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Children's Museum of Virginia, Portsmouth

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  • We visited during a rainy day while on vacation in Virginia Beach. Our 2 and 4 year old daughters had a great time. The first floor is basically a small town with a grocery store, bank, dental/vet cli...  more »
  • We had a terrific visit with our two young children. (Both under 5 years!) I'd say this museum is definitely better for younger kiddos than teenagers, but my children had a great time! It's a huge mus...  more »
  • I think i enjoyed this place more than the children. I felt like a kid all over again. Its a lot bigger than it appears to be.  more »
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  • Whether you are young or old this is a museum that delights for anyone young at heart. There are plenty of interactive exhibits to play on or with, a grocery store, a shipping platform you can move crates mechanically, a bubble blowing area with one machine that blows a huge bubble around you while you pull on the rope, a science area, a theatre area, and a planetarium. I took my six year old granddaughter and she had a blast. Also I recommend parking at Waterside city parking in Norfolk and taking the ferry over so you don't have to worry about the toll or parking in Portsmouth. Get off at the first stop and it's not even a two block walk to the museum. Taking the ferry made the trip feel even more special.
  • Excellent museum with hands-on activities for children! Mine especially loved the bubble room, the "circus," and especially the movies in the Planetarium! We come here each year when on vacation, and love it. Only drawback is that the parallel parking outside has a 2-hour limit, so we had to move the car about halfway through our visit.
  • Lots of learning activities for toddlers and young children. Plenty to see and do for all ages including a closed off area for the really young ones. There's a bubble room, fire truck, dinosaurs, trains, and a tug boat. Plenty of free parking in the garage on the weekends. We have an annual pass which gives you access to all the other Portsmouth museums too.
  • This was a delight for all ages! So much to do and very creative. All the kids loved it!
  • This makes a great day trip from the Richmond area. Richmond also has a Children's Museum but I believe that the one in Portsmouth is much better.