Children's Museum of Richmond

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Children's Museum of Richmond
Location2626 W Broad St Richmond, Virginia
DirectorShannon L. Venable

The Children's Museum of Richmond began in 1977 as the Richmond Children's Museum in the Navy Hill School building in downtown Richmond, Virginia. In 2000, the museum moved to its current location on Broad Street in Richmond. In 2010 The Children's Museum of Richmond became the first in the country to open a satellite location, in Short Pump, located in the West End of Richmond.[1] The Children's Museum of Richmond opened two other satellites in 2012 and 2014 in Chesterfield, Virginia and Fredericksburg, Virginia. The museum is also home of Commonwealth Parenting and the Central Virginia Book Bank.

Highlights of Main Museum include:

  • A newly renovated Hospital with a "'life size" operations game, x-ray center, ambulance dispatch center and an ambulance with interactive siren and lights.
  • Little Farm, a special area for visitors age 3 and under, to explore![2]


  1. ^ Bacqué, Peter (March 16, 2010). "Children's Museum opening branch in Short Pump". Richmond Times-Dispatch. Retrieved January 19, 2019.
  2. ^ RVA News, July, 2009

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Coordinates: 37°33′44.7″N 77°28′1.7″W / 37.562417°N 77.467139°W / 37.562417; -77.467139