Children's Museum of Virginia

Snow Wonders - Let it Snow,
Let it Snow, Let it Snow!

Snow Wonders - Let it Snow!
FREE Now - Dec. 27
Friday & Saturday
5:30; 6:30 & 7:30 PM

Enjoy "Snow Wonders" every Friday and Saturday night in the mall area (between the County St. Parking Garage and the Museum entrance on High Street) at - 5:30, 6:30 and 7:30 PM.

Planetarium Shows

While you're here, check out the special Beazley Planterium Show "Let It Snow". The show features a new variety of festive classics from Sinatra and Chuck Berry to Burle Ives and Brenda Lee. There is a stunning multi-media finale by the Trans Siberian Orchestra.


Holiday Pass - $12

Save up to $4 per person.
Admission to three Portsmouth
Museums and related activities.

Pick passes up at the Children's Museum, Portsmouth Art &
Cultural Center, or the Portsmouth
Naval Shipyard Museum.
(Good for one admission
to each location).


gingerbread house

Family Gingerbread Workshops

Saturday, December 13:
10 -11:30 am

Bring your family and imagination to a gingerbread house workshop, sponsored by the Portsmouth Museums Foundation. 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 and a half hours. Families will be given all the materials needed to make their one-of-a-kind holiday creation.

Workshop Fee: $25 for members, $45 for nonmembers (nonmember price includes admission to the Children's Museum for 4 people). Families may purchase additional houses for $15. For more information or to register please call 757-393-8983, ext. 13

Tidewater Opera Initiative
Saturday, December 13
12:30 & 1:30 pm

Come and sing some of your favorite holiday tunes with the singers of Tidewater Opera Initiative. Bring your excitement and holiday spirit and join us in singing some of the season's best music.

Rainbow Puppets Present "Toyland"

Rainbow Puppets Present "Toyland"
Sunday, December 14

2 & 3 pm

Little Bo Peep has lost her sheep and cannot find them anywhere. Could her evil Uncle Barnaby somehow be involved? In her search, she meets a bumbling pirate, gets trapped in the scary Spider Forest, and eventually makes her way to Toyland where she seeks protection from the Master Toymaker.

This edition by the Rainbow Puppets features pre-recorded vocal performances from movie legend Mickey Rooney. While the original production opened a century ago, this program features a brand new script by show director David Messick.