Children's Museum of Virginia

Family Fun and Activities
Children's Museum of Virginia

gingerbread house


November 28 - December 27

Click here for Snow Wonders!, gingerbread house workshops,
music and sing-a-longs and a
whole lot more!




Pony Rides
Saturday, December
6, 13, 20, 27

2 - 5 pm

Free pony rides in the Mall Area for those who have purchased a Holiday Pass, Winter Wonderland admission or admission to the Children's Museum of Virginia. $5.00 for all others.

Up Tempo Entertainment

Saturday, December 13
2 - 4 pm

Up Tempo Entertainment features the vocal and musical talents of Marietta Ayers and Val Fuller, two energetic and multi-talent women whose popularity and unique style of performance have spread throughout the Southeast. They will entertain with a variety of instruments and sing songs of the season.

Humane Society Visit
Saturday, December 20

11 am - 3 pm

Come and meet some furry adoptable friends from the Portsmouth Humane Society.





Preview Performance of
Mother Africa's Gift
Saturday, December 20
1 pm & 2 pm

Be the first to view Atumpan Edutainment's original performance of Mother Africa's Gift. In honor of the upcoming Kwanzaa festivities, this story-adventure ballet will feature songs and dance of Africa woven into a creative tale on how the animals of African came to be the way we know them today.

Goode Stories
Sunday, December 21
2 & 3 pm

Via Goode, of Goode Stories, presents holiday tales through songs, dance and stories.

Mad Science Fire & Ice
Saturday & Sunday
December 27 & 28

1:30 & 3:30 pm

Catch the winter edition of "Fire & 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.

Children's Challenges
December 22-24
10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m. & 3:30 p.m.

Take the chill off with our daily challenges. Relay races, games, contests, and obstacle courses will have your heart racing with anticipation.