Children's Museum of Virginia

Activities and Events at the
Children's Museum of Virginia

Snow Wonders

Friday & Saturday
Nov. 27, 28, Dec. 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, 26
@ 5:30, 6:30 & 7:30 pm

Snow will fall from the sky, music will fill the air and we hope that it brings back fond memories from other places you may have lived and enjoyed in the past. Children’s Museum of Virginia (outside in mall area). Free.

Beazley Planetarium:
Let it Snow!
Friday & Saturday
Nov. 27, 28, Dec. 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, 26 @ 7 pm

The show features anew variety of festive classics from Sinatra and Chuck Berry to Burle Ives and Brenda Lee. There is a stunning multi-media final by the Trans-Siberian Orchestra. Feel free to sing along with these classics in the Beazley Planetarium.

Pony Rides
Friday, Nov 27,
Saturday, Dec. 12
from 1 - 4 pm

Free pony rides for those who have purchased a Holiday Pass, Winter Wonderland admission or admission to the Children’s Museum of Virginia. $5 for all others. In the Mall Area.

Make-N-Take Activity
Nov. 27 & 28
Dec 4, 12, 19, 26:
10 am, 2 pm & 5 pm
Nov. 29, Dec, 13, 20, 27: Noon
Dec. 4, 11,18: 5 pm
Dec. 21, 22, 23, 24, 28, 29, 30, 31: 10 am & 2 pm

Spread holiday cheer as you make a gift to give to others.



Children’s Theater of Hampton Roads Presents: Uncle Wiggly’s
Christmas Carol
Saturday, Nov. 28
@ 1 & 3:30 pm

Celebrate the season with Uncle Wiggly and his forest friends in the adaption of Charles Dicken’s classic tale. A charming and original play that is great for the entire family. Free.

STEM Studio

Saturdays, Nov 28,
Dec. 5 &12: 10:30 am &
2:30 pm

Come by the STEM Studio for activities that are hands-on and appropriate for the entire family to do together. Each week will feature a different activity related to the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) concept and the holiday season.

Show Stopping Sunday

Sunday, Nov 29: 12:30 p.m.,
2 p.m., and 3:30 p.m.

Stop by the art classroom for a show stopping holiday display. Examples include an interactive winter story time, an exciting educational program or a special guest.

The Rainbow Puppets Presents: The Mother Goose Christmas Show
Sunday, Nov. 29
Sunday, Dec. 13
Sunday, Dec. 20
@ 1 & 2:30 pm

Rainbow Puppets: The Mother Goose Christmas Show will be the first presentation of this show in about 15 or 20 years. It features brand new narration by Jan Rooney and new recording of some of the original children’s songs.


Family Gingerbread Workshops
Dec. 5: 10 am & 1 pm
Dec. 19: 3 pm

Get everyone in the holiday spirit and bring our family and imagination to a gingerbread house workshop. Leave all the hassle and mess to us, while you relax and enjoy creating this holiday treat with your family. Each workshop will last approximately one hour and a half. Families will be given all the material needed to make their one-of-a-kind holiday creation. Workshop fee: $25 for members, $45 for nonmembers (Non-member price includes admission to the Children’s Museum for 4 people) Families may purchase additional house for $15.

For more information or to register please call 757-393-8983 ext 23.

Teeny Tiny Farm
Tuesday, Dec. 22, 11am - 3pm
Tuesday, Dec. 29, 11am - 3pm

Outside in the Middle Street Mall

Families and kids can enjoy the best variety of miniature farm animals in Hampton Roads for FREE.

Mad Science Fire and Ice
Saturday, Dec. 28 &
Thursday, Dec 31
@ 1:30 pm

Catch the winter edition of “Fire and Ice.” Discover the cool chemistry in the states of matter and learn the basics of air pressure. Scissors will unexpectedly sizzle and carbon dioxide bubbles will pop as the chilling properties of dry ice are revealed.