Children's Museum of Virginia

Family Fun and Activities
Children's Museum of Virginia

The Hurrah Players present songs from "The Wiz"
Saturday, September 6

1 and 2:30 pm
The Hurrah Players present hit songs from their production of The Wiz.
Included with admission.

September 9-12
10 am - 1 pm

Now is a great time to bring your toddler to the museum. The tourists have left and the summer campers have returned to school, leaving plenty of space for small ones to play. Join us for special games, stories, and special guests.





















R. Hero Sculpture

Saturday, September 13
11 am - 1 pm

A unique sculpture has recently arrived at the Children’s Museum of Virginia - a dazzling highly reflective turquoise, 6’ – 2” tall, (all- aluminum work of art) Dalmatian puppy sculpture, affectionately named R. HERO. R. HERO will be unveiled to the public during Safety Day which will pay tribute to the city’s local law enforcement and first responders. The event will be held in Middle Street Mall, outside the Children’s Museum of Virginia. The unveiling is free and open to the public.

All First Responders (police, firefighters, EMS, and Sheriff employees) admitted free all day with a paid child's admission. Must show I.D.

Humane Society Visits

Saturday, September 20
Saturday, October 18

11 am - 3 pm

Come and meet some furry adoptable friends from the Portsmouth Humane Society every third Saturday of the month from 11:00-3:00*

*Dates and Times subject to change








Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day Live

Free Admission*
Saturday, September 27

Get free admission for TWO people when you sign up on the Smithsonian website.

*You must print your ticket and present it to receive your free admission or have it accessible on your mobile device. One coupon per group or family.


Saturday, September 27

Want your child to be a math whiz? Come explore the benefits of UMIGO – You Make It Go - a fun, vibrant world of adventure that uses the fundamentals of math to engage early elementary age children.

Tidewater Opera Initiative
Animated Film Tune Performances
Saturday, October 11
1 and 2 pm

The Tidewater Opera Initiative will be performing favorite tunes from animated films. Children who come dressed as their favorite animated character will receive free admission with a paying adult.