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“Great place for a rainy day”

Children's Museum of Richmond - Short Pump
Ranked #6 of 18 things to do in Glen Allen
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Richmond, Virginia
Level 4 Contributor
22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great place for a rainy day”
Reviewed February 6, 2013

A good place to let the kids run around and explore. There is lots of variety here for the kids to play and learn. They have everything from a train to art stations. Parking on the street can be limited but there is a parking deck just a couple doors down.

Visited May 2012
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PALMYRA
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Fun”
Reviewed October 24, 2012

This is a great palce for older and younger kids. Tons of handson things to do. Interactive activities for all ages. Will go back again for fieldtrips in the summer. Suggest everyone give it a try.

Visited June 2012
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
Level 6 Contributor
71 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
“Good for little ones, but overpriced”
Reviewed October 1, 2012

I took my 3yo and 1yo twins here. The twins had a great little blocked off spot to play, which was the best about this place. My 3yo was only entertained by the sand and train. This is a fairly fun place for maybe 5 yo and under. It was smaller than anticipated, but as a parent trying to keep track of 3 children, I favor an open space that I can see fairly clearly from front to back...it makes me less nervous if there aren't a lot of entries and exits, so thumbs up on that aspect. It is worth a stop, but $8 a piece for 1yos and a 3yo and adults is a bit much. I might go again if it were priced at $ 5 or $6 a piece. Whereas places are sometimes like 3 and under free. This place should be like 3 and over free as it appeared most geared towards crawlers and younger toddlers.

Visited September 2012
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Midlothian, Virginia
Level 5 Contributor
72 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Not enough for price”
Reviewed July 15, 2012

This may be fine for kids 2 and under. I took three kids ages 2,5,6. We were done in an hour. The Richmond site and the new Chesterfield location is better. The one good thing is that you pay for one and can visit all three on the same day. For the price, that is the best thing to do.

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Mechanicsville, Virginia
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Great way to entertain grandchildren”
Reviewed July 10, 2012

Keeps the little ones active and happy while teaching them (without them even realizing they are being taught!)

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