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Children's Museum of Virginia

221 High St, Portsmouth, VA 23704-3704
+1 757-393-5258
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Kids were unengaged, exhibits *show* rather than inviting participation, expensive

5-year-old summary: "Everything here is locked up." We go to children's museums all over the US... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
sbrcbcbcb
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
Different than other Children Museums

We took our 9 and 6 year old children here. We have been to different children museums in other... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Phxhandz
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Gloucester, Virginia
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good18%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“grocery store” (25 reviews)
“bubble room” (24 reviews)
“all ages” (40 reviews)
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221 High St, Portsmouth, VA 23704-3704
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+1 757-393-5258
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"place to eat"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

5-year-old summary: "Everything here is locked up." We go to children's museums all over the US. This one was relatively expensive, but I'm fine paying that for a good day of engaged learning with my kids. Unfortunately, this museum had little that actually engaged the...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

We took our 9 and 6 year old children here. We have been to different children museums in other states, and this one was one of my favorites. The lay out of the museum is great, with all the different areas to explore, like the...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Plenty of parking behind in the parking garage..very clean, something for every age group, the children loved surrounding themselves in a bubble..life size bus and firetruck...grocery store..etc pretend play for them...my grandson also enjoyed the train section he could play with..defiantly taking my younger grandson...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our family of 7 (2 toddlers, 3 teenagers) visited and all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. There is so much to do and see. My teens are asking to visit again next year when we vacation down here, and they are hard to entertain!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We got discounted tickets because we went on a day that school was cancelled (?) - all our tickets were $5 each. The place is spread over two floors with small nooks for different activities: first floor had my child blowing enormous bubbles, riding/driving a...More

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Reviewed March 18, 2018 via mobile

We were a large party with kids ranging from 2 yrs to 13 yrs and every child had a great time. There are so many neat exhibits. The entire first floor is resembles a mini city with a port, bank, grocery store, hospital, etc. The...More

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Reviewed February 17, 2018 via mobile

Love this museum! Great train setup, lots of hands on activities. My son enjoys multiple visits. Get the membership, it’s worth it

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Reviewed February 12, 2018

wonderful experience, so much history their in Portsmouth VA, close to naval hospital and other local attractions .

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Reviewed January 30, 2018 via mobile

Wow, what a gem of a place! We had a great time and the kids cried because they didn't want to leave. Will certainly be back. Thank you!

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Reviewed January 22, 2018 via mobile

This is a great pace to bring children. It’s two stories and lost of fun. They have a changing exhibit as well as those that kids look forward to doing again and again. There’s so much to do. Take the ferry from Norfolk an stroll...More

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founddapen
June 28, 2017|
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Response from harpomargie | Reviewed this property |
Its on the website. Tip - also, go online and buy your tickets - senior citizen discounts apply as well as other discounts- and you'll be able to cut the line.😂
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