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Member Night Preview of The Pigeon Comes to Portsmouth

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

Museum Members, bring the whole family to enjoy a themed night and preview of The Pigeon Comes To Portsmouth: A Mo Willems Exhibit. It’s our new, limited-time exhibit, inspired by the art and characters of beloved children’s book author and illustrator Mo Willems. Our night of fun includes: Planetarium short – "Waiting Isn't Easy" by Mo […]

Second Saturdays: Black History Now

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

Join us for Second Saturdays at the Children's Museum. Celebrate Black History Now with Andalo.

Black History Now – Art That Changes the World with Nikkolas Smith

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

Join us for an inspiring event at the Children’s Museum of Virginia with renowned Artivist (Artist & Activist) Nikkolas Smith! Nikkolas will share his incredible journey of using art to make a difference in the world.Nikkolas is a dynamic Concept Artist, Children’s Books Author, Film Illustrator (Judas and the Black Messiah, Space Jam II, Black Panther […]

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Black History Now at the Children’s Museum

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

Discover African American scientists and their significant contributions during the month of February. Their profiles will be featured throughout the museum and experiments related to their work will be highlighted in S.T.E.M. Studio each weekend.

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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.

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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. Activities are held in two 2 hour sessions 10am - 12pm and 1 - 3pm

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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Andalo’s Library

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

Explore a story with Andalo and friends! Every third Saturday of the month. Included with museum admission. Programming times: 11:30am and 1:30pm

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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 […]

Second Saturdays – Andalo’s Birthday Bash

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

Mark your calendars! Join Andalo for his birthday bash on the second Saturday of this month as we celebrate with fun activities and adventures.

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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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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. […]