This is the newly renovated museum that was closed for two years during the renovation.
It costs ten dollars admission fee. It was very nice for my 3 year old. There are some things intended for slightly older children but it is a good balance for a 2-3 year old too. I am not going to go into detail about the exhibits, their webpage should be enough for that. That downtown area is safe. (I was a cop there for 20 years) I would NOT stay in the hotels downtown Portsmouth though specifically not the Super *, Econo Lodge, Comfort Inn Olde Towne, America's Inns and Suites, Quality Inn. I REPEAT DO NOT STAY THERE! DO NOT! Remember I just said I am a retired cop from there? Trust Me! Do NOT stay anywhere in downtown Portsmouth except for the Renaissance (which is pricey)
If you are travelling to the Hampton Roads area (Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Newport News, Hampton, Williamsburg, Suffolk, Smithfield, etc) it is VERY worth the trip to Portsmouth to attend this children's museum. There is on street parking, but it would probably be easier to use the parking garage at the rear of the museum. The museum faces High Street. The parking garage is one block over on County Street. You enter and pay at a pay station. Price is reasonable. THE MUSEUM IS CLOSED ON MONDAY !!!!
NOTE: THERE ARE ALOT OF SCHOOL TRIPS. MAKE SURE YOU COME AFTER 1PM TO MISS THE HUGE SCHOOL GROUPS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.