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“Good place for kids”

Children's Museum of Richmond
Ranked #30 of 168 things to do in Richmond
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: A center for active learning, creative play and global exploration.
Mechanicsville, Virginia
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27 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Good place for kids”
Reviewed July 10, 2012

Makes learning fun and interesting for kids of all ages.

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“Great place but customer service lacking”
Reviewed June 17, 2012

The place is great when you consider the space, the freedom of the art room, the breastfeeding room, multiple changing areas, snack tables with high chairs and walking distance to whole foods. But compare the storytime to that of the (free) public libraries and you would laugh. Also when asking a variety of staff about legendary Santa, trick or treating and birthday parties via email, phone, or in person there was either no response or no clue. I don't have the time or patience to spend even more money on their extra events if their staff won't take the effort to be knowledgable about them or follow up on inquiries!!!! I recommend romp n roll for this! They answer your questions that day and know how to make a sale!

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Thank Millasmommy
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16 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Great outing for the family”
Reviewed June 15, 2012

Loved the exhibits and educational experience. Very lovely facility with clean and open areas. Super explanations for parents. Disappointed in the outside area. Awesome instruments but no mallets. Not nearly as well kept as interior exhibits

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Thank Leigh K
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Midlothian, Virginia
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43 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“A fine place....”
Reviewed June 9, 2012

I took my 5 year old there for a "special day." She had a nice time, but was starting to age out of it. She tired quickly of the place once the dayscares/field trip kids got there and basically took over. It was hard to even get a spot at any of the attractions. She had a great time making crafts (especially since no one was really in there and we could hear ourselves talk.) The storytime is nice, but the storyteller lacked much personality for reading to small kids. The other children in the room chatted through the story and often made it hard to pay attention. Overall, the exhibits are pretty neat, but the crowds and unruly kids can ruin a nice outing quickly. They also added a carousel that is not FREE. I paid $16 for both of us to get in, they out a huge merry-go-round in the middle, and they want MORE money? I think we'll start going to the science museum from now on.

Visited June 2012
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Richmond, Virginia
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34 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Great way to spend a few hours”
Reviewed May 28, 2012

My kids love going to the Children's Museum. We enjoy both locations, but lately seem to go to the Short Pump one most because my kids love to ride the train. Wonderful, friendly staff. Always clean. Highly recommend for families with kids up to age eight.

Visited May 2012
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