• Thank you!! We had a ton of fun!! We had a LOT of great chaperones this year! I think this is the best our kids have been ever! our chaperones were on it! Thank you so much for seeing how great they were! We LOVED the lesson and we can't wait to come back next year!
    – CCPS Kindergarten Teacher
  • The most things I liked was the cave and I liked the news studio.
    It made me feel like I was a real adult.


    – Shajuan MacDonald
  • We had a wonderful time visiting the Children’s Museum this year! We would love to include you in our field trips for next year. In order to plan I was wondering when you guys start booking for next school year. THANK YOU !
    – HCPS 1st Grade Teacher
  • "Unplugged: Coding without Computers" is a wonderful program and I would recommend it to anyone who is looking for a field trip.


    – Charles City Kindergarten Teacher
  • I really enjoyed the cave. I liked being a producer. My group made a clock, a frisbee, a hat, and a necklace.


    – Catharine Clamcy
  • We loved the blooming butterflies program and Pamela was terrific!



    – Private School PreK Teacher

Events

Check out some of our highlighted events below. For more events, at all CMoR locations, please take a look at our calendar.

*For more specific details, please click on an event.

 
 
 
 

Christmas in July!

Tuesday, July 25th!

It's the most wonderful time of the year! (ALMOST)

Join us at CMoR Central as we celebrate the Jolly Old Elf himself on July 25th from 10AM-4PM with holiday games, crafts, and Education Stations throughout the day! You can write a letter to Santa with the Snow Queen, enjoy red and green snow cones (while supplies last), listen to live Christmas tunes from Just Us Jazz Ensemble at 11:15AM and 12:15PM, and watch a Magic Snow Show at 1:30PM! You might even see it snowing in the Backyard (weather permitting).

FREE with museum admission.

Saturday, July 25th, from 10:00am - 4:00pm

Don't forget! Ticket sales for Legendary Santa Club 2017 officially open on July 25th, with the lowest prices of the season!

Chirstmas in July

Summer Series: Daniel Tiger Day!

Summer Series: Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood!

Saturday, August 5th!

Guess who’s coming to your neighborhood? Daniel Tiger from the PBS Kids animated TV series, Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, is coming to CMoR Central, in partnership with the Community Idea Stations and PBS Kids! Meet Daniel Tiger* from 10:00AM-4:00PM; climb aboard the RVA Trolley from 10:00AM-2:00PM; and dance like Katerina with Stavna Ballet’s workshop at 10:30AM. Kids can watch a large red sweater be created, as From the Heart Stitchers demonstrates the arts of kintting and crocheting from 10:00AM-2:00PM. Join our neighbor, Jeff Beatman for fun singalongs throughout the day, and help spread kindness throughout the community by painting and sharing a rock with the help of friends from RVA Rocks.

FREE with museum admission.

*Timed tickets (included with museum admission) for pictures with Daniel Tiger will be available the day of the event, beginning at 9:30AM. Tickets will be issued on a first-come, first-served basis between 10:00AM-4:00PM. (updated)

Want to dine with Daniel Tiger? – Patron Members can sign up for Donuts with Daniel, sponsored by our friends at Sugar Shack, to meet Daniel Tiger before the event begins. Not a Patron Member? Join or upgrade today to enjoy this exclusive Patron Member benefit!

To register for Donuts with Daniel, email your reservation to Amanda Wontz, awontz@c-mor.org, by 10AM on August 4th.

Learn more about memberships HERE.


Summer Series: Star Wars Day!

Saturday, August 19th

Star Wars Day hits RVA! Have your picture taken with members of the Rebel Legion and the 501st Legion fan groups, who will be joining us for this exciting day. Watch the good and bad collide with an unforgettable performance from students at Passion Academy, incorporating live music, dance, dark and light. You can also join us for special forces training, have a space creation made just for you with balloon twisting by Belton Entertainment from 10:30AM-2:30PM, and blast off with an Education Extravaganza! Don't forget to check out themed books at the BBGB Tales for Kids Pop-Up Shop, with a portion of the sales benefiting CMoR!

FREE with Museum admission.

Want to dine with the Dark Side? – Patron Members can sign up for Donuts with the Dark Side, sponsored by our friends at Sugar Shack, to meet the Dark Side before the event begins. Not a Patron Member? Join or upgrade today to enjoy this exclusive Patron Member benefit!

To register for Donuts with the Dark Side, email your reservation to Amanda Wontz, awontz@c-mor.org, by 10AM on August 18th.

Learn more about memberships HERE.


Summer Camps! 

Please click on the buttons below to learn more about how to register.

Bricks 4 Kidz - at CMoR Central and Short Pump
Mad Science - at CMoR Central
Play Well - at CMoR Central
Engineering for Kids - at CMoR Central and Short Pump
Bricks 4 Kidz - at CMoR Chesterfield

Ongoing Events

Please check our calendar for these event's details!

Storytime with Jeff
Special Night for Special Needs
10 Minute Talks