Experience learning and fun with a Field Trip to the Children's Museum of Richmond!
Encourage learning and engage your students with creative and hands-on programs. All programs are designed for students in Preschool to Third Grade.
Step 1: Plan your visit.
Select the type of visit for your group. Choose which one is right for you!
- Field Trip with a program: This includes your choice of an educational program that is aligned with the Virginia Standards of Learning, NAEYC Standards and Foundation Blocks for Early Learning plus unlimited museum time. Choose a program by clicking on a grade level on the Field Trip Program menue to the right.
- Field Trips without a program: This includes unlimited museum exploration time.
Select the location - either Central or Chesterfield (field trips are not available at the Short Pump location).
Select at least 3 dates and list them in order of preference. Reservations must be made at least 2 weeks in advance.
Then prepare the following information:
- Total number of children
- Number of adults (a ratio of 1 adult for every 5 children is required)
- Arrival time
- Age or grade Level
- Special needs
Please click on Information and Registration to find out about parking, lunch spaces and more.
Due to the design of the museum and its exhibits, we are unable to accommodate groups with children over 10 years of age.
Step 2: Contact CMoR to register your group.
Completion of the Field Trip Registration Form does not guarantee a reservation. Upon completion, you will be contacted by CMoR to finalize and process the reservation.
Step 3: Plan Accordingly
Upon registering your group, a group confirmation letter will be sent to your e-mail. The confirmation letter will display the date of your visit, number of students, adults and the total balance due.
Payment is due upon arrival. Special exceptions can be made under certain circumstances.
In addition to the confirmation letter, the Group Education Coordinator will also send you the following documents for your records:
- Lockdown Procedures
- Chaperone Ways to Play
- Arrival Policies and Procedures Document
- Souvenir Bag Order Form
What is a Souvenir Bag? These bags were developed for convenience and are suitable for any school-aged child. Items in the Souvenir bags have been specially selected and are designed to relieve the stressful “the bus is leaving in five minutes!” gift shop visit.
A downloadable version can also be found here.
Step 4: Confirmation of visit
One week prior to your visit, you will receive an e-mail and phone call from the Group Education Coordinator to confirm your visit. Please provide an updated total for the number of children and adults that will be attending the trip. Museum memberships, coupons and tickets do not apply toward field trip admission costs.
Step 5: Arrival Policies and Procedures
Please have a final head count of students and adults ready and check-in at the museum's front desk.
A museum educator will show your group where to store belongings and will present an orientation. If your group is scheduled for a program, the museum educator will confirm the program schedule with the lead teacher.
Step 6: Enjoy your visit!
If you have any questions or concerns during your field trip, please feel free to contact Alma Cheyne, Group Education Coordinator at 474-7012 or stop by the Guest Services Desk.
Can’t make it to CMoR? Then let us come to you!
All educational programs can be presented at your location at the cost of 8.00 per child. Please call Alma Cheyne at (804)474-7012 to make a reservation.