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Children's Museum of Virginia

Address: 221 High Street, Portsmouth, VA 23704
Phone Number: (757) 393-5258
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Ranked #1 of 20 Attractions in Portsmouth
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Children's Museums, Museums
Attraction details
Type: Children's Museums, Museums
Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Southampton
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

While visiting family in Virginia I took my toddler to the museum. It was a little pricey but once we got inside it was well worth it. We could have spent days there. There was so much to do and see I was a child in a candy shop along with my toddler. To this day he talks about the... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

My family joined last week and we found many exhibits were broken, or not working. The motorcycle that children sit on needs to be thrown in the trash. It was broken down, worn out, nothing worked, and it was filthy. The fire truck had switches that do not work. The fire hoses only one worked. In the grocery store the... More 

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Norfolk, Virginia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We love going to the Children's Museum. Between the bus that kids can pretend drive to the grocery store where they can ring up their grocery items to the train room to the bank where they can send and receive like in a drive through, this is a fabulous place to take children.

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Portsmouth, Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

My kids always enjoyed the Children's Museum in Portsmouth. After the renovation, it is now more like a science center. Lots of information and hands on activities for all ages. More photo ops than you could imagine so bring your camera.

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Portsmouth, Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Do you like trains? Do you like science? Do you like happy kids doing hands on fun things and learning? I take all of my friends with kids age 2-11 years old here when they visit...i have YET to have one unhappy customer. They have a military discount and I think Veteran's Day deal. The tickets are pricey but I'm... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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45 reviews 45 reviews
38 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

It is absolutely awesome with little&young kids. There is like a street with a grocery, a bank, a doctor`s cabinet, etc. and everything is kid size, small ones can enjoy touching things they are not allowed in the bank, etc. Trains collection is rich& beautiful! Worth spend a day, had a good time.

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Grand Forks, North Dakota
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

My kids are 6 and 3 years old. We got there at opening time. Great time to go so we got to do everything before it got busy. My kids had a blast. They do have a military discount which is nice. It's very open and lots of hands on experiences for the kids. Great place to spend the day!

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Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
24 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

We all had a great time while at the Children's Museum...As soon as we walked i, we put our son in charge of where to go and then followed our 2 and a half year old all around. First floor was perfect for him to roam and interact with all the exhibits. His favorite was the train room (we returned... More 

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chesapeake, virginia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Hands on exhibits for everyone. If you will attend more than two times, consider an annual pass. It admits four all year. Exhibits are interactive, imaginative, and fun for the whole family. Be sure to check out the revolving exhibit

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Sterling, Virginia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
8 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Excellent! We visited off season, during the week and we had the museum to ourselves. There were so many fun things to do with our little one!!!! Drive the bus, the fire truck, fish on a big boat, play with bubbles, go shopping at the grocery store, go to the Circus and send a Hot Air balloon off to the... More 

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