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The Pigeon Comes To Portsmouth: A Mo Willems EXHIBIT

Children's Museum of Virginia 221 High Street, Portsmouth, VA

The Pigeon Comes to Portsmouth: A Mo Willems exhibit is inspired by the art and characters of the beloved children’s book author and illustrator, Mo Willems. Visitors are invited into the imagination, whimsy, and humor of Mo Willems. Many familiar characters will be featured, including best friend duo Elephant and Piggie, faithful companion Knuffle Bunny, and […]

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Women’s History Month

Children's Museum of Virginia 221 High Street, Portsmouth, VA

Honor the Trailblazers that came before us during the month of March. Discover their talents by participating in weekend activities that may include S.T.E.M. activities, crafts, stories, special guests, and more. Included with admission.

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Second Saturdays

Children's Museum of Virginia 221 High Street, Portsmouth, VA

Mark your calendars! Join Andalo on the second Saturday of each month for new themes, activities, and adventures.

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Special Needs Sundays

Children's Museum of Virginia 221 High Street, Portsmouth, VA

Join us on select Sundays for children with special needs and their families to visit the museum in a less overwhelming environment. The museum hopes to alleviate any stress by providing a special date and time for them to enjoy the museum through adapted programs and exhibits as well as a reduced number of visitors. […]

Bunny Hop 5K & 1 Mile Family Fun Run

Atlantic Union Bank Pavilion 16 Crawford Cir, Portsmouth, VA

The Portsmouth Museums Foundation is pleased to announce that our annual Bunny Hop 5K and 1 Mile Family Fun Run will be held on Saturday, March 23, 2024 and will benefit the Children’s Museum of Virginia! Enjoy a flat, fast, picturesque course along the Portsmouth waterfront. After the 5K, join us at the Atlantic Union […]

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Homeschool Day

Children's Museum of Virginia 221 High Street, Portsmouth, VA

Join us for a day dedicated to homeschooling families. Activities include workshops, demonstrations, sample classes, educational games, and planetarium shows. Visit https://childrensmuseumvirginia.com/education/homeschool-programs/ for details and ticket information.

Nano Day

Children's Museum of Virginia 221 High Street, Portsmouth, VA

The Children’s Museum of Virginia welcomes back staff and students from Norfolk State University to host Nano Day. Discover the smallest science of plants and butterflies to sun screens and computer magnets with experiments, demonstrations, games, and more. Included with admission.

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Shaun the Sheep at the Children’s Museum of Virginia

Children's Museum of Virginia 221 High Street, Portsmouth, VA

Shaun made his screen debut in the Wallace and Gromit film A Close Shave back in 1995. Fast-forward to now and Shaun has become a global superstar, enjoyed by fans in 170 countries across the world! He’s starred in six TV series’ and enjoyed success on the big screen with two feature films that have […]

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Noon New Year’s Eve

Children's Museum of Virginia 221 High Street, Portsmouth, VA

Grab the kids and join in our festive “Noon Year’s Eve Bash” on the Children’s Museum Mall, complete with party favor decorating, face painting, a juice box toast, a glittery noon ball drop and more. Young partiers can enjoy the countdown and celebrate with fun New Year’s festivities and activities – all with no risk […]

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