

July 18:
MC Escher tessellations

July 25:
Make your own pennant

August 1:
Design your own baseball cards

August 8:

August 22:
Aviation activities

August 29:
Stained glass windows





Junk Music with The Junkman™
Saturday, July 11
10:30 am & 2:30 pm

Join The Junkman™, the original recycled materials percussionist,  and be a part of his exciting events in the Maker Space.

He will perform two concerts of original music on 100% Vermont junk and re-used materials, including an old Mac computer, scrap wood & metal & plastic, brake drums, glass bottles, kitchen utensils, window shutter, clay flower pots, tin cans and more! See his karate/beat demonstration and meet Randy the Robot, The Junkman's little Arduino robot drumming pal. The concert will close with an audience participation Junkjam™, where everyone grabs a provided stick and piece of junk and all jam out together!

He will also offer a maker session where children and parents will make a set of wind chimes from recycled materials. These sessions are first-come-first serve- seating is limited.

There will also be Junkjam™ sessions open to all where everyone simply grabs a stick and re-used material and jams-out. The sessions last 30 minutes but participants are free to jam the entire duration or to stop whenever they wish.




Builder Fest
Saturday, August 15
10 am - 5 pm

Join us for a day of creating and building! Visit with hobbyists and professionals to explore the process of building and making. Discover everyday items made by hand as in times past and play with futuristic toys. Activities will include architecture and ceramics, workshops by Lowe’s, the Virginia Institute of Marine Science, Portsmouth Public Schools, and more.