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Children's Museum of Richmond

2626 W Broad St, Richmond, VA 23220
804-474-7000
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Ranked #45 of 81 Attractions in Richmond
Type: Children's Museums, Museums
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Owner description: A center for active learning, creative play and global exploration.

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Denver, CO
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5 reviews 5 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

I visited with my twin 4 year olds on a Tuesday afternoon. The exhibits were designed nicely, and the place was large, but it was all so poorly maintained that it got in the way of the fun. Three exhibits were closed for repair (sun tubes, apple orchard, and dairy cow). The dinosaur dig didnt have enough "soil" to cover... More

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Richmond, Virginia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

took our 2 youngest grandchildren (6, 8) and was very pleased with the time spent. there were ample exhibits and challenges to meet the needs of any age person, child, teen or adult. there were games, puzzles, self activated examples of magnetism, architecture, photography, computer aging and nationality, spatial representations. so many exciting and fun experiences. a great way to... More

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New Derry
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

I visited this museum with my daughter, her husband, and grandchildren ages 6 years and 16 months. There were many attractions for them and they ran around enjoying everything, and in exactly 2 hours they were done and ready to leave. They have been to many children's museums in VA and said that this one had lots of potential but... More

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Smaller than other children's museums we have been to in other cities, but, for it's size, our kids still had a great time and say they would like to go back. Has a kid size 'city' with businesses like a grocery store, bank, tv station and school. Has stuff they can climb and slide on, an art room and water... More

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Jacksonville, Florida
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

I visited on a Sunday afternoon with my 3 1/2 year old Grandson. When we arrived both my Grandson and I were a little disappointed in the appearance. The first reaction in my head was, "He'll be asking to leave in about 15 minutes." Fortunately after a few minutes, he started getting the hang of it and 3 hours later,... More

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Richmond, Virginia
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

We took my 3 year old granddaughter to the museum on a Sunday afternoon. She enjoyed her day, but I have to say I thought the museum was dingy. The layout was good, but all of the accessories and toys were basically missing. There was no staff in the actual museum to clean up or assist. Definitely dirty and germy.... More

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Glen Allen, Virginia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014 via mobile

I had my daughter's 5th Birthday party at the central location. One of the staff members walks me to the party room rental and does not bother to ask if I need anything, I ask for tape for decorations and he looks at me as if I were a alien. I had to keep walking up to the counter to... More

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Liz P, Director of Parent Engagement at Children's Museum of Richmond, responded to this review

Thanks so much for taking the time to post your feedback about your recent experience at the museum. I'm glad to hear the children had fun. We always welcome suggestions and information from guests, and we will be exploring each of the issues you raised. Sincerely, Liz Pearce, Director of Parent Engagement More

Richmond, Virginia
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

We took our nieces and nephews who were visiting from Vermont. They felt it was one of the best hands on experiences they had at a children's museum. Their parent one of which is a school teacher gave it very high marks for creativity and keeping the kids engaged. The felt if they lived in the area they would have... More

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Liz P, Director of Parent Engagement at Children's Museum of Richmond, responded to this review

I'm so glad you had a wonderful day at the museum, and we are always delighted to hear that teachers give us high marks! I hope you will return soon for more learning through play. Liz Pearce, Director of Parent Engagement More

Chesapeake, Virginia
2 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

I recently rented the Celebration Room to have a baby shower for a friend. Coordination and reservation with the events coordinator, Mary Beth was super easy and convenient. She provided me with details and pictures as requested and answered all my questions in a timely manner. Preparation for the event was relatively seamless. The day of the event we found... More

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53 reviews 53 reviews
33 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014 via mobile

Today was our 1st visit to the original CMofR on Broad Street and it was disappointing. We were to a similar one in Portland Maine last summer and expected the same quality, but were disappointed. The diner had food items missing that should have been there (hot dog buns but no hot dogs); the bank had one coin; supermarket items... More

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