The Children's Museum is finally reopening for family fun on June 9, 2021 and there is a discount to celebrate!
Members: If you have a membership there will be a member-only preview (limited capacity) on Saturday June 5th and Sunday, June 6th with timed sessions from 9-11:45am and 1:15-4pm both days. Members must reserve tickets in advance for entry.
Where: Children's Museum of Virginia, High Street, Portsmouth VA
When: Reopening to the public on Wednesday, June 9, 2021. Hours will be Wednesday - Sunday with timed visits from 9-11:45am and 1:15-4pm.
Cost: $8 per person, children under 2 are always free. Timed tickets are required and will only be available for purchase online. Purchase tickets here.
Description: Some of the highlights of the reopening of the Children’s Museum of Virginia will include upgraded and new exhibits such as:
Happy Paws - One of our favorites is our newly refurbished Happy Paws Animal Rescue. Come and learn about proper pet nutrition, how to keep your pet clean and well-groomed, and the importance of giving your pet a regular health check-up. This exhibit was sponsored by the Batten Endowment Fund.
LUMOPlay – This display provides a new way of interacting through projection. Images are either projected on the floor of the wall, and children use their imagination to guide their interaction with the images.
Everbright –This is an interactive art installation that lets people of all ages and abilities create and play with color and patterns. Inspired by the Light-Brite, it’s a huge grid of adjustable LED dials that turn endlessly in either direction through the color spectrum
Some Assembly Required- Our new summer exhibit, featuring three components and three activity stations that apply STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts design and math) concepts, inspiring children to be curious to invent, tinker, and solve problems while helping parents/caregivers recognize that children too, require some assembly and that adults must set the example; and guide a child’s understanding of the principles that ultimately define who we are, and what we believe. The exhibit was sponsored by the Batten Endowment Fund. It will run through September 6, 2021.
Note: The use of hand sanitizer, social distancing and wearing a face mask as appropriate while indoors.
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