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Children's Museum of Virginia

221 High Street, Portsmouth, VA 23704
(757) 393-5258
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Ranked #1 of 19 attractions in Portsmouth
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Children's Museums
Traveler Description: All new and totally renovated - reopened May 26, 2011. Give the kids the run of the City! Kid sized and their to explore and imagine from the bank to... more »
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Portsmouth
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

My granddaughter is five and never gets tried of this hands on children's museum. I take her as often as I can. She never wants to leave , so I have to entice her with a trip to the gift shop before we go. She always fines something in my budget to take as a keepsake. The Children's Museum of... More

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Portsmouth, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

The Children's Museum is a perfect spot for families. Children of all ages (even adults) will love the exhibits and its even educational at the same time!

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Elkridge, Maryland
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3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Our 3 and 6 year old loved this place, particularly the activities on the first floor. The first floor was different play activities, where the second floor was more science. We did see the "stars" planetarium show but left part way through as it wasn't that engaging and there were better things to do through this museum. Overall a really... More

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Norfolk, Virginia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

Fun for old and young… my 19-month old granddaughter had fun in the play yard for the “under-threes” as well as exploring some of the other areas. She played hard for 2 hours then fell asleep before we even got to check out the cool stuff upstairs, so we’ll have to go back! She enjoyed climbing on the turtle, playing... More

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Suffolk, Virginia
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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

Took our grandson here! It is so cool! My husband and I enjoy it as much as thirds do! We like how much the kids learn from each display

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Portsmouth, Virginia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

My grandchildren always insist on going to the Children's Museum whenever they visit, and that means we have been frequently over the past 13 years. There are many hands-on exhibits and usually something new.

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Portsmouth, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

Children of all ages will enjoy this interactive, educational & fun attraction. Child-friendly restaurants are nearby & a stroll through Olde Towne will complete your visit.

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Portsmouth, VA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

This is where I want to have my 60th birthday party (which is coming up sooner rather than later). For the young and the young at heart alike, this is a wonderful place to spend more than one day. It's worth getting a membership so you can revisit as often as you like. So much to see and do!

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Portsmouth, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

My younger children like it so much that I purchased a membership so that our childcare provider can keep them busy during the summer months. My older child (12 years) was bored but it at least gave her some peaceful moments while her siblings stayed occupied

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Springfield, Virginia
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5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

This place is as good as the other reviews say. Would advise arriving early on a weekend. It definitely started filling up around 11 am. Planetarium show would have been great, but new employee had no clue how to turn off the lights so the first five minutes of the show couldn't be seen because it was too bright in... More

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