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Children's Museum of Richmond

2626 W Broad St, Richmond, VA 23220
804-474-7000
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Ranked #53 of 97 attractions in Richmond
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Children's Museums
Description: A center for active learning, creative play and global exploration.
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50 reviews 50 reviews
32 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014 via mobile

We visited the museum about two years ago and it was ok, but after our recent visit I won't go back. The exhibits were poorly maintained. Many we're missing significant elements and there were safety issues with the treehouse exhibit. We have been to most of the other children's museums in VA and hold a membership at our local museum... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
11 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

Firstly, this is not a museum. It is a hybrid of a play center with a few science based activities (eg pneumatic tubes, a water play area). You are being ripped off if multiple adults go. My wife and I were both charged an entrance fee, and unless your child is very young (ie 1-3 and needs you assistance), adults... More

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

Thank you for sharing your feedback. I'm glad your child enjoyed spending time at the museum, even thought it sounds like you visited during a very busy day. Our staff strives to meet our guests expectations and your input helps us know how we are doing. What you may not know is The Children's Museum of Richmond is one of... More

Alexandria, VA
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

We live in Alexandria but make sure we make this a stop on our itinerary when traveling south. On our way down today it was all my 4yo could ask and talk about. The museum with the ambulance and the car you can build. (He was referring to the garage there that used to have a soft car with removeable... More

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Albuquerque
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41 reviews 41 reviews
5 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

Time and money well spent. My two younger kids enjoyed the activities much more than my young teen though my teen was able to play along. My kids spent a good amount of time in the area for a mechanic, supermarket, bank and clinic. My kids also liked the stage area and hand puppets. The stage/theater materials and curtains were... More

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Liz P, Manager at Children's Museum of Richmond, responded to this review

Thanks so much for posting your feedback - and for mentioning the areas your children enjoyed. We're so glad you're kids had a good time in the mechanic area, as well as the other exhibits! Hope to see you there again soon! ~ Liz P. More

River Forest, Illinois, USA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This was a very clean, imaginative children's museum in a big, open warehouse space. My 3-year-old had a blast. We went on a weekday, and besides the morning field trip group, it was pretty empty. They have snacks there for sale and a small eating area (I think there were only two tables). I was very disappointed they didn't participate... More

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Mechanicsville, Virginia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

All three Children's Museum locations in Richmond offer varied adventures and play areas for children. All are well kept, well managed, and are definitely worth a visit. From the "train ride" in the west end, to the "pirate ship" downtown, they're all packed with novel things to see and do!

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Hopewell, Virginia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

Your children will absolutely love this museum. There is so many things to do. You can spend hours in it and never get bored. I have been many times and everyone is super friendly.

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Liz P, Manager at Children's Museum of Richmond, responded to this review

Thanks so much! We're glad you stopped by to learn and play! ~ Liz P. More

Gloucester, Virginia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

Many opportunities for children to experience hands on learning. It has been a few years since I have been but I do know that children love it. Worth a visit if you are traveling with children.

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ChildrensMuseumRVA, Manager at Children's Museum of Richmond, responded to this review

Thanks so much! We're glad you enjoyed our exhibits in years past. Be sure to say "hello" if you stop by again! ~ Liz P. More

Chester, Virginia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

I took my children to this Museum many moons ago and now they take their children here. It provides the young minds with a thirst for adventure into the world of science.

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ChildrensMuseumRVA, Manager at Children's Museum of Richmond, responded to this review

So glad to hear we're a second generation destination! ~ Liz P. More

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