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Field Trip Monday: Children’s Museum of Richmond

February 19, 2012

Normally, the Children’s Museum of Richmond (C-MoR Central) is closed on Mondays, but on Monday, February 20th they are open! The 1-hour drive from Easter PWC is worth it as your children of all ages will love all the touch and play exhibits and stations. I personally have been a couple times with children of varying ages and they always thoroughly enjoy it! I HIGHLY recommend!

Here are some C-MoR Central FAQs:

Q: What age groups does the Children’s Museum of Richmond serve?
A: The Children’s Museum’s exhibits, activities, and programs are especially designed to serve the cognitive, developmental, and creative needs of children ages birth to 8. The museum welcomes children with developmental delays or special needs up through age 10. Due to the nature of the exhibits, the museum is not recommended for older children.

Q: What are the operating hours?
A: The museum’s operating hours from Labor Day – Memorial Day are Tuesday – Sunday, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. The museum is closed on Mondays except on major school holidays. Operating hours from Memorial Day – Labor Day are Sunday – Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Q: What holidays are observed?
A: The museum is closed on New Year’s Day, Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving, and Christmas Day. The museum is open on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, President’s Day, Memorial Day, 4th of July, and Labor Day.

Q: What is the cost of admission?
A: General admission is $8.00 for visitors between the ages of one and 60. Children under age one are FREE and seniors receive a $1.00 discount. After 4:00 p.m. admission is only $4.00 per person!

Q: How long does it take to experience the Children’s Museum?
A: Though the visitor experience varies with each family, an average visit can last approximately three hours.

Q: Is there a place to eat at the facility?
A: Guests are welcome to bring lunches and snacks, and tables are provided in the lobby. For the safety of our little guests, food is not allowed in the exhibit areas. Our museum shop does offer a variety of snacks and drinks. There are numerous kid-friendly restaurants located in the immediate vicinity of the museum as well, and a list can be obtained at the front desk. To view the museum’s position on food allergies, click here.

Q: Can I leave and re-enter without paying again?
A: Admission is good for the entire day, so visitors may leave and return as long as they keep their admission stickers or receipts.

Q: May I bring my own stroller?
A: Guests are permitted to bring strollers and they may be used in all areas of the museum. Strollers may also be rented at the front desk.


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