june, 2021

09jun9:00 am4:00 pmPortsmouth Museums Reopen

Event Details

The Portsmouth Museums are excited to announce that after over a year of closures, the museums will reopen two of its five museums to the general public on Wednesday, June 9!  Prior to the official reopening on June 9th, The Children’s Museum of Virginia will reopen with a Member-Only Preview (with limited capacity), with two timed-sessions on Saturday, June 5, and Sunday, June 6, at 9 a.m. to 11:45 a.m., and from 1:15 p.m. to 4 p.m. both days. The Museum will operate these new temporary hours of operation on Wednesdays through Sundays, and will be closed on Mondays and Tuesdays until further notice.  Admission will be free for members, with a special reopening rate of $8 per person for non-members. All visitors, including members, will be required to purchase tickets in advance online at ChildrensMuseumVa.com.

Prior to its official reopening on Wednesday, June 9, The Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Museum will also reopen its doors to members only on the weekend of June 5 and 6.  Its new hours of operation will be on Wednesdays through Sundays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and on Sundays from Noon – 4 p.m. The Museum will also be closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.  Admission will be by donation.

Some of the highlights of the reopening of the Children’s Museum of Virginia will include upgraded and new exhibits:

Happy PawsOne 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.

LUMOPlayThis 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.

For the full list of new exhibits, operating hours, and other details, visit www.portsmouthva.gov.


(Wednesday) 9:00 am - 4:00 pm


Children's Museum of Virginia

221 High Street