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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 20 Attractions in Portsmouth
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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Sterling, Virginia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

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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Portsmouth, Virginia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I highly recommend the Children's museum. We get a family pass each year, and makes for a great day of activities specially during the summer when the kids are out of school.

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Hazleton, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

We stayed in Chesapeake on our way to OBX and spent about 3 hours at the museum. It was perfect for our 2-year old. It was clean and the staff are really hands off which allowed the kids to really explore and enjoy. Some exhibits were broken.

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North Carolina
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

I have taken my two sons here twice now. They are 7 and 3. Both times we got there right when it opened, saw the 11:00 planetarium show, went to eat at The Coffee Shop across the street and then spent the rest of the day at the museum. Of the two planetarium shows we saw the one about Earth,... More

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Sumter, South Carolina
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Took my two kids to this great museum while on vacation in the Chesapeake, VA area. There is a 5 yr age difference so it is hard to find activities they both enjoy. This museum had something for everyone! The section of model trains is a "trainiacs" dream!! They have art displays and creative play areas too. Highly recommend this... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

This amazing museum has interactive displays for children of all ages. New and modern displays to thrill both girls and boys. Many special events constantly changing. The planetarium is world class and will be enjoyed by adults as well. Don't miss this exciting venue.

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Hagerstown, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We visited here while on vacation in the area. We had a rainy day and were looking for a place to go. We decided on the Children's Museum, and I'm glad we did. The whole family had fun, young and old alike. So many things to do and see here.

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Lexington, Kentucky
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6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

We (me, wife, 3 year old girl and 5 year old boy) visited on a Wednesday afternoon in July. Everyone had a great time. Both kids thoroughly enjoyed everything, from wall to wall. The planetarium was sold out, so we didn’t get to experience it. (I think it’s free but you have to get a ticket, and they were all... More

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Lambertville, Michigan, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

The museum is easy to find with a parking garage right behing it thatgoes straight into the museum courtyard entrance. The museum exhibits on the first floor were fun. It was clean and well kept with friendly staff eager to point you in the right direction in you needed something. We had free tickets to the planetarium show (just ask... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

It is set up for all ages. My grandchildren who are 3 love to go. And parents will enjoy their time too. The cost is reasonable and if you are military you get a break of the price. Great on a rainy day and there are nice places to eat near by or just to grab something to drink and... More

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