• I would like to tell you thank you for our economics lesson during the field trip at the museum.

    – Anaya Holmes
  • 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
  • We loved the blooming butterflies program and Pamela was terrific!

    – Private School PreK 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
  • "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
  • 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


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.


Summer Series: Dinosaur Day

Summer Series: Dinosaur Day!

What’s that you hear? A dinosaur is near! That’s right, Buddy the Dinosaur from the PBS Kids animated TV series, Dinosaur Train, is headed to CMoR Central for Dinosaur Day! Visit and take your photo with Buddy from 10:00AM-4:00PM. Check out , "A Moment In Time," puppet show from DinoTyme Productions at 10:30AM and 11:30AM, and take part in the Paleontologist Dino Dig Discovery Education Extravaganza at 12:30PM. Don't miss music from School of Rock beginning at 1:30PM. You can also make a fossil with our very own Art Education Team; join friends from RVA Rocks for a rock painting party; and visit with the museum’s own dinosaur, Seymour!

FREE with Museum admission.

Saturday, July 15th from 10:00am - 4:00pm

Summer Series: Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood!

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! 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 11:30AM. You can also spread kindness throughout the community by painting and sharing a rock with the help of friends from RVA Rocks.

FREE with Museum admission.

Saturday, August 5th from 10:00am - 4:00pm

Summer Series: Daniel Tiger Day!

Summer Series: Star Wars Day!

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!

FREE with Museum admission.

Saturday, August 19th, 10:00am - 4:30pm

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